Disneyland- Mainstreet Station; day; train pulling in
  • On Sep 21, 2023
    Maria from Australia Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I understand that early access will alternate between California Adventure and Disneyland from 20 January. Which park will have early access on 20 January? I’d like to book my tickets and select my starting park as the one with early access. Thanks

    Hello there Maria, thank you for stopping by planDisney with your great question!

    I love that you are planning for your trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" already, and that you're planning on taking advantage of early entry for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests.  It truly is our favorite benefit of staying at one of the beautiful Disneyland Resort Hotels, we find that we can ride several of our priority attractions during the morning!  

    You are correct that early entry will be updated starting on January 20, 2024, and Guests will be able to take advantage of the 30-minute entry into a designated theme park, but not both.  The theme park calendar will be the best resource, and will have the early entry information, but the calendar does not extend out that far just yet.  I would keep checking back, and hopefully it will be updated soon for Guests to make their plans!

    I do recommend making a theme park reservation now to secure a reservation for your trip.  You can always modify it if needed when theme park calendar is updated.  Since Disneyland Park is usually a more popular choice for Guests, that would be my recommendation, and then you could modify the reservation to Disney California Adventure Park if that is where early entry will be that day, pending availability.  I'm sure you'll be keeping your eye on the calendar though, and I'm hoping you can easily switch it since you will be so on top of it!  

    A tip I like to share is to bring a portable breakfast and coffee while you wait in line either at security to get into the Downtown Disney District or to enjoy while you wait in line at the park entrance gates.  It saves us time in the morning and allows us to sleep in a bit more!  

    Maria, I'm sending you all of the pixie dust that you're able to secure your reservations in January!  If we can help with anything else as you plan your trip, please do not hesitate to come back and ask!  

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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