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What Is Early Theme Park Entry? Coming Soon To Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is always changing, and one of the new options guests have to look forward to is early theme park entry. What does this mean? Basically it is your perk to booking and staying on-site! Early theme park entry coming soon to Walt Disney World.

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Changes Coming To Walt Disney World

One big change coming to Walt Disney World in 2022 will be the loss of Disney’s Magical Express.

Huge whomp whomp, there.

You’ll want to check out the rundown about Parking at Walt Disney World before that happens.

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While 2020 was a huge year of changes (theme park reservations, Disney mask requirements, and loss of runDisney events), it looks like 2021 and 2022 will see the resort continue to evolve.

While change isn’t always fun, we’re keeping an open heart on this big one! Early theme park entry is coming- and it’s a twist on the Extra Magica Hours of old.

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What Is Early Theme Park Entry

As part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, guests will enjoy early theme park entry.

It sounds a lot like Extra Magic Hours- with a twist.

Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels will be able to enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to ANY theme park, EVERY day. 

This means you’ll get that jump on fellow guests for Slinky Dog Dash or Smuggler’s Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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It also means you’ll have to get everyone up and out of the resort room early, but hey, an extra 30 minutes in the parks can be worth it!

When Do Early Theme Park Hours Begin At Disney World?

This is TBA. We’ll update with that info as soon as Disney lets us know!

Since they mentioned the 50th Anniversary Celebration in the announcement, I’d expect no later than October.

Will your family take advantage of early theme park hours at Disney World?

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