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  • On Dec 28, 2018
    Holly from Tyne And Wear Asked

    When will Disney release extra magic hours dates and times for September 2019? We are wanting to plan fast passes and dining but worry that extra magic hours will be announced after the 180 days before our trip and we will have already booked dining. Holly

    Hello Holly, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Extra Magic Hours dates and times are usually available six months in advance. To plan for your amazing trip in September, you will probably find the information on the website in early April. To make sure I have it as soon as it comes out, I usually start monitoring the website daily about 210 days ahead of my trips. It may work for you! 

    My Magical Tip: To make the most of my time at the Walt Disney World Resort, I always think of my trip days as building blocks. I like to build perfect daily itineraries for each park and only assign them to specific days within my trip after the Extra Magic Hours information is published.

    My Magical Tip Number Two: Remember that you can change your plans and cancel Advance Dining Reservations after the FastPass+ booking window opens and you have locked your days around great FastPass+ arrangements for the most popular attractions. To avoid missing out on restaurants I really want to enjoy, I usually book them twice on separate days, just in case a special FastPass+ reservation comes my way on a specific date. If you keep the cancellation policies in mind, you will surely build the perfect itinerary for your vacation.

    I wish you the most magical planning time until your trip in September, Holly!

    Please let us know if we can assist you any further with information or fun ideas here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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