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  • On Nov 17, 2017
    Tom from PA Asked

    Hi, is the fast pass plus system operational or not during extra magic park hours? If not, are all the rides standby during the extra magic park hours? If the extra magic park hours start at 8am, do they let people stand in line before 8am?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tom! 

    Thank you for stopping by to bring us your great question. Understanding FastPass+ and the Extra Magic Hour benefit are essential to planning a magical vacation.

    The FastPass+ service is not available during Extra Magic Hours as this benefit's days/times can be subject to change. When planning a strategy to maximize your time during this unique part of the day, make sure to head to your most desired must-do attraction first, since all attractions are stand-by only during "EMH." 

    My family and I have had varying experiences with morning Extra Magic Hours on where we could wait. Here are a few of the possibilities. It really depends on which theme park you're headed to and how many guests arrive before opening.

    • We've been held at the main entrance touch points until the official start time of Extra Magic Hour with the park fully operational when entering.
    • We've been allowed entry as early as 20-30 minutes ahead of schedule and then held in the main "hub" area until official Extra Magic Hour opening.
    • We've been able to advance as far as the entrance to our desired "land," or area section of the park, and then held until official Extra Magic Hour opening.
    • We've been able to get as close as the main entrance of our desired attraction's queue line and held until opening. 

    One thing we've never seen, or been able to do, is to enter the actual queue line of an attraction to wait. It's generally one of the above scenarios and up to the discretion of the theme park based on expected capacity levels. 

    I hope this helps, Tom! Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding the wondEARful benefits available to you as a guest of a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel. 


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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