Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 8, 2023
    Michelle from GA 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 have booked the Doubletree at Disney Springs through my Hilton Honors account. We already have purchased tickets and made reservations for the park. As the Doubletree is a partner hotel, how do I secure Early Entry?

    Hey there, Michelle!  

    You’re as welcome as can be here at planDisney, thanks for bringing your thoughtful question our way. I’m excited for your family to enjoy a special Walt Disney World Resort vacation this summer, there is so much to look forward to as we celebrate Disney100 and #AlltheDisneyThrills! I’ve stayed at several Disney Springs area hotels over the years and am happy to help you understand the great Early Entry benefits and how to make that morning go smoothly for you.

    The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando is on the list of eligible hotels for the wonderful benefit of theme park Early Entry. Please be sure to link your hotel reservation to your My Disney Experience account:

    • Log into My Disney Experience (the website on a computer is best) 
    • Navigate to My Plans 
    • Hover over the Resort Hotel icon and select Link a Reservation
    • Add the confirmation number from your Doubletree Suites reservation 

    Please know that it may take a day or two for the full details of your Disney Springs hotel reservation to appear in My Disney Experience. If not, you may always call Disney for support in connecting this to your account.  

    On the morning of your special theme park day, please note the Early Entry opening time. I advise arriving at the front gates at least 30 minutes prior to be one jump ahead of the crowds. All Guests will be allowed entry through the park gates before that Early Entry time, and resort guests will follow signs to a second checkpoint of Cast Members, until the Early Entry time. At this point they will verify each party by scanning your MagicBand or looking at your My Disney Experience app to confirm the eligible resort reservation. If there are technical issues with linking the reservation, your physical room key for the Disney Springs hotel may also work as proof of your reservation. Once confirmed, you can advance deeper into the theme park and enjoy several attractions before the park opens to all Guests that day.

    I hope this helps you understand what to expect and to get excited for your theme park Early Entry! This is my favorite benefit of staying at the Walt Disney World Resort. My family loves to be early birds and enjoy this special time on a few attractions before wait times increase for the day.  

    Please let us know how else we can help you make the most of this magical vacation, Michelle! 

    Happy planning, 
    Amy

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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