Day tripper at Walt Disney World Resort

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Extra Magic Hours

Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels enjoy extra time in the parks before they open and after they close! Each day, select attractions are open longer at one of the theme parks. Each day, it's a different park, so plan accordingly. To see when Extra Magic Hours are offered for each park, check the Times Guide available from the Lobby Concierge or in the Welcome Folder received at check-in.

Your entire party needs to show their valid theme park ticket and Resort I.D. to enjoy the Extra Magic Hours benefit.

Disney FastPass+

Disney FastPass+ service lets you reserve access to select attractions, entertainment and more. By using FastPass+, you can avoid waiting in standby queues at designated popular attractions in all four Walt Disney World theme parks. You can reserve access to favourite FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences before leaving home — or in the parks — giving you more time to explore and enjoy Walt Disney World. And the best part? There is no extra charge for this complimentary benefit.

Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can enjoy first access to reserve a selection of Disney FastPass+ attractions, shows and more—up to 60 days before you arrive! Valid theme park admission required.

Plan your day with the informative maps

Theme park guide maps (available in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese) and times guides for shows, character greetings, parades and fireworks are available at Guest Relations locations in each park and at the check-in desk of your Disney Resort hotel.

Fun beyond the theme parks!

If you want to spend a day away from the theme parks, there's still plenty of fun to be had at Walt Disney World Resort. Choose between a mountain ski retreat and a tropical getaway to take the proverbial plunge into water fun at two of the most popular water parks in North America. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park offers all the spine-chilling thrills of a northern ski resort, whether it's bobsledding down the "snowy" slopes of Mt. Gushmore or plunging straight down Summit Plummet at up to 55 mph. Like a surfside playground left behind by a "great storm" for modern-day Swiss Family Robinsons, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park features breaking waves, saltwater snorkeling pool, and a water coaster thrill ride attraction with gushing water surges.

During the spring, summer and fall vacation periods, both parks are open daily, offering a cool break from theme park fun. Admission tickets can be purchased at each park or added onto Disney's Magic Your Way ticket with the Water Park Fun & More add-on option.

You can also enjoy an endless variety of recreational activities that range from the thrill of high-intensity action to the delight of quiet relaxation. Recreation options include archery, bicycling, boat rentals, tennis, horseback riding, water sports, specialty cruises and miniature golf.

Transportation & getting around

As a Disney Resort hotel guest, you can skip baggage claim with Disney's Magical Express, a complimentary roundtrip service that whisks you between Orlando International Airport and select Disney Resort hotels via deluxe motorcoach and provides luggage delivery service to your Resort hotel.

Motor coaches, ferryboats and the world-famous monorail make getting around Walt Disney World Resort easy. Complimentary parking is also available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Feast, then Fantasmic!

Want to treat the family to a mouthwatering lunch or dinner and VIP seats for Fantasmic!? Make lunch or dinner reservations at The Hollywood Brown Derby, Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano or dinner only at Hollywood and Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can pick up your VIP voucher for Fantasmic! at the time of your meal. Plan to arrive for Fantasmic! seating 20 to 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Best spots to watch the parade

Everyone loves a parade, and Disney is the best in the business. The characters and dancers mix and mingle and make everyone feel special. You can reserve access to special viewing areas for parades with Disney FastPass+.