• On Sep 14, 2018
    Barbara from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What time can non-resort guests enter the parks on Extra Magic Hour mornings? i know Magic Kingdom allows guests in 1 hour before park opening. What about EPCOT if it is an EMH day?

    Hi there, Barbara!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  This year seems to be flying by and before you know it, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here!  It will be so nice to go on a vacation after the busy holiday season and I can’t think of a better place than to vacation other than at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks!

    Opening hours at the theme parks vary by day and a full list of park hours can be found online.  For those that are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, the theme parks will open at the stated time for those Guests.  Extra Magic Hours are reserved for Guests of a Walt Disney World Resort and are offered at different theme parks on different days.  Additionally, you may even find some evening Extra Magic Hours.

    I see that you are not staying on property, so I would plan on the theme parks opening at the posted opening time.  On occasion, you may find that the theme parks may begin inviting non-resort Guests into the parks but hold those Guests in an area until the posted park opening times which at that point they will then allow Guests full access to the theme park and its attractions.  You can always arrive earlier than the posted opening time but being prepared to wait until that hour arrives.

    Wishing you a magical and memorable Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  Please come back with any other questions you may have as you continue planning.

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Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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