• On Nov 10, 2017
    Holly from CT 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.

    How does morning EMH work vs Rope Drop. If the park normally opens at 9am and EMH are 8am what time can you go through the ticket and bag check. Do they only let the guests with EMH through? Seen where they walk guests to FOP.

    Dear Holly,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your terrific question about planning for your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am assuming from your question that you are referring to Disney's Animal Kingdom for your question. It is a very exciting time to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom, because as you mention, Pandora - The World of Avatar is a massive new land with attractions that everyone wants to try!

    If Disney's Animal Kingdom opens for Extra Magic Hours at 8 am, for example, I recommend arriving to the park entrance around 6:45 or 7am. It is likely that if you arrive at that time, you should be among the first to ride Avatar Flight of Passage, as Cast Members will begin escorting the first groups of guests to that area to line up. I can't guarantee anything, of course, but I hope that will help you to avoid the longest lines. After bag check, they do divide people into streams of who is eligible for Extra Magic Hours and who is not. Those who are not are usually moved towards the right while they await park opening. 

    Have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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