Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

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This article has been updated May 20, 2020. 

Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

You can find your Disneyland ticket expiration date at the bottom right corner. For electronic tickets, like those purchased through my ticket partner, you can see the expiration date in the fine print on the actual electronic ticket themselves. 

 

Joy Pixar Pier Ticket

 

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. Keep reading if your ticket was left partially unused due to the temporary closure

What if I have a special events ticket or Disneyland After Dark ticket?

I am in that same boat. The closest Disneyland After Dark event  affected by the closure is Villains After Dark. 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 contacted Disneyland about my Villains After Dark ticket on May 10, 2020. The answer from Disney at this point is, if the event is not rescheduled or if you cannot attend, they will be converted into 1 day, tier 5 tickets. I certainly don’t need more 1 day tickets but you can always upgrade those to multi-day tickets. I am hoping they will come up with a better solution in the meantime. I would like to convert mine to Oogie Boogie Bash tickets instead. That’s fair right?

 

Unused Disneyland Ticket Extensions

Did you plan a Disneyland visit during the closure dates or want to postpone your trip? You can still use your Disneyland tickets for a future visit. 

  • One day tickets are the trickiest to figure out because it depends when they were purchased but you can always see the current expiration dates for tickets and Annual Passes here.
  • Unused 1-day Disneyland tickets are currently valid through December 31, 2021. Remember, 1-day tickets are subject to the new tiered system calendar. If you wish to go on a higher valued day, you can simply pay the price difference at a Disneyland ticket booth.  
  • Unused multi-day tickets, and those purchased at a discount, can be used through the expiration date printed on your ticket. For example, new multi-day tickets being purchased right now state an expiration date of January 12, 2022 but others purchased earlier might be subject to earlier expirations dates like December 31, 2019 and January 12, 2021 are most common.
  • 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.

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?).

 

Star Wars ticket

 

Normally, all multi-day tickets must be used within 13 days of first use. But current health concerns could mean 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 28th and March 13th your ticket is now extended. See details on your specific type below. 

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.

As of May 20, 2020 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 21-28, 2020 blackout
  • December 19- January 10, 2020 blackout
  • March 26- April 11, 2021 blackout
  • July 4, 2021 blackout
  • 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 May 20, 2020 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. 

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 May 20, 2020 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
  • December 19- January 4, 2020 blackout
  • March 26- April 11, 2021 blackout
  • July 4, 2021 blackout
  • November 20-27, 2021 blackout

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

 

Rise of the Resistance teens

 

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. I am actively monitoring this situation and will update this article as soon as I have more information in the coming days. 

Disneyland Annual Pass Extended Dates

On Friday March 13, 2020, Disneyland Annual Passholders received first word from Disney on extensions for their APs. It was a very pleasant email to get among the many other Coronavirus emails flooding my inbox. Here’s the Annual Passholders email in its entirety and keep reading for additional updates. 

 

Annual Pass

 

Dear Valued Annual Passholder:

As important members of our Disneyland Resort community, we want to provide you with an update regarding CV. We understand the concern you may have, as well as the increasing number of questions on how the situation will impact you.

While there have been no reported cases of CV at Disneyland Resort to date, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, beginning the morning of March 14, 2020, with the Parks currently scheduled to reopen on April 1, 2020. The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16, 2020 to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open at this time. We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies.

Given the necessary closure, all Annual Passholders who have Passports that are valid during the closure period, will have their Passport expiration date extended based on pass type and level of access due to the impacts of the closure. The extended date will be reflected on your Passport account prior to our reopening of the parks.

Annual Passholders on the monthly payment program will remain on the current payment schedule and continue to make their scheduled payments. These Annual Passholders will have their Passport expiration date extended based on pass type and level of access due to the impacts of the closure, and will not be required to make any payments during that extended period.

For Disney Flex Passholders, we will cancel reservations for the duration of the closure without penalty.

We appreciate your patience and consideration during this unprecedented time.

On April 2, 2020 Disney had further details. 

Annual Passes Paid in Full: Your AP will automatically be extended, your new expiration date will be shown in your account before the parks reopen. You may also opt to receive a partial refund on the unused portion of your AP, details to come at a later date. 

Annual Passes on Monthly Payment Plans: Effective April 5, 2020 all upcoming monthly payments will automatically cease for the duration of the closure. Any payments processed between March 14 and April 4, 2020 will be refunded. Payments will begin again on your original schedule once the parks reopen. As such, passports on the monthly plan will not be extended and will expire on the regular expiration date. An alternate postponing payment option is also available. 

