Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 26, 2011
    Catherine from NC 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.

    I am planning on surprising my son with a trip in November. How do you find out what parks are open after hours for those staying at Disney Resorts? Also, how do you know the scheudle and price for special events like the Mickey's Christmas parade?

    Hi Catherine,

    That is the best surprise ever, I am sure he will be ecstatic!  You have a few different options for getting the Extra Magic Hour times (EMH) and dates.  The first way is when you check into your WDW Resort, they will give you a guide sheet (these are also located on the front desk for you to pick-up at any time) which is good for a week at a time and there you will be able to see each of the Parks listed (as well as hours of operation for Downtown Disney, Water Parks, Mini-Golf, etc...) for each day and the days and times that they are offering either the early morning EMH or evening EMH so you can plan your days in advance.  The other option is to look at the Calendar for each of the Theme Parks on the WDW website (these are usually updated up to 6 months in advance) and you will be able to see the EMH listed there as well.

    As far as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, just take a look at the link I provided you with and there you will be able to see when they release the dates for 2011 as well as how to purchase your tickets once the dates are announced.  Hope this helps and I wish you a very magical trip!

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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