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Last updated: October 11, 2023
On-site guests are admitted into the theme parks 30 (or occasionally more) minutes before off-site guests, every day at all four theme parks. This is a huge advantage - we estimate it saves 1 to 2 hours per day in line as compared to off-site guests who see the same attractions.
On-site guests get first dibs on purchasing individual Lightning Lane return times starting at 7 a.m. on the day of their visit. Other guests have to wait until the park opens.
Disney resort guests also get to make dining reservations 60 days before they arrive, for up to 10 days of their stay. Other guests have to wait until 60 days before they want to dine for reservations.
Getting to and from the parks using Disney transportation is easy. It's even easier if you can use the monorail, Skyliner, or boat.
Guests staying at a Disney-owned Deluxe or Deluxe Villa (DVC) resort get 2 extra hours after park closing in certain theme parks one day per week. Those parks are usually Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Disney doesn't charge its hotel guests for parking at the theme parks or at its resort hotels. Most off-site hotels charge for parking, with some charging over $25 per day.
Disney doesn't charge its hotel guests a resort fee. Most off-site hotels charge a resort fee, with some charging over $40 per day.