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  • On Apr 8, 2024
    Susan from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to book a package deal but for 5 days but we are only staying at Disneyworld for last 1/2 of stay. The tickets default to first night Disney stay but can I exchange them at the window for passes that start earlier?

    Hi Susan!

    Welcome to planDisney!  A vacation package is a great way to enjoy all that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer while also providing you with some Magical Extras and access to the very popular dining plan options.  It sounds like you want to swing into some theme parks (just like my pal Tarzan!) before you begin your stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel.  Let's take a look at what options are available to you!

    Susan, when you book a vacation package that includes a hotel stay and theme park tickets, your tickets cannot be changed to start ahead of your hotel stay.  While this may not be the news you were hoping to hear, you could always book your theme park tickets separately from a room-only reservation.  This will allow you more flexibility with your usage window.  With this option, you still receive the great benefits of staying in the Disney Resorts Collection including Early Theme Park Entry, complimentary transportation, and the ability to make your advanced dining reservations 60 days before your arrival for your entire length of stay.  Also, starting for stays in 2025, guests at Disney Resorts Collection hotels can enjoy complimentary admission to one of Disney's two amazing water parks on your check-in day!  

    If you're still deciding where to stay, I'd recommend checking out Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.  It has a great Table-Service dining option with Sebastian's Bistro and provides easy access to both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios via the Disney Skyliner.  Plus, when you're ready to take a break from the parks, the laid-back beach vibes offer a relaxing retreat! 

    I hope this information is helpful as you continue to plan for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  Susan, you are always welcome to be our guest here at planDisney and we hope you stop by to see us again with any other vacation planning questions you have in the future!


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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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