• On Jan 12, 2022
    Brittany from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am visiting Disneyland in CA and have a couple of questions to help me plan. 1. If I buy one 2 day, 1 park ticket - can I upgrade to a Park Hopper on day 1 after I've already scanned in? 2. Can I add Genie+ at any time?

    Hi Brittany! Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney! It looks like your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth is just a few weeks away!

    Now let's get some answers to your ticket questions so it's smooth sailing to the Disneyland Resort. First things first, both a valid theme park ticket and a theme park reservation are currently required for entry. Don't worry - that sounds more complicated than it is! When purchasing your 2-day, One Park Per Day Ticket, you will be prompted to make a reservation at either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for each day of your visit as part of the check-out process. It can all be done at one time! 

    If you are considering a Park Hopper, upgrading is an option with a few caveats. Any upgrades would need to be made in person at the Main Entrance Ticket Booths before you have scanned into your first park. Your new Park Hoppers are considered new tickets, and your original theme park reservations would not transfer over. For a Park Hopper, you would be selecting the park where you would start your day, with hopping available after 1 p.m. One Park Per Day Tickets and Park Hopper Tickets have different calendars for reservation availability so I would recommend keeping an eye on the theme park reservation calendar before making any changes to make sure your preferred starting park is available for your preferred dates. 

    Now that that's settled, let's get you through the gates and off to start your Disney day! Once you scan into the parks, Genie+ will become available to you for purchase through the Disneyland Mobile App. You will be able to use the complimentary Disney Genie Service to help plan your day - the Genie himself will be handing you live tips and suggestions based on your preferences as you move through the park. Upgrading to Genie+ will land you in time-saving Lightning Lanes for select attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain and Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!. You'll also get access to unlimited digital downloads of all the Disney PhotoPass pictures you capture that day! There's nothing better than making memories than remembering them!

    Within the Disneyland Mobile App, you can check wait times across the parks, see the day's entertainment schedule, Mobile Order meals and snacks on the go and even add your name to the waitlist for same-day reservations at select table service restaurants. Pretty much just like having the Genie in your pocket granting Disney wishes all day long! 

    Brittany, the countdown is on! I sure hope this was helpful in your planning, and you are already starting to feel the magic. If you have any other questions, come see us again at planDisney!

    Keep wishing on those stars,
    Tara
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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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