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  • On Mar 14, 2022
    Jennifer from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to book disneyland park first day, park hopping the second day then california adventure park the third day? I cannot seem to find that option when booking. Please help.

    Hi Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad that you found us hEAR, and thank you for this great Disneyland Resort vacation planning question. I'm happy to be your planEAR today!

    This really is a great question, Jennifer. Disneyland is The Happiest Place on Earth and is also known as "Where Dreams Come True." Of all the Theme Park Admission Ticket options, the only way to add on the Park Hopper option at the time of your initial ticket purchase is to add it for all of your Disney days. However, you can upgrade your base tickets once you're actually in the parks to add the Park Hopper option. The only caveat with this is once you add it, the park hopper option (and its daily additional cost) will be applied to that current day as well as any remaining days you have left. So in your case, if you're willing to switch your days around a bit to be Day 1: Disneyland Park, Day 2: Disney California Adventure Park, Day 3: Park Hop Day, you'll be able to make this Disney dream a reality and add the option to only one Disney day.


    hEAR's what you're going to do:

    ~ Buy 3-day 1-park-per-day theme park admission tickets.

    ~ For your Park Pass Reservations, reserve your Day 1 and Day 2 parks as whichever location you want to visit for those two days.

    ~ For your Day 3 Park Hop day, make your Park Pass Reservation for whichever park you'd like to start your day in. Then, at 1:00 PM you'll be able to hop over to the other park and go back and forth as much as you'd like.

    ~ Once you're actually at Disneyland, enjoy days 1 and 2 as planned. Then, on day 3, you'll upgrade to the park hopper option AFTER you've already entered the theme park that you booked for that morning. You can absolutely walk in the park, turn around and exit it, and make the upgrade first thing in the morning, or you can wait until after lunchtime, around the time that you're ready to hop. You might be able to make this upgrade in the Disneyland Mobile App, but if not you will for sure be able to at the ticket booths in the esplanade between the two theme park entrances, and possibly at the Guest Relations locations that are in the parks. (City Hall on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland Park and the Chamber of Commerce next to the gas station near the entrance of Disney California Adventure Park.)

    I hope that this helped to plan your upcoming Disney days, Jennifer! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Instagram account for even more tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen 
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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