Family Walking by Castle
  • On Feb 28, 2022
    Liza from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We bought a parker hopper pass and chose to start in California Adventure but actually want to start in Disneyland. Can we switch it?

    Hi Liza, welcome to planDisney!

    Excellent decision on purchasing the Park Hopper Tickets! My family and I are huge fans of the park hopper tickets. Being able to "hop" between the parks really allows you to maximize your schedule. Two thumbs up!

    Now on to your main question, you CAN change your starting theme park, BUT to do so, you have to actually cancel your current theme park reservation for Disney California Adventure Park, and book a new reservation for Disneyland Park. Also, you have to check the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar to see if Disneyland Park has reservation availability. But before you attempt this, please understand that even if Disneyland Park has availability, there is always a chance that the reservation will get booked during the few minutes where you are canceling your current reservation and trying to book a new one. Guests have informed us of this happening, so there is a risk. With your magical trip to the Disneyland Resort just around the corner, I personally would not take the risk of losing your current reservation!

    Also, I wanted to quickly check to see if you've already purchased the Disney Genie+ service? If not, I highly recommend it! My family and I just came back from a trip to the Disneyland Resort, and we utilized Genie+ throughout our trip. We found it to be a game-changer, as we were able to avoid the standby lines, and access the Lightning Lane entrances for many attractions! If you haven't purchased Genie+ yet, you'll need to wait until you've entered one of the theme parks, and then move forward with the purchase in the Disneyland Mobile App.

    I hope you have the most magical time on your trip!

    See ya real soon!
    Jin
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Meet the Panelist: Jin, California

Hi all! I'm Jin, a Bay Area (Northern California) native, Disney super-fan, husband and father of two. My wife and I have been going nonstop with our Disney adventures for over 10 years. We became Disney Vacation Club Members back in 2014, with our only regret being that we didn't become Members sooner! I'll do my best to utilize every bit of Disney magic in me to help you plan your next Disney adventure. "See ya real soon!" Learn More About Jin

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