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  • On Mar 2, 2019
    Kathleen from NJ Asked

    What is the magic hours schedule?

    Hey, Kathleen and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. When we go to Walt Disney World Resort it is our mission to conquer the theme parks like Hercules did the Hydra. With Extra Magic Hours we get even more adventure, nostalgia, and, of course, pixie dust.

    Extra Magic Hours are a special benefit for Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels and other select properties. The hours for each day and each theme park are released about six months in advance. Here is how they work. A theme park has either extended morning or evening hours that allow Guests to enjoy more opportunities on select attractions. All other Guests are asked to exit the theme parks. To get on the attractions Cast Members will scan MagicBands or Admission Cards. To find what days and which theme parks have Extra Magic Hours, please look at the Park Hours Calendar.

    Disney Dad Tip: When using morning Extra Magic Hours plan your FastPass+ selections for after 10:00 AM because the crowds will be smallest at the beginning of the morning and build as it gets closer to noon.

    Kathleen, enjoy making many Magical Memories.

    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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