• On Jan 27, 2019
    Diana from DE 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.

    Do resort guests get to enter parks 1 hour earlier?

    Hello Diana!  Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Extra Magic Hours are just one of the many benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. Each day, at least one Theme Park will be open exclusively for Resort guests one hour prior to regular park hours in the morning or two hours after regular park closing in the evening. You can check the calendar of park hours to see which Theme Park is offering Extra Magic Hours the day you plan to visit and if there are morning and/or evening Extra Magic Hours that day. We love visiting the Theme Parks during Extra Magic Hours. It is a great way to get more out of our day. Guests with the Park Hopper Option may utilize morning Extra Magic Hours in one Theme Park, and visit another Theme Park with evening Extra Magic Hours (if offered) on the same day.

    When looking at the calendar, note that Extra Magic Hours are a free benefit offered to all Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests. Disney Early Morning Magic in Fantasyland or Toy Story Land and Disney After Hours events are separately ticketed events that are available for anyone to purchase.

    I hope that helps! Please feel free to visit the Moms Panel again should you have additional questions about planning your vacation.


    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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