• On Feb 20, 2020
    Amy from IN 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.

    If I want to attend the extra magic hours at a park for a Sunday would I get the hotel for Saturday or Sunday?

    Hi Amy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Great name, friend! It's smart to consider the benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel before booking your stay. There are so many benefits that come with a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Extra Magic Hours are either an extra hour before a theme park opens or two extra hours after a theme park closes in the evening and these hours are limited to guests of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Extra Magic Hours are scheduled in advance and can be found on the official Park Hours

    I think whether you stay for Saturday or Sunday night will depend on when the Extra Magic Hours you want to attend are happening. If the Extra Magic Hours are in the morning, a Saturday evening stay will probably be your best bet. If the Extra Magic Hours are in the evening, I think a Sunday evening stay will be the best choice. It sounds much more pleasant to be able to head to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel after a late night in the park! 

    I checked the official Park Hours and it looks like for the next few months the Sunday Extra Magic Hours are evening hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You might consider staying at one of the resorts served by the new Disney Skyliner. Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney's Riviera Resort all have access to the Disney Skyliner. Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's BoardWalk Inn, and Disney's BoardWalk Villas all have easy access by boat, walking, or Disney Skyliner at EPCOT's International Gateway. 

    Amy, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any additional planning questions.
    Wishing you happy planning and a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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