Disney World Hotels Eligible for Early Theme Park Entry
Early theme park entry is one of the newer benefits at Walt Disney World in 2022. Guests staying in select hotels can take advantage of this new offering.
In this article, we’ll look at the eligible hotels for the early theme park entry benefit. All Disney World hotels are included, along with a few off-property options.
What is early theme park entry? This benefit allows guests of specific resorts to enter the theme parks 30 minutes in advance. The extra half hour is available to guests of these resorts daily at every park.
Therefore, if you stay at a resort that offers early entry, you can access a park up to 30 minutes early each morning before it opens to regular guests. While an extra 30 minutes might not seem like a tremendous advantage, it is.
You’ll be able to head straight to popular attractions like Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios or Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom. Getting at least one of these significant attractions out of the way before the park opens to regular guests puts you way ahead of the crowd.
*A theme park reservation and a valid ticket are required for admission.
Disney Resorts Eligible for Early Theme Park Entry
So what hotels offer this early theme park entry benefit?
For starters, all of the Walt Disney World Resorts. They are listed below.
Value Resorts :
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
- Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel
- Disney’s Swan Reserve
- Disney’s Bay Lake Tower
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas and 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
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas
These other select hotels and resorts have access to the early theme park entry benefit.
Disney Springs Hotels Eligible for Early Theme Park Entry
- B Resort and Spa Lake Buena Vista
- Double Tree Suites by Hilton Orlando
- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
- Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Holiday Inn Orlando
- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
- Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
- Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista (Coming Soon)
Other Resort Hotels Eligible for Early Theme Park Benefits
- Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Four Seasons Resort Orlando
- Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort
If you want to know more, you can access the complete list of hotels on Disney’s site here.
If you’re planning a Disney World vacation, you might be interested in a few of our popular planning articles:
- Benefits of Staying at a Disney Resort
- Split Stays at Disney World Guide
- Benefits of Using a Travel Agent for Disney World
- The Ultimate Guide to Resort-Hopping for Disney World
For more resort news, try our Disney World Resort Re-Opening Dates (they all have re-opened or have scheduled opening dates.) Or you might like to browse the dates available for Disney’s club level re-opening.
What do you think about the upcoming early theme park entry for resort guests? Is this something you plan to take advantage of on your trip?