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Tips and Tricks to help you decide if a Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket is right for you.

Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket

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Should I Park Hop or not? That is the question I ask myself each time I purchase our Disneyland Tickets.


The answer to this question depends on a lot of factors that can change from trip to trip.


Cars racing on a track at Disneyland using a Park Hopper Ticket


What is a Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket?


A Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket is a ticket that gives you the ability to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in the same day.


You can “hop” back and forth between parks as many times as you want. You do not need to pay a separate entrance fee to visit each park in the same day.


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For example, you can begin the day at Disneyland, head over to Disney California Adventure for lunch and back to Disneyland for the evening. It is a really great way to see both parks.


Reasons to Purchase a Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket


With the Park Hopper option added to your Disneyland ticket, you get TWO parks to visit in one day.


Jungle Cruise entrance at Disneyland in California


That means double the attractions, double the shows, double the parades, double the characters, and double the dining options! So many choices, so little time. Right?


Another benefit to purchasing a Park Hopper ticket is the flexibility that it gives you.


If your family happens to be done with one park in less than a day, you can head over to the other park to spend the rest of your time.


The face of Mickey Mouse on a large Ferris wheel called Pixar Pal-Around at Disneyland.


Tips to Maximize a Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket


Here are a few things you can do to maximize your Disneyland Park Hopper ticket.


  • The Disneyland Resort is really convenient for park hopping. The two park entrances are directly across from each other. You can literally walk from one park to the other in 2-3 minutes. It makes it really easy to “hop” back and forth. Use this convenience to your advantage and go between both parks.


  • Use the new Disney MaxPass to reserve a FASTPASS on the Disneyland app. For an extra $20/day per ticket, you can have the ability to book a FASTPASS for a Disney California Adventure attraction while you are at Disneyland and vice versa.


Silly Symphony Swings at Disney California Adventure



  • Purchasing the Park Hopper options gives you the ability to start out your Magic Morning day at Disneyland and head over to Disney California Adventure later in the day. Disney California Adventure almost always closes an hour or two before Disneyland so the Park Hopper ticket allows you to go back to Disneyland when DCA closes.


I hope these tips will help you decide if a Park Hopper ticket is right for your family. The number one reason that I purchase it for my family is because of the FLEXIBILITY that it offers.


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Disneyland Ticket Savings


There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket discounts out there, but they can be found if you know where to look.


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Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they an authorized ticket seller.


I buy my tickets from Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices and you can  now purchase tickets from them that include Disney MaxPass!


Disneyland ticket at Pixar Pier Disney California Adventure


Get Away Today is almost always offering some kind of special on tickets and/or hotel vacation packages.


Use the promo code: MommyMouse to get an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount.)


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Looking for Cute Disney Apparel?

I’ve had really good luck lately finding adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts on the boutique deal website! 


There have been quite a few  options for men, women, and children for $13.99! I’ve even seen cute little Princess dresses for little girls.


Two Disney-themed shirts

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Just head to Jane and scroll through all of the deals, but be aware that their deals change daily.


Make sure to check back often or follow me on Instagram to keep up on all of the amazing Disney-themed merchandise!


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