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  • On May 6, 2015
    Lindy from GA Asked

    Visiting may 23-29th memorial week. We are staying onsite so we get extra magic hours. I planned each day based off EMH which park to visit, now I see people say avoid parks with EMH. We do not have park hopper so what do you suggest?can you plan it for me

    Hey there, Lindy! Thanks for stopping by to see us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Join me as we spend a little extra special time chatting about Walt Disney World today.

    Extra Magic Hours are a special perk available to Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. On select days, a park may offer an extra hour before opening in the morning or a couple of extra hours at night for onsite Guests to have exclusive entry. If you're an early bird or a night owl, this extra special time can really be worth it!

    I think people who advise against a certain park on an Extra Magic Hours day are talking mostly to Guests who are not staying onsite or locals (like me!) who might just be coming over for the day. For example, someone who is not staying onsite, but is planning to arrive at rope drop to get on some attractions before the crowds start to build will find their plan foiled when the park has already been open to Resort hotel Guests for an hour. Additionally, there are often more people in the parks later in the day when there are evening Extra Magic Hours.

    If you're able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, Lindy, I'd do it! You can always take a break back at your Resort hotel at midday, as the parks get a little more crowded, and return to the same park later in the day, even without a Park Hopper option.

    I hope this helps you plan your practically perfect days at Walt Disney World. Please visit again if you have any more questions!

    Have a magical day,

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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