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  • On Jun 22, 2024
    Tammy from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For Disneyland, If I am not eligible for early entry, how early can I enter the park? If genie plus rides can be booked as early as 7:00 am but you have to be in the park to do it. Does that mean I can still get in at 7:00?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Tammy!

    I'm so thrilled about your upcoming vacation to The Happiest Place on Earth! I see you are visiting during the Holidays. So magical!

    As a family of rope-droppers, I appreciate your question. If you do not have access to the Early Entry benefit, no worries, it is possible to enter the Theme Parks as early as 7:30 a.m. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

    • Security begins operating at 7:00 a.m.
    • Cast Members begin scanning Guests into the park around 7:30 a.m.
    • Once you are scanned in, you will need to wait until the park officially opens (typically at 8:00 a.m.) before you can enter the various lands in the park.
    Regarding the Disney Genie+ service, you can begin selecting Lightning Lanes at 8:00 a.m., when the parks open! I recommend choosing popular attractions such as Indiana Jones™ Adventure or Space Mountain, as one of your first selections. Remember that you can always modify or cancel your return time if plans change.

    Tammy, don't forget that with your purchase of Disney Genie+, you get unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos from your day!

    I hope you find this helpful, Tammy. Please don't hesitate to visit us again with any of your Disney vacation planning questions.

    Your Pal,
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Meet the Panelist: Alejandra, California

Hola from California! I am a lifelong Disney fan, wife, and mamá. I planned my first Disney vacation at thirteen and have not stopped since! Being a Californian, I have had the privilege of visiting Disneyland Resort my whole life. It is my happy place and feels like home. And now that we are parents, my husband and I especially love vacationing at Disney with our son. I am excited to help you plan your next vacation in both English and Spanish! Learn More About Alejandra

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