Home WDW Tickets WDW Guide WDW News WDW Reviews WDW Articles


Guide

How Extra Magic Hours Work At Disney World

We explain how extra magic hours work at Disney World. If you stay at a Disney World hotel, you will be able to take advantage of more time in the parks.



We explain what Extra Magic Hours are, and how to make the most of them when staying at a Disney World hotel.

Overview


Extra Magic Hours is a perk for staying at any Disney World resort hotel. Every day, one of the four parks will open either an hour earlier or two hours later than their standard opening times. The example (image below) shows that Epcot will be open an hour earlier that day. Thankfully, this service (at the moment) costs no extra.

Requirements


To enter the park during Extra Magic Hours you need to be staying at any Disney World resort hotel. It doesn't matter which one! You could be staying at the All Stars or Grand Floridian. All hotel guests get access to Extra Magic Hours.

How It Works


If Extra Magic Hours are taking place in the morning, there will be a separate line for Disney World hotel guests to enter the park. They scan your magic band or ticket to verify you're staying at a hotel, and let you in.

In the evening after the park closes, you'll be required to scan your magic band or ticket for each attraction. This means that technically guests who are not staying at a Disney World hotel can remain in the park, but they will not be able to go on anything.

Worth it?


In our opinion, most of the time. The morning ones are usually worth it because the park is almost completely empty for the hour and you can get a lot done. The downside of course is it requires a 6am start (we don't personally mind this however). Depending on the time of year, the evening times can usually be just as busy as it is during the day. Saying that, we do plan some of our holiday around Extra Magic Hours. We look at what park is open late, and perhaps arrange dinner there to take full advantage of the extra time, even if it's not always a lot quieter than normal.



To find what Extra Magic Hours are available when you're at the parks, view the Disney calendar.

Cheap Orlando Flights Search >>

Book Free Disney Dining 2020 >>

Halloween Party Tickets 2019 >>

Christmas Party Tickets 2019 >>

2019/2020 Ticket Guide & Deals >>


Join the Mickey From The UK email club & never miss any of our Disney content
Tick the box to confirm you want to opt into our emails
(Your email will never be shared, sold or spammed as outlined in our privacy policy. Only Disney goodness you'll receive.)

This article was posted on 30-Mar-2017
Please share this article using the buttons below.

            submit to reddit

Read Next  View More >
7 Things To Avoid Saying To A Disney World Addict Universal Orlando Announces 4th Theme Park Sanford Vs Orlando International Airports Disney Officially Announce 2019 UK Ultimate Ticket Prices What You Need To Fastpass+

Mickey From The UK

UK Disney World Community

Who Are We?
Cheap Orlando Flights Search >>

Book Free Disney Dining 2020 >>

Halloween Party Tickets 2019 >>

Christmas Party Tickets 2019 >>

2019/2020 Ticket Guide & Deals >>


Join The Mickey From The UK Email Club

Recent News
  • British Airways Pilots To Strike In September
  • D23: Disney Reveals Star Wars Hotel Name
  • D23: Journey Of Water Inspired By Moana Coming To Epcot
  • D23: New Epcot Concept Art And Logo
  • Star Wars: Galaxys Edge Named `Worlds Greatest Place` 2019

  • Recent Articles
  • Thoughts On The New Unlimited Halloween Party Pass
  • How Long Should I Stay At Disney World
  • Has The Declining Pound Changed Our Disney Plans?
  • Stop Using Unofficial ESTA Websites
  • 9 Tips On Getting Through Disney World Security Quickly

  • Popular Articles
  • Free Disney World Dining Offer 2019
  • Free Disney Dining 2020
  • Where Is The 2020 Disney World Free Dining Offer?
  • 12 Things That Prove You Are A Disney World Addict
  • Where Is The 2019 Disney World Free Dining Offer?

  • Product Reviews  View More >
  • Donald Duck 85th Limited Edition Plush Review
  • Disney Traditions Jim Shore Mickey The True Original
  • Disney Traditions Jim Shore Mickey Takes The Lead
  • Looking Back Over The Mickey Memories Collection
  • Swarovski Mickey Mouse Celebration

  • Disney World Reviews  View More >
  • Happily Ever After Dessert Party Review 2018
  • Rainforst Cafe Review
  • Homecomin Disney Springs Review
  • Virgin Holidays 2018 Review
  • Toy Story Land Review

  • Q&A  View More >
    Have a question? Ask us here!

    Popular Questions
  • Can I Upgrade My Free Quick Service...?
  • How do we get to the Super Target s...?
  • Can I Buy A Disney World Annual Pas...?
  • What forms of ID are accepted?
  • What Happens When My Disney World P...?


  • MickeyFromThe.UK is an unofficial Walt Disney World fan and information site.
    MickeyFromThe.UK is an online British guide to visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
    © MickeyFromThe.UK . All Rights Reserved. Content cannot be reproduced without permission.

    About    Contact Us    Advertising/Reviews/Sponsorships    Report Error    Terms    Disclaimers    Privacy    RSS Feeds