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  • On Jun 28, 2023
    Jennifer from MS 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! I was told by a good neighbor hotel that early park entry does not apply to good neighbor hotels. Is this correct? Also, do I still get to pick my virtual ques if I say at a good neighbor hotel and what benefits do I lose? Thanks!!!

    Welcome to planDisney, Jennifer!

    Thank you for stopping by with excellent questions. We are excited to hear you are planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and honored to have the chance to help you create pixie-dusted moments for your Disney adventure!

    Early Theme Park Entry is currently available for Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel and select other hotels, including Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando, Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Holiday Inn Orlando, Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, and B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista (availability subject to change without notice). Registered Guests at Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels are welcome to enter the parks at official theme park opening time. To plan your visit accordingly, you can conveniently check Park Hours online or via the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    At this time, Virtual Queues are in place for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and TRON Lightcyle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park, and all Guests have two daily opportunities to try joining a virtual queue, regardless of where they are staying. Valid admission and a theme park reservation are required for the same park on the same date. You can try joining a virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app at 7:00 AM on the date of your visit or at 1:00 PM (at this time, you must be inside the theme park). 

    I recommend staying at a Disney Resort hotel to take advantage of several pixie-dusted benefits. In addition to Early Theme Park Entry, you will enjoy complimentary transportation to all the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs, and complimentary parking at the parks and your Disney Resort hotel. Guests staying in the middle of the magic also have the chance to make individual purchases of Lightning Lane entry beginning at 7:00 AM (other visitors are welcome to do so starting at theme park opening time) and participate in Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on select nights (available for Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort). Other select hotels also offer benefits like Early Theme Park Entry, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, and the ability to make individual Lightning Lane entry purchases at 7:00 AM, so I recommend checking the website for each benefit to check a complete list of participating hotels (subject to change without notice).

    I hope this information is helpful, Jennifer! Come back to visit us if you have additional questions, and have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Best Disney wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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