Bikes at the Boardwalk
  • On Apr 1, 2023
    Kevin from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I stay at a WDW resort for 3 days but only have 1 day at a WDW park

    Hi Kevin! Thanks for bringing your question to us here at planDisney!

    The Walt Disney World Resort has so much to offer and that includes the truly immersive Disney Resorts Collection Hotels. Each of these resorts has a theme and wonderful amenities, and they really are destinations themselves. Although I shouldn't say this out loud because my home resort through Disney Vacation Club is Disney's Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I have fallen in love with Disney's Boardwalk Inn. It's within walking distance to Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and some great nighttime entertainment and restaurants along Disney's Boardwalk! Plus, it's close to a Disney Skyliner station, which gives you access to other great options like Sebastian's Bistro at Disney's Carribean Beach Resort!

    I'm happy to tell you that you can absolutely stay at one of the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels for three nights (or two nights and three days) and buy a 1-day ticket to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. However, you would not be able to book this as a vacation package as the minimum number of days for tickets with a vacation package is two. Instead, you would book a room-only stay and then separately book a 1-day ticket. Please note that when you book a room-only stay, you will pay a deposit and then be charged the balance when you arrive. You will be required to pay for your ticket at the time of purchase.

    If you want your day in the park to be more relaxed, I'd suggest purchasing a 1-day, 1-park ticket so that you can just concentrate on what that one park has to offer. However, if you'd like to get more done, I would recommend adding on the Park Hopper Option. This allows you to make a Theme Park Reservation for one park, visit that park in the morning, and then hop over to a different park after 2 p.m. While you can hop to any park you'd like, the ones that are easiest to hop to and from are Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT because of the Walt Disney World Monorail or EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios because of the Disney Skyliner. You can also maximize your time in each park by purchasing Disney Genie+ and/or Individual Lightning Lanes to skip the main standby queue lines at many attractions for a shorter wait.

    Kevin, whether you choose to stick to one park or hop to more, you're bound to cherish every minute! If you have any other questions in the future, please feel free to reach out!

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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