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  • On Jan 3, 2023
    Frank from Nordrhein Westfalen Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When will the dining plans will be bookable again? We are staying in the Polinesian Resort. Do I have to book the extra magic hours and the fastpass or are they still included when you stay in a Diney Resort?

    Aloha, Frank! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with such great planning questions. I love chatting with my Disney 'ohana!

    I could not be more excited to hear that you are planning a magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth this summer. And while staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort?! That sounds like a dream come true. The Polynesian is one of my very favorite Disney Resorts Collection Hotels, and with its immersive, tropical theming, fantastic dining, one of the best pools in all of Walt Disney World Resort, awesome resort activities, and location right on the monorail, it's the perfect home away from home right in the middle of the magic. Now, let's get this pixie-dusted planning party started!

    Unfortunately, no announcements have been made on when the Disney Dining Plans will return. But I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for this and all official Disney news as soon as it drops. I'm anxiously awaiting their return, as well, so I'll be watching and waiting with you!

    Since you are staying at the Polynesian, you will have access to both Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, exclusively for Guests of Disney Deluxe Resorts. And the best part?! Both of these incredible perks are included in your Resort stay! Early Entry allows you to enter all four of the theme parks 30 minutes early every day, and Extended Evening Hours allow you access to two extra hours of fun in EPCOT and Magic Kingdom Park on select nights. I recommend checking the schedule for Extended Evening Hours around 60 days before your trip. While you don't have to book Early Entry or Extended Evening Hours, since Theme Park Pass reservations are required to enter each theme park, make sure you don't skip this planning step!

    While FastPass+ has been retired, if you wish to spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying the magic, your wish is granted with Disney Genie+. You will be able to purchase Genie+ on your My Disney Experience app on the day of your park visit and can start making your Lightning Lane selections for your favorite attractions right at 7:00 a.m. EST. You will be able to unlock Genie's phenomenal cosmic powers as you make more selections throughout the day. Spending less time waiting in line is the name of my Disney game, and I absolutely recommend using Genie+. When it comes to magic, more is always better.

    I hope this was helpful, Frank, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable time on your summer vacation! Please stop by any time with any planning questions you may have along the way.

    'Ohana means family,

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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