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  • On Sep 29, 2021
    Kathleen 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.

    If I buy a 3 day park hopper ticket can I then buy a annual pass with it as a down payment

    Hello, Kathleen! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for your question!

    I'm so glad that you are considering purchasing a Magic Key! A Magic Key is the best way to enjoy the magic of the Disneyland Resort all year long with a few extra perks thrown in. You can most certainly upgrade a three-day Park Hopper ticket to a Magic Key. There are just a few things to keep in mind.

    First, if you already have theme park reservations set up for your three-day visit, you'll want to wait until day three to upgrade your ticket to a Magic Key. Enter the parks on that third day and sometime before the parks close that day, upgrade to a Magic Key in the Disneyland app. When you upgrade a ticket, all theme park reservations associated with that ticket are canceled so that's why it's important to wait until you have entered the parks on that third day. Another thing to keep in mind when you upgrade is that your activation/anniversary date for your Magic Key will be retroactive to the first day you used your three-day ticket. 

    If you want to be able to use your Magic Key discounts for your upcoming trip, then I suggest just purchasing your Magic Key normally online before your visit. Theme park reservations are required for each day that you want to visit with your Magic Key and you will use a different availability calendar than those with day tickets. So make sure there that your Magic Key isn't blocked out and there is availability before planning a trip. 

    I hope this information was helpful. Have a fabulous time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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