Early Park Entry & Extended Evening Hours for Disney Resort Guests

As Walt Disney World gears up for their 50th Anniversary Celebration called, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, Disney Resort guests are learning new perks are arriving soon! While yes, Disney has confirmed the Disney Dining Plan will make a return – we are also learning early theme park entry and extended evening hours are coming soon for select Disney Resort guests. Check out the details below!

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As shared by Disney: “Just in time for the start of this magical celebration, on Oct. 1, we will be rolling out a new early theme park entry benefit for Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels, giving them the first chance to enjoy select attractions at EVERY theme park, EVERY day. These guests will also be among the first each day to see the dazzling decorations and EARidescent excitement. Guests will need a valid ticket or pass and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same date for early theme park entry. In addition, with the kickoff of the 50th anniversary, guests staying at one of our Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort hotels will also be able to enjoy extended evening hours on select nights in select theme parks. Extended evening hours will begin in early October with specific dates and parks to be shared at a later time, so please be sure to check back on for the latest.”

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more about these new Disney resort benefits. In the meantime, happy planning your 50th Anniversary visit Disney fans!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.