• On Mar 30, 2018
    James from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm only staying one night at the resort. Do I get to use extra magic hours for the day of check in and check out?

    Hi James!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! While the check-in and check-out times of every Walt Disney World Resort Hotel are 4 P.M. and 11 A.M. respectively, I'm happy to say that you are welcome to enjoy the Extra Magic Hours of both days, whatever they may happen to be during your visit.

    It will be easier to enjoy Evening Extra Magic Hours the day you check-in and Morning Hours on the day of your scheduled check-out. However, it's not impossible to get to the Early Morning Extra Magic Hour on check-in day. Doing so will require the extra step of swinging by your Disney Resort Hotel to complete the check-in process before you head to that mornings Disney theme park. Your room will most likely not be ready; however, you're more than welcome to leave your belongings at the luggage desk. And you'll even have the option to receive your room number via text message once it's ready. Then when you return to your resort hotel, you can bypass the front desk as your MagicBand will serve as your room key. You'll also be able to enjoy the evening Extra Magic Hours on your check-out day, even if those hours extend into Cinderella's pumpkin time of the next day.

    Don't forget to set up your FastPass+ Reservations to really maximize your attraction fun. And if you haven't already, do download the My Disney Experience App so you'll have access to cool features like a GPS enabled map and the ability to order meals at select dining locations from your phone.

    We'll See You Real Soon, James!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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