• On Feb 12, 2021
    Lezlie from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you are staying at a resort hotel, do you get to go into the parks 30 mins before the park opens to everyone?

    Hi Lezlie,

    Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney with your great question about the perks of staying at a Disney Resort hotel!

    While I personally love staying at a Disney Resort hotel simply because I don't want to leave The Most Magical Place on Earth once I enter through those welcome gates, there are benefits for staying there, too! Disney Resort hotel Guests may take advantage of convenient and complimentary transportation that takes you right to the theme parks, and often in fun and imaginative ways. I mean...soaring through the sky on Disney Skyliner to get to EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios? Whizzing around on the iconic monorail or sailing across the lake on a peaceful morning boat ride to arrive at Magic Kingdom Park? Yes, please! Disney Resort hotel Guests may also take advantage of charging privileges when making purchases at any retail or dining location, count on the same level of excellent customer service found throughout the theme parks, and enjoy incredibly immersive and imaginative theming and details. Disney did recently announce a new benefit coming later this year, too: the ability to access any one of the four theme parks 30 minutes early every day! While we don't know yet when this new early theme park entry benefit will begin, I'd encourage you to keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates and announcements regarding it!

    If you need any help selecting the perfect Disney Resort hotel for you and your family, Lezlie, my fellow planDisney panelists have some great tips here! I'd also encourage you to check out the very helpful Know Before You Go pages, which will make sure you're well prepared for your stay. Of course, if there's anything else we can help with, please don't hesitate to come back and see us again. I hope you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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