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  • On Jul 24, 2023
    Hanina from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are park tickets discounted if you stay at a resort and/or are there perks to staying on property. If so, what are they?

    Hello there, Hanina!

    Like Disney’s Aladdin, it’s a whole new world staying at the Disney Resorts Collection hotel. From the Resort hotel theming to the various unique dining options, there is more to see than can ever be seen at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Hanina, at this time, there are no discounts on tickets for Disney Resort Hotel Guests. However, I recommend visiting the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page frequently since you’ll often times find discounted tickets, deals on Disney Resort Hotels, and Disney+ Subscriber deals during different times of the year. 

    One of the biggest perks of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is that you get more time at the theme parks with 30-minute early entry into Walt Disney World theme parks every day, while Disney Deluxe Resort Hotel Guests can take advantage of extended evening hours. 

    In addition, you can add a dining plan to Walt Disney Travel Company packages that include a Disney Resort hotel stay with arrivals on or after January 9, 2024. The dining plan includes a specific number of prepaid meals and snacks so you don’t have to worry about budgeting during your vacation. 

    I find staying on the property more relaxing simply because of the proximity to each of the four theme parks. Rather than getting in your car to take a rest, you can easily hop on the complimentary Disney Transportation to get to and from your Resort hotel. This makes afternoon breaks so easy!

    Finally, staying on the property means that you get to stay in the Disney bubble during your entire vacation. This means that you can use your MagicBand to unlock your Disney Resort hotel room, you get early access to purchase individual Lightning Lanes (7:00 AM each day of your visit), and you can make advanced dining reservations for the entire length of your stay (up to a 10-night stay). 

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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