EPCOT Disney 100; new lights; stars; ball
  • On Sep 12, 2023
    Amanda from CA 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! We are staying at a Deluxe Hotel and want to take advantage of the extended park hours, but do we need to do anything else other than being at the same park that day? Like register with the hotel or reserve on the app? Details are limited on the web

    Welcome to planDisney, Amanda! Pretty soon, you'll be standing right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. gazing upon the beauty of Cinderella Castle and listening to the melodic hum of the Dapper Dans. As Lizzie McGuire would say, "Hey now! Hey now! This is what dreams are made of!"

    In addition to the stunning accommodations, delectable dining options, spectacular theming, and top-notch Cast Member service Disney Resort hotels are known for, staying at a Deluxe Resort Hotel offers a host of additional benefits. My favorite of these benefits is the proximity to the theme parks and the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, which allow Guests at select resorts extra time in the theme parks after closing on select nights. You can take advantage of this benefit in one of two ways.

    1. If your method of theme park admission only gives you access to one theme park per day, then you will need to have a theme park reservation for the same park the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours are taking place at and have already scanned into that park prior to the start of the extended hours.


    2. If you have a theme park ticket with the Park Hopper Option, you must have already scanned into the theme park your reservation is at prior to hopping over to the park the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours are being offered at.

    You won’t need to make a separate reservation to attend the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. The Cast Members at the available attractions will scan your method of theme park admission to verify you have a valid reservation at one of the qualifying resorts. So, as long as you have your MagicBand or other form of admission with you, you’ll be good to go. Don’t forget that you can go to Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on both the day you check in and check out at your Disney Resort hotel as well.

    I hope this information helps, Amanda. If you think of any other questions, please stop back by. Have a truly magical trip!

    Tomorrow is just a dream away,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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