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  • On Jul 24, 2022
    Darla from PA 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 will be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel for our next trip, but we will be meeting at the parks with two friends who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Will they be allowed early entry into the parks with us?

    Welcome to planDisney, Darla!

    You've made the right choice by staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. With their impressive theming, detailed storytelling, and world-class customer service, they really immerse you in the magic. Not to mention, Guests staying at a Disney Resort enjoy many wonderful benefits. For example, you'll be able to take advantage of the free and convenient transportation. My favorite way to travel within the Walt Disney World Resort is by Disney Skyliner! Hopefully you'll get to experience it. 

    As you mentioned, Disney Resort Guests also have the benefit of enjoying extra time in the theme parks. Every Guest staying at a Disney Resort can take advantage of early theme park entry. This 30-minute head start enables you to ride some of the more popular attractions before crowds get busy.

    Darla, this benefit is only available for Guests staying on property. Therefore, your friends will not be able to enter the theme parks early with you. I realize that's not the answer you were hoping for. Hopefully next time your friends will be able to join you at a Disney Resort so that they too can take advantage of all the perks.

    In the meantime, you can enjoy making them jealous of your VIP status! (You've just gotten a window into the kind of friend I am).

    I hope you have a wonderful trip, Darla. Enjoy every magical moment. 

    See ya real soon!

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I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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