Here’s how they’ve handled the Annual Pass situation at Shanghai Disney while they were doing temporary reservations. See this press release and search “Annual” for info. 

Disneyland Expiration Dates More Help

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:

 

Best Disneyland PhotoPass Spot tea cups

 

What can I help you with during the Disneyland closure? I am happy to help direct you to resources to help you reschedule your Disneyland vacation.

17 thoughts on “Disneyland Ticket Expiration Dates

  • Kim

    It’s such a confusing time and I know things are constantly changing. I bought our multi day tickets in February 2020 and they have a listed expiration date of December 31 2020. These tickets will not be extended, as far as we know, correct? I wish they would be since who knows when will be able to go. Thanks for your opinion. (Yes I know I can purchase new tickets with their value, i don’t want to spend more money!)

  • Andrea

    Do you know if free tickets that have an expiration date in September and October 2020 will be extended? We won 3 tickets in a school raffle but the school earned them through the points of light foundation so there is no cash value, but they have immense value to me. We can’t go in October or September even if they reopen because we are going to WDW.

    • Hi Andrea, that is an interesting expiration date, most tickets expire in January. Do you have the actual tickets in-hand or e-tickets? Are they Disney issued? I would think that you could still take them to the ticket booth and be reissued valid tickets even if that meant you’d have to pay a small upgrade fee.

      • Amy

        I’m in the same boat as Andrea….I won 5 tickets at a school event and they are all one-day hopper tickets issued by Disneyland via the Points of Light program. My tickets are also expiring in October. Says so right on the tickets. I’m curious if I will be able to get them reissued if we can’t make it due to COVID this year?

        • Hi Amy, I have had other people in a similar situation contact me and share images of their tickets with the barcodes blacked out of course. It seems these tickets indeed expire when they say they do and so far Disney (via phone) is not extending them. They hold no value so cannot be upgraded even. I am hoping this policy is adjusted but that’s all the information I have right now. I suggest contacting the school, who should then get in touch with their Disney contact who supplied the tickets. Please keep me posted if something changes!

  • Baljindar Singh

    Disneyland should considerate that March and April busiest months all this closure took plce. We e are glad it was closed due to the protocol but at least consider that when it was closed was when schools spring break schedule. We lose our month and 1/2 and no extensions??? We were suppose to go in March and April due to outbreak we had to cancel. Our Annual passes are Flex passes.

  • Steph

    When I checked Disney’s website the other day, I saw that they said multi-day unused tickets are good until Jan 2022 and so I screen-shotted that and was thrilled as we cant go back until March, 2021. Then I just saw the next day they added on if they are Canadian Resident discounted tickets they expire Jan 2021! We called Disney and they said, too bad but I think thats horrible that after I already checked and was so relieved they after the fact added on about the Canadian Discount tickets. What do you think the chances are that if I show up at the parks next year in March and ask them to extend them they will? I feel like that is horrible customer service to change what they originally put and on top of that have them expire a whole year earlier just because we got a discount. Would love to know your thoughts, thanks!

    • Hi Steph, Things are changing so quickly, as you noticed with your screenshot. I don’t know why it would have originally said one thing and then changed to another that was less generous. One important thing to note is any unused ticket can be redeemed at any time–you will not lose the value paid. That value will just be applied to a new ticket, so there may be a price difference. But if you are certain you will go in March 2021 or any time after it expires, I would write a kindly worded email explaining your situation and clearly ask for what you want as a resolution. You might also include the screenshot. I can’t say that will work, but I always prefer to have a written paper trail when navigating any customer service issues. Please let me know how I can help, if there’s anything I can do for hotels or anything else. I have plenty of resources here to help you choose the best time to go.

  • Julie

    We’re in the boat that Disney hasn’t addressed yet. We started our four day military salute park hopper tickets on March 11th. The day of closure, March 14th, would have been our fourth and final day. We stayed at the Grand Californian under the military rate, so we basically wasted a day/night there too, due to the closure. Looking forward to seeIng what info comes along for those like us.

  • Shawna

    Any idea as to why Canadian ticket holders only get an extra 2.5 weeks to use their tickets ? We come the further distance and a pandemic . I booked last October for the only time we could come ,August, a pandemic hits and now what ?

    • I wish I had more insight into these decisions, I am sorry it is not as flexible as we’d like it to be. If the expiration date is extended again, you’ll find the updates in this article. Thank you so much for reading.

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