• On Sep 1, 2023
    Yamila from FL 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 can I apply to early entrance?

    Hey there, Yamila!

    I'd like to welcome you to planDisney - where Guests help other Guests make the most of their Walt Disney World Resort vacations! Am I seeing this correctly? Do you really arrive at The Most Magical Place on Earth tomorrow!? Yamila, the countdown is almost over and you're about to embark on an exciting journey to the Walt Disney World Resort. I'd be happy to help you plan for a fun-filled visit!

    Early theme park entry is a special perk offered to Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels. Guests staying at participating locations may enter the theme parks 30 minutes before they open to the public, allowing hotel Guests to start their mornings with lower attraction wait times! Yamila, if you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, I'm happy to inform you that there's no need to pre-register for early theme park entry. Simply make your way to the theme park, present your theme park admission at the turnstiles, and you'll be admitted entry into the main entrance area. Once inside the theme park, just follow the "Resort Guest Early Entry" signage or ask a Cast Member for directions. You'll need to verify your Disney Resort hotel reservation with a Cast Member at this checkpoint, and then you'll be able to access areas of the theme park that are closed off to the general public until park opening time!

    Yamila, to make the most of your early theme park entry period, I recommend arriving at the theme park before the entry window begins. Bus service from your Disney Resort hotel should begin operation about 45 minutes prior to the early entry period. If you'll be staying at a Resort hotel on the Disney Skyliner, you'll be able to hop on a gondola to head to your destination one hour before the early entry window opens! The Resort Monorail and Express Monorail begin running 30 minutes before Magic Kingdom Park's early entry period, while the EPCOT Monorail starts up 30 minutes prior to EPCOT's. While watercraft transportation is one of my favorite ways to leisurely get around property, its hours can vary based on weather conditions. Therefore, I typically prefer taking another means of transportation when I'm serious about "rope-dropping!"

    I hope this information helps you to prepare for your perfect Disney day, Yamila! I'm wishing you many magical memories, blue skies, and sunshine. If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to revisit us at planDisney anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    See ya real soon,

thumbnail image for Lauren

Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Tips For Selecting Your Next Disney Resort | planDisney Podcast - Episode 5

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.