[Disney Vacation Planner]
What is Early Entry ?
Last revised 15-Mar-2000.
Disney's Early Entry days are days when various
Walt Disney World theme parks open early for those guests
that are staying in official Walt Disney World property hotels.
During these early entry days, guests staying in
one of the official Disney hotels are allowed access to selected
Walt Disney World theme parks 90 minutes before the normal
gate opening time in order to allow them to enjoy the attractions
while (hopefully) there are fewer people around.
There is no charge imposed for early entry, but
valid theme park passes are required.
The early entry programme is quite popular amongst
resort guests, so for anyone not staying in a Disney hotel,
and therefore not qualifying for early entry into the parks,
it is still worth planning the visit around early entry days
in order to avoid the early entry day parks. The reason for
this is that the early entry parks will already be quite busy
with resort guests by the time the gates open to everyone
else, so all of the popular rides will already have queues.
||Early Entry Days
|The Magic Kingdom
|Disney MGM Studios
NOTE that although selected theme parks
may open early to resort guests on a couple of days each week,
in each case there will only be limited attractions in operation
within the park, because many attractions don't start admiting
guests until the official park opening time.