• On Jun 15, 2018
    Traci from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you enter Downtown Disney from the S Harbor Blvd entrance without a ticket?

    Hello, Traci!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I’m glad you stopped by with this Disneyland Resort question!

    Yes, you can access the Downtown Disney District from the Harbor Blvd. entrance to the resort. Simply head down the sidewalk lining Harbor Blvd. and continue until you reach the large sign for the Disneyland Resort. The path beneath it will lead you to a security checkpoint, which is just a few steps before the main entrance turnstiles of the two theme parks. Keep walking through the Esplanade between the theme parks and you’ll reach the Downtown Disney District shops and restaurants shortly.

    The time spent at the security checkpoints can vary depending on the time of day and how busy the resort is, but the lines usually move fairly quickly. To expedite the screening process, be sure to open any bag compartments or zippers and remove the item’s straps from your body before reaching the front of the line. 

    I hope this helps, Traci. Please send us more questions as you put the finishing touches on your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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