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  • On Aug 23, 2022
    Stav from Center Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hey, I would like to know if Disney Resorts includes FastPass, and park entries, or do I need to buy it alone? Also, is there any student discount? Thanks!

    Hi Stav,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for your question!  

    When it comes to booking Walt Disney World Resort packages (hotel + Theme Park tickets), I suggest checking out the Special Offers page. This will be your best resource in seeing what discounted options might be available! After you book, you'll also want to book your Disney Park Pass reservations. These are combined with your ticket and must be added for entry into the Theme Parks.

    Now, there are specific hotels that allow for early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours. You’ll simply want to check out which of the hotels might be the best for you and your party. Both Early Entry and Extended Evenings are included at a number of Disney Resorts Collection hotels and select other hotels. 

    The Walt Disney World Resort utilizes a new system called Disney Genie+ for guests who want to select times to ride attractions. Guests can purchase Disney Genie+ beginning at 12:00 a.m. on the day they’re hoping to use the Service. You’ll want to purchase by 7:00 a.m. though because at this time, guests are able to select their first Lightning Lane (bypassing the standby entrance). Once you use your Lightning Lane or about two hours after you select your Lightning Lane, you can select another and continue this process throughout the day.

    There are also Individual Lightning Lanes which are à la carte. You can purchase two of these per day to ride on specific popular attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance! If you purchase Disney Genie+ (a separate purchase), you’ll be able to have both Lightning Lanes and Individual Lightning Lanes to create flexibility in your Disney day. Keep in mind if you stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel or select other hotels, you can purchase your Individual Lightning Lanes at 7:00 a.m. If you’re not staying at any of those hotels, Hakuna Matata, you can purchase when the Theme Parks open!

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you prepare for your upcoming trip. If you have any last minute planning or vacation questions, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

    Bryanna
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Meet the Panelist: Bryanna, North Carolina

Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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