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  • On Jan 20, 2024
    Vijay 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 have booked the Walt Disney Dolphin Resort through a third party website. The booking is for Room only and we plan to purchase park tickets separately. What is the procedure to avail of the 30 minute early theme park entry benefit in this case?

    Hi there, Vijay!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. How exciting that you already have a hotel room secured for your upcoming vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth! I recently enjoyed a stay at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel as a perk of my husband's work travel. While I missed the signature Disney theming at times, it's hard to beat the location, especially if you're hoping to spend some time at an EPCOT festival. 

    I have great news for you, Vijay! As a guest of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, you are indeed welcome to enjoy early theme park entry during your stay, and the process for securing your access is so simple you'll think your Fairy Godmother had a hand in it. It's no magic wand you need, just your My Disney Experience account and the confirmation number for your hotel reservation. This can be found in the confirmation email you received from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel upon booking your room. If you are unable to locate to number, I suggest calling the resort hotel. Once you have the number and are logged into your My Disney Experience account, under 'Resort Hotel' select 'Link a Reservation' where you will be prompted to enter the confirmation number and the last name on the reservation. If you encounter any issues linking your reservation, I encourage you to reach out to Disney Resort Hotel Reservations via telephone. Once your theme park tickets are purchased and linked to your account, you will be able to enter theme parks 30 minutes before they open to the public. 

    During your stay at the Dolphin, I encourage you to spend some time at Disney's Boardwalk with its charming atmosphere and diverse dining options. My favorites are the tucked-away Belle Vue Lounge which features a delightful menu in an intimate setting or AbracadaBar with its fun, eclectic theming. 

    I hope this was helpful, Vijay. Feel free to drop back by with any additional questions you may have!

    Cheers to 2024,
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