Disneyland Announces Ticket Prices and Calendar

April 9, 2021, 12:00 PM · Disneyland is posting its reopening ticket calendar today, and here are a few things you might find helpful to know about the resort's new ticketing and reservation system.

You won't be able to buy tickets or make reservations to visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure until next week. Today's just the day that Disneyland is telling fans which of its tickets will be good on what days for the months of April, May, and June. Here is that link.

Disneyland switched from a three-tier to a five-tier daily ticket system in February 2020, just before the parks closed for the pandemic the next month. The resort's theme parks will reopen on April 30 using the same five-tier system for one-day tickets, under which the parks are open to specific ticket tiers on any given date. Remember that Disneyland has canceled its annual pass program, so daily tickets will be the only way to get into the parks when they reopen.

People who are still holding tickets that they bought before the parks closed may use them to reserve a date to visit starting April 12. Fans without tickets may buy them starting April 15. Once you have a ticket, then you can make a reservation. Due to low capacity limits under California reopening rules, advance reservations will be required in addition to a valid ticket.

Disneyland's ticket calendar page tells you which dates you can get into the parks with a ticket from a given tier. The calendar pages will tell fans how to find out which tier their ticket is good for, in case they've forgotten over the past year. Disney is publishing the calendar three days before opening reservations so fans have some time to plan which days they would like to visit.

Ticket prices range from $105-154 a day for one-day, one-park tickets and $159-209 for one-day Park Hoppers. Multi-day tickets from two to five days will be available.

1-Day Tier 1, 1 Park Per DayAdult: $104Child: $98
1-Day Tier 2, 1 Park Per Day$114$108
1-Day Tier 3, 1 Park Per Day$124$117
1-Day Tier 4, 1 Park Per Day$139$132
1-Day Tier 5, 1 Park Per Day$154$146
2-Day, 1 Park Per Day$235$220
3-Day, 1 Park Per Day$310$290
4-Day, 1 Park Per Day$340$320
5-Day, 1 Park Per Day$360$340
1-Day Tier 1 Park Hopper$159$153
1-Day Tier 2 Park Hopper$169$163
1-Day Tier 3 Park Hopper$179$172
1-Day Tier 4 Park Hopper$194$187
1-Day Tier 5 Park Hopper$209$201
2-Day Park Hopper$290$275
3-Day Park Hopper$365$345
4-Day Park Hopper$395$375
5-Day Park Hopper$415$395

Note that one-day Tier 1 tickets - the cheapest - will not show any availability during the first two months that the parks are reopened. Tier 1 ticketholders may call Disney for a refund, if they would like, but Disney's call center cannot upgrade those tickets. Tier 1 ticketholders may be able to make reservations during the first two months if Disneyland is allowed to increase capacity - which would happen if Orange County enters the least-restrictive Yellow tier or when California does away with the tier system entirely on June 15, as is now planned.

If do not have a Disneyland ticket and are worried about people with old tickets snapping up all the reservations for reopening day or the Avengers Campus opening day - don't worry. Disneyland sources say that the resort will limit availability on April 30 and June 4 for current ticketholders, saving spaces for new ticket buyers to get in on those dates once they can make reservations in April 15. (Don't expect those spots to last very long on the 15th, however.) Only Tier 5 tickets will be valid for those dates.

Speaking with insiders, I haven't been able to get an answer as to whether Disneyland has decided yet to make advance reservations a permanent requirement for visitors, or if it will remain temporary while capacity is limited due to the pandemic.

For more about the parks, please visit our Disneyland and Disney California Adventure guide pages.

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Replies (8)

April 9, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Anyone else hate how overly complicated dynamic pricing models are?

Like come on.

Also, the way that Disney organized the columns really makes it hard to read after a while. Make Park Hoppers and 1-park tickets have their own category.

April 9, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Wait until tickets prices go to full "dynamic pricing". No only would the price change based on the day you're visiting, but would change depending on when you actually make the purchase.

April 9, 2021 at 2:05 PM

I don't like the tier system versus just doing date-specific tickets, like Universal does. There might be tiers there, too, but they are invisible to the user, plus there's no need for the second step of making a reservation after buying the one-day ticket.

April 9, 2021 at 2:22 PM

Yeah, this whole "tier 1" to "tier five" thing is frustrating. I can understand date-specific tickets, but "tiers" just make it confusing.

For a Disneyland rookie, they're going to wonder if one "tier" includes more experiences, or FastPass, or other options?

Just make the prices based on date (I'm not a fan of that either, but at least it's simple) and leave it at that.

April 9, 2021 at 7:26 PM

I have a better idea, why go at all? Has Disney completely lost its mind or has the pandemic finally got to them and the park is now thinking if you want to go pay now and we will tell you when you can come and spend your money? I have always thought of Disney parks to expensive and not worth the money and misery spent and the recent tiers have confirmed it. Complete garbage. My wife and I have opted to go camping with our kids. At least we will get a lot more out of it.

April 10, 2021 at 2:02 AM

I’m not a fan of buying a ticket and then make a reservation(Can I just pick the date first and then buy the ticket like Universal Hollywood is doing?).

April 12, 2021 at 3:28 PM

So let me get this straight: you have to buy your ticket first, and THEN you can TRY to make a reservation. Isn't it safe to assume that FAR more people will buy tickets than there are available reservations??? Sounds to me like you're buying the chance to drive yourself insane trying to get a reservation.

And who would buy a multi-day pass? If one day will be hard to get, reserving consecutive days would presumably be next to impossible.

And how could you plan a trip? If I get three nights at a Disney hotel, and bring my two kids with me, that would mean I'd have to get three reservations per day across three consecutive days, again, impossible.

So, bottom line, no Disneyland for me for a while! haha

(Also: if you call Disneyland "complete garbage," I assume there's something wrong with you. ;))

April 13, 2021 at 9:29 AM

I completely agree thecolonel. There is absolutely no reason for Disney to force guests to go through two different portals (one to purchase tickets and a second to make reservations). The ticket purchasing portal should include the reservations process BEFORE finalizing the purchase, and allowing guests to buy tickets and then limiting capacity so much that days are likely to sell out weeks (if not months) in advance, it's essentially a bait and switch.

I don't begrudge them for taking advantage of demand and having virtually every single day categorized as tier 4 or 5, but they shouldn't be selling tickets that guests have no reasonable opportunity to use within a few weeks of purchasing.

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