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  • On Feb 21, 2017
    Magdalena from NY Asked

    Hi I was wondering when the parks are open for extra hours Are you able to leave for a hour or 2 relax in the hotel and come back into the same park With the same ticket Or have to get your hand stamped as other park do so

    Dear Magdalena,

    Thanks for contacting us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about Extra Magic Hours and getting into and out of the parks!

    The schedule for Extra Magic Hours is typically posted a few months in advance but is subject to change. Each day, some attractions at one of the four parks are open either early or late. I think it's one of the biggest advantages to staying on-site at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and my family definitely takes advantage of those hours to maximize our schedule!

    For your second question, yes, you definitely can go into and out of the parks multiple times in a day depending on your schedule. If you using a MagicBand or a ticket, either way it will work to allow you in and out without a problem. Because of the computerization of the ticketing system, you would not need a hand stamp. I don't know the ages of your family members, but I highly recommend some daily "down time" especially if you have young children. It makes all the difference to have a midday rest time and then everyone can get back up to have much more fun later in the evening!

    Moms Panel tip - Even if there aren't Extra Magic Hours in your desired park, if you get up early and arrive before park opening, you will beat the crowds and give yourselves extra time to get a couple of attractions in with virtually no lines before the crowds get there!

    Hope that you have a a magical trip!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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