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  • On Jan 31, 2013
    Janet Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms! I'm planning our May vacation and trying to avoid some of the crowds. My first instinct was to visit the parks with extended hours on those days. Do those parks tend to be busier on "extended hour" days? Maybe I should avoid them on

    Howdy Janet!  Your instincts are great!  If you are staying on Disney property at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and make the most of your vacation.

    Extra Magic Hours make for a much less crowded Theme Park.  While not all of the attractions are open during Extra Magic Hours, you should be able to enjoy the more popular ones.

    Prior to becoming parents we took full advantage of Extra Magic Hours whenever possible.  If we were at a Theme Park during the early Extra Magic Hours, we would typically leave in the afternoon once the Park started to get crowded.  From there we would either return to our resort hotel or use our Park Hopper Pass to visit one of the other Theme Parks.  The evening Extra Magic Hours were always great and we were able to do so much.  Just pace yourselves so that you can fully enjoy each day.

    Thanks so much for your question!  Please let me know if you need any further information as you plan your May trip.  We were at Walt Disney World in May of last year and had a great time.  It was hot and a bit crowded but we were at Disney World and it was magical!!
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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