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  • On Mar 31, 2024
    Holly from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family will be resort hopping from Caribbean Beach to the Polynesian Resort. Magic Kingdom is offering extended hours for deluxe resort guests the night before we check into the Polynesian. Can we still attend the extended hours?

    Aloha Holly, and welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for sending us your question. I'm happy to help you prepare for your May escape to tropical paradise. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are excellent choices for kicking off summer at Walt Disney World Resort. Let's dive in!

    You are eligible for resort benefits beginning on your check-in day and ending at midnight on your checkout day. Unfortunately, you cannot attend Extended Evening Theme Park Hours the night before checking into Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. If this Deluxe Resort perk is vital to your plans, consider shifting your dates by just one day.

    I know many Guests enjoy the late nights and lower crowds of Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, so if this appeals to you, I recommend visiting Magic Kingdom Park when closing time is as late as possible and enjoying attractions following Happily Ever After, when many families leave the theme park. I like to make my way to Tomorrowland after fireworks, take a spin on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover while crowds disperse, and then experience a few attractions before night's end.

    Here's something else you might find helpful. You can usually hop into the queue for a ride right up until closing time. In many cases, the posted wait time at the very end of the night exceeds the actual amount of time you'll spend in line. If the park closes at 11, 10:55 is one of the best times to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Get your specialty coffee from Joffrey's Revive earlier in the evening to keep your energy up, then head to Fantasyland to dig for gems with Dopey and friends!

    I hope you have a fantastic time on your adventure next month, Holly. Please write back if there's anything else we can help with before you leave, and stay tuned to our Instagram account to keep up with all the excitement coming to Walt Disney World this summer. Thanks again for stopping by, and have a magical day.

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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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