• On Aug 13, 2019
    Amy from KY 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.

    Are dining options available in parks when they open? Especially when parks open early for extra magic hours.

    Hi, there!

     Amy, I'm so pleased to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Now more than ever is the time to visit! 

     Extra Magic Hours are just one of the many perks of staying at Disney Resort hotel. During morning Extra Magic Hours, Guests of Disney Resort hotels can enjoy the theme parks earlier than offsite Guests! This is an excellent opportunity to experience fan-favorite attractions with little to no wait. What's not to love about that?

     You'll be pleased to know that there are select dining locations open during morning Extra Magic Hours. I always rely on the Starbucks locations in each of the four theme parks first thing in the morning. This tired mama of three runs on equal parts caffeine and pixie-dust, so a stop at Starbucks is a must when my family arrives bright and early! Even if a specific theme park is not hosting morning Extra Magic Hours, you can still count on several restaurants being open when it officially opens.

     Be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app prior to your arrival. With this handy app, you can view hours for any dining location!

     Did you know that "Extra" Extra Magic Hours will be available to Disney Resort hotel Guests this Fall? This limited-time benefit will be offered every day during your stay! You'll be able to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Magic Kingdom Park prior to official park opening. 

     I hope this was helpful, Amy. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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