ORLANDO — Disney has confirmed that it will extend the 60-day FastPass booking window to guests at Disney Springs Area hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard.
Currently, guests staying at any of the Disney Resort hotels enjoy special features offered at a Disney Resort hotel like guest service and unique theming, as well as benefits that include Extra Magic Hours, the ability to make FastPass+ selections up to 60 days prior to arrival (both these benefit require valid theme park admission), the convenience of MagicBands, complimentary transportation around the Walt Disney World Resort, standard parking at theme parks, Disney’s Magical Express service, and the ability to purchase Disney dining plan packages. Other perks include personalized vacation planning, merchandise delivery to rooms, and easy access to Minnie Van service.
According to an official statement from Disney, which was posted yesterday on WDW News Today, for 2018 Disney will be extending some benefits that are already available to Disney Resort hotel guests and Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Guests. Each guest with a valid theme park admission, staying at one of the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels, which are designated official Walt Disney World hotels, will be extended these benefits.
The Disney Springs Resort Area hotels include: B Resort & Spa; Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort; DoubleTree Guest Suites by Hilton Orlando; Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace; Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista; Holiday Inn Orlando; Wyndham Lake Buena Vista; and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista.
Beginning Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018, guests at any of these official Walt Disney World hotels, with a valid theme park ticket, can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours benefit as each day, one of the four Walt Disney world Theme Parks opens early or extends later for guests to enjoy select attractions.
The statement went on to say that scheduled to being Jan. 10, 2018, Walt Disney Travel Company packages are available for online bookings for the Disney Springs Resort Area hotels.
Also scheduled to begin Jan. 10, guests at these official Walt Disney World hotels who have booked a package reservation for the hotel through a Walt Disney Travel Company package will be able to link their hotel reservation on My Disney Experience. And with a linked, valid theme park ticket, these guests can utilize a 60-day booking window for FastPass+ selections. These are benefits that are already available to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel guests.