• On Jan 5, 2019
    Meredith from NJ 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.

    We are planning to use the early magic hours at Animal Kingdom in February. Do all attractions open early? Characters meets?

    Hi Meredith,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. I love using Walt Disney World’s Extra Magic Hours benefit for resort Guests, especially in the morning! Early mornings mean cooler temperatures and lower crowds…plus an opportunity for a delicious breakfast or snack item in the theme parks. I call that a magical start to the day.

    Only participating attractions are open during morning Extra Magic Hours. Please note that these are subject to change, but currently, the open attractions are: Avatar Flight of Passage, DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, It’s Tough to be a Bug, Na’vi River Journey, Primeval Whirl, and TriceraTop Spin. Kilimanjaro Safaris and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail are scheduled to be open, but that can change based on conditions with the animals and their habitats. Character experiences are generally not scheduled to be open during morning Extra Magic Hours, but you never know who you might encounter!

    Taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is smart strategy. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or soar on a banshee at Avatar Flight of Passage with a shorter line, there’s a lot to love in this theme park first thing in the morning. One of my favorite memories is riding Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain with my niece FOUR TIMES IN A ROW before I finally needed to rest my Yeti-loving bones. It was amazingly fun to hop off the ride, walk straight through the queue, and then right back on again!

    Enjoy your morning of adventures, Meredith!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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