• On Mar 31, 2021
    Jessica from MA 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! My husband and I are staying at a Disney World Hotel for our trip. Are we able to go into the parks 30 minutes early? Or has that not started yet? -Thank you! :)

    The early bird gets the worm, right, Jessica? My family definitely thinks so. We love arriving early to the theme parks to beat both the heat and the crowds. It’s a great touring strategy!

    You are correct in that Guests of hotels in the Disney Resorts Collection as well as other select hotels will be able to access the theme parks a full thirty minutes before official opening time. When this option becomes available later this year, it’s going to be a great perk. I am definitely looking forward to it. While early theme park entry is set to open up later this year, a start date has not yet been announced. For now, all Guests with valid tickets and a theme park reservation are eligible for admittance when the theme park opens. 

    It looks like you are planning to visit next month, Jessica. I hope you and your husband have plans to visit the Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. It’s a spectacularly spring-ish event! If you are foodies, you’ll love the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens. You can easily make a day out of snacking around the World Showcase.

    I hope that helps, Jessica. I’m wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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