• On Mar 4, 2018
    Joe from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are looking forward to our stay in October. We will be staying on Disney Property, and can start to make dining reservations in April. For planning purposes, do you know when the Extra Magic Park hours will be released?

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question! With some awesome special events like the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, October is a wonderful time to visit!

    I'm glad to see you're planning ahead, too! By planning early, you'll have the best chance of finding the advanced dining reservations and FastPass+ selections that you really want. To help you with that, Joe, you'll find park hours plus any available Extra Magic Hours released 180 days in advance. With smaller crowds and shorter wait times, my family loves taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours as often as possible!

    Since you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll be able to make advanced dining reservations for the entire length of your stay, up to 10 days, at that 180 day point before your arrival. That's a great perk! All of the park hours won't be released yet, but I'd suggest still going ahead and making selections for the entire length of your stay. You can always edit them if you change your mind once you've seen all of the park hours. 

    Have lots of fun planning, Joe, and please let us know if you have any other questions! I hope your vacation this October is truly magical!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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