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Either Disneyland and Disney California Adventure offers Early Entry access every day of the week. Early Entry allows Disneyland Resort hotel guests staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, or Pixar Place Hotel in to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure 30 minutes before the parks open to the public. So if a park officially opens at 8:00 a.m., some people will be able to enter at 7:30 a.m.

The Early Entry perk is only available at one park per a day. The current Early Entry schedule is:

  • Disneyland - Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Disney California Adventure - Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Still Arrive Early!

If you participate in any of these early entry windows, we recommend that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to official park opening (that is, 30 minutes before you can enter the park) to ensure that you are among the first to enter and enjoy the full 30 minutes of lower attendance.

Disneyland Attractions

During an early entry period at Disneyland certain attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland will usually be open. The rest of the park's attractions will remain off-limits until the official opening time.

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney California Adventure Attractions

A small selection of attractions in Disney Californian Adventure are opening during the early entry period.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin' Around the World
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure


If you plan on driving to Disneyland be advised that Mickey & Friends parking structure opens only 30 minutes before the park opens for Magic Morning (90 minutes before the park opens to the general public). Due to this we recommend arriving at the parking structure at least an hour before Magic Morning starts. You’ll spend a bit of time waiting in your car for the parking structure to open, but it’s necessary in order to get to the Disneyland in time for the start of Magic Morning. It’s also important to note that the Toy Story parking lot does not open early for Magic Morning. That means Mickey & Friends is your only option for parking that early in the day.

Last updated by Guy Selga on January 22, 2024