Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Mar 14, 2011
    Sally from KY Asked

    We will not be staying in a WDW resort when we come this year. If we are at a park that has extended hours that night, how do they determine who is and isn't staying at resort? Will we be asked to leave in any way? Do not want to have upset children:)

    Hi Sally,

    As you know, Extra Magic Hours is a perk provided to guests staying at a Walt Disney World-owned resort.

    If the park "officially" closes at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosting Extra Magic Hours from 7:00-10:00 PM, then starting at 7:00 PM guests will be asked to show their Resort ID in order to access shows and attractions. Every guest age 3 and over must have Resort ID. Of course, parents can hold onto the ID for their kids and just show it to the Cast Member at the attraction's entrance.

    Guests without Resort ID may certainly stay in the park to eat, shop and soak up the atmosphere.

    To avoid any misunderstanding with children wanting to ride Dumbo one more time, I would suggest heading for the exit around 7:00 PM. Feel free to linger in an area away from attractions such as Main Street USA where you could stop for an ice cream or other treat on the way out of the resort.

    I hope this information helps your family plan accordingly. Have a wonderful vacation!




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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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