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  • On Jun 8, 2019
    Jacqui from Auckland Asked

    We are visiting for 3 days & will buy a 3day pass. We will spend a day in each park & then spend the 3rd day going back to favorite spots in each park. Do we have to upgrade to Park Hopper tickets for entire 3 days or can we upgrade for just 1 day?

    Hi there, Jacqui!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question. Your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth will be here before you know it, so I'm glad you are already starting to plan the important details of your vacation.

    I just love how close in proximity Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are to each other. In just a few short footsteps you can walk down turn-of-the-century Main Street, U.S.A. and make your way over to the Golden Age of Hollywood down Buena Vista Street. It makes park hopping an absolute breeze. If you plan on upgrading your 1 Park per Day tickets into Park Hopper tickets during your vacation, you can do so at any Main Entrance ticket booth while your tickets are valid. To do this, you will just pay the difference in price between a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket and your ticket. It will be the same exact price difference to upgrade whether you choose to do this on day 1 or day 3 of your stay. Because of this, I always recommend upgrading as soon as possible so you can take full advantage of this benefit. 

    One of the coolest benefits of park hopping is the ability to utilize the Disney MaxPass feature in both parks. This means you can make a Disney FASTPASS selection for an attraction in Disney California Adventure Park while you are riding an attraction in Disneyland Park. I always like to check the Disneyland app throughout the day to monitor attraction wait times and to see if any of my favorite Characters are appearing in either park.

    I hope this helps, and please return if you have any other questions. Have a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah day!
    -Jennifer
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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