Characters and family at Stormalong Bay
  • On Sep 17, 2022
    Linda from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need a park reservation the first night if I am staying at a resort hotel?

    Hiya Linda! Welcome to planDisney! We’re so happy you’re here!

    I'm so excited to see that your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is less than two months away! I bet it’s going to feel like you’ve blinked, and suddenly you are in the middle of the vacation of a lifetime. How lucky to be visiting during The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration! The EARidescent magical touches sprinkled all around Walt Disney World are sure to make your vacation even more fabulous than you can imagine, so I’m just so excited for you!

    I know there are lots of details to wrap up before you can take off on your adventure, so let’s get your question answered so you can get back to planning! Now, a Park Pass Reservation is required for the first park you plan to visit each day. Then, if you have added the Park Hopper Option to your ticket, you can hop over to another park after 2 p.m. each afternoon. So, if you plan on visiting a park on the day you arrive for your stay, you would need to secure a reservation. However, if you plan to check in and just spend the day enjoying your Disney Resorts Collection hotel without visiting a park, then there is no need to worry about making a Park Pass Reservation.

    When you are ready to make your Park Pass Reservations, you can do so by following these simple steps:

    • First, log into your My Disney Experience mobile app.
    • Next, click on the “+” in the middle of the app navigation bar and click on “Make a Park Reservation.”
    • From there, click on “Theme park Tickets,” and a separate browser window will open.
    • Finally, you can select the members of your party, the date of your visit, and the park you would like to reserve.

    Pretty easy, right?

    I am just so excited for you to enjoy your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! You are going to have the time of your life. In the meantime, just know that we here at planDisney are here to help, so if you have any other questions as you finalize your plans, feel free to stop by again!

    Until next time,

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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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