• On Nov 13, 2018
    Tina from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I thought I remembered Early Magic Hours being available for those who bought passes of 3 days or more. I cannot find any such information on the website. Did they change it? Or am I mis-remembering? Thank you!

    Hi Tina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's a pleasure helping a fellow Texan. I have good news, and I have even better news. Yes, Early Magic Hours for guests who purchase at least three days of Disney Theme Park Tickets do still exist. However, this program with those rules is only for Disneyland Resort in California.

    Here's the better news: Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, also offers extended theme park hours to guests of a Disney Resort Hotel, and a few select other properties, called Extra Magic Hours. With Extra Magic hours, a Disney Theme Park will either open one hour earlier than its daily listed Park Hours, or it will stay open for an additional one to three hours after the listed closing time. Best of all, Extra Magic Hours take place in at least one of Walt Disney World Resort's four Theme Parks every day!

    What I love about Extra Magic Hours is that they are based on the nights you are staying in a participating hotel and not on how many days worth of tickets you purchase. In fact, as long as you have two days worth of Disney Theme Park Tickets, you very well could book a one-night reservation and shut one theme park down during it's evening Extra Magic Hours and then open another the very next morning. You might be pretty tired, but if you time your stay just right you'll have access to both.

    I'm attaching a short video made by one of our Disney Dads, Wes (Another Texan!), that mentions a lot of other really awesome benefits of staying at a Disney Resort Hotel. And bonus: here are even more Moms Panel planning video tips, too!

    We'll See You Real Soon, Tina!
thumbnail image for Kristen

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

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Resort Hotel Tips and Benefits

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.