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  • On Jul 14, 2023
    Emily from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What perks are available for Good neighbor hotels? Do we get early theme park entry or anything special?

    Hi there, Thank you for coming to visit us at planDisney with your questions Emily.

    The Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels are full of benefits for your visit. One of the immediate benefits I think of is Early Theme Park Entry. All of these hotels do not offer early enrty, but these currently do. This list includes the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Dolphin Reserve, Shades of Green, B Resort and Spa Lake Buena Vista, Double Tree Suites by Hilton Orlando Disney Springs Area, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace, Signia by Hilton Bonnet Creek, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs Area, Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista, Four Season Resort Orlando are the hotels that currently offer Early Theme Park Entry. Always ask before you book to be sure they still are part of the program. Just make sure your reservations are linked to your My Disney Experience App. Some of the other perks not to be ignored may not really seem like a perk but you know that this list of places to stay is held to a higher standard, they are AAA-approved, and meet Disney's standards for quality and service. 

    These locations also always offer guests access to Walt Disney World Resort information prior to arrival. All offer transportation to and from the theme parks. A fee may apply, but the comfort and convenience of having a ride back is settling. You also know that you are close to the magic, all of these locations are within 2 to 14 miles of Walt Disney World. Another great reason is the level of service provided at that budget-friendly cost makes most planners happy. The more I save means more to spend on Mickey-shaped snacks is how I look at it. If you do plan on driving one of the perks that is not offered is free parking. If you stay at a Disney Resort Collection Hotel parking is included and of course the Early Theme Park Entry.  Check out the website as there are plenty of special offers available to book your next stay inside of the magic.

    If you are unsure about where to stay we have excellent resources in the Panel Extras section of the website. There is information from stays with little ones, to planDisney Pocket Guides on where to stay. Visit again anytime at and we will be ready to help. 

    See ya real soon, 

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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