Dolphin Resort Pool
  • On Dec 1, 2023
    Jessica Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi We are staying at the Dolphin hotel in April. Will we be able to attend the extended hours on the day we check out? Thanks

    Hi Jessica, welcome to planDisney!

    The EPCOT Resort area is my favorite place to call home during Walt Disney World Resort vacations. Nothing beats the ability to walk to two theme parks - EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are also a number of resort dining options within walking distance. During a recent stay at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, I enjoyed a delightful character breakfast at Cape May Cafe, a delicious burger from Ale & Compass Restaurant, and a latte or two from Carousel Coffee

    Guests of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel are eligible for many Disney Resort hotel perks. You can make advance reservations for dining online for your entire length of stay (up to 10 days) 60 days before arrival. Just make sure your resort reservation appears in your My Disney Experience account. You can also take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours during your stay. In my experience, the early birds and the night owls get the shortest wait times for attractions.

    I've got magical news, Jessica. Your eligibility for Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is connected to the dates listed on your resort reservation in My Disney Experience. This means you can enter a theme park 30 minutes early on your arrival day, even if you haven't checked into your room, and take advantage of Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on your checkout day, even after you've checked out. 

    The magical news is still flowing! On days that Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is scheduled, you have an additional opportunity to join the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind or TRON Lightcycle / Run at 6:00 p.m. These are the two newest, most thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World Resort and I highly recommend experiencing each one at least once during your visit. You join the virtual queue in the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the app's homepage > Virtual Queues). I recommend confirming your party by 5:55 p.m. and clicking "Refresh" at 6:00 p.m. Virtual queue boarding groups tend to fill up within seconds so it's important to be punctual.

    I hope this information gets you even more excited about your upcoming trip, Jessica. Consider planDisney your partner in planning - we're all ears for your thoughtful vacation-planning questions!

    Choose magic,
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Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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