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Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

Disneyland ticket expiration dates. Do Disneyland tickets expire? How do I extend my Disneyland ticket? What do I need to do to extend my ticket? These questions and more answered here so you don’t have to worry. Disneyland ticket coronavirus

This article was updated January 6, 2022.

Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

Disneyland theme park tickets are usually valid for an extended period of time. For example, multi-day tickets purchased in now are valid for first time use through January 12, 2023.

However, once your ticket is activated by entering the parks, you must completely use your ticket within 13 days of first use. 

You can find your Disneyland ticket expiration date at the bottom right corner of your printed ticket. For electronic tickets, you can see the expiration date in the fine print on the actual electronic ticket themselves—but keep reading because those dates may have been extended! 

Plus, a new easy-to-read chart in the recap section. 

 

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Unused Disneyland Ticket Extensions

Ready to rebook that Disneyland vacation? You can still use your UNUSED, non-promotional Disneyland tickets for a future visit.

In some cases:

  • you may need to contact Disneyland directly (or Get Away Today if you bought through them)  
  • exchange an old ticket for a new ticket
  • and pay the difference in the ticket fee

Unused non-promotional 1 day tickets that are marked to expire on 12/30/21 or 3/31/21 are extended to December 30, 2021. If you have an unused 1 day ticket that originally expired on dates other than those listed above, contact Disneyland about how to upgrade to a valid ticket. 

Unused multi-day tickets that are marked to expire on 12/30/21 or 4/13/22 are extended to January 12, 2023.  If you have an unused multi-day ticket that originally expired on dates other than those listed above, contact Disneyland about how to upgrade to a valid ticket. 

Helpful Ticket Tips

SoCal Disneyland Ticket Extensions

SoCal Disneyland tickets offered each spring are incredible values for those living in Southern California. SoCal tickets, unlike other multi-day tickets, do NOT have to be used within 13 days of first use.

 

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2020 SoCal Ticket valid dates have all expired, including any expiration extensions. If your ticket was wholly unused, contact Disneyland about how to upgrade to a valid ticket by paying the fare difference. 

Canadian/Aussie/NZ Disneyland Extension

Continued changes in border openings and closures keeps this section evolving. 

  • If you purchased a promotional 2020 Canada Resident Ticket or Australia/New Zealand Resident Ticket, and have not used it, the expiration date will be extended through December 15, 2022, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or December 15, 2022 whichever occurs first. Guests who made their first visit between February 28 and March 13, 2020, but did not reach their ticket’s maximum number of uses, will have the 13-day expiration period of their promotional tickets extended to December 15, 2022.
  • Expiration dates on eligible 2020 Canada Resident Tickets and Australia/New Zealand Resident Tickets will be updated and visible online via your Disney account now.

These tickets are no longer being sold, only those who have them can use the extension. Are these tickets refundable? Disneyland’s official policy is that no tickets are refundable. But we had quite the discussion about it in the Disneyland with Kids Facebook group. Read about others’ experience requesting a refund for their Canadian tickets.

2020 Child Disneyland Ticket Extension

Kids spring multi-day Disneyland ticket extensions have concluded. This date had been pushed farther out twice! If your ticket was wholly unused, contact Disneyland about how to upgrade to a valid ticket by paying the fare difference. 

 

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Military 2020 Disneyland Ticket Extension

Disneyland 2020 Military Salute Tickets extensions have now expired.

Military Salute Tickets can be used through December 16, 2021 AND subject to black out dates. Here’s a recap of the 2020 Military Salute valid use dates:

  • December 16, 2021 ticket expires

Complimentary Ticket Extensions

Do you have complimentary tickets from Disneyland? These are sometimes used for charity auctions or otherwise given from Disney for various reasons. I’ve had a lot of questions about complimentary Disneyland Tickets. I’ve directed most of you to Disney itself. 

Nicole M. from my Facebook group, Disneyland with Kids, was kind enough to report back. This may give others the direction they need to move forward with their Disneyland vacation. 

Disneyland complimentary ticket

Disneyland Expiration Dates Q&A

If you’re planning an out-of-town visit to Disneyland Resort, chances are there were many other reservations and tickets tied to your vacation. Please visit the following resources to help you modify your vacation plans:

 

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Do Disneyland tickets expire?

Yes, tickets do have an expiration date listed on your ticket. But many have extended expirations dates, so it’s actually the best time to buy lower priced tickets. Plus, if they ever drop—my ticket partner will adjust the price for you!

What if I don’t use my ticket before it expires?

If you don’t use your Disneyland ticket before it expires you can still use it with some restrictions. Here’s how it works:

 

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What if I only use part of my ticket before it expires? 

If you have a 2,3, 5 or 10 day Disneyland ticket, you have 13 days from the first day of use to complete those additional days in the parks. Any unused days expire within 13 days from the first use. 

Do I need to get a new ticket to use the extension?

Not usually. The ticket you hold now whether physical or digital is your valid park ticket. If the Disneyland App/account does not recognize it, please call Disneyland Resort at (714) 781-4636 for more information. 

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52 thoughts on “Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

  • Chris

    I believe you have a typo (this info contradicts itself and does not match Disneyland’s website):
    Unused multi-day tickets that are marked to expire on 01/12/21 or 04/13/21 are extended! You can now use your ticket until January 12, 2023, and the ticket will expire 13 days after first use or on December 16, 2021, whichever occurs first.

  • Charmaine

    I’m going to Disneyland on Sunday and was planning on going to DCA on Monday but it looks like its going to rain on Monday so I wanted to postpone that one day. What happens if I can’t go and it ends up getting expired? I read that any unused tickets can go towards another ticket but I’m not sure if that’s correct.

