Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Apr 19, 2017
    Michelle from MS Asked

    What restrictions are there if I am not staying at a resort? We are looking to book a property near Disney but we are interested in FastPass, character dining experiences, etc.

    Hello Michelle!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It is a pleasure to answer your first question.

    You can still make reservations for character dining experiences 180 days in advance, but if you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel you can only start making FastPass+ selections 30 days before you visit.
    I would definitely consider staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Here are some of the exclusive benefits:

    - You can start making FastPass+ selections 60 days before check-in.
    - Go from the airport to your Disney Resort hotel and back using the complimentary service of Disney's Magical Express.
    - Enjoy Extra Magic Hours every day at a different theme park.
    - Receive your beautiful and customizable MagicBands.
    - Use complimentary transportation to all theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs.

    You can learn about other great benefits by watching this video where I give more tips and information on staying at Disney Resort hotels.

    Have a magical day, and see ya real soon!
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana, and I'm a university professor and certified translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my best friend, and we have a lovely girl who is an aspiring Jedi knight, and loves the Disney Princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, playing and listening to music, or planning our next vacation - the Walt Disney World Resort is our top destination. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories. Learn More About Thiana

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