• On Jun 13, 2017
    Charlie from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! I was wondering how early we should arrive before the parks open? The park will open at 8:00 am the day we arrive. Would an hour before rope drop be ok or too early?

    Dear Charlie,
    I'm thrilled to know you're planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort, especially since you seem to be preparing for an early start!
    I always recommend that folks who want to make the most of their visit to the Happiest Place on Earth arrive an hour prior to park opening.
    I definitely don't think an hour before rope drop is too early!
    Keep in mind that guests staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel receive the benefit of Extra Magic Hour which allows them to enter the Parks one full hour before they open to the general public on select days. So if the regular park opening is at 8am, registered hotel guests can enter the Park at 7am.
    Guests who arrive early but are not Disneyland Resort Hotel guests and therefore cannot use the Extra Magic Hour benefit generally stay behind the rope until 8am.
    As a reminder, the Mickey and Friends parking structure opens one hour prior to the published and scheduled Disneyland Park opening time.
    I hope this helps.
    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    Have a Magical time at the Disneyland Resort and a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious week!
    -Anabel M.

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Meet the Panelist: Anabel, California

I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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