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  • On Jun 14, 2008
    Jonathan & veronica from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We're going back to DW next Nov. and we'll be staying in a Disney resort. Being able to use the Extra Magic hours after the parks close, are the crowds usually a lot lighter since its only Disney guests being in the parks at that time?

    There's always lots of controversy about whether you should go to Extra Magic Hours parks or avoid them. Yes, only WDW resort guests can be in the parks during EMH, but with more than 20 large resort hotels on property, there are A LOT of WDW resort guests. Sometimes the evening EMH is the main evening entertainment on property, so all the night-owl WDW guests tend to flock there.

    That being said, most of the reports I've heard indicate that as the evening wears on, and more and more people head off for bed, the crowds lighten up considerably. Also, you don't say when in November, you'll be at WDW. There are some times during this month when the parks close at 8:00 for regular guests, meaning EMH would extend the hours to 11:00 for WDW resort guests. Since 11:00 is not that late, you're likely to find slightly thicker EMH crowds. At other times this month, the park closes at 11:00 for regular guests and extends EMH hours to 2:00 a.m. for resort guests. At 1:30 in the morning, you're going to find that only the most hearty souls are still still zipping around on Space Mountain.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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