Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Apr 11, 2022
    Gianna from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When staying offsite at an Early Park Entry Hotel, how is eligibility proven and when does parking open for the TTC to utilize the early entry?

    Hi Gianna! Welcome to planDisney.

    You are so very close to your arrival at Walt Disney World Resort during The World's Most Magical Celebration! Soon you will be immersed in everything EARidescent! Enjoy a Shimmering Green Margarita from Dawa Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park or an EARidescent Nugget Churro from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe at Magic Kingdom Park.

    So first, I want to make sure you have linked your hotel reservations to the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Open the app and click on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner. Select "Future Plans," if you do not see your hotel reservation tap on "Link to Account" followed by "Link Hotel." Next, verify your Theme Park Tickets are linked as well. This time select "Tickets and Passes," followed by the "+" sign, and "Link Tickets & Passes." Enter your Ticket ID Code. After this is completed, all forms of Theme Park Entry, ticket cards, MagicBands, and Disney MagicMobile digital passes will automatically have your privileges linked to them.

    Technically, it is often reported parking lots open one-hour prior to theme park opening hours. However, historically, we are parking long before that hour mark. Keep your eyes open as you walk up to the gates. Cast Members will be directing those eligible for Early Theme Park Entry and all other guests to different lines. Another insider tip between you and me, sometimes you will be granted entry even earlier than 30 minutes. No guarantee, but extra Pixie Dust has been spread before. One note, I have read a few people having issues at the gate on check-in and check-out day of their reservations. Please have proof of your reservation ready on your phone should this occur. All have reported the issue was quickly resolved.

    No matter which park you visit, stay until the sun goes down and Disney icons come to shimmering EARidescent life during Beacons of Magic. I had the pleasure of watching the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park last week!

    Keeping it Magical,

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