Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin including the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, will be able to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours as the resorts get added to the benefit starting in October.

What’s Happening:

  • Starting October 1, Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will be able to get into any of the four Walt DIsney World theme parks 30 minutes early as part of the Early Theme Park Entry.
  • In addition, resort Guests will be able to enjoy Extended Evening Theme Park Hours in October at select theme parks on select nights to experience attractions, shops and dining after regular park hours.
  • At this time, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours dates and parks have not been released, but details will be shared at a later date.
  • Guests will need valid admission, a park reservation, and resort ID to take advantage of the extra hours.
  • As of now, only Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts will be eligible for the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, in addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.

You can see a list of eligible resorts and more information on both Extended Evening Theme Park Hours and Early Theme Park Entry below.

Disney Deluxe Resorts

  • 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

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

  • 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

Early Theme Park Entry

  • Starting October 1, 2021, 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 Resort ID.

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!
  • Specific dates and parks will be shared at a later time.
  • For extended evening hours, you’ll need a valid Resort ID, 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.)
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