• On Jan 11, 2019
    Ashley from PA 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.

    How far in advance does WDW release their park hours? I'm getting close to my date for ADRs and what restaurant I choose will depend on which park I'm at and I'd like to base that on which parks offers extra magic hours.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ashley! I’m excited to know that you have a plan in the works to visit the Walt Disney World Resort with your family. It’s always nice to look forward to a little magic!

    I use the Interactive Parks Calendar all the time. This calendar will show you operating hours for Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and water parks with about six-months anticipation. Right now, you can see all of that information through July 14th. It will also list those all-important Extra Magic Hours as the dates of your trip approach. 

    Extra Magic Hours are my favorite benefit of being a Disney Resort hotel guest! I love having that extra time in the parks to explore and enjoy the attractions. It also helps to know where those magical hours will be held, so that you can make dining reservations ahead of your visit, just like you’re wanting to do!  

    Keep an eye out for reservations at Storybook Dining at Artist's Point with Snow White, at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom Park. These are the latest and most updated experiences that have been added to an already magical list of restaurants!  

    Ashley, I hope this information is helpful to you as you continue to plan your next magical stay. Feel free to come back to see us with any additional planning questions you might have. Helping you with all the details of your next highly anticipated visit is our pleasure!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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