• On Jul 1, 2021
    Jennifer 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.

    If we're going first thing in the morning, what would be a good time to arrive at the gates before hand?

    Hey Howdy Hey, Jennifer!

    I’m so happy to see that your journey in the wild west has led you to us, we’re so happy to help. You sound like my type of park goer. I just love “Rope Dropping” each and every day of our visit. Day 3 gets a little tiring after opening and closing the parks for the past couple of days, but we power through. I even catch my Mouseketeers fighting their sleep in fear of missing any of the magic.

    If you are driving to the Disneyland Resort, then I would plan on arriving 5-10 minutes before the parking structure opens. The parking structure opens 60 minutes prior to the earliest standard Disneyland Resort theme park opening time, which gives you time to park, and walk over to the theme park entrance. If you are waking over to the theme parks, my family likes to leave our hotel 45 minutes before the theme park opening time. That usually seems to be enough time to go through security and the ticket gate.

    Jennifer, since you will be up early, don’t forget to try for a Boarding Group or to join the virtual queue for WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure (depending on which park you will be visiting). 

    Enjoy your visit, and ride like the wind!
    -Shantel
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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