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  • On Mar 2, 2022
    Theresa 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.

    I have a a park hopper and booked on a day that shows that California adventure is the only park I can visit. How would I know when Disneyland would be available for me?

    Greetings, Theresa, and a warm welcome to planDisney!

    Your magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth will be here in just a few short days… time for a happy dance! I always enjoy helping my fellow Californians, so let’s get started!

    First off, good job on securing a Park Hopper ticket – this is a great way to experience the magic of both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in one day! Plus, since both parks are literally steps away from each other, you’ll be able to “hop” back and forth with ease. So, here’s how the Park Hopper ticket works – when you booked your ticket and made your park reservation, you were asked to select which park you wanted to start your day in. So, even if Disney California Adventure Park was the only park that showed availability for your chosen date, you’ll still be able to hop on over to Disneyland Park any time after 1:00 PM, subject to availability. I’ve visited the parks several times recently, and haven’t had any trouble park hopping to the other park after 1:00 PM. When hopping right at 1:00 PM, I’ve noticed the lines can back up a bit at the front entrance turnstiles, so you may want to wait an extra 10 to 15 minutes so you won’t have to wait as long for your hopping privileges to begin. 

    Did you know that you can also use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering for one park even when you’re still in the other park? Just last night I placed a mobile order for ice cream from Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor while standing in Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure Park, and by the time my crew exited the park, entered Disneyland Park, and found a spot to sit to enjoy our ice cream, our mobile order was ready for pickup! 

    Last but not least, here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your arrival day. Don’t miss Mickey’s Mix Magic with Projections at 9:00 PM at Disneyland Park – the songs are so catchy, you can’t help but dance along!

    Sending loads of pixie dust your way for a magical visit next week, Theresa! 

    See ya’ real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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