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  • On Feb 8, 2022
    Ashlea 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 just purchased the three day Southern California Resident park hopper pass and would like to purchase the annual Imagine Key. Am I able to apply the money paid for the park hopper pass to the Imagine Key purchase on my third day at the resort?

    Hello Ashlea! We appreciate you stopping by planDisney with your upgrade question. 

    You absolutely can upgrade your Park Hopper ticket to a Magic Key pass. Isn't that such an awesome option! You can do this at any time in the Disneyland app. You will need to go to your Tickets and Passes screen. Select the ticket and it should give you the option below the ticket to Upgrade to a Magic Key Pass.  Click on this and it will walk you through the steps. Pro Tip: On the next screen, be sure to change "Out of State Residents" to "California Residents" if you are a California resident and want the option for monthly payments instead of paying in full. You will need to change it to "Southern California Resident" if you are eligible and this will unlock the option for the Imagine Key pass, as well as the monthly payment option. The Magic Key pass will expire one year from the first date that you used your Park Hopper ticket.

    You can upgrade right now or before midnight on the third (last) day of your ticket. As I said before, your Magic Key pass will backdate to the first day you used your ticket so there is no benefit until waiting until your last day unless you have that day reserved and it is currently sold out for reservations. If you take a look at the Magic Key holder calendar and your upcoming date is still available I would go ahead and upgrade now that way you can enjoy the Magic Key holder perks that day in the park, like 10% off select dining and merchandise. If it is blocked out, be sure to wait until you are done in the parks (but before midnight) because it will void your ticket once you upgrade and you will no longer have a reservation.

    Ashlea, I hope this information is helpful. I'm so excited for you to upgrade your ticket and join the Magic Key holder family! I see many more magical days at Disneyland Resort in your future. 

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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