Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Nov 22, 2023
    Manki from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was wondering about early entry for guests who have a hotel reservation on site. Magic kingdom opens at 8:00am, that means early entry starts at 7:30am. Is there a cut-off as normal park entry is at 8:00am?

    Hiya, Manki! Welcome to planDisney. We're happy you're here! 

    There are so many reasons why I love to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel on my vacations to Walt Disney World Resort! From the immersive touches to the many resort benefits, every minute is magic. And speaking of resort benefits, I'm so happy to hear that you're interested in experiencing Early Theme Park Entry, which just happens to be my favorite benefit of all! 

    Manki, you're exactly right – Early Theme Park Entry is a benefit for Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel! That means that you'll have 30 magical minutes to enter the parks before the official opening time and enjoy everything there is to offer. I think you'll be delighted by what you can do during this time! When I experienced Early Theme Park Entry during my trip earlier this year, I was able to enjoy many of my favorite attractions before the park officially opened. My first tip would be to know which attractions you'd like to prioritize during this time! Personally, I'd suggest Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Peter Pan's Flight. Also, be sure that you keep an eye on the Hours & Events Calendar leading up to your trip! As park times can occasionally shift and change, this will make sure you're staying up-to-date for your specific park days. 

    You can also keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, which is my favorite resource for everything I can expect on my upcoming visit! You can also tune into the planDisney Podcast, where panelists (who are Guests, just like you!) share their best advice and favorite tips for all Disney vacations. If you have any other questions, or if I've misunderstood your question, please write back – we're always happy to help!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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