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  • On Jun 24, 2010
    Miloann from TN 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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    I've read on the internet several times that people should avoid the parks with extra magic hours. We are staying in the resorts so we are able to use the extra magic hours but i'm starting to wonder if it is really worth it after what people are saying.

    Hi Miloann!

    In our experience, Extra Magic Hours ARE worth it--IF you get there at the opening of the morning Extra Magic Hours, and come toward the END of the evening Extra Magic Hours. 

    Typically what happens is that Extra Magic Hour Parks tend to be busier on the days that they are the designated park just because many people take advantage of the early entry and then STAY at that park for the remainder of the day.  Our strategy?  We hit the EMH park as close to the early entry time as possible, do everything on our list; then leave for another park.  It works for us, as we can get many attractions done with minimal wait, and then head over to another park and get there as close to that park's opening as possible.

    With evening Extra Magic Hours, we tend to hang back a bit and wait for the crowd to thin out.  With little ones, we just take a late and LONGER nap that day to help the kids deal with the later hours and we sleep in the next day. 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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