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  • On Oct 9, 2014
    Jodi from OH Asked

    We're staying in Downtown Disney @ a non-Disney hotel. Our extended family are all staying at a Disney resort. All of us are linked as "Friends and Family" on My Disney Experience. Can we enter the park w/ them during extended magic hours (am)

    Hi Jodi ~

    It looks like your trip is coming up super soon! I bet you are too excited to even sleep now!

    One of the perks of staying at a Disney Resort Hotel is being able to take advantage of morning and evening Extra Magic Hours (EMHs). Valid theme park admission and a resort I.D. is required to enter during EMHs. Tickets and hotel room keys can be linked to your MagicBands or cards so Disney World Hotel Resort Guests only need to present a MagicBand or card currently linked to enter the parks during EMHs. Yay! Fewer things to keep up with in the parks.

    Even though Guests are linked on My Disney Experience under "My Family & Friends", each Guest ages 3 and over are required to present their own ticket and proof of staying at a Disney Resort Hotel to enter a theme park during EMHs. Guests of the Hilton Orlando Resort (on Hotel Plaza Blvd.) do have access to EMHs. If you are staying at that resort at Downtown Disney, you will be good to go. Otherwise, you will just have to wait a bit longer and catch up with your extended family.

    If you have purchased your theme park tickets and have linked them to your My Disney Experience account, you will be able to make Disney FastPass+ service (FP+) selections together with your extended family prior to your trip. Guests staying at a non-Disney resort can make FP+ selections 30 days in advance.

    Please feel free to visit us again with any other questions. We will be hEAR for you up until you embark on your pixie dusted trail!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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