• On Apr 10, 2019
    Sissy from DE 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.

    How do they control which people stay in the parks for evening extra magic hours

    Hey there, Sissy, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I see you’ve got a visit to Walt Disney World coming up very soon, and I’m so excited for you!

    Extra Magic Hours are one of my very favorite perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Having exclusive early morning or late night access to the theme parks always makes me feel like a VIP, and there’s something extra-magical about the theme parks at night. Whether it’s the fairies twinkling in the trees in Magic Kingdom Park or the shadowy palm trees and neon lights in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I am just in awe of how stunning the theme parks are.

    Sissy, during evening Extra Magic Hours, there are Cast Members at the entrance to each attraction’s queue, and they scan Guests’ MagicBands to verify that they are resort Guests. Please note that not all attractions are available during Extra Magic Hours, and some of the dining and snack locations will be closed. There are PhotoPass photographers in select locations, so be sure to stop and “say Mickey.” 

    I’ve had some amazingly fun late-night visits to Walt Disney World – it’s good to be on #teamnosleep in The Most Magical Place on Earth. If you are in Magic Kingdom Park, and you’re more like Rapunzel and less like Aurora, I recommend hanging in there for the truly magical Kiss Goodnight, which takes place 30 minutes after the park closes. I won’t spoil it for you, but be near Cinderella Castle at this time for a moment that will give you all the feels.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
thumbnail image for Robyn

Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.