Disney World’s Early Theme Park Entry Will Be EXTENDED Through 2023

Did you know there’s a way to enter Disney World parks before they open and most guests arrive?

Cinderella Castle!

Disney introduced Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort hotel guests in 2021 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations. This service essentially replaced Extra Magic Hours and allows all resort hotel guests to enter any of the four theme parks a half-hour before they open. Now we’ve got an update on just how long Early Theme Park Entry will be sticking around!

Disney has announced that Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort hotel guests will be extended past the 50th Anniversary and will last throughout all of 2023.

Note that this is only for Early Theme Park Entry. Disney has not announced any changes for Extended Theme Park Hours (the other bonus park hours perk introduced during the 50th Anniversary that is exclusive to Disney Deluxe Resort Hotel guests and those staying at Deluxe Villas).

Main Street, U.S.A.

It appears that the specifics of Early Theme Park Entry will remain the same for now — all Disney World resort hotel guests can enter the parks before non-hotel guests, and you must still have valid park admission and a park pass reservation.

We have seen Disney alter the length of time for Early Theme Park Entry in the past, so it’s possible they’ll do that again for limited periods in the future, but Disney hasn’t announced anything of that nature yet.

France Pavilion in EPCOT

Early Theme Park Entry is available at all four Disney World parks daily for Disney Resort hotel guests — so be sure to take advantage of this benefit if you qualify!

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4 Replies to “Disney World’s Early Theme Park Entry Will Be EXTENDED Through 2023”

  1. And it used to be an hour!!! Not much of a perk!😡 Please go back to the extra hour!!! We used to do get 2-3 extra hours at night.

  2. Wow, 30 whole extra minutes to stand in line at one of the rides they actually have open a half hour early. Thanks Disney!

  3. The only thing that surprises me about this announcement is that the early entry perk has not been removed from those staying at the value resorts.