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  • On Jun 30, 2023
    Maureen 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.

    If I have a park hopper ticket but am not staying in a Disney Resort Hotel, can I still do early entry to a park?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Unfortunately no, the Early Theme Park entry perk is reserved for guests of Disney Resort Hotels, and a select few others. It is a program that runs independently of the Park Hopper option of a theme park ticket. But before you convince yourself that you don't get to arrive early to the parks, check to see if your hotel home is one of those few non-Disney-run hotels that also gets to use that perk. At the time of this answer, I see 14 properties on the list of participating hotels, including these.

    • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
    • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
    • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando
    • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista
    • Four Seasons Resort Orlando
    • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
    • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
    • Holiday Inn Orlando
    • Shades of Green on Walt Disney World® Resort
    • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
    • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
    • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
    How will you know if that next park has available space? When getting ready to park hop, just call (407) 560-5000. That is the Park Hopping Hotline (or at least that is what I call it!), and it will tell you the status of all the parks, and if the park you want to hop to has space.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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