Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Cinderella's Castle During Fireworks
  • On Apr 27, 2024
    Jane from Staffordshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On the day of checking in can I use my park passes for extra magic hours

    Royal greetings, Jane!

    A warm welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you've decided to stop by with a wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question! It looks like you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth today. How very exciting! Just like Fairy Godmother, I'm overjoyed about the opportunity to assist you as you prepare for your enchanting holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort. Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!

    Jane, the clock has struck midnight and it's finally time for your wondrous vacation to begin. As you don your glass slippers and step into a world where dreams come true, I'm thrilled to inform you that you'll be welcome to use your theme park tickets on the day of your arrival! As a Guest of an eligible Disney Resort hotel, you'll be able to enter the theme park during the early entry period. Additionally, if you'll be staying at a Deluxe Resort hotel, Deluxe Villa Resort, or another select hotel, you can stay up late with extended evening theme park hours on select dates at eligible theme parks! (This week, according to the Hours & Events Calendar, it looks like EPCOT will be offering extended evening hours on Monday and Magic Kingdom Park will do the same on Wednesday.)

    Which wonderful Disney Resort hotel will you be checking into today, Jane? I've had the privilege of staying at all but four of these fabulous resorts so far and always enjoy checking a new experience off of my list! No matter which property you've chosen to stay at, I hope you'll have the chance to explore and check out the dazzling dining options at some of the other resorts. Just keep in mind that parking at the Disney Resort hotels is reserved for Guests staying at the resort or with reserved dining and/or Enchanted Extras Collection experiences at the property. Some of my favorite Resort hotel dining experiences that often have last-minute availability are Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

    Jane, I hope you've found this information helpful and I wish you a most magical holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort! If you have any additional questions or would like more suggestions on how best to enjoy your stay at The Most Magical Place on Earth, your carriage is always welcome to revisit us at planDisney. We're eager to help your Disney dreams come true!

    Warm wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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