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  • On Jan 8, 2022
    Kelly from NC 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 on property, are the early park hours for both the day I check in the and the day I check out?

    Howdy, Kelly! Welcome to planDisney!

    You're in for a rootin'-tootin' good time when you stay in the middle of the magic at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel at Walt Disney World Resort!  Whether you choose the whimsical and bright atmosphere of Disney's Pop Century Resort, or the magnificent luxury of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, you're sure to be pleased with all the benefits that come along with staying on property.  

    One of the very best perks is early theme park entry!  Every day all four of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks open 30 minutes early exclusively for Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests.  Using this time to your advantage is an invaluable way to get a jump start on your day.  Often times, early morning lines are short, and you can walk right on to some of your favorite attractions that may have longer wait times later in the day.  This pixie-dusted perk is available to all Disney Resort hotel Guests as long as they have both a valid park admission ticket as well as a park reservation for that day.  Long story short, if you have park tickets for both the day you arrive and the day you leave, you are set for early entry!

    Want my favorite tip for early entry to Magic Kingdom Park? Find your favorite attraction, mine being Peter Pan's Flight, ride it once or even twice before the crowds come in, and then sit in the shadow of Cinderella Castle and enjoy a Mickey Waffle from Sleepy Hollow.  It's my absolute favorite way to start my Walt Disney World vacation and a tradition we never skip!

    I hope you and your party have an amazing time, whether you're up with the sun every day or staying out late to catch EPCOT's new nighttime spectacular, Harmonious. Enjoy every magical moment!

    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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