Disneyland- Mainstreet Station
  • On Mar 5, 2023
    Melanie from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you use the Monorail to get into Tomorrowland for Early Entry? Or do you have to use the normal Disneyland Park entrance? I keep looking everywhere and I can't find a straight answer to this. I want to save as much time/steps as possible.

    Greetings, Melanie! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for bringing your question to us.

    You ask an excellent question. Early Entry is a wonderful perk for Disneyland Resort Hotel guests as it allows them to enter the Parks 30 minutes before the general public. It doesn't sound like a lot of time, but it's amazing just how much you can accomplish! You'll feel like you have the entire Park to yourselves for a bit. My kids and I recently stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and we had this same question so here's what we learned from a friendly Cast Member.

    Yes, you may indeed use the Disneyland Monorail to enter the Park for Early Entry. A line will begin to form outside the Monorail station approximately 20 minutes before. The Monorail train will leave the station at the time of Early Entry (e.g., if Disneyland opens at 8 a.m. and Early Entry begins at 7:30 a.m., the Monorail will leave at 7:30). If you miss this train or feel that the line to too long, I would recommend that you keep walking to the Esplanade. 

    Over at the Park Entrance, Cast Members will open Main Street, U.S.A. to everyone about 45 minutes prior to opening. Follow the signs for the Early Entry Guest queue (usually on the right side by Plaza Inn) and you will be allowed into the rest of the Park at the specified time. 

    Which method you choose will depend on your priority. If it's saving time, Guests already in the Park will have a head start because they'll already be in the Park as the Monorail leaves the station. However, if it is saving steps, the Monorail will be your go-to, especially if the attractions you would like to experience first are in Tomorrowland

    If you have little ones in your party, Early Entry is a fantastic time to experience all of the dark rides in Fantasyland! My kids and I took advantage of this last time and rode Peter Pan's Flight early in the day because standby times are consistently long and there is no Lightning Lane. You could also grab a leisurely breakfast somewhere and enjoy a mostly empty Park. Please note that not all attractions will be running during Early Entry, so plan your time accordingly.

    Melanie, I hope this was useful to you and assists you in planning your magical stay at the Disneyland Resort! Please feel free to contact me or any of my pals at planDisney if you have further questions for us. We'd be happy to help!

    “So hurry back, we would like your company.” - From the Haunted Mansion

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Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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