The Walt Disney World Resort has announced that Early Theme Park Entry will soft launch on September 26 for Guests staying at Disney resort hotels and other select hotels allowing them to get into the theme parks 30 minutes early.



What’s Happening:

  • Early Theme Park Entry will soft launch on Sunday, September 26 before its official launch on Friday, October 1 as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
  • Early Theme Park Entry allows Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests and those staying at other select hotels the ability to enter all four theme parks 30-minutes early, being able to enjoy the park before other Guests are allowed in.
  • Valid theme park admission, a park reservation for the selected theme park, and your Resort ID are required for early entry.
  • With Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance now using the standby line, Guests will be able to enjoy the attraction during Early Theme Park Entry at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Early Theme Park Entry Details:

  • Starting September 26, 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.
  • More details can be found on the Walt Disney World website.

Early Theme Park Entry Participating Hotels

Early theme park entry is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels and select other hotels, which include:

  • 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
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • 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

Early Theme Park Entry Attractions List

During the early entry period, select attractions, merchandise and food and beverage locations will be operating.

Magic Kingdom Park


Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

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