• On Jan 9, 2018
    Kerri Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Are Annual Pass holders allowed to use Extra Magic Hours if not staying at a Disneyland hotel? Kerri

    Hi there, Kerri! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for your question. I hope you’re getting excited for all the magic awaiting you at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    Extra Magic Hour is available at select attractions, stores, entertainment and dining locations in Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for one hour before the theme parks open to the general public on select days. The Extra Magic Hour is offered exclusively to Guests of one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. Annual Passholders may only use this early admission option if they are staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. 

    If you don’t plan to book and stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel but would like a way to maximize your time in the theme parks, be sure to check out Disney MaxPass. It enables you to make Disney FASTPASS selections from your mobile device with the Disneyland app once you enter the theme parks. Disney PhotoPass photo downloads are also included for each day you purchase Disney MaxPass to help you document all the happy memories you make during your vacation! 

    Please write back with any other planning questions you may have, Kerri! We’d be glad to help.

    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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