• On Oct 6, 2021
    John from FL 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 staying at the Dolphin hotel the for two nights, but arriving by car to the animal kingdom the 1st day of our stay. Can we still get an early start to the animal kingdom if we haven’t yet spent a night at the resort hotel?

    Jambo John!

    You’re going to fall in love with Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! It provides such unique experiences to park goers. The atmosphere feels authentic with gorgeous textures and designs surrounding Guests, and there’s nothing quite like hopping on a Kilimanjaro Safaris vehicle to see giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, ostriches, and so many more animals roaming the savanna! You’re going to have such a magical time!

    John, taking advantage of the Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests is a wise strategy, and I’m happy to tell you that the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel is a participating hotel in receiving the early entry benefit. Yippie! I simply love the location of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel! You’re just a walk, or a short boat ride away from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. 

    As long as your reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account and you have checked in at the Resort hotel first, you will be able to take advantage of the 30-minute early entry into the theme park. 

    Before you go, please be sure you also have your theme park ticket and a Disney Park Pass reservation made for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.   

    Have an enchanting visit, John!

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