Guests visiting Disneyland Resort in the near future may be able to purchase their tickets through their phones instead of standing in the ticket line. Disney has announced plans to begin testing the new option this week.
According to Disney, the option to purchase tickets via phone will only be available during certain busy times at the Main entrance during the testing phase. Guests not wanting to participate in the test will still have the option of using the standard ticket windows to make their ticket purchase.
The Disney Parks Blog had this additional information:
“From your smart phone, go to m.disneyland.com and select “Buy Tickets” from the home page. Right now, only 1-Day 1-Park, and 1-Day Park Hopper tickets are available, but 2-Day tickets will be added to the service later. After entering the number of tickets you want (up to a maximum of 15), and your credit card information, you will receive a confirmation with a barcode that will be scanned as you enter the park for which you’ve purchased your ticket. From there, you will be given a paper park ticket, which is still needed for park hopping or re-entry if you should leave the park and return later.”
The new option is meant as an alternative to get guests in to the park faster. Once the testing phase is over, the option will be evaluated and implemented permanently if found to be prudent.
Of course, guests may also pre-purchase their tickets online directly from Disneyland or through your travel agent. Many other sites also offer the option to purchase tickets.
For current Disneyland ticket pricing information, see the recent post on Disneyland Ticket Price Increases.