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  • On Mar 19, 2023
    Patrick from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip to Disney World in February 2024. Due to the size of our group (and the removal of some on-property perks) we are currently planning to stay Off property, can we still link the reservation to utilize the My Experience planning tool?

    Welcome to planDisney, Patrick. 

    I understand your decision to stay off-property. My family has stayed off-property a couple of times in the past few years. Sometimes, it just works out better for the budget. However, I always miss that immersive Disney theming, amazing customer service, and onsite benefits (such as Early Theme Park Entry). Still, any trip to Walt Disney World Resort is magical, whether you stay on- or offsite. 

    Patrick, since you'll be staying off-property, you won't be able to link your hotel reservation to your My Disney Experience account. However, you will be able to link your theme park tickets to your account. Also, if you make any dining reservations, those will show up in your account too. So you should be able to use your My Disney Experience account (including the mobile app) for your trip. I've done this myself when I've stayed off-property.

    If there's still a chance of you staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Patrick, maybe you could keep checking out the special offers page on the Walt Disney World Resort website. Maybe in the upcoming months, you can find a decent discount during the time you're planning on staying. I know it might mean you end up paying a little extra, however, I always say that time is money. And staying onsite saves you a lot of time when you factor in traveling and the extra time in the parks. 

    Wherever you decide to stay, I trust you'll have an enchanting trip, Patrick. Please stop by planDisney again if you have any other questions. 

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