• On Apr 7, 2017
    Joni from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If you aren't staying at a Disney Resort, do you have to leave the parks when the extra magic hours start at the end of the day?

    Hi Joni!

    Great question! If you are not a Disney Resort Guest, during the Extra Magic Hours, you will not be required to leave. Resort Guests will be required to present their MagicBands and these will be scanned before being allowed to experience any attractions or character experiences. 

    Did you know?
    : Staying at a Disney Resort comes with lots of benefits. One of my favorites besides the Extra Magic Hours, there is the complimentary transportation from Orlando International Airport aboard Disney's Magical Express.  Additionally, Disney Resort Guests can make their FastPass+ selections up to 60 days before check-in when they have a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation! 

    It has been a pleasure assisting you! Please feel free to send in any other questions you may have.

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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