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  • On Feb 15, 2024
    Clarissa from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm planning on staying at Disney Swan Reserve in mid-April. What's the best option to purchase park tickets and what is the policy for restaurant reservations when not staying at a Disney park hotel?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Clarissa. We're so happy you stopped by and even happier to hear you're planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! Let's chat about your visit. 

     To answer your first question, I always think the best option for purchasing Theme Park Tickets is to purchase them directly from Disney. This makes it easy to link them to your My Disney Experience account, and I personally just have peace of mind knowing that there wasn't a third-party involved. You can buy your Theme Park Tickets on the Walt Disney World Resort website or on the My Disney Experience mobile app. It's a super easy process! Select the number of days you'd like added to your ticket, the first day of your ticket, and then the ticket type. Once you've gone through those prompts, select the number of tickets you need and then complete the checkout process!

     As for dining reservations, I'm pleased to tell you that Guests of Walt Disney World Swan Reserve can begin booking their dining reservations 60-days prior to arrival, for up to 10 days. If you'll be visiting in April, that means your window to making dining reservations is opening up super soon! You can begin making dining reservations as early as 6:00AM on that 60-day mark, so be prepared to get up bright and early to fire up that computer. 

     Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is just a short walk away to Disney's BoardWalk Resort. With lots of dining options, this Disney Resort hotel is a great place to grab a bite to eat! My family especially loves getting a pizza from the Pizza Window and picnicking on the lawn.

     I hope this was helpful, Clarissa! Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Disney vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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