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  • On Aug 13, 2018
    Patricia from WI Asked

    Planning a trip to DL/CA in October. We already have tickets to the Halloween party on 10/23. Staying at Grand Cal. Planning to purchase 3 day park hoppers. Explain my early morning access please...

    Howdy, Patricia! Thanks for returning to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    There are so many great things packed into your question! I am so excited that you will be attending Mickey’s Halloween Party during your vacation. You are going to have a ball trick-or-treating around the park, watching the Frightfully Fun Parade and Halloween Screams Fireworks, and meeting all sorts of rare characters. I am also thrilled that you will be staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa! Magnificent doesn’t come close to describing the breathtaking lobby, pools, and the newly refurbished Guest rooms. Not only will you be able to enjoy these luxurious surroundings during your stay, but as a Disneyland Resort Hotel Guest, you will also have access to Extra Magic Hour every day of your trip (regardless of the number of days of tickets). 

    With Extra Magic Hour, you can enter Disneyland Park one hour early on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, plus you’ll have exclusive access to Disney California Adventure Park one hour early on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. You can take advantage of Extra Magic Hour every day, including the days you check in or check out, as long as you have a valid room key in-hand. Extra Magic Hour times can vary daily, so be sure to check the schedule as your travel dates approach. 

    One last tip about Extra Magic Hour…if you will be using Disney MaxPass, you can select your first FASTPASS during Extra Magic Hour. The return time will typically be for after the park has opened for general admission, but as soon as you are through the gates, feel free to start using MaxPass. 

    I hope this clarifies things for you. Please visit us again with any other questions you may have!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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