Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Apr 3, 2022
    Ashley from West Yorkshire 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 :) two questions, are we able to access early park entry and early lightening lane access on check-in day? AND are we able to access the extra evening hours on check-out day? thanks :)

    Hi Ashley! Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    I have great news! One of the best perks of staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel is that you have full access to the resort and amenities on the day of your arrival and departure. If you happen to get in early on your arrival day, you can head over to the pool for a relaxing morning or grab breakfast at the quick-service dining location onsite. The same will be the case on check-out day and works out perfectly if you have a late flight.

    Depending on what type of Resort Hotel you are staying in will determine which additional benefits pertain to you. All Disney Resorts Hotel Guests have access to Early Theme Park Entry and the ability to make an Individual Lightning Lane purchase at 7 AM EST. Only Guests staying at Deluxe Resorts Hotels will be able to take advantage of the Extended Evening Hours offered at certain parks on select nights. 

    I love your thinking, Ashley! I always try to maximize as much time as I have at the parks each day. To answer your question, you will be able to take advantage of all these perks on your check-in/check-out day. Your time starts the morning you arrive onsite and does not end until you reluctantly have to leave.  

    If you are an early riser like me, Early Theme Park Hours give you 30 minutes to get a head start on the rest of the Guests who have to wait until the official park opening. You'll have a chance to get in line and have minimal wait times for the most popular attractions. Being able to make Individual Lightning Lane reservations right at 7 AM is sometimes the only way to snag an arrival window for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. These reservations fill up quickly and you may not be able to purchase one if you have to wait until the park opens.

    Ashely, I hope you have an amazing time during your upcoming stay! Have the best time being a part of the World's Most Magical Celebration!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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