Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Apr 17, 2022
    Kamryn from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have reservations at Animal Kingdom Lodge from a Thursday - Sunday. Can I use Extra Magic Hours on Wednesday for Magic Kingdom? Will be staying at Pop Century Tuesday - Thursday morning. Can I use EMH if I check in early at AKL?

    Hello Kamryn! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your visit to Walt Disney World Resort is sure to be so magical this year!  Not only will the 50th Anniversary of the Resort still be being celebrated but you'll also be visiting during the beautiful fall season.  The weather is always pleasant in October and you'll get to experience special events like the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.  There may even be special Halloween events like Disney After Hours Boo Bash, so keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for exciting upcoming information!

    Staying on Disney property in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel is the best way to maximize your time in and out of the Parks!  There are so many benefits of staying on-site, including ease of complimentary transportation, close proximity to your favorite Parks, amazing pools, and most importantly, extra time in the Theme Parks! 

    You won't have to worry about where you're staying when it comes to getting up and out early and beating the crowds to the Parks in the morning.  At EVERY.SINGLE.ONE of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, you'll be able to enter each Theme Park 30 minutes early every day with Early Theme Park Entry! Staying at these Resorts also gives you the benefit of purchasing Individual Lightning Lane attractions at 7 a.m. instead of waiting until the official Park opening time. 

    If you and your party are night owls (I'm ONLY a night owl when on vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth!) and planning to stay out for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours you'll be able to take advantage of these hours on any day of your reservation at a Disney Deluxe Resort.  This means that on the days you're staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge you'll be eligible to stay out for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at the Parks that are open late on those nights.  Your Disney Deluxe hotel benefits extend from your day of check-in to midnight on your day of check out. 

    I hope that makes sense and is helpful information, Kamryn! Please come back and see us again if you have any other planning questions!
    Ashley M

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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