Disneyland’s New Theme Park Reservation System

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Disneyland’s new theme park reservation system 2021— all the information on booking your theme park reservations for the reopening!Disneyland Reservation System

Disneyland has launched the all-new reservation system for 2021 prior to the reopening of both parks. Here’s what we already know, which I have covered in my reopening article

This new reservation system is required for all ticketed guests ages 3 and up. Even if you already have tickets, flights or hotels booked—add this to your must do list!

Important Disneyland Reservation Dates

Disneyland Resort will begin accepting reservations in the all new Disneyland reservation system for the reopening for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in April 2021.

Disneyland  reservations open:

  • April 12, 2021 California residents holding valid Disneyland theme park tickets can make Disneyland  theme park reservations up to 60 days in advance.
  • April 15, 2021 California residents without a ticket can purchase new tickets and make reservations up to 60 days in advance.
  • April 15, 2021 All guests can make reservations to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian. A stay at the hotel does not include a theme park reservation or theme park access. Book your stay here with my promo code

More important dates and times:

  • The all new Disneyland reservation system will be available for booking 60 days in advance on a rolling basis, be sure to set a reminder to book at the 60 day mark.
  • June 15, 2021 The state of California dictates when out of state guests can return to Disneyland Resort. June 15th is the earliest date I see that happening. Here’s the direct link to California’s reopening plan
  • TBA Disneyland 2022 tickets and packages open.

Know before you go regarding tickets & reservations:

How to Make Disneyland Reservations

When the Disneyland theme park reservation system opens for your travels dates, you will want to make the process as easy as possible. 

Make a Disneyland reservation

  1. Access the Disneyland reservation system here, on Disneyland’s official website
  2. If you’re not already signed in, the website will prompt you to do so. Create or sign into your Disney account online, not via the mobile app. 
  3. Once you’re in queue and ready to make reservations it will prompt you to add your tickets and assign each ticket a guest name in your Disneyland account. If you’ve already added tickets, you should see them here.
  4. Create your party by selecting the names/tickets of people going with you to Disneyland.Book a disneyland reservation
  5. Select your date and theme park that you wish to visit from the available theme park reservations, as shown in the video.
  6. Review and confirm your plans.
  7. Restart the process for multiple dates and/or visits. 

Know before you go regarding securing reservations:

Do you have more questions I haven’t addressed on Disneyland’s reservation system? Keep reading and please add your comments to help me better clarify this article as more reservation details are released. 

Disneyland Reservations Troubleshooting

Franticly trying to make your Disneyland reservations and need help? Here are some things to try:

  • Different browser.
  • Not recognizing your log in? Log in at shopDisney, then use a new tab to open the Disneyland site.
  • All guests in queue were given a RANDOM place in line, even those who joined the queue later.

Work with multiple computers, devices and browsers. You want every chance you can to get into the queue at an earlier time. Just like I recommend with Rise of the Resistance, you need multiple players in the game. If you have multiple adults that are attending with you, have everyone try their luck. 

Group text messages are your friend. We had a group of 4 live streaming the reservation process. It really helped us get our plans together and help each other talk things out. If you’re booking with anyone else, have a group text ready to roll.

Set aside a good amount of time to secure reservations and choose a spotwith consistent internet connection. While I was online for only 30-40 minutes getting my reservations, others spent more time in queue. Have other things you need to do that day around the house or watch a Marvel marathon while you keep an eye on the queue. 

Do not refresh or freak out if there’s a pause or error. A Touch of Disney kicked off the virtual queue and about 30 minutes in, many were plagued by errors. My friend kept her page open with the error message without refreshing. Then they paused the queue. During the pause, they were fixing things and my friend ended up getting in to purchase first in our group. 

I also had issues getting reservations because it wasn’t showing my tickets I had entered. I decided to click around in a new tab and was able to get through. 

What troubleshooting techniques worked for you? Please comment below so we can all benefit. 

Disneyland Reservations Questions

Your input is much appreciated as we all learn and gather information together during the reopening of Disneyland Resort. Here’s answers to your most common questions about Disneyland’s new theme park reservation system.

Can I preview the availability before buying tickets or making a decision?

Yes, preview the Disneyland reservations calendar here

 When do Disneyland reservations open? 

Here’s when Disneyland  reservations open on the Disneyland reservation system and what it means for your vacation:

  • April 12, 2021 California residents holding valid Disneyland theme park tickets can make Disneyland  theme park reservations up to 60 days in advance.
  • April 15, 2021 California residents without a ticket can purchase new tickets and make reservations up to 60 days in advance.
  • April 15, 2021 All guests can make reservations to stay at Disney’s Grand Californian. A stay at the hotel does not include a theme park reservation or theme park access. Book your stay here with my promo code

How far in advance can I make Disneyland theme park reservations? 

Starting April 12, 2021, all ticket holders can make reservations  up to 60 days in advance.

Do I need a reservation even if I have tickets/hotel/flight to Disneyland? 

Yes, all ticketed guests ages 3 and up will need reservations in addition to your park ticket for park admission during the initial reopening. 

Can I still park hop at Disneyland Resort? 

Yes, guests with Park Hopper tickets and reservations may visit the other park on the same day starting at 1:00 pm.

Can I leave the park and re-enter later in the day?

Yes, all theme park reservations come with re-entry privileges. 

Do I have to arrive at the exact time my reservation begins?

No, those are usually just park hours and you can arrive whenever you’d like. 

When can non-Californians make Disneyland Reservations?

The state of California dictates when out of state guests can return to Disneyland Resort. June 15th is the earliest date I see that happening. Here’s the direct link to California’s reopening plan

Will Disneyland limit capacity when they reopen?

Yes, Disneyland reopening will operate under reduced capacity. This could be the best time to go for those who are always looking for low crowds! 

 

 

More questions on the Disneyland reservation system? Let’s talk!