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  • On Feb 15, 2023
    Kendall from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I have park hopper passes and the Disney's Magical Kindom after hours ticket for one day. How do I make the most out of this visit with it being only one day?

    Hi Kendall! 

    I love the Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park event! I could definitely spend a late night in Magic Kingdom Park fueled by popcorn and ice cream!

    First, I would check the Theme Park Hours & Events Calendar. Which park is opening earliest on the day of your visit? If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can gain Early Theme Park Entry every day.  Once you choose your starting park, don’t forget to make a Theme Park Reservation for the day you are visiting. You won’t need to make one for the parks you are hopping to, just the park you are starting in. 

    The My Disney Experience mobile app has so many features to help you maximize your day. You can tell the Disney Genie Service what park you will be in, and what kind of experiences are most important to you. Whether you want to ride a lot of attractions, or meet as many characters as you can, Genie will help guide you through the parks to help you accomplish that by considering where you are in the park and current wait times. If you’d rather reduce your wait time in attraction lines, I recommend purchasing Genie+ on the day of your visit. This will allow you to book Lightning Lane access so you can accomplish more in the park while you wait for your return time. You can also purchase Individual Lightning Lanes for the more in demand rides in each theme park, such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! In your My Disney Experience app, the Tip Board shows when the next available time for Lightning Lanes and Individual Lightning Lanes is available. 

    Then while you’re in the parks, you can use Mobile Order on the My Disney Experience app to order food and set a pick up time. You can still find a spot to sit and eat, but it won’t take as long as a Table Service reservation. You can also do Merchandise Mobile Checkout through the My Disney Experience app! At select merchandise locations, scan the products you’d like to purchase and pay through your My Disney Experience app. Before you leave the store, a Cast Member will confirm your purchase and you can leave the store without having to wait in line. 

    Get ready for the best day ever, Kendall! I hope these were helpful tips to get the most out of your time at Walt Disney World Resort. Please visit us at planDisney again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kaitlin, Indiana

Hi friends! I'm Kaitlin, a wife and mom to two young boys. I can always be found with a list of the latest and greatest snacks and treats at Walt Disney World, and sometimes I'm even willing to share those snacks with my family. In the meantime, I'm here to help answer your questions about your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Learn More About Kaitlin

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