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  • On Jan 9, 2024
    Daniele from Cologne Area, Germany Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we booked our stay in a Disney Resort in April without park tickets. Can we link separately booked park tickets to our resort reservation and make use of the early hour regulation?

    Hi Daniele,

    It's great to have you with us at planDisney! Thank you for your question. 

    Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation will be here before you know it. I am thrilled for you and can feel the vacation jitters already. Let's get your plans squared away so that you can relax and enjoy. 

    Yes, provided you have Disney Theme Park Tickets and a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation, you are eligible for Early Theme Park Entry. Stroll through the theme park gates a full 30-minutes early and enjoy reduced wait times at some of the most popular attractions. 

    To verify your Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation at the theme park gates, be sure to wear your Disney MagicBand or MagicBand+. Alternatively, you can show a Key to the World Card or bring along your cell phone with a Disney MagicMobile Pass. You will need one of these. 

    Daniele, I want to encourage you to remember to stop and look around for just a moment on that first special morning inside the theme parks. That window of time when happy Guests are first strolling through the magical gates and everything feels wide open, fresh, and new is the best part of the day. You just know that you and the folks around you are on track for something special in the next few hours, and the air is positively buzzing with excitement. Drink it in. It's what it's all about.

    Have the very best day, Daniele! Please visit us again at planDisney if you have any other questions. We love to help!

    With many magical memories,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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