• On Dec 31, 2019
    James 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.

    We'll be traveling the week before Easter. My question is that in past experiences guests in Disney resorts can get in the parks early regardless of the EMH? Is this true? For example: AK Park on 4/6/20 opens at 8:00am. Will it open for guests at 7:00?

    Hi there, James, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you so much for bringing us your question regarding your upcoming stay at a Walt Disney World resort.

    Guests staying at Disney Resorts and a few additional participating hotels can spend extra time in one of the theme parks each day, either before it opens or after it closes using Extra Magic Hours. Otherwise the parks do try to stay on schedule with the normal operating hours. However, it never hurts to be at the gates a little early. This way you’ll be able to enjoy select attractions and experiences as soon as the park opens… and speaking of attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom I would highly recommend Avatar Flight of Passage located in Pandora – The World of Avatar. 

    Please keep in mind that Extra Magic Hours do rotate throughout the week to all four theme parks, so you’ll want to crosscheck your April vacation dates on Disney’s calendar where they conveniently list both normal park hours and Extra Magic Hours.

    If you have any other questions, please let us know. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Bryan, Kansas

Hi all! I'm Bryan from Kansas City. I'm a husband, first-time dad, and man's best friend to our Golden Retriever. Like many kids, I grew up traveling to Disney World nearly every year with my family, so to say that my perspective has changed over the years is an understatement. Through my passion, firsthand knowledge and park research, I look forward to helping you with your Disney vacation! Learn More About Bryan

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