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  • Nov 23, 2023
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    If we book our trip but can’t check into hotel u til later in the afternoon, can we still use our park tickets to go to a park that day?

    Hiya Pal! 

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for bringing your question our way. 

    Hooray for planning a trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth! Planning your magical vacation is so much fun because you get to think about which theme parks you’ll be visiting, the attractions you’ll want to experience, the delectable delights you’ll want to try (bonus points if they’re Mickey-shaped), and so much more! You’re going to have a fabulous time at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    I’m happy to tell you that as long as you have valid admission to a theme park, you’re welcome to go and enjoy your day there as your room is being prepared! While visiting the parks, you’re welcome to come and go as often as you like during operating hours, so if you need a break and find your room is ready, you can head to your Disney Resort hotel and then head back to the park after you feel refreshed! 

    There are also other things you can do while you wait for your room to be prepared, such as visiting Disney Springs. It is full of unique shops and different restaurants to fulfill most cravings! 

    The wonderful thing about staying at a Disney Resort hotel is you get delightful benefits. Early Theme Park Entry allows Guests of Disney Resort hotels to enter any of the four theme parks 30 minutes earlier than regular operating hours. Plus, the proximity to the parks is lovely!

    We can’t wait to welcome you to the magic! Have an enchanting visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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