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  • On Dec 4, 2017
    Lesley from TX Asked

    We will be at MK on December 23rd and they do have Magic Hours that day. Do you know if all rides will be open at that time? Last year they only had Fantasy Land open and we could not get into the rest of the park. Do you know if that is always the case?

    Hello Lesley! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Attending the early Extra Magic Hours on what is sure to be a busy Disney day at Magic Kingdom is an excellent way to infuse some extra Endless Magic into your Christmas weekend visit!

    As one of the most exclusive benefits, Extra Magic Hours allows Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotel to enter the Theme Parks and start the magic before Guests staying off property. While the select attractions that participate in Extra Magic Hours are subject to change and there is no guarantee that your favorite attraction will definitely be operating, it is not common (at least from my perspective) for attractions to be restricted solely to Fantasyland during Extra Magic Hours.

    With the expected increase in attendance for the Holiday crowds, I would be surprised if most of the attractions were not available for Extra Magic Hours on December 23rd, 2017. The Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks are organized and run in a manner to maximize Guest enjoyment, crowd control and attraction efficiency. I would expect nothing less for one of the busiest days of the year during your visit.

    Be sure to plan your FastPass+ Selections strategically for your visit. Doing so will allow you to save a considerable amount of waiting time for those "must-do" attractions.

    Have a Magical Morning!

    ~Todd  
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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