• On May 16, 2020
    Melissa from RI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a reservation for the Beach Club at the end of April. Will I be guaranteed entry to the parks with this reservation?

    Hi Melissa!

    We are delighted to see you stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    As a guest of Disney's Beach Club Resort, you will enjoy certain benefits as a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guest. In addition to early access to planning tools, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests may retain access to the parks in the early stages of phased closure if the parks reach capacity. In the final phase of a park capacity closure, the parks may close to all additional guests. Check out this fantastic answer from my fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelist Samantha for more information about how closures may affect Annual Passholders and guests with dining reservations.

    Since the property rules pertaining to closure state that they may temporarily close and/or restrict access to the parks at any time, we always check the park hours to note any changes prior to and/or during out visit. We also follow the Disney Parks Blog and other Walt Disney World Resort social media sites to access the most up-to-date information pertaining to park closure.

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App in case push notifications come through the app. On our last visit during the week of Christmas, we planned to spend Christmas day in Magic Kingdom. Since we know that historically, Christmas is a very busy day, we planned all but one of our advanced dining reservations in the park to minimize the risk of leaving and being unable to re-enter. 

    Melissa, Disney's Beach Club Resort is a gorgeous resort within walking distance to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. On our last visit we enjoyed lunch at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. Although we could not wrestle up the courage, it was so much fun to watch other families get the Kitchen Sink.

    One final tip - take advantage of the Disney Skyliner since there is a Skyliner Station at the International Gateway at EPCOT entrance. We hopped on after walking from Disney's BoardWalk Villas (just across from Disney's Beach Club Resort) and rode to a breakfast reservation at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. The ride was quick, the view spectacular, and the breakfast came with a side of giggles!

    Happy Planning!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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