Last month Disneyland implemented a new procedure for guests using 4- and 5-day tickets. All guests using these multiday tickets are now required to show ID with a name matching the one found on the tickets. When the new entry procedure was first rolled out guests using 4- and 5- day tickets were required to enter through separate turnstiles. This led to extremely long lines at these gates.
Disney has since changed the policy to allow guests with 4- and 5- day tickets to enter through any turnstile, but they still must show identification. This is causing entry times in to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to be longer than usual for all ticket holders, especially during the first couple of hours of the day. Due to these elevated wait times, we recommend planning for some extra time to enter the park. For those of you planning to be in the parks at rope drop, you may want to plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before park opening (or longer depending on the crowd level for the day). This should give you enough time to get through the lines at the turnstiles and navigate up Main Street or Buena Vista Street.
Speaking of DCA rope drop, Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS tickets are still running out 1 to 2 hours after park opening. If your goal is to obtain a Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS, be sure to arrive at DCA as early as possible (the front gates will start letting guests enter 1 hour before the official park opening) and head straight to the FASTPASS line. The FASTPASS distribution line starts in front of It’s Tough to be a Bug and can sometimes stretch back to Tower of Terror.