• On Jan 16, 2018
    Clinton from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I am staying at the Paradise Pier Hotel and have the Magic Morning pass, can I enter Disneyland Park via the Monorail in Downtown Disney for the Magic Morning?

    Hello, Clinton! Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    I have always been an early riser and I love being at the parks for rope drop. Since you will be staying at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, you actually have access to Extra Magic Hour every day of your stay which includes exclusive access to Disney California Adventure Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, you can enter Disneyland Park one hour early for Extra Magic Hour and it’s possible that the Disneyland Monorail will be running during this time. You will need your park tickets and your room key cards to enter Disneyland Park via the monorail during Extra Magic Hour. In my experience, however, there have been very few times when the monorail was actually running early in the morning, so we always find it much more efficient to walk straight to the park gates. This way, we can guarantee that we are in the right place at the right time for rope drop. I would plan on walking to the gates for Extra Magic Hour and if the Disneyland Monorail is up and running when you walk by, then feel free to hop aboard!
    We like to take the Disneyland Monorail to head back to the hotel when we are ready for a mid-day break or at the end of a long day in the parks. It certainly saves us some steps on our way back to the hotel. Or, you can treat it like an attraction and make the full loop around the parks to get some great views of Matterhorn Bobsleds and Sleeping Beauty Castle. You can even look up the wait time for the Disneyland Monorail on the Disneyland app just like you would any other attraction.
    I hope this helps! I am an Extra Magic Hour fanatic, so if you want any more tips on navigating the parks early, please stop by again with your questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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