Disney Springs AMPHICAR
  • On May 26, 2024
    Kate 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 off site for 9 days before having a further 14 on site. As the tickets are valid for 18 days, can we start to use them BEFORE we check in? We’d love to visit at least once to make the most of it in those first 9 days. Thanks.

    Hi Kate!

    The excitement of a Walt Disney World vacation is truly something special, and it's wonderful to hear that you'll be spending so much time soaking in all the magic. From the iconic attractions to the delightful characters and the spectacular shows, every moment at Disney is designed to create unforgettable memories.

    One of the many benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is the array of fantastic perks that come with it. You'll enjoy complimentary transportation throughout the resort, allowing you to easily hop from your Disney Resorts Collections hotel to the Theme Parks, whether by bus, boat, Disney Skyliner, or the iconic monorail. Plus, with Early Theme Park Entry, you can experience select attractions before the parks open to regular guests, giving you a head start on your magical day. And let's not forget about the unique activities and entertainment available at the resorts themselves, from themed pools and movies under the stars to special dining experiences and recreation.

    Regarding your Theme Park Tickets, if you booked them as part of a vacation package, they will become active on your check-in date at your Disney Resort hotel. This means that during your initial nine days off-site, the tickets won’t be available for use just yet. However, there's still plenty of Disney magic to enjoy during this time!

    I highly recommend spending a day (or more!) at Disney Springs. This vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district offers a taste of Disney without the need for a theme park ticket. You can indulge in a variety of delicious snacks, browse through unique shops, and even catch the brand-new Disney Dreams That Soar presented by AT&T Drone Show—a breathtaking spectacle that will leave you in awe.

    At Disney Springs, you can enjoy world-class dining at places like The BOATHOUSE or Chef Art Smith's Homecomin', and find unique Disney merchandise at the World of Disney store. For a sweet treat, don't miss out on Gideon's Bakehouse or Amorette's Patisserie.

    So while you're counting down the days until your on-site adventure begins, let the magic of Disney Springs set the stage for the incredible vacation ahead. It’s the perfect way to start your Disney experience, and by the time you check-in, you’ll be ready to dive into the full array of theme park fun!

    Enjoy every moment of your Disney journey—both off-site and on-site. I have a feeling that it will be a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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