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  • On Oct 31, 2018
    Bobby from VA Asked

    How far in advance does Disney post Extra Magic Hours? On our first trip, we didn't plan according to the EMH, so we didn't get to take advantage of it. We are planning a trip for July 2019 and want to make sure we plan on using EMH this time.

    Hello Bobby, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great planning question.

    I absolutely love taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours! It is one of the reasons why I will always stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. Being able to enter a Disney Theme Park an hour early or being able to enjoy rides or attractions a few hours after a park’s regular closing are amazing. There are times when I feel that I almost have a park to myself. When it comes time to plan out my itinerary, Extra Magic Hours are so important.

    I am happy to tell you that park schedules with Extra Magic Hours, are published online 180 days in advance. The schedule for July will be available at the beginning of the year. Keep in mind, that schedules are subject to change, usually for special ticketed events. Please note valid theme park admission and Disney Resort Hotel identification are required.

    Andrea’s planning tip: Take advantage of enjoying the most popular rides and attractions during the Extra Magic Morning Hours. The parks are not as busy and the lines are much shorter than during the Extra Magic Hour Evenings.

    See ya real soon,
    Andrea
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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