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You know all about buying discount disneyland tickets. Now you'll want to read these 12 tips for using them. Here you go!
They expire 13 days after your first use. So for example, don't think you can go to Disneyland on June 1, go to Mexico for a couple weeks, then drive back up and use the rest of your Parkhopper on June 15. You will be denied entry. :(
They also expire in general, whether you have begun to use it or not. Check your ticket for the date. It may vary depending where you bought it.
"Magic Mornings" allow you to enter Disneyland Park before the park opens to the public. What are Magic Mornings?
With a "ParkHopper" ticket, you can visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure both on the same day. You can go back and forth between them as many times you want. It's fun to have this flexibility
However, if you want to save some money and don't mind spending the whole day at one park, buy a 1-Park-Per-Day ticket. On a typical 3-Day pass, you'll save $40.
World of Color Admission is included with your Disneyland tickets. What is it? Essentially it's a water show with fire, fountains, lasers, music, and animated images. It takes place outdoors at Disney California Adventure Park on the lagoon ("Paradise Bay"). Read more about World of Color and how to get the best seats to view it.
For the record, Disney's eTicket Terms &
Conditions state, "Tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the
same person on any and all days."
But between you and me, I hear one ticket can be used by different people. Just not on the same day. For example, say you're going to Disneyland and have a friend in the area who wants to join you for a day. If one person in your family opts to stay home that day, your friend can use their ticket.
For example, say you have a 3-day Park Hopper ticket and halfway into your trip, you decide that you would like to stay an extra day. Go to the Disneyland gate and upgrade to a 4-day ticket before it expires. You'll pay only the difference in price between the 3 and 4-day ticket, instead of paying much more for a one-day ticket. Same if you want to upgrade to an Annual Pass!
I don't know why. They just do. See more tips to beat the lines.
FastPass is a free ticket system within Disneyland that you will definitely want to use.
The fine print on the tickets says you'll need government ID for every guest, but don't stress if your kids don't have passports. Generally Disneyland will let you vouch for your kids' ages. Sometimes they may ask the children directly how old they are. Honor system people!
Disney states they are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
However, they also say that if you forget your Disney's eTicket, visit Guest Services at the Main Entrance Will Call window with the credit card used to purchase your tickets and a photo I.D. such as a driver's license or passport. They may be able to re-issue your tickets.
You'll need a hand stamp AND your Parkhopper ticket for re-entry.
So if you leave Disneyland and plan to return later that day, don't ditch your ticket in your hotel and expect your hand stamp to get you back in. (Now you'll have it ready so you're not one of those people digging in their bag, checking their pockets, searching for it, holding up the line.)
You know, those ones that hang around your neck? They are notorious for snapping off and getting lost. Keep your tickets in a deep and/or zippered pocket instead.