Walt Disney World is expanding benefits that used to only be available to Walt Disney World Resorts and the Swan and Dolphin to the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels that are on Hotel Plaza Blvd.

Beginning January 1 through December 31, 2018, guests with a valid theme park ticket, can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours benefit as each day, one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks opens early or extends later for guests to enjoy select attractions

In addition, beginning January 10, 2018, guests who have booked a package reservation for the hotel through a Walt Disney Travel Company package, will be able to link their hotel reservation on My Disney Experience, and with a linked, valid theme park ticket, these Guests can utilize a 60-day booking window for FastPass+ selections just as guests at the Walt Disney World owned hotels can do.

The Disney Spring Resort Area hotels include: B Resort & Spa; Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort; DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Orlando; Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace; Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista; Holiday Inn Orlando; Wyndham Lake Buena Vista; and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista.

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