Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 23, 2012
    John from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do crowds compare when there are extra magic hours to normal everyday crowds? We will be in the World 10/21 to 10/28. Thanks.

    Hi John!  I can read your question two ways so will give you two answers.

    First if you are asking if the park is crowded during the actual Extra Magic Hour time then the answer is no. Of course not all of the attractions are open during these special hours so you will still find lines to the more popular ones but they are far shorter then during the normal day time periods.

    If you are asking if a park is generally more crowded the entire day when they have Extra Magic Hours the answer is maybe!  I haven't found a big enough impact to prevent me from heading to a park on its Extra Magic Hour day.  If it fits with my overall plans then I just go and enjoy. There will be lines on any day and if you are a savvy planner and study the map so you know where everything is you can get around fine. Use Fast Passes when you can and try to avoid jumping across the park from one attraction to the other.

    You will be there during my favorite time of year. I strongly suggest you consider getting tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom. It is our favorite special event party at Disney. You will also be there for Epcot's Food and Wine Festival.  You have lots to look forward to in just a few months!

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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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