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  • On Nov 11, 2020
    Michael from MA Asked

    Has Disney given any guidance at all on when Fast Pass, Extra Magic Hours and Park Hopping will come back? We want to book a trip for the spring and stay on site but it seems without these benefits it might not be worth the premium you pay to stay on site

    Hi Michael,

    Welcome back to planDisney! 

    I am delighted to see you planning another visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Although Standard Theme Park Tickets with the Park Hopper option are on sale for 2021, the Disney Park Pass system is still in place so guests can only make a park reservation for one park per day at this time. We also do not yet have details on the return of FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours.

    Even without those lovely bits of magic, I still suggest that you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel because their health and safety precautions are outstanding, complimentary resort transportation is still available, and there are several resort hotels within walking distance to select theme parks. We adore Disney's Contemporary Resort because we can walk to Magic Kingdom and Disney's Boardwalk Villas because we can walk to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Having stayed off property, I value the walkability of these select Walt Disney World resorts and factor that into my budgeting. Given the time I have spent in traffic or waiting on other forms of transportation when staying in hotels off property, I believe Walt Disney World Resort hotels are still a fantastic value. Staying at Disney's BoardWalk Villas last Christmas also gave us access to Disney's BoardWalk area with several dining options. Of course, you have to make the decision that is best for your family and budget.

    Michael, I understand the dilemma. Continue to check the Special Offers to see if you can find a good deal for the dates of your visit. Then consider the time you might save staying closer to the theme parks. Finally, part of the joy for us is staying in one of the beautifully themed resort hotels. It makes us feel as if we are in the middle of the magic every time.

    Magic and memories,

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