Benefits to Staying on Property at Disney

Walt Disney World Transportation System

Our complimentary bus, boat, and monorail services are available to take you to popular destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort—some Disney Resort hotels even offer convenient walking paths to nearby parks.

Plus, the most recent addition to our fantastic world on the go, Disney Skyliner lets Guests glide across the sky while traveling between:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Epcot (International Gateway)
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

Enjoy More Time in the Parks

Early Theme Park Entry

As part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, Guests of Disney Resort hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks.

Early theme park entry gives you a head start in the parks, so you’ll have access to select attractions, shops, and dining before regular hours. And, you can enjoy this benefit on each day of your stay—in any park, subject to capacity.

For early theme park entry, you’ll need valid admission, a park reservation, and a Key to the World Card or MagicBand.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Also beginning in October, Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels or Disney Deluxe Villas can enjoy extended evening hours—experiencing select attractions, shops, and dining after regular park hours—in select theme parks on select nights.

Together with early theme park entry—available to all Disney Resort hotel Guests—you’ll get to arrive earlier and stay later so you can maximize your time in the parks during the World’s Most Magical Celebration!

Review our calendar for extended evening hours and dates.

For extended evening hours, you’ll need a valid Key to the World Card or MagicBand, valid admission, and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day. (Or a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper option, provided you entered the park where you made your reservation earlier in the day.)

Add More Magic

Staying at a Disney Resort hotel gives you the opportunity to enjoy special offerings and benefits that take your vacation to the next level.


Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel have the option to purchase MagicBands at special pre-arrival prices up to 6 days before arrival. MagicBands can be personalized with different colors, favorite Disney Characters, and fun themes—and can even be customized with your name.

Resembling a great looking wristband or bracelet, MagicBands can be used to:

  • Unlock your Disney Resort hotel room
  • Enter theme parks and water parks (with valid admission)
  • Charge food and merchandise purchases*
  • Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your Disney account

Early access to purchase individual Lightning Lane entry.

Get quicker entry to a couple of our most popular attractions! If you’re a Guest of a Disney Resort hotel, you’re eligible to make your first individual Lightning Lane purchase starting at 7:00 AM each day of your visit. You can select a one-hour arrival window, one at a time, for up to 2 different attractions per day. Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Shades of Green may also enjoy this early-access benefit. All other Guests are eligible to make their first purchase when the park opens.

** Attractions with Lightning Lane entrances are limited in availability, subject to change or closure, may vary by date, and are not guaranteed. To enter a theme park, both a valid admission and theme park reservation for the same park and same date are required. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed for any specific dates or parks. Price, terms, and entitlements are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice.

Disney Dining Plans

Disney dining plans are temporarily unavailable—as a result of physical distancing, capacity in restaurants, and availability of dining experiences are very limited and certain experiences such as Character Dining cannot be provided.

When dining plans become available, Disney Resort hotel Guests can book a Disney Resort Hotel Package with a Disney dining plan that fits every travel style and budget. Dining plans let you prepay for snacks and meals at select quick-service and table-service restaurants and kiosks throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

* Credit card must be presented at Disney Resort hotel check-in for purchases with MagicBand. Purchases are charged to your Disney Resort hotel account.