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  • On Dec 29, 2021
    Ryan 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.

    Hi, how can I change 3 2 day-1 park tickets ($255 per ticket) to 4 3 day-1 park SoCal resident tickets ($199 per ticket)?

    Hi Ryan!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad that you found us hEAR to help with your Disneyland Resort Theme Park Ticket dilemma. I don't blame you for wanting to switch up the tickets you already have for the even longer (and better value) Southern California Resident offer. An extra Disney day means more time soaking up the sun with loved ones (or some solo self-care), enjoying your favorite treats and eats, re-riding the classic attractions, as well as exploring some new fun, too!

    Wholly unused tickets may have their value applied towards tickets of equal or higher prices. But, I've been in your shoes, Ryan, and was successfully able to pull the day-ticket to promotional-offer trade-in off. In 2019 my great friend and Disney World panelist Veronica O. visited California and had one day designated to Disneyland Park. My family was stationed nearby so I picked up single-day, 1-park military tickets that were way cheaper than the gate price. Well, two days before their arrival, and of course after I purchased the tickets, Disney announced a super-special 1-day Park Hopper 'bring a friend' promotion for Annual Passholders that was actually a few bucks cheaper than the admissions I had just bought. We stopped by the ticket booths to inquire if we could make the upgrade and learned that it is possible, but it's a bit tricky. Because there are no refunds, we couldn't just get our money back and repurchase the new passes. And due to the new offer being cheaper than what I initially paid, the 'upgrade' in the ticket type was still less monetarily and the system would not process the transaction due to the negative balance. What eventually worked was adding the then MaxPass option to each of the new promotional tickets we were wanting, applying the value of the tickets we had, and then paying for that additional add-on difference.

    To make your ticket switch, Ryan, you will need to speak in-person with a Cast Member at the ticket booths in The Esplanade as sadly this exchange is unable to be done in the app, online or over the phone. I'm not one hundred percent sure of how your upgrade will work; the best option is if they are able to put the total amount already paid for the three tickets (*$765) toward the total due for the new four (*$796). However, you might be asked to upgrade each of your tickets individually. If this is the case, you can still get in on the SoCal Resident offer by selecting the 3-day Park Hopper or the 3-day 1-park-per-day with Genie+ option (each is *$259) and paying the small difference. Then you would buy that fourth ticket outright. And Pro Tip: Still go ahead and make the Park Pass Reservations with the tickets you do have to lock in your Disney days now. The ticket Cast Member will be able to assist with reservations for your fourth ticket.

    I hope this helped clEAR things up, Ryan, And We'll See You Real Soon!

    ~Kristen N.

    *Prices are 2022 Promotion Prices
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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