• On Jul 10, 2021
    Michael from MD 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 are staying at the Dolphin in December. Do guests at the Dolphin have access to early morning magic and/or evening extended hours?

    Hi there, Michael!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    I'm thrilled to hEAR you've got an upcoming December visit planned to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Not only will you be immersed in all of the holiday happenings throughout Walt Disney World Resort, but all four parks will be busy celebrating the 50th Anniversary at The World's Most Magical Celebration. You've picked such a pixie-dusted time for a Walt Disney World vacation!

    You'll be happy to know that as part of The World's Most Magical Celebration, Guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels (including the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, opening later this summer) will be able to enjoy early theme park entry and extended evening hours.

    Beginning October 1, Guests of the Swan and Dolphin will be able to get a head start on the fun with 30-minute early entry at any of Walt Disney World's four amazing theme parks. Whether you're wanting to explore lands of enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park, visit Epcot - where the Impossible becomes the Possible, have a WILD time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, or step into the movies at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels will get extra time to play every day. Extended evening hours will also be a perk of Disney hotel guests on select nights at select Walt Disney World theme parks, with access to attractions, shopping, and dining venues. (Specific dates and theme parks for extended evening hours will be shared at a later time.)

    For early morning entry, Guests will need a valid Resort ID, valid admission, and a Disney Park Pass reservation for the same park on the same day. For extended evening hours, Guests may also use an Annual Pass or theme park ticket with the Park Hopper Option, provided it was used to enter a park with a Park Pass reservation earlier in the day.

    It's time to start counting down the days until your December vacation. Please come back and visit us here at planDisney for tips and advice to add a bit of extra magic to your Walt Disney World getaway.
    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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