• On Jul 18, 2021
    Arwa from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Should I have a hotel reservation inside Disney in order to enter any Disney parks? or just pay for tickets online.

    Hi Arwa! Welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like you will be making your way to the Walt Disney World Resort tomorrow! I know you are thrilled! Personally, I can't wait to visit the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival on my next visit. There are so many delicious food and drinks to try that it makes it hard to choose which Global Marketplace to head for first!

    Staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel gives you the full experience of staying in the "magic," but you don't have to choose a Disney Resort hotel to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. They are available to all Guests visiting the area!

    To visit the theme parks, you will need to purchase Walt Disney World theme park tickets AND make Disney Park Pass reservations. I suggest viewing the Theme Park Availability calendar before purchasing your tickets to verify that the days and theme parks you want still have reservation availability. Then, purchase your tickets and make your Disney Park Pass reservations right away to make sure you are all set for your days at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation, Arwa! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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