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  • On Dec 19, 2023
    Jason from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    early morning entry: after this is over do we need to exit and wait for rope drop or can we stay in the park?

    Hi there, Jason,

    Early entry to the theme parks is one of my favorite benefits of staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. To redeem your early entry benefit, you will be admitted to the theme park you have reserved along with all Guests. But as an on-site hotel Guest, you can follow the signs to the path toward lands and attractions that are open before regular park hours. Simply show your hotel reservation information in the Disneyland mobile app to the Cast Members verifying early entry eligibility and proceed to enjoy your extra time in the parks.

    Once you are inside the theme park, you may enjoy attractions and experiences for the remainder of the park's operating hours. If you choose, you may also exit the park and re-enter, subject to availability. But it is not required to do so, even at the time when the park officially opens for all Guests. In all likelihood, you will be in the middle of enjoying an attraction anyway!

    Tony’s Tip: One of my favorite activities during early entry at the theme parks is to use the Disney PhotoPass benefits of the optional Disney Genie+ service to have photos taken by PhotoPass photographers when there is little or no wait time.

    Have a great time at the Disneyland Resort, Jason!

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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