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  • On Jun 29, 2023
    Desiree from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I book a Disney California hotel stay without purchasing theme park tickets as a package and brought theme park tickets elsewhere can I still get the 30 minute early entry because I have a hotel room at Disney California hotel?

    Hey Desiree!

    Welcome to planDisney!

    You’re going to love your next stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa! I just stayed there over the weekend and it was as Magical as ever. You’re going to want to make sure to carve out some time to enjoy the pools and dining options available at the hotel. GCH Craftsman Grill is always a favorite for my family but I also recommend Storytellers Cafe.

    One of my favorite perks of staying on property is access to early entry. As you mentioned, you’ll be able to enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park 30 minutes before the official opening time. You’ll get access to this perk even if you didn’t purchase a Disney Vacation Package and instead purchased your theme park tickets through a third-party. This option is open to all hotel guests with valid admission regardless of where you purchased your tickets. Just make sure you take your key card with you when you head to the parks.

    Well Desiree, if we can help with anything else for your trip please come back and let us know.

    Remember, always believe in the Magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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