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  • On May 6, 2023
    Sarah from IL 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 we have one day to spend at DisneyLand, what kind of ticket would be the best value?

    Hello there, Sarah, and welcome to planDisney! I love this question because it's subjective, which means I get to make my best case for my favorite kind of ticket - the 1-day with a Park Hopper and Disney Genie+ service options. We'll see if it convinces you, too!

    Even though I'm a huge advocate for multi-day trips to the Happiest Place on Earth to take your time, soak it all in, and get time to do all the things, I also understand that it's just not in the cards sometimes. Last summer, my family and I were able to sneak in a one-day trip to the parks on the way home from a different trip, so I had to plan efficiently.

    It made it even more potentially precarious for my wife and I because we have two kiddos under 5 (at the time) and we were visiting - like you - on a hot summer day. If it were just my wife and I, we would've been there bright and early and stayed until park close - planning out the most effective route to pack in as many attractions as possible. It looked very different with our kiddos, with a much slower pace and a mid-afternoon break to cool off, but we had a FANTASTIC time.

    I share all that to say that regardless of the trip you're taking - whether it's an attraction-packed trip from open to close, or a slow-paced, soak-it-all-in and take-it-easy trip (or anything in between), it will make your one-day trip much more efficient, effective, and fun (at least in this panelist's opinion), with the addition of a Park Hopper and Disney Genie+ service.

    Without the Park Hopper option, you'll be limited to just one park on your trip. If you include it, then starting at 11:00 AM, you can hop between parks as often as you'd like. The value increases when you layer the Disney Genie+ service on top of that because you can make Lightning Lane selections for both parks. Eating lunch in Disneyland Park, but want to book a Lightning Lane for the Incredicoaster in Disney California Adventure Park right after? (Well, maybe not RIGHT after - let your lunch settle first!), you're good to go with the Park Hopper and Genie+ service.

    If you want to maximize your magic, the Park Hopper and Genie+ service are must-haves in my book. I didn't even get to the added perk of unlimited Photpass digital downloads to cement your experience through professional photos in iconic locations! 

    I hope that helps, Sarah! Thanks again for your question, and feel free to come back to see us here at planDisney if you think of any follow-ups. We'd love to help!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

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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