On every day of their stays, all registered guests at one of the three Disney Resort Hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Grand Californian, and Paradise Pier) may enter one or both theme parks one hour prior to official opening via a benefit called Extra Magic Hour.
This benefit, when coupled with valid park admission, allows access one hour before official park opening to select attractions at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.
Generally only one park (either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure) is available for Extra Magic Hour each day, but both parks may participate in the Extra Magic Hour every day during busy periods.
Guests staying in Disney-owned hotels have exclusive access to Disney California Adventure located through a special entrance located near Grizzly River Run. This entrance provides quick access to the Grand Californian Hotel during most times of the day. However, in the morning the line can become extremely long. If you are a Disney hotel guests and wish to use this entrance we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before park opening or 30 minutes before Extra Magic Hour starts.
Please note that available attractions during Extra Magic Hour vary from day to day. Also, dining options are limited until regular park hours begin.