Radiator Springs at night with Lightning McQueen and Mater Driving
  • On Jan 10, 2024
    Marsha 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.

    Which parks are early entry on February 23, 24, and 25th?

    Welcome to planDisney, Marsha!

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to Disneyland Resort you go! You must be so excited that your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth is almost here. In just a few weeks, you'll travel through the forest with Snow White and race through Radiator Springs with Lightning McQueen.

    Early Entry at Disneyland Resort is a fantastic perk of staying at one of the three onsite hotels. On our most recent vacation, my family and I experienced so many attractions during this valuable time. As of this writing, Early Entry at Disney California Adventure Park is scheduled for Friday, February 23 and Sunday, February 25. Disneyland Park offers Early Entry on Saturday, February 24. These hours are subject to change, so check the park hours before leaving home.

    Before I go, I'm happy to share some tips for making the most of Early Entry at Disneyland Resort. I hope they work for you!

    *Try to line up for security and bag check at least 30 minutes before the start of Early Entry. My family lined up around 6:45 for 7:30 Early Entry and had plenty of time to walk through the Downtown Disney District leisurely. We were some of the first families to arrive at the entrance for opening.

    *If Early Entry starts too early for your morning coffee, use the Starbucks® mobile app to order from the Downtown Disney District location, which you'll pass on your way to the Esplanade. My family placed a mobile order while we waited for security to open, and our drinks were ready shortly after the store opened at 7:00.

    *At Disneyland Park, my family enjoyed rides in Fantasyland that aren't included in Disney Genie+ Service to avoid waiting in lines for these attractions. We experienced Peter Pan's Flight, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White's Enchanted Wish, and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride before lining up to enter Mickey's Toontown for regular opening.

    *At Disney's California Adventure Park, consider queuing up for Radiator Springs Racers before Guests not participating in Early Entry are allowed into the theme park. My family and I lined up about halfway into Early Entry and experienced this ride with a minimal wait as soon as the theme park opened.

    I hope you find some of these tips helpful, Marsha. Best wishes for a magical visit, and we'll see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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