Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2008
    Bridget from NY 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.

    Hi! My family and I are making our first trip to Walt Disney World in April. We have park hopper tickets and I was wondering about Extra Magic Hours. Can you get the bracelets earlier than 2 hrs. before park closing and can you get them at your resort?

    Typically Cast Members will put up the Extra Magic Hour (EMH) signs 2 hours before the park’s regular closing time. If the park closes at 7 p.m. and EMH is 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., then you’ll be able to get wrist bands beginning around 5 p.m.

    This does not effect touring as many wrist band stations will be conveniently set up around the park.

    You’ll notice signs reading “Extra Magic Hours. For Walt Disney World resort guests. Guests with valid Walt Disney World resort I.D. may obtain Extra Magic Hours admission wrist band at this location from” and the times will be clearly stated.

    If you are just arriving to the park, wrist band stations are also near the entrance. For example, when entering the Animal Kingdom there is a convenient station near the main entrance after you go through the turnstiles.

    Wristbands are only given inside the park offering the Extra Magic Hours and not at the resort hotels.

    Best wishes on your first trip to Walt Disney World. You’ll be in the Happiest Place on Earth before you know it!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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