Everything you should know about Walt Disney World Extra Magic Hours

We answer questions often about Extra Magic Hours. Our clients ask what are the Extra Magic Hours and should we use them on our next Walt Disney World vacation?

Extra Magic Hours are offered each day at one out of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. The park will either open one hour early or remains open up to two hours after the park’s regular scheduled closing time. For example, if Magic Kingdom is scheduled to open at 9:00am but has Extra Magic Hours scheduled for the same day in the morning, it would open at 8:00am.

Extra Magic Hours are offered to clients that stay onsite at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. There is no additional charge for this opportunity. You will have to use your Magic Band at the turnstile for early access into the park that is participating in the Extra Magic Hour for that day.

So now for the most asked question about this feature, should our family participate in Extra Magic Hours? Most onsite guests will use this wonderful perk, which can cause the park to be crowded on the same day. However, if you are park hopping, this is an excellent opportunity to ride a few rides and head to another one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World. We also like the idea of the availability to enter the parks early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. Yes, other guests may sleep in so park openings are a huge bonus to ride your favorite rides. The parks tend to get busier from 1:00pm and throughout the remainder of the day. Also, the evening Extra Magic Hours are great also because some guests will leave the park earlier than planned.

You will want to decide what fits your family’s vacation style. If you prefer to sleep in or cannot stay up late, this perk may not fit your family’s needs. You can also utilize the Extra Magic Hours on any one certain day of your vacation. We hope this helps you decide what works best for your vacation. As always, we are here to help you with all of the fun planning so feel free to ask your favorite White Glove Destinations team member any questions about this onsite perk.

Contact us now for your free no obligation quote for your next Walt Disney World vacation! When you book with White Glove Destinations, you will receive that luxury touch!

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