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  • On Sep 6, 2023
    Christina from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Staying in a Disney hotel beginning on sunday. Wanting to stay off site Friday and Saturday night because we have Park tickets for Saturday and sunday. Will our on-site privileges begin with our Park Day on sunday? What privileges will we miss on Saturday?

    Hey, Christina! Welcome to planDisney. 

    I'm sure the excitement is building for your upcoming trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth. I'm glad to hear you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel for part of your visit. There's nothing quite like staying on-site. The Disney hotels truly immerse you in the magic and will provide an extra sprinkling of pixie dust to your trip.

    One of the great things about staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel is the enchanting benefits. These benefits start the day you check in to your hotel (i.e. Sunday) and can also be enjoyed on the day you check out of your hotel (i.e. Monday). Every Guest staying at a Disney Resort hotel can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry. This 30-minute head start enables you to ride some of the more popular attractions before crowds get busy. Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels or Disney Deluxe Villas can enjoy the extra benefit of Extended Evening Theme Park Hours in select theme parks on select nights. There's also complimentary transportation to and from your Disney hotel, free parking at your hotel and at the theme parks, the ability to utilize MagicBand+ to open your room door, and the ability to purchase Individual Lightning Lane entrances at 7:00 AM (off-site Guests have to wait until the theme park opens). Along with these benefits, you'll also enjoy closer proximity to the theme parks, and magical activities and amenities specific to your hotel (e.g. themed pools, campfires, etc.).

    You won't be able to enjoy these benefits on Saturday, however, once you check in to your hotel on Sunday, get ready for your joy to soar to infinity... and beyond!

    I hope that's helpful, Christina. Have a practically perfect vacation in every way.

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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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