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  • On Aug 6, 2019
    Judy from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If our family is staying on site for multiple days, can we reserve a room for just one night and still be eligible for extra magic hours and early FastPass choices?

    Hi Judy,

    Ooh...visiting at the same time as extended family sounds like a WONDERFUL idea! You'll love experiencing the magic and fun with loved ones, and I'm sure that you'll make memories together that you'll cherish forever.

    If you're looking at booking a Disney Resort hotel room for one night, you'll be able to take advantage of the early FastPass+ booking window as well as any Extra Magic Hours for the length of your stay, so in your case, both your check-in day and check-out day. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time 60 days before the date of your check-in, you'll be able to make FastPass+ selections for two days, rather than just one. I'm happy to let you know that you'll be considered a Guest of your Disney Resort hotel from the morning of your check-in through midnight following your check-out, so please feel free to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits and amenities for both full days!

    Since you're visiting at the same time as your family members, I'd suggest linking together via the Family and Friends list within My Disney Experience. This will allow you all to share the magic and make FastPass+ plans and dining reservations together. Plus, did you know that if just one of you purchases Memory Maker, you'll be able to view, share, and download any photos taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers or captured on select attractions for up to 25 fellow Mouseketeers on your Family & Friends list? Just make sure that you've given each other permission to share Disney PhotoPass photos!

    It's great to hear from you again, Judy! Thanks so much for bringing me another great question, and please feel free to let me know if I can help with anything else as you're planning your next Disney adventure. I hope that you and your entire family have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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