Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 21, 2009
    Jessica from NY 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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    We are visiting for the 1st time 8/16-8/22. We will stay in a non-disney hotel on 8/15 so we can get started in the parks asap the 15th. I wanted to go to MK first, break in pm and go back after dinner. Is this a good idea since it is a Extrahrsday?


    This is a good question since only guests who stay on property are allowed to participate in Disney's Extra Magic Hours program allowing guests to either come early before the park opens or stay late after the park closes.  And because you are staying off-property, I can understand your concern.

    HOWEVER, when I looked at the park calendar for August 15 for Magic Kingdom (click here), it isn't showing Extra Magic Hours for that day.  The park is simply open late until 11 p.m. for all guests!  So you're in luck! 

    I'd stick to your plan of going early, taking a break, and staying up until it closes!  Best of all, Magic Kingdom DOES have Late Magic Hours the next day on August 16--and, as an official resort guest by that time, you'll be able to enjoy them!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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