Notices

Disney's Extra Magic Hours

This is a Disney program that allows you to visit a particular Disney theme park on a designated day beyond regularly scheduled operating hours.

Almost every day, at least one park will offer Extra Magic Hours. FastPass+ cannot be booked during the EMH times.

To take advantage of Extra Magic Hours you have to be staying at one of the following:-
  • Disney Resort hotels
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Shades of Green® Resort
  • Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Disney's Extra Magic Hours can be either in the morning or in the evening.

Morning Extra Magic Hours
  • Occurs one hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening.
  • If the park opens at 9am you will be allowed in at 8am.
  • Transportation to the park begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the Extra Magic Opening Time.
  • You must present a valid Resort ID (Magic Band/Room Card) at the park's entrance.
  • Non Disney resort guests will not be allowed to enter the park until the normal opening time.
Evening Extra Magic Hours
  • Extend the parks opening up to two hours beyond the park's scheduled closing time.
  • You need to present a valid resort ID (Magic Band/Room Card) at the attractions before you can ride.
  • Non Disney resort guests are allowed to remain in the park however they would not be able to ride any of the attractions.
Select attractions will be open in each park.

Attractions open during MORNING Extra Magic Hours


(Subject to change please check park schedules)

Magic Kingdom:
Astro Orbiter
The Barnstormer
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
"it's a small world"
Mad Tea Party
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Peter Pan's Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain
Tomorrowland Speedway
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Epcot:
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Frozen Ever After
Living with the Land
Project Tomorrow: Inventing the World of Tomorrow
Soarin' Around the World
Spaceship Earth
Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
Disney Hollywood Studios:
Alien Swirling Saucers
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Slinky Dog Dash
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Toy Story Mania!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Animal Kingdom:
Avatar Flight of Passage
DINOSAUR
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (subject to availability)
It's Tough to be a Bug!
Kilimanjaro Safaris (subject to availability)
Na'vi River Journey
Primeval Whirl
TriceraTop Spin

Attractions open during EVENING Extra Magic Hours


(Subject to change please check park schedules)

Magic Kingdom:
Astro Orbiter
The Barnstormer
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Country Bear Jamboree
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Haunted Mansion
"it's a small world"
Mad Tea Party
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan's Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain
Swiss Family Treehouse
Tomorrowland Speedway
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Epcot:
Advanced Training Lab
The American Adventure
American Heritage Gallery
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Epcot Character Spot
Frozen Ever After
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Living with the Land
Mission: SPACE
O Canada!
Project Tomorrow: Inventing the World of Tomorrow
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Soarin' Around the World
Spaceship Earth
Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
Turtle Talk With Crush
Disney Hollywood Studios:
Alien Swirling Saucers
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Slinky Dog Dash
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Toy Story Mania!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Animal Kingdom:
Avatar Flight of Passage
Cretaceous Trail
Dino-Sue
Na'vi River Journey
Oasis Exhibits
Valley of Mo'ara

How Extra Magic Hours Affect Crowds.


Extra Magic Hours (EMH) always increase the crowd levels in the park by quite some margin. With thousands of on-site hotel rooms each having multiple guests that is a potential massive crowd that could be heading for the same park, the one that has EMH that particular day.

Should you visit a park that has Extra Magic Hours.


Only if you are staying on-site and can take advantage of EMH.
Morning EMH.
Get to the park just before the EMH time, factor in travel time, especially at the Magic Kingdom where you may have to wait for a tram then either monorail or ferry once you have arrived.

Our advice is to use EMH in the morning and if you can, park hop to another park later in the day. Most people who use morning EMH have a tendency to stay in the one park all day. So as other guests come in to the park after official opening time the park gets more and more crowded.

Evening EMH
Most guests that are on-site and want to take advantage of evening EMH will head to the park that has eveing EMH first thing in the morning and stay in the park all day ready to take advantage of the evening EMH when it comes around.

Our advice is to take advantage of evening EMH more affectively by going to a park that doesn't have EMH that day then later in the evening park hop to the park that is offering evening EMH. This way you avoid the crowds during the day in the EMH park but can take advantage of the lower crowds during the actual Extra Magic Hour.
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