Disneyland Resort Officially Changes Early Park Entry For Resort Hotel Guests

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Disneyland Resort continually strives to enhance the visitor experience, and their latest move is a testament to this commitment. The resort has revamped its early entry program for hotel guests, making changes that may initially surprise visitors but are ultimately designed to manage crowd flow and reduce congestion in popular areas.

Unveiling the New Early Entry Program

The early entry program has always been a coveted perk for hotel guests, offering them an exclusive opportunity to wander through the magical world of Disneyland before the general public. The new program maintains this privilege, but with a slight twist.

Now, instead of unrestricted access to the entire park, guests will be granted early entry to a specific theme park of the resort. This designated theme park is set to rotate daily. Right now the rotation for Early Entry is:

  • Disneyland Park: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Disney California Adventure Park: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

The Implications for Visitors

Changes, especially those involving cherished perks, often elicit mixed reactions. However, it’s essential to understand the rationale behind Disneyland Resort’s decision. By limiting early access to a particular theme park of Disneyland Resort, the resort aims to manage crowd flow more effectively and reduce theme park congestion.

This strategy ensures a more enjoyable experience for all guests, minimizing long waits and crowded spaces. Visitors are encouraged to plan their park days accordingly, taking full advantage of the designated section each day.

Making the Most of the Changes

By strategically planning your visit, you can make the most of the early entry perk and enjoy a unique, crowd-free exploration of different park sections each day of your stay. Here are the attractions, dining and shopping that will be open in each park on early entry days:

Disneyland Park Dining and Shopping

  • Esplanade Stroller Shop
  • Little Green Men Store Command
  • Little Red Wagon
  • Main Street Fruit Cart
  • Market House
  • The Star Trader

Disney California Adventure Park Dining and Shopping

  • Cappuccino Cart
  • The Collector’s Warehouse
  • Esplanade Stroller Shop
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
  • Fillmore’s Taste-In

Final Thoughts: Embracing the New Experience at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort’s revised early entry program presents a unique opportunity for hotel guests to discover different park sections before the general public. Although these changes may necessitate some adjustments, they’re designed with the ultimate goal of improving visitor experience by effectively managing crowd flow and reducing congestion.

Visitors are urged to embrace this new approach, plan their days wisely, and take full advantage of the designated section each day. With its continuous efforts to prioritize guest satisfaction, Disneyland Resort reaffirms its commitment to providing a memorable experience for all its visitors. The resort’s new dawn has arrived, bringing in a fresh, enjoyable, and less crowded adventure for its early birds.

Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney fans, whether that’s what’s happening in the Disney theme parks or around Disney Vacation Club resorts!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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