• On Apr 6, 2021
    Marianne from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! My family and I will be studying at CBR in early May! I've heard that Magic Kingdom and other parks are letting guests in up to an hour before official park opening time. If so, how do guests get to the park that early and what rides are open?

    Hello, Marianne! When staying at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort you not only get the feel of a relaxing paradise, but you also get the benefits of staying at a hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection!

    The information that you heard is partially correct! The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced that the four Disney Parks - Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom - will all open their gates a 1/2-hour early, every day, for all Guests staying at hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection! While this benefit is not yet available for Guests, it has been mentioned that the benefit will begin around the kick-off of The World's Most Magical Celebration! This celebration is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort! The 18-month long celebration is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2021! It hasn't been announced what attractions will be available during the 1/2-hour early opening, however, I am guessing that most major attractions will be available for Guests to enjoy! Others might begin operating at normal opening time.

    Marianne, Guests staying at a hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection have the added benefit of complimentary transportation to the four Disney Parks! Complimentary Disney Transportation is advertised as beginning 45-minutes prior to park opening, however, it has been my experience that we can usually get a head start about an hour before park opening.

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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