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Extra Magic Hours

Disney Extra Magic Hours Help

Extra Magic Hours called EMH mornings and evenings are part of a Disney programme which allows guests to visit a certain theme park on a certain day outside that park’s regularly scheduled hours.

You need to be staying at one of the following to take advantage of the programme:

Any Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin Resort 
Hilton Resort at Downtown Disney
Shades of Green
Each day one of the Disney Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so Disney Resort Guests can enjoy easy access to select attractions – even the most popular ones!   It is only available to guests staying Walt Disney World-owned resorts, Dolphin & Swan Resorts, Hilton Resort at Downtown Disney and Shades of Green.

Extra Magic Hours or EMH can help you make the most of your vacation time and see and do everything at an easy, relaxed pace.

Morning EMH

This occurs one hour prior to the normal scheduled park opening.   So, if the park is scheduled to open at 9am to the general public, the EMH begins at 8am 

Transportation for the park offering Morning EMH will begin 30 minutes earlier than the opening time.

NOTE: You MUST present a valid Theme Park admission and your Resort ID at the park’s turnstiles or you will not be allowed to enter.

Evening EMH

Evening Extra Magic Hours extend the parks opening times by three hours!

So if it’s an EMH evening at EPCOT and it’s due to close at 9pm, you will be able to stay till 12am

Not ALL attractions are open during EMH and the ones that are vary.

Wristbands are no longer distributed and now you must be able to show a valid resort ID at any time in the park.

Magic Kingdom:

  • Main Entrance
  • Caribbean Plaza near El Pirata Y el Perico Restaurante
  • Castle Rose Garden near the entrance to Tomorrowland
  • Liberty Square Riverboat Landing
  • Space Mountain
  • Pinocchio Village Haus


Future World

  • Main Entrance
  • Future World East Breezeway
  • Future World West Breezeway

World Showcase

  • Mexico Bridge
  • International Gateway

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Main Entrance
  • Echo Lake near Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner
  • Courtyard near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park:

  • Main Entrance Oasis – Near Garden Gate Gifts
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! FASTPASS location
  • Harambe School in Africa
  • Kali River Rapids FASTPASS location
  • DinoLand U.S.A. – Near The Boneyard

NB:   If your Magic Your Way tickets DOES NOT have the Park Hopper option, you will NOT be able to visit more than one park per day. This means that if you want to take advantage of EMH, you must be sure to visit the park offering it that day or evening.

An example would be that you visit Animal Kingdom in the morning and the Magic Kingdom has the evening EMH. You will NOT be able to go the Magic Kingdom that evening if your Magic Your Way ticket does not have the Park Hopper option.

Little Ones Magic Hour

Little Ones Magic Hour is part of the Magical Beginnings Program.  It allows  guests with small children staying at a WDW resorts, the Swan and Dolphin, Hilton at the WDW Resort near DTD and Shades of Green an extra hour before scheduled Magic Kingdom opening, to enjoy Fantasyland attractions in the Magic Kingdom on select days in August and September. 

This early access allows families with young ones to get an early start to their day and maximize park time before heading back to their Disney resort for an afternoon break.

Valid theme park ticket and Resort I.D. are required. To enjoy the Little Ones Magic Hour benefit, guests without the Park Hopper Option can only visit the Magic Kingdom that day.

Little Ones Extra Magic Hour Fantasyland Attractions

  • Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel
  • 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
  • Pooh’s Playful Spot
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures

TIP- Why not put your resort ID in a lanyard, that way you can keep it accessible at all times.

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