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  • On Apr 18, 2022
    Caitlin from Lancashire Asked

    Would I still have access to early magic hours if I book my tickets and hotel separately? I would be staying on site but buying tickets through another website. Thanks

    Hiya Caitlin - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question for our team of panelists. You've picked a great time for a holiday to Walt Disney World Resort - the 50th Anniversary Celebration will be in full swing, and there are so many new and exciting things to do, see, and eat!

    Staying at one of the magical Disney Resorts Collection properties is my favorite way to make sure I'm always immersed in Disney magic throughout my entire trip, so I'm glad to see you've decided to do this! Early Theme Park Entry is just one of the many benefits of staying in the magic with a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, and I can tell you from experience that it's a great feeling to get a head start on the day at your favorite Theme Park.

    I have some great news for you - the benefit of Early Theme Park Entry is attached to your Resort reservation, not your tickets. So, as long as everyone is listed as a registered Guest on a reservation from an eligible hotel, they will be able to take advantage of this benefit regardless of where their Theme Park admission comes from! Just make sure that you've also made a Park Pass Reservation for each day that you plan on visiting a Theme Park.

    One last tip - if you're staying at a Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort, or other select hotels, you may also be eligible for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on select dates!

    I hope this information is helpful as you start planning your upcoming holiday. Please let me know if I can help answer any additional questions!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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