EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 29, 2010
    Andrea 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 I'm I little confused about the Extra Magic Hours: I know this privilge is only for those staying at any WDW Hotel so for the rest of us, the park will be close at 7pm so we have to LEAVE the park and can´t stay for the night parades and shows?

    Hi, Andrea!  On the evenings where there are Extra Magic Hours at one of the theme parks, anything like a nightly fireworks display or an evening parade will take place prior to the official closing time at the theme park.  For example, if the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to close at 7:00 PM, but they have Extra Magic Hours until 10:00 PM, you will see the fireworks before the park closes at 7:00. 

    You won't miss any of the Magic by leaving at the regular park closing time.  The big benefit to Extra Magic Hours is the extra time for the attractions, with somewhat shorter lines, especially as it gets later in the evening.

    I hope that helps answer your questions, and I wish you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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