The World’s Most Magical Celebration — the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort — officially begins on October 1, 2021, and with it will come the debut of an amenity for Disney Resort hotel Guests: Early Theme Park Entry!
Starting October 1, Disney Resort hotel Guests and Guests of other select hotels will be able to enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to any Walt Disney World theme park every day of the week. Disney has continued to update the official webpage for Early Theme Park Entry to share the full list of hotels that are eligible for this amenity as well as the attractions that will be available at each theme park (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) during this early-entry period.
Now, we have an even more exciting update to share! Following the news that Disney has introduced a standby queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney has now added this highly popular attraction to the list of rides available during Early Theme Park Entry. So, Guests staying on property at Walt Disney World Resorts at Disney owned and operated hotels — as well as Guests staying at select other hotels — will have the opportunity to head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and get in line for Rise of the Resistance 30 minutes before the theme park officially opens to the public for the day.
Below is a complete list of all attractions that will be available for Early Theme Park Entry every day at the Walt Disney World theme parks starting October 1, 2021. For more information, visit the official webpage here.
What’s Available at the Theme Parks
During the early entry period, select attractions, merchandise and food and beverage locations will be operating.
In addition, the following attractions are planned* to operate:
Magic Kingdom Park
“it’s a small world”
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Mad Tea Party
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
Frozen Ever After
Soarin’ Around the World
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Alien Swirling Saucers
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Slinky Dog Dash
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ™
Toy Story Mania!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Avatar Flight of Passage
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Na’vi River Journey
*Please note that attractions are subject to change and may not always be operational. To learn about any unplanned closures or long-term refurbishments, please view details about the attraction on our website or mobile app.
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What do you think of Early Theme Park Entry? Did you utilize Extra Magic Hours in the past? Are you happy to see a similar amenity returning to Disney World? Let us know in the comments!