• On Feb 11, 2020
    Joe from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    On a magic morning day at California Adventure, will I be able to join a Rise of Resistance boarding group from inside the California Adventure park once the Disneyland Park opens?

    Hey Joe!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It’s such an amazing time to be visiting the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I see you’re staying at one of the amazing hotels at the Disneyland Resort. My favorite perk from staying on property is Extra Magic Hour at either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. You’ll be able to enter one of the two parks, depending on the schedule, an hour before the general public. I was curious about this same thing so a couple of weeks when I was at the parks and staying on property, I asked a Cast Member this very same question. Trying to get a Boarding Pass from Disney California Adventure Park will not work. You have to be scanned into Disneyland Park before official park opening hours. Get there early, download the Disneyland Mobile App ahead of time and make sure everyone’s tickets are scanned and linked into the app. 

    If you’re staying more than one night you’ll have an advantage on the days where Disneyland Park has Extra Magic Hour. You'll get access into the park before the general public and won't have to worry about getting there extra early. There is a separate line for Extra Magic Hour and the last few weekends it has moved really fast. They actually all move pretty quickly and the Cast Members have been doing an amazing job of moving everyone through. Honestly, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is so good that if you had to skip Extra Magic Hour at Disney California Adventure Park so you could get in line at Disneyland park, it would be so worth it!! A couple of weeks ago I was staying at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and we skipped Extra Magic Hour on Sunday so that we could get a Boarding Pass at Disneyland Park. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

    Well Joe, I hope you have the most magical stay at the Disneyland Resort! I’m sending some Pixie Dust your way for an early Boarding Group!

    Remember, always believe in the magic! 

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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