Mom And Son riding Radiator Springs Racers
  • On Jul 16, 2012
    Jennifer from TX 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.

    I know the benefits of staying at a Disneyland resort but, if I purchase tickets from another place and not through Disney (some are cheaper), do you still get those benefits of a resort guest? Also, do you think the SoCal Pass gives you enough time?

    HI there Jennifer,

    All guests of the Disneyland Hotels are welcome to take advantage of the many perks, not just those who have purchased vacation packages.  

    These magical perks include:

    -Extra Magic Hour (Early Admission into the parks)

    -Use of the exclusive California Adventure Entrance inside Grand Californian

    The only perks reserved for guests who have purchased a vacation package through the Walt Disney Travel Company are:

    -Toontown Morning Madness

    -Character Calls

    -Preferred show seating 

    As of September 29th, Magic Mornings will be available every day during your registered stay. On SUndays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, you'll be able to enter Disneyland Park an hour early.  On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, California Adventure will open one hour early to Disneyland Resort hotel guests.

    Each member of your party must have a valid ticket and room key to enter the parks during Extra Magic Hour.

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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