Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 11, 2018
    Anita from SC Asked

    Can I still enter a park during am magic hours if I am not staying in a DW resort? I understand I can not ride or do any shows but didn’t know if we could still go ahead and enter.

    Hello Anita!

    Guests to Walt Disney World who are staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel get a real perk with Extra Magic Hours. Unless you are a Walt Disney World resort guest, you will not be able to enter a theme park doing morning Extra Magic Hours. Cast members do check MagicBands before allowing guests to enter a theme park offering Extra Magic Hours. 

    In general, guests of the theme parks who are not staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, will not be asked to leave a park that has evening Extra Magic Hours. Non-resort guests are usually allowed to remain and finish up a meal or grab a last minute souvenir. You won't be able to access any of the shows or rides, but they also will not ask you to leave the park.

    If you're looking for the fun to continue, you'll find some late night magic at Disney Springs. Most of the fun there goes until about 1 A.M. You can eat, shop, listen to live music, and enjoy a night cap before returning to your hotel.

    Wishing you an absolutely magical vacation!
    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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