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    Disney Hotel Guest Priviledges?


    I hear that guests of the Disney , Miracosta and Ambassador Hotels get many perks. Such as Fast Passes, complimentary Monorail tickets, and the ability to get into the parks early if you stay at any of the main three Disney Hotels. Does one hotel in particular offer more, or better goodies? Can anyone who's stayed at the Resort recently please confirm any of this?

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    Re: Disney Hotel Guest Priviledges?

    We were there just this past December, stayed 3 nights at Mira Costa (LOVED it) and then 2 nights at Disneyland Hotel. To answer your questions.

    1. I'd read previous reviews that when checking in, you would be given FPs to use at whatever attraction (that had FP) you wanted. This was not my experience. Both when checking in and purchasing tickets in the hotel, I inquired about the FPs, but on both occasions was politely told "No, sorry." However, I believe they are part of package deals on the Tokyo Disney JAPANESE page. Packages are not available or set up on the English page. Now, it might be possible to call the Reservations Center and get a package that way, but at that point, I already had my reservation at Mira Costa locked in that I had spent a lot of time trying to get. So, no freebie FPs for us.

    2. Yes, when checking in at either hotel, we were given complimentary monorail passes that covered the length of our stay.

    3. Early admission into parks. There is a catch. If you are staying at Mira Costa, this allows you early entry into DisneySea through what they call the Hotel Guest North Entrance. While it is only 30 minutes early, this gives you a huge jump to the very popular Toy Story Mania attraction. We lined up at the Guest Entrance about 30 minutes early and still ran to the attraction, where I would jump in the Standyby line with my girls (ages 3 and 5) and DH jumped in the FP line. About the time that we would be nearing the entrace, DH would have gotten the FPs and join us in the Standby line. It is no joke that FPs are gone within the first hour for Toy Story and the standby line is typically 2 hours line through the rest of the day. This early entry is for Mira Costa guests only. However, as a Mira Costa guest, you can also enter Disneyland 30 mins early through the designated Hotel Guests turnstiles (this are in the middle of the entry plaza area). If staying at Disneyland Hotel, you may only enter Disneyland early -- not DisneySea. Although we didn't stay at the Ambassador, I do believe that if you stay here, this will allow you early entry into Disneyland.

    4. My opinion? We would stay at Mira Costa every single time if we could afford it. Not only because of the added benefit of early entry into DisneySea, but I just like the room and hotel more. I'd read complaints of the lobby smelling like smoke, but I didn't notice this at all during our stay. The one thing that the Disneyland Hotel has over Mira Costa is the ability to do some laundry. Washers and dryers are available for use at Disneyland Hotel but not Mira Costa, but they are tucked away on the lowest level of the hotel in an out of the way area. So, you can't exactly go down the hall and do a quick load of laundry. And now that I think about it, the Disneyland Hotel had a better store where you could purchase all kinds of snack foods, drinks, etc. But, I would still stay at Mira Costa. The Disneyland Hotel is lovely and in fact newer than Mira Costa...but, ahh, there is just something very romantic about Mira Costa.

    Let me know if you have other questions! I'd be happy to help!

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    Re: Disney Hotel Guest Priviledges?

    The three Disneyland hotels are extremely expensive. If you go at the worst time of year and stay in the cheapest room at the Disney Ambassador Hotel, it will cost you over $250 a night. Staying in the Miracosta or Tokyo Disneyland Hotel during regular periods (not peak) will cost you $450 a night minimum. I stay at the Hilton Tokyo Bay for $160 a night, which is an official hotel and on the monorail line.

    Unless they've changed things, I don't believe staying at the Miracosta gives you early entry into Tokyo Disneyland, only DisneySEA.

    There are no FastPasses given to hotel guests unless they are part of an expensive vacation package which also includes VIP seating for parades and shows.

    The guest laundry room at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel is right off the lobby--I've used it many times.

    Unless things have changed, early entry into Tokyo Disneyland for Tokyo Disneyland Hotel guest is 15 minutes before park opening, not 30.

    They do experiment with different things from time to time, but Japanese society is very rigid and variations of officially-announced times and perks is rare. But it does happen: I have on more than one occasion been standing online at the park gate when the park opened 30 minutes before the posted time.

    The official hotels around the perimeter of the park, which you access via Bayside Station on the Resort Line, used to give out free monorail passes as well, but they stopped when the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel opened.

    The three Disneyland hotels also will not help you make dinner reservations at the restaurants.
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    Re: Disney Hotel Guest Priviledges?

    Thank you both for the replies. You've been extremely helpful. I'm hoping to make a decision soon but so far I'm feeling more drawn towards staying at the Miracosta Hotel mostly for it's location and decor. As for perks, or lack there of...I'll just wait and find out when I do make the reservation.
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