Bus at Bus Stop location at resort
  • On Apr 14, 2022
    Teresa from CA 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 am checking into the Disney Dolphin hotel on a day that I will be also be going into the theme park all day. How would I show proof to receive perks like complimentary theme park parking and early park entry without checking in/having a room key?

    Hiya Teresa and welcome to planDisney!

    This past holiday season I experienced my first stay at The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and had such a lovely time! That short walking distance and/or water taxi ride to EPCOT is a reason all by itself to book here again and again. After doing a little digging I discovered you would need some type of key card. If it is too early to officially check in, drop your luggage off at Bells Service and speak to the staff at the Front Desk about giving you a temporary key card. You can then spend your day at your Disney Park of choice and exchange your temporary key card for the official one upon your return to the hotel. 

    Pro-tip: You don't actually need to move your car at all once you've parked at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. Gas prices being what they are, save yourself a hard-earned coin by using the complimentary transportation available to you! There are shuttles to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Friendship Boats to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. EPCOT in particular is actually only a short stroll away once you've dropped off that luggage. Leave that car right where it is!

    Teresa, I'm wishing you a magical stay. If you have any more questions, come back and see me again!

    Happy planning!

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Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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