• On Feb 3, 2020
    Donna from IL 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.

    If I am staying at a Disney off property hotel but they offer Early Entry can I still buy my tickets at the gate and get in early?

    Hi, Donna!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You must be so excited--your Walt Disney World vacation is about to begin!

    The magically short answer to your question is yes! Because you chose to stay at a participating Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you'll get to enjoy Extra Magic Hours any day that they are offered. To enter at that time, you'll just need to have your Theme Park Ticket and your hotel ID available; ticket windows are located near each park entrance.

    Some of the most popular attractions are open during the morning Extra Magic Hours, so be sure to aim for your must-do options before the regular park Guests enter. So much fun!

    Participating resort hotels in the area may include Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, and Waldorf Astoria Orlando, among others. If you need transportation, check with your hotel to see what time their shuttle service begins.
    Have so much fun exploring The Most Magical Place on Earth, Donna! Send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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