Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

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This article has been updated March 25, 2021.

Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

Disneyland theme park tickets are usually valid for an extended period of time. For example, multi-day tickets purchased in 2021 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 Disneyland tickets for a future visit. 

Unused non-promotional 1 day tickets that are marked to expire on 12/30/20 or 3/31/21 are extended! The new  expiration date is extended to December 16, 2021.

Unused non-promotional 1 day tickets that are marked to expire on 12/30/21 or 3/31/22 are extended to December 30, 2022.

 

 

 

Note: you can always see the current expiration dates for tickets here. Remember, 1-day tickets are subject to the new tiered system calendar. If you wish to go on a higher valued day, you can pay the price difference at a Disneyland ticket booth prior to making theme park reservations.

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 January 12, 2023, whichever occurs first.

Unused multi-day tickets that are marked to expire on 12/30/21 or 4/13/22 are extended to January 12, 2023.

Note: you can always see the current expiration dates for tickets here.

  • If you are unsure of your expiration date, contact Disneyland Resort
  •  If your ticket is a special ticket including SoCal, Canadian, Kid Special, Aus or New Zealand ticket please keep reading below for your ticket extension dates.
  • See our new easy to read chart in the recap section. 

Partially Used Disneyland Ticket Extensions

Multi-day Disneyland tickets offer the most value per-day, and many people need more than one day to experience all the magic (listen to the podcast: how many days do I need at Disneyland?).

 

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Normally, all multi-day tickets must be used within 13 days of first use. But 2020’s health concerns meant there was no possible way to complete those visits. 

If you used only some of your multi-day ticket with first use made between February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020 your ticket is now extended to December 16, 2021 but see more details below. Plus, a new easy to read chart in the recap section. 

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.

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

  • December 16, 2021 ticket expires
  • November 20-27, 2021 blackout

These tickets are no longer being sold, only those who have them can use the extension. 

Canadian/Aussie/NZ Disneyland Extension

As of September 2021 these tickets (both unused and partially used) can be used through December 16, 2021. 

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.

Spring Child Disneyland Ticket Extension

Kids spring multi-day Disneyland tickets as low as $65 per day! It’s insane, but so is the health situation that has us all wondering . . . will the expiration date be extended? YES any unused Spring Kid Ticket is now valid for an extended period of time (this date has been pushed farther out twice!)

As of March 2021 spring promo child tickets can be used through December 16, 2021 AND subject to black out dates. Here’s a recap of the 2020 Spring Child Ticket valid use dates:

  • December 16, 2021 ticket expires
  • November 20-27, 2021 blackout

These tickets are no longer being sold, only those who have them can use the extension. See our new easy to read chart in the recap section. 

 

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Military Disneyland Ticket Extension

Disneyland finally extended Military Salute Tickets on June 19, 2020 to reflect the following. 

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

If you used only some of your multi-day ticket or are simply wondering if there will be an extension, let me know in the comments below. Plus, see our new easy to read chart in the recap section. 

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 Ticket Extension Recap

Did the above info confuse you like no other? Here’s an easier way to look at it—I hope!

 

Disneyland Ticket Expiration Date chart

 

And page 2 for more ticket types. 

 

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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. See sections above if your ticket was left partially unused due to the temporary closure for their extensions.

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

No, the ticket you hold now whether physical or digital is your valid park ticket. You do not need to call Disneyland or your travel agent.

Expiration dates on eligible tickets will be updated prior to theme park reopening. At that time you can upload it to the Disneyland App where it will show the current, updated expiration date. 

Can I use my Oogie Boogie Bash or Disneyland After Dark ticket after is expires?

Unfortunately not. Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are valid only for the night you purchased tickets.

As for Villains Nite, you may have some refund options. Originally Disney said if your event is affected by the temporary closure, you will receive a full refund within 30 days. On April 3, 2020 they had updated policies to share.

 

Villains After Dark refund

I have since gone to the Disneyland ticket booth and received a refund to my Villains After Dark ticket.

Of course, so many questions still remain unanswered. If you have further questions about your ticket status or your ticket number isn’t working in the app, please contact Disneyland directly at (714) 781-4636 for more information. 

39 thoughts on “Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

  • 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?

    • Hi Stephanie, definitely contact Disney and see if there’s anything they can do about that 13 day window. I don’t know that they’ll extend during this reservation period but I am very interested in finding out.

  • 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.

    • Hi Courtney, yours is not considered a “multi-day ticket.” For this purpose it’s a SoCal ticket which says “the expiration date will be extended through December 16, 2021. Tickets may be used on non-consecutive days. Blockout days of July 4; November 20-27, 2021 apply.” No worries about when it was first used as a SoCal ticket.

  • 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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