• On Aug 17, 2019
    Lisa from Gwynedd Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi all, We are staying in a Disney hotel and will be going to Epcot on a day with evening extra hours 9-11pm. Do we need to do anything / go anywhere to register to allow us to stay in the Park later? Or exit and re enter the park to scan our bands? Thanks

    Hi Lisa!

    This is a great question! I love how thorough you are being with your planning!

    Extra Magic Hours are fantastic! As a Guest of a Disney Resort hotel, you don't need to do anything other than have a valid theme park ticket and show up. If you plan to visit a different theme park earlier in the day, you will need to have the Park Hopper option included with your theme park ticket. Other than that, there is nothing to do other than enjoy yourself during the extra time!

    During Extra Magic Hours, you will use your MagicBand or Admission Card to access the attractions and make purchases. This will validate that you are eligible to attend Extra Magic Hours.

    I'm so excited for you as you plan your vacation!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let me know if you need any other information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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