• On Aug 30, 2019
    Eleanor from East Sussex 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.

    Is evening magic hours only available for Disney hotel guests or can people already in the park on that day continue to stay and enjoy the park/rides during this time?

    Hello Eleanor!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Disney’s Extra Magic Hours are an amazing perk for Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Each day at least one park will be open early, or stay open late especially for those staying on property.

    For Guests who are already in a theme park when Evening Extra Magic Hours begin, you will be allowed to remain in the park itself, but you will not be able to experience any rides or attractions. Cast Members will be stationed at the entrance to all attractions and will be scanning MagicBands to be sure that Guests are indeed staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.

    If you are like me and simply enjoy the beauty of the park in the evening, would like to take a stroll through the park, or sit on a bench and people watch, you could do that and would not be asked to leave the park. Guests interested in staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, should be sure to watch the Special Offers Page for any discounts. There are often special deals for those coming from the United Kingdom as well! I hope this helps to answer your question. Please let us know if there are any other questions we can help you with.

    Have a Disney Day!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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