Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 7, 2008
    Glen from GA 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 are trying to plan a trip for september 2008. We will be staying 5 days but I was wondering would it be better to go to MK on a thursday which doesn't have the extra magic hours that day or go on a sunday which has the extra magic hours?

    The pro/con camps on Extra Magic Hours are very divided. I will give you my opinion, but you should know that there are moms on the Panel that would disagree with me.

    Our family tries very hard to avoid going to a park on a day when there is an Extra Magic Hour in the morning. All the guests at the Disney resorts tend to flock to that park so that when all the additional day guests show up, the place is pretty jammed. Our experience is has been that the morning Extra Magic park tends to stay crowded for the entire day. One big exception to this would be if you wanted to go to an Extra Magic park on the last day of your trip. If you're going to get up early and then leave, then morning Extra Magic can be a great way to experience some rides quickly. Similarly, if you want to go to the morning Extra Magic hour somewhere, experience a few rides, and the spend the rest of the day at different park, that works too. You should be aware that during morning Extra Magic, only a limited number of attractions are open for guests. I have particularly found that unless you are a big thrill rider, going early to the Hollywood Studios for Extra Magic doesn't really make any sense.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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