Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Jan 14, 2022
    Ephraim from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there early morning magic hours for people staying at one of the disney properties at Disney World?

    Hi Ephraim,
    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney. My family enjoys staying at Disney Resorts Collection hotels during our Walt Disney World Resort stays because it allows us to immerse ourselves in Disney magic 24/7.  I most recently enjoyed a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge where I woke up to giraffe views and was able to automagically open my Resort hotel door with my Apple Watch thanks to Disney MagicMobile service.  One of my favorite Disney details is the music that plays on the Resort TV loop while I'm getting ready each morning.      

    I feel like Cinderella's Fairy Godmother being able to share with you that Guests of Disney Resort hotels and select other hotels get 30-minute early theme park entry to all four theme parks, every day.  Yes, you read that right. All four theme parks. Every day.  My family used to arrange our park days around early morning magic hours, but now we have the flexibility that comes with knowing we can get ahead of the crowds any day of the week.  On a recent family vacation, my family chose to head straight to Individual Lightning Lane attractions during our gift of time, which minimized our wait time and saved us extra money for souvenEARS.  At Disney's Hollywood Studios, we were able to ride both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway within two hours of park opening without making an Individual Lightning Lane purchase. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!

    Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort hotels or Villas may also enjoy extended evening hours in the parks on select days.  In my experience, this time boasts low crowds similar to specially ticketed events.

    Make sure you allow plenty of time to get from your Disney Resort hotel to the theme parks, Ephraim. I don't want you to waste one minute of extra magic!

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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