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  • On May 10, 2023
    Andrea from sao paulo 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 questions regarding staying at the Disney Partner hotels in Disney Springs: - will they have the dining plan available? - do I need to pay for parking if driving to the parks? - do i also get to make Individual Lightning Lane reservations earlier?

    Seja novamente bem-vinda ao planDisney, Andrea!

    It is a pleasure to answer a question from a fellow Brazilian Guest. We are thrilled to continue to help you plan a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I was so excited to hear about the return of Disney Dining Plans! I love pre-paying for my family’s meals and not worrying about that while on vacation. I find this is very convenient for international Guests like ourselves because paying for a Dining Plan in advance means I can forget about currency exchange rates during my visit and simply enjoy my favorite dining destinations.

    Beginning May 31, 2023, guests can add a dining plan to a Disney Vacation Package that includes a stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel with arrivals on or after January 9, 2024. That means Disney Dining Plans will only be available for visitors staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Also, please note that complimentary parking is only available for Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel and select Annual Passholders. I have recently stayed at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, so I know that Disney Springs resort area partner hotels usually offer free shuttle services to the theme parks. I recommend checking your Disney Springs Resort Hotel page for shuttle availability. Please note that at this time, only Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel and other select hotels, including Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and Shades of Green Resort, can make individual purchases of Lightning Lane entry beginning at 7:00 AM on the day of their visit. All other Guests are welcome to make their first purchase when the park opens.

    planDisney tip: I know your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit is just around the corner, but I highly recommend that you consider being our Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel on your next Disney vacation. You will take full advantage of magical Guest benefits and even enjoy a Disney Dining Plan if you purchase a Disney Vacation Package (for arrivals beginning January 9, 2024). I recommend contacting your travel agent in Brazil for availability and booking details.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Andrea. I hope this helps you plan a pixie-dusted Disney adventure. Next time you visit us, check out planDisney in Portuguese. We will be delighted to continue to assist you in our beautiful language!

    Saudações mágicas,
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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