• On Mar 5, 2019
    Lisa 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! We will be heading to Animal Kingdom on June 29th. There are extra magic hours scheduled for that day from 8 AM to 9 AM. Is there a chance the gates will open even earlier? I had read that often gate will open early on non magic hour mornings.

    Hi Lisa!
    Thanks for your question and for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Extra Magic Hours sure are a great added benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, aren't they?? 
    Getting into the theme parks an hour earlier than non-resort guests can definitely help in getting to enjoy your favorite attractions before the crowds. And there is something extra enjoyable about being up and about early in the morning roaming the theme parks. As for whether or not the gates open a wee bit sooner than 8 AM is totally unpredictable. I have been at theme parks MANY times when management decides to magically open the gates before the scheduled time but this should be viewed as the exception and not the rule. Maybe you'll get lucky!!
    I hope this helps and I wish you a Magical trip!!
thumbnail image for Chris

Meet the Panelist: Chris, Massachusetts

I am a Disney fanatic!! Since childhood, I have been a fan of all things Disney; particularly the theme parks! There is no place on Earth that I would rather spend my time and I look forward to helping you create everlasting memories of your own! Learn More About Chris

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.