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  • On Jul 21, 2022
    Amy from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just learned about the monorail into the park from the Disneyland Hotel on your podcast - tell me more!! What time can I board the monorail in the hotel, and where will we get off inside Disneyland Park? We love to rope-drop so this sounds perfect! Thanks.

    Hi Amy! Welcome back to planDisney! We love to see Guests returning to our happy little corner of the magic. You've got a fellow rope-dropper in me, so you came to the right place! I'm so happy to hear you listened to the planDisney Podcast on Resorts! I had to grab a pen and a piece of paper myself to keep up with all the tips Amy and Julie were dishing out! 

    Yes, let's talk about the Disneyland Monorail! If you're a seasoned visitor to the Walt Disney World Resort, the novelty will not be anything new for you, but I guarantee you've never arrived into the parks like this! What makes the Disneyland Monorail so special is that you board in Downtown Disney District and it takes you straight into Tomorrowland! Yes, right into the smack dab middle of Disneyland Park! Can you believe it?! As part of the experience, you'll get to enjoy views of Disney's California Adventure Park's Buena Vista Street, wave to your fellow Guests on Grizzly River Run and then look out for Buzz Lightyear on your way into Tomorrowland! You'll even get to skip the crowds at the Main Entrance Gate! 

    If you're choosing to enter the Disneyland Park via Monorail, there are a few things to EARmark in terms of logistics. Since it takes you directly into the park, you will need a valid theme park ticket and theme park reservation for each day you are planning to use this high-speed, zero emission transport to Tomorrowland. The station opens right at park opening, so be sure to take a peek at those park hours for each day. This includes opening 30 minutes ahead of scheduled park hours for Guests of the Disneyland Resort Hotels as part of the Early Entry perk returning August 8th. For us rope-droppers, this is an actual dream! 

    The Disneyland Monorail is also easy to keep track of as there are only two stations - one inside the park in Tomorrowland and one outside the park in Downtown Disney District. The Tomorrowland station is located directly above the entrance to the newly reopened Finding Nemo's Submarine Voyage, so you can get a jump on those rope drop crowds by heading straight for Space Mountain or Matterhorn Bobsleds as soon as you disembark! The Downtown Disney District station is located on the west end of the district close to, but not directly at the Disneyland Hotel. It's just inside the security entrance off to the left. The Disneyland Monorail runs about every 10 minutes and is an attraction in and of itself! You'll get 13 blissful minutes of Disneyland views as you glide into Tomorrowland. While a walk down Main Street, U.S.A. is a quintessential Disneyland entrance, you can't beat landing right in the middle of the action!

    Of course, you can also hop the Disneyland Monorail to head out of Tomorrowland and back to the Downtown Disney District as well. The Monorail does tend to close earlier in the evening due to any firework performances, so if you are planning to use it as your exit, I would just double check those hours. 

    I hope this was helpful! To infinity and beyond! 
    Tara
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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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