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New Hotel Receives Disney Resort Guest Perk

Walt Disney World Resort is welcoming Guests as it celebrates 50 years of magic-making with “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!” New and returning experiences have arrived at the Parks, and crowds are arriving to enjoy the festivities.

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Gone are the days of the “Extra Magic Hour“. That said, as part of its celebration, Disney is offering Resort Guests the opportunity to enjoy each of its four theme parks including Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom 30-minutes early access prior to non-Disney Resort Guests. The new perk is called “Early Theme Park Entry“.

This perk is available every day at every Disney Park. You’ll need to be staying at a Disney Resort… OR stay at one of the participating hotels that are also receiving the perk. Now, Disney has added a new local hotel to the list of those that are receiving this perk.

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The newest addition to the Early Entry list is Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando. The new hotel is located in the Disney Springs area and is listed as, “An Official Walt Disney World Hotel, the Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando – Disney Springs Area is located just half a mile from Disney Springs and offers complimentary shuttle service to all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Enjoy our free hot breakfast, 5:30 Kickback with evening snacks and cold beverages, free Wi-Fi throughout, several on-site dining options, a resort style pool and an arcade.”

While currently, the Drury Plaza is not open, it is accepting reservations for its grand opening on October 27, 2022, and beyond.

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Curious if you’re staying at a Resort that offers the benefit of Early Theme Park Entry? Check out Disney‘s full list below:

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • 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 & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World® Resort
  • B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista
  • DoubleTree 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
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista
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During the early Park entry period, select attractions, merchandise, and food and beverage locations will be operating so Disney Resort Hotel Guests will have the opportunity to sneak in a few more rides before the Park opens to non-Resort Guests.

We’re excited to check out the new Drury Plaza Hotel when it opens this fall!

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.