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Disneyland Resort Announces New Updates to Offer Guests More Value and Flexibility

Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Happy New Year! We’re just over a week into 2023 and already we’re so excited about all that’s to come to Disneyland Resort – and incredibly proud of the experiences you’ll get to enjoy here this year. We’re grateful for everyone who plans to visit us, whether it’s to celebrate Lunar New Year from January 20 to February 15, or Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival from March 3 to April 25, to introduce your family to the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown when it opens March 8, sing and dance along to the “Magic Happens” parade upon its highly anticipated return starting February 24, or enjoy the Disney100 celebration at the Disneyland Resort when it launches January 27 with special offerings all year long.

We are so thankful for you, our Disneyland Resort guests, and are always listening for ways to enhance your experience. As you begin to plan your trips to the Happiest Place on Earth in 2023, we have a few exciting updates to share!

Switch between parks even earlier with your Park Hopper ticket, beginning at 11 a.m. PT starting February 4

Beginning February 4, 2023, guests who enter a Disneyland Resort theme park with a Magic Key pass or a Park Hopper ticket may begin crossing over between the parks two hours earlier – starting at 11 a.m. PT!* This means even more magic and more fun for your day as you enjoy the best of what both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park have to offer.

Even more opportunities to visit with a $104 park ticket

Ready, set, book! We’re happy to share that the Disneyland Resort reservation calendar will offer nearly two months worth of $104 park ticket dates throughout 2023, which means additional opportunities to enjoy our lowest one-day, one-park ticket price while creating moments destined to become memories.** And with so many exciting new offerings from the two new nighttime spectaculars –”Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland park and “World of Color – ONE” at Disney California Adventure park – to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, all opening January 27, plus returning favorite festivals, classic attractions, delicious food and beverage offerings and so much more, 2023 is a fantastic time to visit the Disneyland Resort!

Complimentary Disney PhotoPass digital attraction photos for you to take home as a souvenir

So many of us have treasured memories captured in the form of attraction photos – whether it’s huge screams on your first Space Mountain ride or victorious smiles crossing the finish line on Radiator Springs Racers, these are some of the best moments to take home from your visit. As a “thank-you” to our incredible Disneyland Resort guests, we’re excited to make Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads captured on any Disney PhotoPass available attraction during a park visit, complimentary for all ticketed park guests on the Disneyland app starting February 4, throughout the Disney100 celebration at the Disneyland Resort.***

More opportunities to join the Magic Key program

We’ve been thrilled to see the incredible ongoing demand for our Magic Key program, which provides reservation-based admission to one or both Disneyland Resort theme parks throughout the year – not to mention the chance to unlock the magic visit after visit! Disneyland Resort will make select Magic Key passes available for new sales from time to time throughout 2023 as pass inventory becomes available. Continue to check for pass on sale dates and availability.****

And as we shared before, our Southern California resident ticket offer is a golden opportunity for eligible guests to purchase a special 3-day weekday ticket valid through May 25 and enjoy what this new year has in store for Disneyland Resort. See you in the parks!

Entertainment, experiences, and offerings are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.  Visit for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort. 

*The ability to visit the other park will be subject to that park’s capacity limitations, operational hours, closures and other restrictions, and is not guaranteed, and Park Hopper hours are subject to change without notice. Please check the Park Hopper calendar and the Disneyland app for the most up-to-day Park Hopper hours, as they could change, depending on the day and park.

**Park reservations are also required for park entry, and reservations are limited and subject to availability. Please check for ticket and date availability at

*** Disney PhotoPass benefits may not be redeemed for cash or credit and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Magic Key holders with Disney PhotoPass digital download privileges may not apply any discounts or credits towards their Magic Key pass or otherwise, based on the complimentary Disney PhotoPass digital attraction photo download benefit. Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions and expiration policy apply, and online registration required.

**** The quantity of passes and pass types available for renewal or purchase may be limited and passes or a pass type may be unavailable from time to time or at any given time. Both a park reservation and valid pass required for park entry. Magic Key park reservations are limited and subject to the availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes, blockout dates, and capacity. Park entry is not guaranteed for any date for any pass. Magic Key Terms and Conditions at apply.


  • My family members who have been coming to WDW since the opening for many years! We are Grandparents, Parents, Children & Grandchildren & 1st time Great Grandchildren, had planned 2 years ago January 2021 to come to WDW October 2022 for 50th Most Magical Celebration! This was not Magical at all! So disappointed! We came also for Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party! The changes that were introduced to Park admissions/Reservations & Hopper Passes, Dining Reservations, No Magical Express bus, the most disappointing was the Genie + pass, that the prices went up while we were trying to book! Also we stayed @ Beach Club Resort, we were there years ago, very disappointed! Disney was not a Magical Experience! Carol

  • I agree with everyone who point out that trams still aren’t running at Epcot. I live in FL and once tried to get into Epcot after 2:00. Parking was full to the very outskirts of the lot, with a line of cars waiting to get in. I (and a lot of others) just turned around and left. I doubt I will ever try to get in past 2:00 p.m. again, so the relaxed reservation system coming is of little comfort, not to mention that incredibly long walk to get into the park, then back out to your car at the end of 7 hours of walking the parks (assuming you stay until closing). I’m also on “Team FP”. Charging people to ride the rides is obnoxious in and of itself…worse because of the overall cost of a trip to WDW. Bring back FP…it worked before the pandemic…it will work now. Lightning Lane causes the Standby lanes to be so long they’re a deterrent to being able to enjoy the newer rides (I’m looking at you, Ratatouille….2+ hours….indeed!)

  • I was marginally pleased to read that Annual Passholders will soon be allowed to enter the parks after 2:00 p.m. without reservation (more on that in my next post) but what little joy that provided was doused like a cold bucket of water when I read that those who purchase Park Hopper tickets will soon be allowed to park hop at 11:00 a.m. I struggle to understand the distinction between an Annual Passholder and those who purchase tickets. Not only have we all (APs and ticket buyers) paid for these tickets but WDW has had the benefit of having had Passholders’ cash up front…not always the case with ticket sales…and have undoubtedly made money on our purchase through the investment of this up-front capital. Seems to me that APs should get this perk, not someone who purchased a last minute ticket at the door. In truth, I think WDW should abolish that Park Hopper caveat altogether. It has never made sense to me. Anyone who goes to the parks will spend several hours in it before going to another one so I see little difference between an 11:00 a.m. and a 2:00 p.m. re-entry.

  • Having to buy tickets for specific dates seriously limits flexibility while on vacation. Please get rid of park reservations and different prices on different days. The changes over the last couple of years have taken away so much spontaneity and magic.

  • Get rid of all restrictions on park hopping. Please. I’m not becoming a key holder again until that and the reservation system are gone.

  • Anyway these offerings will start on February 1st instead of the 4th? Or it seems that I will just miss these benefits.

  • Any news about making a dedicated entrance line for Magic Key holders???

  • Why can’t they just get rid of the reservation system. We’d be far more likely to purchase magic keys again if we didn’t have to do the reservation system. The over booking takes the magic and fun away.

  • This is very exciting news, but I wish there was additional discounts for those who live in the neighboring states. I’m still going to travel there but it would be nice to get a little discount. Those who come there from further away are obviously going to spend more money there while staying in Anaheim

  • I’m so sad this won’t occur sooner- it’s such a tease to see this future items just after we depart to come back home! It’s a little tease for that little hit of extra value!

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