A new hotel has been added to the list of participating hotels for early theme park entry.
Early Theme Park Entry
Last summer Disney announced new onsite benefits: early theme park entry and extended evening hours. The early theme park entry includes all Disney resorts onsite plus Swan and Dolphin, Shades of Green, and Disney Springs hotels. Extended evening hours is only for deluxe resort Guests as well as those staying at Swan and Dolphin and Shades of Green.
Note: Disney Springs hotels are included in early entry but NOT extended evening hours.
This is a great benefit to enjoy some lower waits for your favorite attractions. I have tested early entry several times, and you can see how I did almost every attraction at Hollywood Studios HERE.
New Hotel Added
If all goes well, The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista will be opening in the fall of 2022. In fact, guests can book reservations from October 27, 2022 and beyond.
This hotel is replacing Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort, a resort once popular with offsite guests for its last minute deals on bookings. The switch entails renovations to the original building along with the construction of a new tower.
The Drury Plaza Hotel is owned by the Drury Hotels chain. The addition will be the company’s largest hotel to date, boasting 604 rooms. A portion of those rooms will open on the scheduled date of October 27, 2022. The rest will be ready in the spring of 2023.
Since this hotel will be a Disney hotel, it will have several perks like early theme park entry, transportation to and from the parks, and the ability to book packages through Disney.
Drury Plaza Inn Guests will have access to early theme park entry. It has now been added to the list on the Disney World website.
This hotel looks really great! You can read more about it from Kate HERE.
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