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  • On Sep 14, 2023
    Kelly from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have park hoppers passes for this coming Saturday and want to know when we can add the Genie? We would like to know if it is best to start in Disneyland or in California Adventure?

    Hello there Kelly, welcome to planDisney!  How exciting that you'll be visiting the "Happiest Place on Earth" so soon!  

    You'll be able to add Disney Genie+ Service as soon as you tap your tickets at the entry gates to the parks.  You can open up your Disneyland app to purchase the service, and begin making your Lightning Lane selections right away.  The "Tip Board" in the app is the best place to see the wait times for attractions, and when the next Lightning Lane selection is available to book for each attraction.  It's where I start each time when I'm planning out our day.  

    That is a fantastic question about which park to start in!  It truly depends on what your priorities are as a family.  If you have Star Wars fans, you may want to start in Disneyland Park so you can head right to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and explore Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.  If Marvel Super Heroes are more your speed, then I highly recommend starting in Disney California Adventure Park and heading straight for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! to jump start your day.  I'd take a look at the list of attractions in both parks to give you a better idea of where you'll want to start your day, but you truly cannot go wrong.

    I also wanted to mention that you'll need to make a corresponding theme park reservation to go along with your valid theme park ticket.  You can make your theme park reservation for the park you choose to start in, and it sounds like you have Park Hopper tickets which is great!  After 11:00 AM (pending availability) you'll be able to easily cross over to the other park to enjoy the best in both parks in the same day.  Both parks are located so close together, it makes it very easy and convenient to park hop, and you'll get to enjoy double the fun!  

    I hope this information is helpful for your trip Kelly, and I'm wishing you and your family a magical visit!  If we can help with anything else, please come back to planDisney!

    Have a magical day,
    Melissa
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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