Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Jul 6, 2022
    Joseph from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how much in advance do you have to buy your ticket if you stay off premises at a different resort? are park hours different if you stay at a non disney hotel?

    Hey howdy hey, Joseph.

    I’m so glad you rode like the wind with Bullseye and found your way to planDisney again. I’m even more excited to hEAR you’re still thinking of booking a vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth. There’s no better time to lace up those boots and head “home” than now.

    Joseph, there is not a specific timeline as to when Guests of off-property hotels need to purchase their theme park tickets. However, the sooner you purchase your tickets, the better. Since Theme Park Reservations are required in addition to theme park admission, purchasing your tickets sooner rather than later gives you the best chance at securing the reservations at the parks you want on the days you want.

    One of the greatest benefits of staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel is Early Theme Park Entry, which allows Guests of Disney Resort hotels (and select other hotels) to enter the theme parks 30 minutes before the official park opening time. Guests staying at non-Disney properties must wait to enter the parks until the published opening time. Besides Early Theme Park Entry, there are many other benefits to choosing a Disney Resort hotel, from complimentary transportation to the theme parks to being able to charge purchases to your room during your stay. If you have the wiggle room in your budget, I highly recommend staying at a Disney Resort hotel.

    Joseph, please stop back by planDisney if you have more questions. We will go to infinity and beyond to get you the answers you need.

    You’ve got a friend in me,

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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