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  • On Sep 27, 2023
    Natalie 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 reserved a date with my magic key pass but it said only California Adventure is available. Does this just mean California Adventure is only available as my starting park? Am I still able to park-hop to Disneyland after 11AM?

    Hey there, Natalie!

    Welcome to planDisney! Congratulations on getting yourself a Magic Key Pass! Unlike those unfortunate pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean who will forever be reaching for that key from the "mangy mutt," you have a very special Magic Key which will allow you to enjoy the Magic of the Disneyland Resort many times throughout the year. 

    Like you, I am also a Magic Key Holder. I've had mine since the program's inception and I've really enjoyed all of its benefits and discounts. As you've seen, Magic Key Holders also need a reservation to enter the Parks and we are subject to a limited supply of reservations as well. You are correct in that your reservation dictates your starting Park. So in your case, you may only enter Disney California Adventure before 11 a.m. on the day of your reservation. However, all Magic Key Passes have Park Hopping benefits, so you may begin park hopping after 11 a.m. Therefore, you'll be able to head on over to Disneyland Park to continue the fun! 

    Reservations are released on a rolling basis 120 days in advance, so I would recommend making a reservation as soon as you know that you'll be visiting the Parks. Thankfully, Disney made a change where you no longer have to cancel a reservation in order to change the date. If you'd like to move a reservation, head over to Ticket and Reservation Details and click on "Make or Modify Park Reservations." If you don't see the date that you'd like, be sure to keep checking back regularly because plans change for many guests and reservations often open up later.

    Natalie, I hope that answers your question. If you haven't already, plan to have a meal at the Magic Key Terrace in Disney California Adventure, where you'll enjoy hacienda-themed architecture overlooking the Park with a great view of the new San Fransokyo Square! And if you have any more questions, send them our way again. You're always welcome at planDisney! Until next time!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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