  • Chrissie

    I have 1 day park hopper complimentary tickets that expire 11/24/21. Has the expiration date been extended? I haven’t been able to get through to Disneyland to get an answer yet. Thank you for any help you can provide!

    • Hi Chrissie, a couple of things to try: upload to the app and see what dates it let’s you see as available to reserve and of course call customer service or start a chat with them on the website. Those are my best suggestions right now. Please keep me posted if you hear anything!

  • Alexandra

    Hi Jessica,

    I have 2 “SoCal Resident 3-Day” gift cards that originally expired 5/21/2020. I was planning to use them in April 2020, but of course with Covid, did not go. At that time, I read online that the expiration had been extended to 1/21/2022. I have been waiting to go and was hoping that with the Delta variant situation, the deadline had been further extended but I can’t find any info online and when I call, the recording says they are experiencing high call volume and to call back later. Do you have any update information on the expiration date?

    Thank you!

  • Alesha Stark

    I bought 9/3 day park hopper tickets in 2019 for an October 2020 trip due to the closure we were unable to go. The cards we bought through a store from the gift card isle expired on 12/30/2020 will we be able to use them in October 2021?

  • Sharon Harrison

    I live in Canada and have 3 complimentary tickets (3 day park hoppers) due to the closure in March 2020. I was given them at city hall guest services in the park. They expire on March 12, 2022. Due to the current border closure I am not sure if I will be able to come by that time. Disneyland does not respond. Any advice?

    • I am so sorry to hear that, it’s super frustrating. I don’t think they’ll make any extensions until closer to the expirations so I would reach back out to Disney in January if there’s still no sign of the borders reopening.

  • Kerri

    Hi! I have 2 tickets (5 day hoppers) from last year. We were at Disneyland when it closed. Only able to use 4 of the 5 days. I have used the chat feature on the Disney app to have the remaining day added back to our account with no success. Chatted with3 different cast members over the past three days. One said she sent it to the digital group, one said she couldn’t fix it and to call them (no phone number provided) the other just passed me on. Any suggestions you can give to utilize the ticket would be greatly appreciated. Kerri

  • Sandy

    I have tickets that expired November 2020, due to park closure, will these tickets still be honored, if yes, until when?

  • MARGO FRIZZELL

    Hi Jessica, I have 2 x Canadian 5-day Hopper Pass tickets WITH Max Pass… however the borders are not yet open to cross-border travelling, will these tickets be extended beyond December 2021? or how will the ‘credit’ work for us? Thanks!

    • I really hope they extend them because at this time it’s still cutting it close. If not, the credit works like this: the amount you paid will be applied to a new ticket, so you pay the difference. I would also start an email chat with support to inquire if there are other options I haven’t listed.

      • Janine

        I was in the same situation, 4 day park hopper Canadian resident tickets bought January 2020 and unused. I spoke to Disney today and they will not extend beyond Dec 16/21. Even 11 days as in my case! It is quite ridiculous since we have not been able to cross the border and normally you have a year to use the tickets. I was told I have 2 options. Bring the expired tickets to the ticket booth with me and they would apply that price to the cost of a new ticket or they would request a refund for me back to my credit card. Because you have to reserve specific dates I didn’t want to get down there and not be able to use my ticket so I went for the refund option. Unfortunately, the cost of the tickets are now significantly higher 🙁 but at least I got back what I paid!

  • Jessica

    I bought tickets online Dec 2019. They were set to expire Jan 2021. I see that the expiration dates are extended however I only have a confirmation # because my tickets were in the app. I never actually printed them and now they have disappeared. When I try to access them it says the page is not available 🙁

  • Stephanie a.

    I purchased a 2 day park hopper ticket and used one of the days on may 16th and my tickets are set to expire on 5/29/2021. HOWEVER, i cannot attend any of the dates available on the reservation slots that are open. How can I get my ticket extended?

  • Jose

    I have 4 expired tickets that I never used last year due to the pandemic and Disneyland closing will I still be able to use those tickets

  • Cindy Perez

    Hi Jessica.

    I bought the SoCal Resident tickets last year. But no longer have the paper tickets. Can we retrieve then with the e-ticket confirmation?

  • Courtney

    I have so cal tickets that we used once on February 20, 2020. Can I still use the additional two entries? It says in the info from Disney that multi day passes with first use between Feb 28th and March 15th 2020 are still valid, but we used ours once the week before. I am so confused and haven’t been able to get through on the phone to disney.

  • Michelle

    Ok I have one. I won two signature plus passes in a drawing, I have on hand the two paper tickets, the expire date on them are 4/8/20. we were never able to activate the passes due to the closure, and now that they did away with the annual passes where do we go from there?

    • Oooh this is a tricky one. My guess is the money has been refunded to the original purchaser, but I’d call Disney directly and see what they say after looking up the code on the paper ticket. I would love to hear the outcome of this.

  • Dominique M Perreira

    I have Socal tickets that have not been activated yet. How can I get them activated so I’ll be able to make reservations?

  • HOWARD EHRENFELD

    I bought disneyland tickets from a 3rd party discounter through my work: memberdeals. these expire in jan 2021.
    memberdeals refuses to grant an extension on the expiration date and refuses refund.
    Anyone else have any luck with this issue or recommendations on where to proceed?
    thanks,
    Howard

    • Do you have the actual Disney tickets in hand either paper or electronic? Any actual Disney tickets will be automatically extended, you don’t need to exchange them or anything at this point. They will work once Disneyland reopens. Let me know if I can be of any further help.

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