Mickey and Minnie Halloween Costume; Magic Kingdom; Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
  • On Jan 26, 2024
    Brooke 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.

    Which non-Disney hotels have early entry for the 2024 year? Do these also allow me to purchase individual lightning lanes at the same time as I would if staying on property?

    Howdy, Brooke! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question! Choosing a Disney Resorts Collection hotel comes with many perks, including Early Theme Park Entry! Taking advantage of that extra time in the parks is one of my most recommended benefits for staying on Disney property while visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Brooke, this benefit is available to guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel as well as guests of other select hotels. The complete list is available here to help ensure the hotel you have selected will allow you early entry. You can also find which attractions will be available in each park during early entry to help you plan a magical start to your day!

    With the Individual Lightning Lane, the eligible hotels are more limited for 7 AM selections. At this time, this benefit is available only to guests of Disney Resort hotels, the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and Shades of Green Resort

    Brooke, another benefit to staying at a Disney Resort hotel is the booking window advantage for Advance Dining Reservations. When you are a guest at a Disney Resort hotel, you will be able to book all of your dining reservations for the length of your stay (up to 10 days) 60 days from your check-in date. This is helpful for securing some of the most sought-after dining experiences on property.

    I hope this helps you to finalize a resort for your upcoming stay! And since it looks like you'll be heading to the parks this fall, be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the announcement of dates and ticket sales for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! This special ticketed event transforms Magic Kingdom Park into a spooktacular festival with special parades and fireworks, characters dressed up in adorable Halloween costumes, ride overlays that bring extra thrills (you've got to experience Space Mountain at least once in absolute darkness!), and don't forget the trick or treating all throughout the park! It's one of my favorite holiday events, and I'm sure you'd have a frightening good time as well!

    Wishing you a magical vacation; come back to us at planDisney anytime if we can help again!

    Boo to You,
    Alison
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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