Early Admission at Disneyland Resort

Early admission at Disneyland Resort allows select guests into the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks before it is open to the general public. Early admission means smaller wait times and less foot traffic while you’re en route to the next attraction. There are two ways to participate – Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning. Extra Magic Hour is available for both Disneyland theme parks. Magic Morning only admits you into Disneyland park.

Early Admission Options at Disneyland

Knowing which early admission experience you should choose all depends on which day(s) you will be visiting, what types of attraction you want to ride, etc. Keep in mind that not all attractions, stores, and restaurants are open during Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning.

Extra Magic Hour 
One of the many perks of staying at a Disneyland hotel is being able to take part in the Extra Magic Hour. On select days guests can enter both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park 1 hour before they open to the general public. This is offered at all 3 on site hotels: Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Magic Morning
In order to receive Magic Morning admission guests will need to purchase a 3 day park ticket prior to arrival, which will allow for one morning of early entry. With this ticket guests can enter Disneyland park (only) 1 hour before it opens to the general public.

Participating Attractions – Disneyland Park

  • Alice in Wonderland – Fantasyland
  • Astro Orbiter – Tomorrowland
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Fantasyland
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • King Arthur Carousel – Fantasyland
  • Mad Tea Party – Fantasyland
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – Fantasyland
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – Fantasyland
  • Peter Pan’s Flight – Fantasyland
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Fantasyland
  • Pirate’s of the Caribbean – New Orleans Square
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Walkthrough – Fantasyland
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventure – Fantasyland
  • Space Mountain – Tomorrowland
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue – Tomorrowland

Participating Attractions – Disney California Adventure 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! – Hollywood Land
  • Incredicoaster – Pixar Pier
  • Jessie’s Critter Carousel – Pixar Pier
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – Paradise Gardens Park
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Rollercoaster – Cars Land
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree – Cars Land
  • Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! – Hollywood Land
  • Radiator Springs Racers – Cars Land
  • Soarin’ Around the World – Grizzly Peak

Early Admission at Disneyland Resort Schedule

It is important to know which days, and which parks your early admission is valid for. The following is Disneyland Resorts schedule for Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning. Changes do to events can happen so be sure to check online, on the Disneyland app, or at guest services if you are unsure.

Extra Magic Hour

Disneyland Park
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday | 1 Hour Before General Public Opening

Disney California Adventure
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday | 1 Hour Before General Public Opening

Magic Morning

Disneyland Park
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday | 1 Hour Before General Public Opening

Mouse For Less Tips

  • Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning must be used during the time of hotel stay or one of the days of your valid 3 day park ticket.
  • Guests of Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning with Disney Maxpass can start reserving FASTPASS selections for the day as soon as they enter the park.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not available during either of the early admission options.
  • Guests who plan to use parking at Disneyland Resort during their park visit should still arrive 15 minutes prior to early admission opening.
  • Extra Magic Hour must have a valid theme park ticket and an active hotel key card to enter. All early visitors, ages 3 and older must be a registered hotel guest.
  • Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park’s general public opening times vary on select days. Check with guest services or the park hours calendar on the official Disneyland web page.