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Full List of Hotels to be included in Disney World’s New Early Theme Park Entry

Full List of Hotels to be included in Disney World’s New Early Theme Park Entry

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Just in time for the 50th celebration beginning on October 1, 2021, Disney has just released the full list of hotels that will allow Early Theme Park Entry. Read on to learn more about which hotels will provide the offer.

The World’s Magical Celebration

October 1st is just around the corner and we all know what that means! Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration will begin!

Disney has already announced some of the wonderful offerings beginning on October 1st such as new fireworks, the debut of Harmonious to Epcot, and the new show coming to Animal Kingdom.

Breaking: Animal Kingdom receives new show for 50th Anniversary Celebration
Photo: Disney Parks blog

There are many more exciting announcements to come as we get closer and closer to the festivities of celebrating 50 years of our favorite theme park at Walt Disney World!

Early Theme Park Entry

Previously, Disney had announced that although Extra Magic Hours would not be returning, Early Theme Park Entry would take its place where it allow Guests early access to the theme parks.

Starting October 1, 2021, Disney Resort hotel Guests and Guests of other select hotels will be able to enjoy an additional 30-minute early entry to any Walt Disney World theme park, every day.

Valid theme park admission, park reservation and Resort ID are required. 

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
  • 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

Did your hotel make it on the list? Do you think that 30 minutes early entry is worth it?  Let us know in the comments on Facebook and in our Facebook group.

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Thursday 15th of July 2021

Neither did the JW which shares the drive with Waldorf and Hilton Bonnet Creek, my guess is that the issue with JW and the Swan/Dolphin is that they are Marriott resorts and there is some kind of contract issue?


Sunday 11th of July 2021

I cant believe they arent starting it yet. They did it in June when I went. I guess they were trying it out. We were staying at Fort Wilderness and it worked.

Christine Olson

Saturday 10th of July 2021

I can’t believe swan and dolphin are not included…that has to be a mistake


Saturday 10th of July 2021

Shades should have definitely been on that list!


Saturday 10th of July 2021

I love those hotels but I will have to give them up if they aren't on the early entry list. Alas.

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