Sleeping Beauty Castle; quarter view; day; bridge; flowers
  • On Dec 17, 2023
    Darya from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have hotel reservations and park reservations and I’m planning on taking advantage of early entry. The calendar states 7:30 am is the early entry time, however what time can I actually be in the park?

    Hello, Darya! Welcome back to planDisney.

    I see you are staying at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. This is one of my favorite Disneyland Resort Hotels. I just love the luxe and cozy vibes. The dining at the hotel is delicious and the proximity to the Theme Parks cannot be beat. 

    Being so close to the parks will save you a few minutes in the morning when taking advantage of the Early Entry benefit. The time you are allowed into the parks can vary. It's best to leave your hotel room at least 45 minutes before the start of Early Entry. Remember that before you can line up for Early Entry inside the parks, you will need to go through Security. If you are visiting Disney California Adventure Park, you can take advantage of the private entrance available to Guests of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. However, this line can get long quickly, so arrive early!

    Tip: There will be a sign for Guests of the Disneyland Resort Hotels to line up for Early Entry upon entering the parks. Be prepared to present your Hotel Reservation on the Disneyland Mobile App or your hotel room key. 

    I hope you find this helpful, Darya. Enjoy your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    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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