Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Mar 18, 2022
    Melissa from NB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be staying at Art of Animation and I am hearing that Resort guests can enter Parks 30 minutes early. Is this true? Where do you enter at each park? I'm thinking there are usually crowds then so how to you identify yourself as a Resort guest?

    Hello Melissa,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Summer will be here before you know it and so will your magical vacation! Disney's Art of Animation is such a fun resort. We love hanging out at the gigantic the Big Blue Pool. Also, I think you'll really love the convenience of using Disney Skyliner to get to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's like a ride in itself!

    It's true, guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels can enter any park 30 minutes before it opens. You'll need to have a theme park ticket and reservation to the park you want to enter as well as a Magic Band, Key to the World Card or Disney MagicMobile pass (this is how you'll be identified as a Resort Guest). You'll go through the regular security and the entrance , then you'll see another entry point for Resort Guests. Follow the sign, and you'll scan your Magic Band or MagicMobile Pass one more time.

    Thirty minutes may not sound like much, but it really will allow you to get in one or two popular attractions before the regular guests arrive. It's nice to have the early hours spread out across all four parks, because it keeps resort guests from all going to the same park just to take advantage of a few extra minutes. Not every attraction is available, so check the list of attractions that open early before you determine if it's worth it to you. For our family, even if we don't ride any of the early attractions, we like to head into the park leisurely, maybe grab a bite to eat, and then be first in line to some of the attractions that don't operate until the park opens.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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