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  • On Sep 14, 2023
    Hervé 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, I'm french and i plan to come to California in April 2024, and stay 3 days ar disney Pier Hotel. Can you tell me if, like Disney Paris, the hotel key card is also the same that allows us to visits the parks? Or we'll have to use the app? Thanks

    Hello there Hervé,

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for your question! I especially love getting the chance to help International Guests who are making the trip to experience the Disneyland Resort. Have you visited before? If so, welcome back! If not, you're going to have so much fun!

    While all the Disney Parks have their own nuances and fun technology to access the park, hotel rooms, and more, at the Disneyland Resort, the M.V.T. ("most valuable tool") in my opinion is the Disneyland Resort mobile app.

    In the app, you can make dining reservations, mobile order food, book Lightning Lane return times (if you have purchased the Disney Genie+ service), see a map of the resort and where you are, and find entertainment times. There is also a section in the mobile app where you can quickly access your theme park tickets for easy scanning into the parks. Pro-tip: my phone can often run a bit slow, so I'll often just take a screenshot of my park tickets and save them as my lock screen background for even quicker access!

    If you're staying at one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort, you'll also be able to see your hotel reservation in the app, and - while you will receive a physical key card for your room - there is a very convenient feature in the mobile app that will unlock your door using Bluetooth technology!

    One of the things I love about technology at the Disneyland Resort is that I can do almost anything through my phone! Thank you again for your question, Hervé! I hope you have a fantastic visit to the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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