Disney Swan and Dolphin Resorts
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Three Resorts Added to Disney’s Early Entry & Extended Evening Eligible List

As Walt Disney World prepares for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” for the resort’s 50th Anniversary, we too are making our plans to be part of the 18-month celebration kicking off on October 1, 2021. While we’ve learned the old “Extra Magic Hours” for Walt Disney World Resort guests is officially gone, we are looking forward to experiencing the new “Early Theme Park Entry” and “Extended Evening Hours” for select resort guests. We previously shared a list of eligible resorts for the new Early Theme Park Entry. Three notable resorts were missing from the list! Now, we have confirmation they too have been added to the list!

Credit: Swan & Dolphin

We now have confirmation that the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and the newest incoming resort, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, will all have access to early theme park entry AND extended evening theme park hours.

As confirmed by WDW Swan & Dolphin: “Guests of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – including the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve – to receive extra time to play every day at Walt Disney World theme parks starting Oct. Starting in October, as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will be able to enjoy extra time to play every day in the Walt Disney World theme parks with early theme park entry and extended evening theme park hours.”

Early Theme Park Entry: Starting October 1, 2021, guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will be able to enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to any Walt Disney World theme park, every day –  available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks. For early theme park entry, guests will need valid admission, a park reservation and Resort ID.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours: Also beginning in October, guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin can enjoy extended evening hours—experiencing select attractions, shops and dining after regular park hours—in select theme parks on select nights. Together with early theme park entry, guests of the hotels will get to arrive earlier and stay later to maximize their time in the parks during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!” Specific dates and parks for extended evening hours will be shared later. For extended evening hours, guests will need a valid Resort ID, valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day. (Or a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper Option, provided you entered the park where you made your reservation earlier in the day.)”

The Swan Reserve (Credit:

Both benefits will be available to guests of the hotel’s newest addition, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, opening later this summer. For more information on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, visit

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.