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  • On Mar 11, 2024
    Cora 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.

    If only one park shows availability for reservations on a given day, will I still be able to park hop after 11am? Ex: The calendar only shows reservations available for DCA, but not Disneyland. Can I start in DCA and hop to Disneyland after 11am?

    Hello there, Cora, and thanks for hopping on over to planDisney!

    I'm so excited that you are planning a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth! To enter either of the Disneyland Resort theme parks, all Guests must have a valid theme park admission ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day they wish to enter. For Guests with a Park Hopper admission ticket or Disneyland Magic Key Pass, only a theme park reservation for a starting park is needed. Cora, you are correct, that if you make a theme park reservation for Disney California Adventure Park, you can hop over to Disneyland Park starting at 11:00 AM.  If you arrive after 11:00 AM with a park hopper ticket, you can enter either park regardless of the park designated on your reservation. Please note that park hopping is subject to availability.

    Cora, I love starting my day at the parks early at Disney California Adventure because it allows me to grab hot cocoa at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop and then stroll along Pixar Pier. Bonus, the Food & Wine Festival is going on now at Disney California Adventure Park and I highly recommend riding Soarin' Over California during its limited-time return during the event!

    Then, like Tarzan, I love to swing over to Disneyland Park. Be sure to check out the recently opened Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson and check out some scallywags on Pirates of the Caribbean. I am something of a Disney Popcorn connoisseur and while my current favorite is one that my pal Jana introduced me to at Kernel Kitchen in Walt Disney World, the Popcorn Carts at Disneyland Resort are pretty magical. There is one right near the entrance of Pirates, so be sure to grab some!

    Cora, whatever adventure you decide to have, I hope you enjoy your day in the parks. Please come back and see us again soon!
    -Melissa
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, California

Hi, I'm Melissa - an archivist, wife, mom, and Disneyland Resort specialist from Southern California. I've been visiting Disneyland since I was a baby and, now that I've got three Mouseketeers of my own, I love experiencing everything Disney through their eyes. From watching the Straw Hatters on Main Street, U.S.A. to riding "it's a small world," making magical memories as a family is one of my favorite things. I can't wait to help you research your next Disney vacation. See ya real soon! Learn More About Melissa

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