This article lists the Disney Resort Hotels and select other hotels participating in the early theme park benefit. This list is good through 2023. We’ll adjust it when further details are released for 2024.
A few years back, Disney introduced the early theme park entry for Disney Resort Hotel and select other hotel guests. This benefit allows eligible guests to enter the theme parks 30 minutes early. It applies to each of the four parks daily.
Therefore, if you’re staying at an eligible hotel, you can enter Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom up to thirty minutes before the official park opening each day.
Having an extra 30 minutes each morning is a tremendous advantage. You’ll be able to visit popular attractions with little to no wait before the bulk of the crowd arrives. Getting at least one of these significant attractions out of the way before the parks open to regular guests puts you ahead of the crowd.
*A theme park reservation and a valid ticket are required for admission.
List of Disney Resorts Eligible for Early Theme Park Entry
The following hotels are eligible for early theme park entry:
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
- The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
- DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando
- Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Four Seasons Resort Orlando
- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Holiday Inn Orlando
- Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort
- Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
- Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
Disney has recently noted that the following hotel(s) are eligible for early theme park entry through 2023:
- B Resort and Spa Lake Buena Vista (Disney Springs)
A complete list of attractions for early theme park entry is available on Disney’s site. If you plan to attend any of these special hours, you’ll want to try to get to the park as early as possible. If you arrive on time for early entry, you’ll likely be too late due to the crowds.
For more resort planning for Walt Disney World, you might enjoy the following articles:
- Benefits of Staying at a Disney Resort
- A Guide to Split Stays at Disney World
- Benefits of Using a Travel Agent for Disney World
- The Ultimate Guide to Resort-Hopping for Disney World
Early Theme Park Entry at Disney World
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