• On May 21, 2018
    Jennifer from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am staying at the Holiday Inn Orlando which recently added magic hours and fast pass + benefits. Do I have to book through Disney to get the 60 day advance fast pass reservations or can I book my hotel stay through the Holiday Inn website?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You've certainly come to the right spot to start planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We look forward to helping you with all of your future Disney planning questions!

    Yes, when staying at select non-Disney Resort Hotels that do participate in such perks like a 60 Day FastPass+ Reservation Window or Extra Magic Hours, you will need to book the stay through Disney's reservation system to ensure that your reservation 'catches and connects' to your My Disney Experience profile so you can utilize these benefits. There are a number of Good Neighbor Hotels around Orlando that might offer their own special packages, but do call before you book one to double check if it counts towards Disney's resort hotel amenities first.

    Did you know that all guests of Walt Disney World Resort, no matter if they are staying "on property" or at their aunts house an hour away, are welcome to utilize Disney's Resort and Theme Park Transportation? These buses, boats and monorails will get you wherever you'd like to go. You can even catch one from a theme park to go check out the theming and decor of Disney's Resort Hotels where you are more than welcome to walk the grounds or get a bite to eat. Some Resort Hotels even have perfect viewing locations of a parks nightly fireworks display, or host outdoor movie screenings.

    I hope this helped, Jennifer, and We'll See You Real Soon!
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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