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How to get EARLY ACCESS to Disneyland and California Adventure

How to enter the Disney parks earlier than everyone else

Ever wanted to get early access to Disneyland or Disneyland California Adventure? The term “Rope Drop” means you arrive at the parks right when they open at 8:00 am. But do you know what’s better than Rope Drop? Getting to be inside the Disney parks 30 minutes before everyone else!

Here’s how to get early access to Disneyland according to Disneyland.com. If you have a valid hotel stay at either the Disneyland Hotel, the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel, or the Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel AND a park reservation. This early access begins TODAY, August 8th, 2022. If you’re reading this now, you can already take advantage of that access!

Disneyland Gran Californian Hotel for early access to Disneyland

Let me tell you, getting to the Disney Parks at Rope Drop is FANTASTIC because the attraction lines don’t start to get really long until about 30 to 40 minutes into the park opening at 8:00 am. That means when you’re there at Rope Drop, you can get on two or three rides within your first hour with minimal wait times.

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And that’s just regular Rope Drop. With the early access, you will be in the parks at 7:30 am instead and only with other people who have valid hotel stays. This means that for 30 minutes, you will essentially have the entirety of the Disney Parks to yourself!

Here are the things you will have access to if you get into the parks at 7:30 am:

Disneyland Park Attractions

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Disneyland Park Dining and Shopping

Disneyland California Adventure

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
  • Disney California Adventure Park Dining and Shopping

If you are staying at one of the Disneyland Hotels, then I would strongly recommend taking advantage of the early access to Disneyland opportunity! If you haven’t subscribed yet, make sure you stay on top of the latest Disney news. Thanks for joining us in discovering the magical treasures of Disney!

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