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  • On Sep 10, 2023
    Farizet from yucatan 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. Im buying a disney package and I just realised that it is cheaper for me to buy my hotel only and then my tickets apart. are there any disadvantages if I do so? will I kose the benefit of entering early or any other benefit? its over 200usd difference

    Hi Farizet and welcome to planDisney. I see that you will be visiting the "Most Magical Place on Earth" very soon. I know you will have a wonderful time and hope you can have a ghoulishly delightful time at one of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties.

    As long as you stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel or other select hotels you will have access to Early Theme Park Entry. That extra 30 minutes of time is a super benefit. Disney Resort Hotel Guests will also have complimentary hotel and theme park parking, as well as access to complimentary Walt Disney World Resort Transportation. If you have a Disney Band you may also charge purchases to your Resort Folio and pay for them at the end of your vacation.

    What you will miss out on are the Magical Extras. These give you additional discounts on food and merchandise, tickets to play miniature golf at Disney's Winter Summerland or Disney's Fantasia Gardens and Fairways, access to ESPN Wide World of Sports, and much more. My suggestion is to see if the Magical Extras are of value to you and if not then you can save the money. One thing to point out. If you have already booked your Disney Resort Hotel Package there may be a penalty for changing the package so soon to your arrival date. Please check the Disney Vacation Terms and Conditions of your package. You will want to call Disney or your Authorized Disney Travel Specialist to find out the details.

    planDisney Pro Tip: The My Disney Experience App is more than just information. You can Mobile Order Food and Beverages, utilize Merchadize Online Ordering, purchase tickets, see showtime, and check your Disney Resort Hotel folio at any time. It is Disney vacation planning magic in the palm of your hand.

    Farizet, I hope this information helps you have the best vacation. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Usted disfruta de sus vacaciones y cree muchos recuerdos mágicos.
    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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