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  • On Sep 4, 2023
    Megan 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 Four Seasons Orlando for part of our stay in December- I know they are a Disney partner and get early entry, but do they count for the other features such as booking dining for our whole stay at 60 days and booking LL at 7 am?

    Hey Howdy Hey ~ Megan!

    I'm excited to hear that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this December.  Did you know that there is a special Disney character breakfast at Ravello located at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort where you will be staying?  I have heard that it is both charming and elegant at the same time, and it is on my "to-do" list for sure!

    I'm glad you are aware that as a Guest staying at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, that you are entitled to Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests.  Being able to enter the theme parks 30 minutes before other Guests is so helpful in getting a head-start on your day!  This one little "perk" is a big reason why I prefer to stay at one of these designated Disney Resort Collection hotels.

    Now, let's talk about purchasing Disney Genie+ and making Lightning Lane selections.  If you purchase Disney Genie+, you will be able to make your first Lightning Lane selection at 7:00 AM.  This is true for all Guests, wherever they may be staying.  You will be able to make your next Lightning Lane selection 2 hours after the official theme park opening, or after you have redeemed your Lightning Lane selection, whichever comes first.

    If you are considering purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane Entry, you will be able to do so when the theme park is officially open.  Currently, only Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel or Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, or Shades of Green Resort are able to make Individual Lightning Lane Entry purchases beginning at 7:00 AM.  All other Guests may make their first purchase when the theme park is officially open.

    I called the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort and the Cast Member verified that currently, Guests staying at this Resort are able to make their Advanced Dining Reservations 60 days in advance, one day at a time.  However, it never hurts to check to see how far forward you are able to make your reservations when your 60-day window opens up.  One thing I have discovered during my many visits to Walt Disney World is that things are always changing and evolving, so it never hurts to check!

    I hope this information helps you with your planning!  Please come back and visit us again here at planDisney with all of your future vacation planning questions.

    See Ya Real Soon,
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I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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