Disneyland Reservation System- How to Get a Reservation for Disneyland

Disneyland is now open after the longest extended closure in its history! Guests will need to book an advance reservation using the new Disneyland reservation system to help limit capacity.

The question now that everyone is asking is: how do I get a reservation for Disneyland? Our guide will help you navigate the new reservation system so you can ensure you get a spot at Disneyland's opening under the new limited capacity guidelines.

Disneyland's New Reservation System

Disneyland is reopening on April 30th, the parks will use an advance reservation system for guests to secure their spots. A Disneyland reservation and Disneyland ticket will be required for all guests over the age of 3 years old.

Step by Step Guide- How to Make a Reservation

We experienced the reservation process right away on April 12th and we have all the details on what the step by step process looks like! Before you make your reservation make sure you have: a Disneyland account and you've linked your park tickets to your account. If you haven't done these things, you will be prompted to do them during the reservation process which might slow you down!

Today we were put in a virtual queue before making reservations.

You will be prompted to sign into your Disneyland account.

In this step you can signify if you have a Disney hotel reservation or not. This could mean that Disney hotel reservations will have their own ‘bucket' of park reservations like they do at Walt Disney World.

You will then be prompted to select your party which appears due to your linked park tickets.

You can now select a date from the calendar which will be on a 60 day rolling basis.

You then pick which park you want to start your day at: Disneyland or California Adventure. If you have a Park Hopper you can hop to the other park at 1PM.

You will then be taken to a page to review your selection before submitting.

You will need to agree to their Terms and Conditions including a COVID-19 liability waiver.

And once you see this page you're done! If you are reserving more than one day, you simply repeat the process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Reservations

Do Disneyland Resort Hotel guests have to get ticket reservations?

Yes, guests staying at a Disneyland hotel are required to also secure ticket reservations- a stay at a Disney hotel does not guarantee a theme park reservation.

Is park hopping available?

Yes! Guests with park hopper tickets will get to pick where they want to start their day and then after 1PM they can visit the other park.

Do multi-day ticket holders have to make multiple reservations?

Yes, multi-day ticket holders will make a reservation for each day of their visit.

Additional Details of Disneyland Reservations

  • Theme park reservations are limited and subject to availability; reservations are not guaranteed until a reservation is finalized.
  • Guests with Park Hopper tickets may visit the other park after 1 PM. Learn more about Park Hopper tickets.
  • A park reservation must be made for each day of entry. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
  • Limit one theme park reservation per Guest, per day.
  • Theme park reservations cannot be modified, but can be cancelled by visiting My Theme Park Reservations. If you’d like to cancel an existing reservation and book a new one, please first check on the availability of reservations for your new desired date and/or park.
  • We highly recommend that you make your theme park reservation as soon as you complete your ticket purchase, as availability can change until the reservation is finalized.
  • To accommodate as many types of ticket holders as possible, park reservations for select dates may be made available on a rolling basis.

How to Make a Disneyland Reservation

Here's all the steps you need to take to make your Disneyland theme park reservation:

Step One

Purchase your Disneyland tickets and sign in to your existing Disney account—or create a new one.

If you have a vacation package through the Walt Disney Travel Company then you will need to retrieve your resort hotel reservation via My Hotel Reservations and link it to your Disney account before making your theme park reservation.

Step Two

Link your tickets to your Disney account- you’ll need to enter a valid theme park ticket number for each person in your party to link their tickets to your account and enter the names for each ticket holder. Once you've done that, select the ticket you'd like to make the reservation for.

Step Three

Now you can begin making your reservation! Select your date and theme park you want to visit from the available choices.

Guests with Park Hopper tickets for either park on that date may choose which theme park they wish to start their day—they may visit the other park on the same day after 1:00 PM.

If you have a multi-day ticket, repeat the process to make reservations for each day of your ticket.

Step Four

Once you've finished making your selections, review and confirm your theme park reservation. You will be prompted to agree to the Terms & Conditions, including the COVID-19 liability waiver before completing your reservation.

Disney will send you an email confirmation of your reservation along with a QR code. Disneyland will use this QR code and the ticket to confirm your reservation upon arrival.

Walt Disney World Park Pass Reservation System

Walt Disney World has been successfully using a theme park reservation system, called Park Pass, since their reopening in July 2020. Currently this system allows guests to book reservations through Spring 2022 which gives you an indication these theme park reservation systems might be here to stay. While both Walt Disney World and Disneyland are vastly different, it does help to look at how Walt Disney World's reservation system works to give us an idea of how Disneyland's policies may look like moving forward.

Here are the most important takeaways:

  • Disney World on-site resort guests get first priority at reservations, followed by Annual Passholders, and regular ticketholders.
  • Disney World is constantly adjusting their ‘buckets' for ticket types to create more flexibility and availability for guests in their reservation system.
  • Guests use their Disney account to make their reservations with a valid theme park ticket linked in order to secure a Park Pass reservation.

Again, it's important to keep in mind that Disney World and Disneyland are very different so we might not see the same policies implemented at Disneyland but it's likely the systems will be similar. You can read more about Walt Disney World's reservation system in our guide.

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