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  • On Oct 16, 2023
    Thea from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For special access to theme parks how do I use my hotel reservation number to get the benefits from staying at a Disney hotel? Is there anything else that is considered a benefit when staying at a Disney hotel as far as the theme parks are concerned?

    Hello there, Thea!

    I always know that vacation has begun when I hear the words “Welcome home” as soon as I enter my Disney Resort hotel. Not only are the Cast Members welcoming, but one of my favorite perks of staying at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels is taking advantage of the complimentary Disney transportation

    Thea, I believe you are asking about the 30-minute early theme park entry available to Disney Resort hotel Guests. All you need to do to take advantage of the early theme park entry is to ensure that your Disney Resort hotel reservation is linked to your My Disney Experience account, have a valid theme park ticket and park reservation, and a mode of entry (e.g., MagicBand+/MagicBand, Disney MagicMobile service, or a physical ticket). 

    You can find your Resort hotel reservation in the app by selecting the three horizontal bars in the bottom right corner of the screen and “Resort Hotel.” If your Resort hotel reservation doesn’t appear, you can manually link the reservation to your account. I always like to show up about 30 minutes before the early entry begins so that I am one of the first people in line to start taking advantage of my favorite attractions as soon as the early theme park entry begins. 

    Another Disney Resort hotel perk is Extended Evening Theme Park Hours for Disney Deluxe Resor hotel Guests, which is available on select nights at select theme parks. Guests staying at these Resorts also have additional opportunities to join virtual queues at 6:00 p.m. on nights with Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. I hope these tips help all of your vacation dreams come true. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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