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  • On Jul 30, 2021
    Jeffrey from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    i have points with hilton. i would like to use those points to book a stay at one of the hilton properties on disney springs next year. can you please give me information about getting tickets, dining plans, extra hours while staying at a hilton.

    Heigh-Ho Jeffrey,

    I am happy to answer your curiouser and curiouser inquiries about your possible stay next year at Walt Disney World. 

    Let’s begin with your resort question about extra hours. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort or select other hotels are privy to experiencing Early Theme Park Entry Hours at all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks 30-minutes earlier than others. This perk is slated to begin on October 1st, at the start of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration. And for Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort or Disney Villas Deluxe Resort, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours will be offered on select nights and at select Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Guests can visit the links I have provided for more information on which hotels are participating, keep in mind they are subject to change.

    Next, the Disney Dining Plan (DDP). At the moment Walt Disney World will welcome back this popular dining option but has yet to announce the return date. We are anxiously awaiting further information and details. Typically, only Guests staying at a Walt World Resort are able to enjoy this scrumptious addition. 

    And finally, let’s talk about Walt Disney World tickets. In order to visit a Walt Disney World theme park, Guests must make a Disney Park Pass reservation. Walt Disney World tickets can be purchased online and quickly linked to your My Disney Experience. Tickets are easily customizable and allow Guests to select the number of days and add-on upgrade options such as the Park Hopper option, Water Park and Sports option and the Park Hopper Plus option. Guests should first check the Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar for the dates they are interested in visiting. Next, Guests should purchase their tickets and immediately make a Disney Park Pass reservation because availability is not guaranteed until the reservation is complete. And finally, all you need to do is decide on which to use the Disney MagicBand, Keys to the World Card or Disney MagicMobile service. These are the three ways Guests can access their tickets to enter the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. 

    I know this is a ton of information and I am happy to go into further detail, feel free to ask me. In the meantime, check out our Instagram (@planDisneypanel) and Panel Extras for more vacation planning tips and stay up to date with exciting Disney News by following the Disney Parks Blog

    Have a Practically Perfect Day,

    Amy M. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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