How to get early admission to Disneyland & California Adventure

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Ever gone to Disneyland and had to wait a long time to get on your favorite ride, like Peter Pan’s Flight or Space Mountain?  One way around that is early admission.  Select guests can get in the park one hour early, and since only certain guests are allowed in the park early, this means the lines are significantly smaller.  Early admission is also great because it gives you more time in the happiest place on earth!

So you may be wondering how to get early admission.  Well, there are 2 ways to get early admission:

  1. Extra Magic Hour: If you book a Disneyland Resort Hotel (the Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Paradise Pier Hotel) then during each day of your hotel stay, you can get admission into select attractions, entertainment, stores & dining at Disneyland (on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays) or California Adventure (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays) one hour early. And it just so happens that right now, you can save up to 30% off of Disneyland hotels.
  2. Magic Morning at Disneyland Park: If you don’t book a stay at a Disneyland hotel, there is another way to get into Disneyland early, and that’s with the Magic Morning at Disneyland Park, available at just Disneyland (not California Adventure) and it’s available for Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. There are 2 ways to get the Magic Morning at Disneyland:

So, find yourself zipping right through the lines by trying one of the above options to get into Disneyland an hour early!


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