• On Feb 3, 2018
    Terri nicole from AB 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.

    Hello- Just wondering what the difference is between Extra Magic Hours and The Special Ticketed events are ? Are there characters out to meet as well durning these events ? Thanks,Nicole from Canada !

    Hello and welcome Terri Nicole and thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Extra Magic Hours and Disney After Hours are both great ways to enjoy more of the Disney magic we all love.

    Extra Magic Hours are one of the perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and offer 1 hour in the morning before regular park opening times and 2 hours in the evening after regular park closing times. Extra Magic Hours are scheduled throughout the week for different theme parks on different days. Theme park admission and MagicBand or Resort ID are required. You won't see complimentary snacks or beverages, and not all attractions will be available.  

    Disney After Hours is a limited-attendance event where you purchase a special theme park admission for Magic Kingdom Park. Currently, Disney After Hours events are scheduled for select dates and times between January 19 to March 8. During Disney After Hours, you can enjoy 25 popular attractions and experiences. You'll also be able to enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages. Disney Princess Greetings at  Princess Fairytale Hall are among the experiences available to guests.

    Another after-hours event to share is Moonlight Magic for Disney Vacation Club Members. These complimentary Disney Vacation Club Member events feature attractions, snacks and beverages, special fireworks, and special character experiences.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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