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  • On Nov 13, 2019
    Mildred from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does the Monorail open for the Extra Morning Hour for hotel guests to enter the park? Or do you have to enter through the main gate?

    Hello, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mildred! 

    Though subject to change, the Disneyland Monorail typically operates during regular park hours. For entrance to Disneyland Park during Extra Magic Hours and Magic Morning early admission, the main entrance turnstiles are available. I recommend consulting the Disneyland app for the latest information and hours for both the monorail and the overall park. 

    I love the thrilling ride on the Disneyland Monorail between the Downtown Disney District station and the Tomorrowland Station. Although the Disneyland Monorail does not have a stop in Disney California Adventure Park, it still winds its way through a portion of that park, providing a beautiful view of Hollywood Land, Buena Vista Street, and the Grizzly Peak Airfield. The monorail continues on through the gorgeous courtyard of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa before its stops in Downtown Disney District closer to the Disneyland Hotel.

    Tony’s Tip: During certain times of the day, you may inquire about the possibility of sitting in the nose cone with the Monorail Pilot! This experience is limited to just a few guests and is subject to availability. This is my favorite way to ride on the Disneyland Monorail!

    My favorite time to travel on the Disneyland Monorail is mid-morning. And my favorite reason for riding is to travel toward a brunch reservation at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen or Goofy's Kitchen. After an exciting morning of riding attractions during Extra Magic Hour, brunch is a great way to refuel for the remainder of the day at the Disneyland Resort.

    I hope you have a magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, Mildred!

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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