You’ll Need a Ticket AND a Reservation to Enjoy the Magic When Disneyland Opens on April 30th

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Grab your tickets AND a reservation as Disneyland is set to reopen!

Disneyland fans, wave your magic wand to score your tickets and park reservation for the big reopening April 30th! While there aren’t any discounts at this moment, we’re still super excited that Disney has just released updated information and detailed schedules of their phased return approach for visitors.

As the number of guests will be limited to comply with physical distancing and safety guidelines, Disneyland has created a system to purchase new theme park tickets along with the new required reservation for your park visit.

If you’re planning your trip to see Mickey and Minnie, you’ll need to be a California resident. You must first purchase a ticket and then make a theme park reservation in advance. You read that right – all guests ages 3 and older MUST obtain a theme park reservation along with their valid ticket to the same park on the same date. The reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance. Also, proof of residency may be required.

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With that in mind, mark your calendar for these upcoming dates…

  • April 9th: Disneyland calendar with single-day ticket pricing will be released
  • April 12th: Disneyland Resort will open theme park reservations no earlier than 8AM PST for California residents who already have theme park tickets
  • April 15th: New Disneyland Resort tickets will be available for California residents only no earlier than 8AM PST. Reservations will also be available for Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  • April 22nd: Dining and Savi’s Workshop reservations will be available

It’s also important to keep in mind Disneyland’s park guidelines as you plan your trip. Here are some updates to general theme park and ticketing information:

  1. Park Hopping will be back and can begin anytime after 1:00 PM each day
  2. California residents only (no date or information for out-of-state guests as of yet)
  3. Theme park reservations must be for no more than 10 people within 3 households
  4. Tickets must be linked to a guest’s Disneyland account before making reservations
  5. Theme park reservations can only be made up to 60 days in advance
  6. For guests planning on staying at a Disneyland Resort property, hotel reservations do not guarantee park accessGuests will need to make theme park reservations on their own.

AND ONE MORE HELPFUL REMINDER: A theme 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.

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So, while no new tickets are available YET, that date is quickly approaching! Be prepared by bookmarking discount ticket sites. Hip2Save will keep you updated on any information releases, park details, and ticket and lodging discounts as they magically appear!


Grab your best Disney swag as we celebrate the big Disneyland reopening!

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  1. georgeow

    I heard they had some of their guests arrested for refusing a temperature check. They would have to pay me an ample sum to be ‘their guest’. I am sticking to nature and camping freely.

    • georgeow

      Referring to disneyWORLD. Figure LAND to be similar.

    • Evelyn

      Being that it’s clearly a requirement of entry, I find it hard to have sympathy for the man who refused. He wasn’t arrested for refusing a temperature check, he was arrested for trespassing as he was asked repeatedly to leave the park if he didn’t wish to have his temperature taken. Not only is Disneylworld a private company and they can require what they want (you can decide if it’s ok or not) but they also know that if they don’t try to keep their visitors & staff safe, someone will try and sue.

  2. zee

    It’s unfortunate that major corporations now involve themselves in politics, including Disney. I will not spend another penny on these companies. I do love Hip2Save, though. ❤️

    • christine9100

      Have you never heard of corporate campaign finance? They’re NOW getting involved in politics? Sweetheart they’ve been involved in politics since their existence. Except now that they’re not donating money they’re speaking out against voter suppression laws, that’s an issue? You crack me up!

      • Shirl

        Voter suppression laws?

  3. Erika

    I cannot WAIT! I’m especially thrilled because they finally cancelled the annual passes. We had annual passes for 10 years before they introduced the payment plans. Capacity increased and it was no longer enjoyable. So we never renewed. We’d only go for a few hours to enjoy a meal with our friends who are castmembers so we didn’t need to purchase entry. I don’t care what admission cost will be. Count me in. The good ol’ Disney days are back. I’m also eager to hear with the Disney Cruise Line will be back.

    I do hope they require vaccines once things run as usual and tickets are made available to everyone. Different vaccines have always been required for traveled to many countries so I don’t understand the big deal. I know we all have those little yellow booklets. Even my college required vaccines upon enrollment. Same thing!

    • Dannay

      Good for you! This is not a vaccine….

  4. zee

    I am not against vaccine, just got my shingles vaccine last year. Covid19 virus has a 99.7% survival rate. I totally understand if people with health issues and elderly would want the vaccine as a protection due to their circumstances. However, I based my conclusion after reading the pros and cons. For decades, we have never had a vaccine for the regular flu. A flu shot is not a vaccine, and even with a flu shot, some people still can get the flu. Viruses do mutate and no vaccine or flu shots can stop that. Finding out now, that people that had taken the vaccine, still managed to get covid. We are still required to wear masks and social distancing after getting the vaccine. It’s common sense the we need to think of. I don’t want to be a lemming where whatever the media says, people would believe, i.e. the Overton Window. Anyway, people can take the vaccine if they feel they need it to feel safe, however, it shouldn’t be mandated. Isn’t the vaccine is supposed to help the one that has taken it? Just saying…

    • christine9100

      I don’t think you know how science works. Unfortunately for all of us your actions impact the rest of us with regards to this virus. I wish this wasn’t true and anti vaxxers anti maskers could be sent to their own island called FL…but alas. The death rate is actually closer to 1% not 0.3%, which makes a huge difference in a country of 300+ million and a world of billions. So if the figure is so small and irrelevant to you let’s sacrifice your mother or your grandmother as part of that 1%.

      • zee

        Well, it’s obvious that you are not looking at the overall picture. We all have opinions, that is just it, opinions. One person opinion shouldn’t cancel the other. We were supposed to live in a free country. When we as people of this country have lost its common sense, then we are a ALL doomed. If you want the vaccine, take it, and if you don’t, you should have the right to make that decision! I was in Florida and love it! The people have choices there and their policies have lesser deaths than New York. People are happier there, and let me reiterate that again, HAPPIER! Death is inevitable, can’t live life fearing death, or what a life that would be. The cure cannot be worse than the disease itself. Suicides level has gone through the roof, or did you not know that? Our children are suffering from not going to school. Children in China are going to school and being successful, why can’t we do this here? The fear mongering in this country has only hurt the people of this country. And if you are not seeing this, then I feel sorry for your lack of truth and information.

        • christine9100

          Dear lord. Go to FL again and catch covid and let Darwinism take its course.

          • zee

            Too late, I already got it when I went to Singapore via Hong Kong, in 2019, and survived it! You are either a lemming or a thinker. I choose to be a thinker.

      • zee

        Oh, and one more thing. Why would you be so insensitive as to bring my mother and grandmother into this conversation. I have friends who have if their mothers and grandmothers passed away during covid, and their deaths were not related to covid but sadness and broken hearts that they didn’t get to see their families, all due to depression…

      • Mamalllama

        Science should tell you that it’s NOT a vaccine. It’s all part of a plan to cause more harm in the long run and the shot will not prevent you from getting COVID.

        • zee

          Thank you, MamaIlama, you understand the big picture.

    • Blessed

      A flu shot is a vaccine

    • beth

      Are you for private businesses being able to make their own policies? Great! Then, they can tell you you need a vaccine to enter. Glad we’re in agreement on that.

      • zee

        Yes, and as a private individual, we also have the right to support those businesses or not.

  5. silvgoddess

    Does anyone know if they will extend when their passes expire? I had to cancel my trip in March 2019 as Disneyland closed. They told me they weren’t doing refunds because you have “2 years” to use your tickets. But a year has already passed and I’m not sure when they are opening the park to non- California residents so I can use my tickets before 2022.

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