Disneyland Resort Changing Early Entry Policy for Hotel Guests in 2024

Justin Giglio

Disneyland Resort Changing Early Entry Policy for Hotel Guests in 2024

In 2024, Disneyland Resort is updating its policy on hotel guests using the early entry benefit to enter parks before other guests.

Disneyland Resort’s New Early Entry Policy in 2024


According to the Disneyland Resort website, changes are coming to the early entry policy in January 2024.

Starting January 20, 2024, the early entry benefit will be updated, and Guests with valid park admission and reservations who are checked in and staying at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels may take advantage of this 30-minute early entry into a designated theme park for every day of their hotel stay. Each day, either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park will be open early. Please check the theme park calendar for the schedule.

Of course, the most notable change in this policy is that only one of the two theme parks at Disneyland Resort will be available each morning for early entry. Currently, hotel guests are able to enter either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure early. Guests will now have to check the park calendar to know which park is offering early entry for each day of their stay.

This policy change isn’t exactly new, as the Disneyland Resort followed a similar policy prior to the 2020 pandemic shutdown; however, guests could enjoy a full hour of early entry at one of the two parks each morning.

What do you think of this policy change? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Justin Giglio

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