What is Early Morning Entry?

How to experience top attractions without queues!

If you're staying on-site in a Disney Resort Hotel you can get into the parks 30 minutes early, every day!

This means you get to experience top attractions like Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance without a long queue.

This ends up being a huge benefit, especially if you don't wish to pay for Genie+ or Lightning Lanes as it means you can get on the most popular rides before the crowds arrive.

Hotels & Resorts that offer Early Morning Entry

As mentioned above, if you're staying on-site you'll get early entry every day. This also extends to some partner resorts for those staying off-site. The full list of included resorts includes:

  • Disney's All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney's All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney's Pop Century Resort
  • The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
  • The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas (both Jambo House and Kidani Village
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney's Riviera Resort
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World® Resort
  • B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Orlando
  • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Which rides and attractions are open during Early Morning Entry?

Not all rides may be operating during early entry. Each park has its own list of attractions that are usually open, however, on occasion, some may be closed.

Magic Kingdom
  • "it's a small world"
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin' Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Hollywood Studios
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Animal Kingdom
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • It's Tough to be a Bug!
  • Na'vi River Journey
  • TriceraTop Spin
Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

Early Morning Entry is not currently offered at Disney's waterparks, however, they do run their own ticketed evening events instead. These are available to all guests for a per-person fee.

Requirements for attending Early Morning Entry

As mentioned above you'll need to be staying at a Disney Resort or a select partner resort to attend Early Morning Entry. There are a few other requirements to bear in mind too:

  • You'll need a valid theme park admission for the day.
  • If your admission ticket doesn't have Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus then you'll only be able to use your ticket at the park you use Early Morning Entry on for that day. So for example you couldn't go to Epcot for your early entry, and then go over to the Magic Kingdom when it opens, unless you've got a Park Hopper ticket.