• On Oct 9, 2017
    Karen from IL Asked

    Are Fastpass kiosks open during Extra Magic Hours? We hope to get a Fastpass as we enter the park at the beginning of the Extra Magic Hour, then head for another attraction. If the kiosks don't open until official opening we'll rethink the plan.

    Howdy, Karen! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I love literally everything about Extra Magic Hour! We take advantage of this perk every day we are at the Disneyland Resort as getting an early start really makes a difference for us. I've been checking the Disneyland app lately and it appears as though FASTPASSES have been available for certain attractions during Extra Magic Hour. I have taken advantage of this myself at Disney California Adventure Park in order to ride Radiator Springs Racers multiple times in the morning. However, FASTPASSES are not guaranteed during Extra Magic Hour, so this availability can change depending on the day. Check the app on the days you are visiting to see what attractions, if any, are offering FASTPASSES during Extra Magic Hour. So, I'd prepare two Extra Magic Hour touring plan strategies just in case. You can boost your efficiency even further if you upgrade to Disney MaxPass which will allow you to make FASTPASS selections from your phone from anywhere in the park!

    Another tip I have for Extra Magic Hour is to delay riding some of the more popular attractions until about 10 minutes before the park opens to the general public. Many folks immediately head to Space Mountain, Radiator Springs Racers, or Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT first thing in the morning. That means that later in the hour, those folks are now off riding different attractions. During a recent trip, I went to ride Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT in the last five minutes of Extra Magic Hour and there was no line! I walked right on! I have noticed this phenomenon at Radiator Springs Racers as well.

    I hope this helps you make the most of your time during Extra Magic Hour. Please stop by again if you have any other questions!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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