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  • On May 29, 2019
    Karin from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am staying on property and am planning on going to HS on 9/2. I see there are extra magic hours starting at 6am and I saw a list of rides available. Do character exp start earlier or does it only start at 9am? Can you sign up for Jedi training at 6am?

    Hi Karin, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question.

    I was pretty excited to hear that Guests staying in Walt Disney World Resort hotels will be able to benefit from “Extra” Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and other Theme Parks this Fall.

    From what I understand, sign ups for Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple have typically started earlier on days with regular Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I’m not sure whether that’s going to be the case for these special Extra Magic Hours; there haven’t been any official announcements about what impact they’ll have on the Jedi Training sign up process.

    We also don’t yet know what Character Experiences will be available during these “Extra” Extra Magic Hours, although based on past experience, it seems likely that some will be available.  

    Here’s what I would recommend: check the Times Guide when you arrive for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation to see whether there is any additional information about the hours for Jedi Training and Character Experiences during these “Extra” Extra Magic Hours. If you don’t see anything, please ask your Resort’s Lobby Concierge for more information. They’ll have the most up-to-the-minute information about how it’s all going to work. 

    My tip: I’m told that, although Jedi Training is still quite popular (and will likely be even more popular once Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens), if you’re willing to be flexible, open time slots don’t disappear as quickly as they used to. If you can, try to plan two mornings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during your next visit. That way, if you don’t get a spot for Jedi Training on the first morning because sign ups started at 6:00 am, you’ll be able to adjust your touring strategy for the next day that you can visit. This would also be a great way to ensure that you get the chance to do any early morning Character Experiences, if any are available. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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