Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Mar 5, 2019
    Lisa from NY Asked

    Hi! We will be heading to Animal Kingdom on June 29th. There are extra magic hours scheduled for that day from 8 AM to 9 AM. Is there a chance the gates will open even earlier? I had read that often gate will open early on non magic hour mornings.

    Hi Lisa!
    Thanks for your question and for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Extra Magic Hours sure are a great added benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, aren't they?? 
    Getting into the theme parks an hour earlier than non-resort guests can definitely help in getting to enjoy your favorite attractions before the crowds. And there is something extra enjoyable about being up and about early in the morning roaming the theme parks. As for whether or not the gates open a wee bit sooner than 8 AM is totally unpredictable. I have been at theme parks MANY times when management decides to magically open the gates before the scheduled time but this should be viewed as the exception and not the rule. Maybe you'll get lucky!!
    I hope this helps and I wish you a Magical trip!!
    Chris
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