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  • On Dec 4, 2023
    Jennifer 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'm trying to buy tickets for January 14 and do park hopper but California Adventure isn't an option to go first. If I buy the tickets with park hopper, can I still park hop California Adventure even if it isn't an option?

    Hello there, Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney and we appreciate you stopping by with your question! I'm excited that your trip to the Disneyland Resort is coming up really soon! If you're hoping to see both Parks in the same day, then a Park Hopper ticket is definitely the right choice for you. If you have your heart set on one particular Park to start, I would recommend checking the Availability Calendar frequently, as it often changes as other guests alter their plans. You can always modify your reservations after you've purchased your tickets. 

    To answer your question, your starting Park choice only dictates which Park you may enter before 11 a.m. If you've added the Park Hopper option to your Theme Park Ticket, then you are more than welcome to hop over to the other Park after 11 a.m., even if it was not offered as a starting Park option! You'll be able to hop back and forth between both Parks at will for the rest of the day. I think my record is five Park hops in a single day, which is especially easy given that they're only separated by the Esplanade which is only about 300 feet in length!

    If you purchase Genie+ on the day of your visit, you'll also be able to make Lightning Lane reservations for the other Park as long as your return time is after 11 a.m. Don't forget that Disney PhotoPass pictures are included as part of your Genie+ purchase, so make sure to capture this epic day with as many pictures as you can! 

    Jennifer, I hope that this helps you as you plan your magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! If you need anything else from us, please reach out again anytime. You're always welcome at planDisney and we'll see ya real soon!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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