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  • On Jun 4, 2008
    Melanie from NH 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.

    When we go to book a meal in one of the parks, do you think we should coordinate with the extra magic hours or does it not really matter?

    It depends on your touring plans.

    Are you taking advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours? If so, you should not dine during this time. Make the most of the short lines and get in as many attractions as you can during the early morning. Planning a breakfast at 8 a.m. on a non-Extra Magic Hour morning though is a terrific strategy for touring. You'll be finishing breakfast as park guests are allowed in at the 9 a.m. regular opening time.

    Are you touring on an Extra Magic evening? Again, it's not a good use of your time to be in a restaurant for an hour during these hours offered to resort guests.

    It also will depend on the time of year that you are traveling. I've found that utilizing Extra Magic Hours works well in the off-season but is best avoided during the summer and holiday seasons.

    So if the Magic Kingdom is offering evening Extra Magic Hours (EMH), and you aren't going to participate, make your dining reservation at a non-EMH park.

    Hope this helps!
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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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