• On Oct 30, 2018
    Dixie from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What perks do I get by staying at a Disney resort? Possibly looking at the Walt Disney Swan. Does it have to be booked on the Disney vacation site to get them?

    Hi Dixie!

    There are so many benefits to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel!  One of my favorite benefits is the ability to make your FastPass+ selections up to 60 days before you arrive!  This gives you the ability to make your FastPass+ selections up to 30 days before Guests who are not staying on property, therefore giving you a better chance of getting your top choices!  Another great benefit is access to Extra Magic Hours!  You will be amazed at how many magical adventures you can have in that extra bit of time before the parks open or after they close!  Both of these are benefits you can enjoy by staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel!  

    One of the benefits that you will only receive by staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel (and not the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel) is complimentary MagicBands!  These are such a fun and convenient way to enter the parks (with valid theme park admission), check in for FastPass+ experiences, and so much more!

    To enjoy these and many other benefits, you will just need to be a Guest of the hotel!  The method through which you book your reservation doesn't matter, as long as the reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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