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  • On Oct 9, 2022
    Alli from CA 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 Paradise Pier guests use the new entrance into DCA for early entry?

    Hello, Alli and welcome to planDisney, we’re so glad you’re here!

    I have such fond memories of our past stay at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and remember many fitful nights of sleep after fun days at the theme parks – I love the beachy theme reminiscent of the seaside pavilion hotels from the early 20th century, and my family enjoyed the beachball pillows on the beds. Rides on the nearby futuristic Disneyland Monorail on our way to Disneyland Park were so much fun!

    Alli, as a Guest at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel you will have direct, dedicated access to Disney California Adventure Park, and the early entry benefit to Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, as well as many other distinctive Disney perks as a Guest at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, how wonderful!

    To access the dedicated entrance for Guests of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel to Disney California Adventure Park, (which is across the street), please depart from the main east entrance of the Paradise Pier Hotel, head to the nearby traffic light street corner to cross over and walk towards Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. As you approach Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa while on the sidewalk alongside the auto entrance, you will eventually see two gates, one marked for Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and a second gate marked for Disney California Adventure Park, which is the dedicated gate for you, Alli, as well as all Guests of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

    A few important things to keep in mind.
    1) You and all in your travel party will require a Theme Park Reservation using valid theme park admission for Disney California Adventure Park.
    2) Entry through the dedicated entrance gate will require your Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Guest Room – Key to the Magic Card, which you can obtain from the Front Desk upon check-in.  

    I hope you have a chance to view the Disneyland Park fireworks from a unique view from the third-floor pool deck at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel – you will see stellar views of the fireworks along with hearing a live synchronized broadcast of the accompanying music.

    By downloading the Disneyland Mobile App, not only will you be able to manage your plans during your visit, but you will also enjoy many app features designed to add convenience to your day, such as Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, saving time in lines by purchasing the Disney Genie+ service as soon as you enter a theme park and much more! If you purchase the Disney Genie+ service you will benefit from unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from your day, including the fun Magic Shots, isn’t that a great perk?

    Alli, I hope you enjoy your visit to Disneyland Resort and create many wonderful memories! Thank you for stopping by planDisney - we're always here to help you further if you wish!

    Best Disney Wishes!
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