Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 20, 2015
    Trisha from NE 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.

    HS and Epcot in late Sept-if one is having pm EMH is it better to go the non EMH park until it closes and then take boat to the park with evening EMH or easier to just stay in the park with EMH all day so not wasting time traveling?EMH worth it? Thanks!!


    From reading websites like which actually tracks information like this, I have found that evening Extra Magic Hours don't have the impact on crowd attendance that Early Magic Hours has. Because our family typically opts to stick with the one-park-per-day Magic Your Way ticket, we've typically chosen to stay in the park with evening Extra Magic Hours all day while avoiding the ones with Early Magic Hours, and that strategy has always served us well.

    On the few occasions we've had Park Hopper passes, though, the time to transfer wasn't worth the effort if we were solely focused on enjoying as many attractions as we could. Even taking the monorail from Epcot to Magic Kingdom took  upwards of 40 minutes. However, if you embrace the transfers as part of your total Disney World experience, especially if you're traveling between Hollywood Studios and Epcot by boat or Epcot and the Magic Kingdom by monorail, a split park day optimizing Extra Magic Hours can allow you to maximize your time and ticket value.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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