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  • On Jul 22, 2019
    Mike from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We made a reservation at all star movies for September 5th and just recently bought our park tickets! Do we need to link the park tickets to the room to receive extra magic hours? And do we need to do this in advance?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mike!

    You're going to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort at such an exciting time this year. Just a week before you arrive will be the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, so you can be one of the first guests to get the chance to see the planet Batuu for yourself! You'll also be on vacation during one of my favorite special events of the year, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Make sure to take some time to stroll around World Showcase to try the delicious international cuisine at the Global Marketplaces that pop up only during the Festival!

    When it comes to your tickets, I recommend linking them to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation through your My Disney Experience account as soon as possible because, as a guest of a Resort Hotel, you have the benefit of being able to make your FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance, which means right now if you're ready! The sooner you're able to make those FastPass+ selections the better because you'll have the best chance of being able to choose really popular experiences like Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Slinky Dog Dash at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Your tickets and Resort Hotel reservation need to be linked in order to access any of the benefits you're entitled to as a Resort Hotel guest, including Extra Magic Hours. In fact, during your visit, you'll be able to experience "Extra" Extra Magic Hours, which is a special limited-time opportunity for Resort Hotel guests to get even more time inside the theme parks. You really have picked the perfect time to go on vacation!

    Have a magical day, Mike!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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