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  • On Aug 5, 2022
    Bryan from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. I am arriving to my WDW hotel around 3 PM. We plan to go to a park right after we drop our bags at our hotel. Do I need a theme park reservation if I am arriving at a park at 4 PM or later?

    Hey Howdy Hey Bryan,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney. Oh boy! I love when I am counting down to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation and now is a perfect time to visit. You will not only be able to enjoy all the fall decorations and festivities, but there are so many new and exciting things as part of The World's Most Magical Celebration. One of our favorites is the new attraction at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This family thrill ride will have you rockin' out as you race through space alongside Star Lord, Groot and the gang to help save the galaxy! It is out of this world!

    I love the way you think! We are also the type of Guests that want to drop everything the minute we arrive at our Walt Disney World resort and hit the theme park. Although you do not expect to arrive at your chosen park until after 4 pm, you will still need a Disney Park Pass theme park reservation. The only time a reservation is not needed, is when you have the Park Hopper option added to your ticket, and are hopping over to your second park of the day after 2 pm. All guests need to make a theme park reservation for the first theme park they are entering that day, regardless of what time they will be entering.

    Once your reservation is made, you will be able to start your magical memories as soon as you arrive. If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me.  

    With pixie dust, 
    Margaret 



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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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