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  • On Jun 4, 2019
    Cody from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Will there be early park hours available during the holiday season? We are visiting Disney World in December, staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort, and I can't seem to find information regarding the extra magic hours during our stay. Thank you!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Cody!

    It's so exciting that you're going to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season. It really is my favorite time to travel and my husband and I have to visit every year once all the festivities begin. In the days leading up to Christmas, you'll get a special opportunity to see Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade during the day at Magic Kingdom Park, which usually only happens during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! You can also visit Epcot and try holiday dishes from around the world at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which is one of my favorite Epcot festivals.

    Since you're staying at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort on your upcoming vacation, you will get to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, which is one of the benefits of being a guest at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. At the moment, the calendar shows theme park hours, including Extra Magic Hours, all the way up until the first week of December, so they should be posted pretty soon for your upcoming trip. I find that theme park hours are typically released around the time I can make my advanced dining reservations, about 6 months before my vacation. Remember that theme park hours and Extra Magic Hours are subject to change, so check that calendar periodically in the days and weeks leading up to your arrival date.

    Have a magical day, Cody!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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