Magic Happens Parade at DLR; mickey; moana; Main Street
  • On Jan 1, 2024
    Meg from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are checking in to our Disneyland hotel the same day we are going into the parks. We'll arrive from the airport at about 6am. Unfortunately, check-in isn't until 3pm! If we drop off our luggage that morning, will we be able to use early entry?

    Hi there, Meg! Welcome to planDisney.

    I'm happy to share that you can take advantage of the Early Entry Benefit on the same day you are checking into your Disneyland Resort Hotel. You can check in in-person or online before your arrival by using the Direct-to-Room Service via the Disneyland Mobile App. Upon arriving at the Disneyland Hotel, you can drop off your luggage at Bell Services, and then head to the parks! 

    Early entry will be updated beginning on January 20, 2024. Each day, either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park will be open for the 30-minute early entry benefit. The schedule will be available on the Hours & Events Calendar.

    I checked on your behalf, and early entry is scheduled for Disneyland Park on February 17. To take advantage of early entry, you must have a Park Reservation for Disneyland Park. If you need to modify your reservations to align with the schedule of early entry, you may do so on the My Theme Park Reservations webpage.

    Tip: During your visit to Disneyland Park, you must make time in your day for the "Magic Happens" parade. It is my favorite parade and a must-see! Check the Disneyland App for showtimes.

    Your Pal,
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