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Extra Magic Hours - When to Use and When to Avoid

by Mommy Frog on March 1, 2020 407 Orlando

A note from Mommy Frog: After a temporary closure due to COVID-19, we’re so hoppy to share that Walt Disney World is beginning its phased theme park reopening July 11! Because park capacity will be limited during this initial phase, Disney announced that Extra Magic Hour benefits will be temporarily suspended. If you’ll be hopping back to the parks soon, don’t froget to jump over to our full reopening post for all of the details you need to know before you go!

Extra Magic Hours - PinterestAs you hop deeper and deeper into your Walt Disney World vacation planning, you may see the phrase Extra Magic Hours, or EMH, pop up. This is just one of many Disney terms that is hopful to learn about! Extra Magic Hours are especially important because they have a big impact on park guests.

If you think Extra Magic Hours strictly apply to Disney Resort guests, you are only partially correct. They are only available to Disney Resort hotel guests, but Extra Magic Hours affect all park-goers. This post lays out what they are, how they impact crowd levels, when we recommend using them and when you should avoid the park that hosts them.

What Are Extra Magic Hours?

Extra Magic Hours are extended theme park hours available to Disney World Resort hotel guests and some non-Disney hotel guests. On certain days of the week, guests can enter a park one hour earlier or stay in a park up to two hours later than normal park operating hours. The Extra Magic Hours are listed with the regular Disney park hours on our Orlando Crowd Calendar so you can easily find them. It's worth mentioning that during peak times (and sometimes with the opening of new rides and lands), Disney will add additional Extra Magic Hours to the schedule.

Extra Magic Hours Schedule

While the exact times, days and theme parks are subject to change, we've found that Disney typically sticks to this Extra Magic Hours schedule:

  • Sunday: Evening EMH at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Monday: Morning EMH at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Tuesday: Evening EMH at EPCOT
  • Wednesday: Evening EMH at Magic Kingdom Park
  • Thursday: Morning EMH at EPCOT
  • Friday: Morning EMH at Magic Kingdom Park
  • Saturday: Morning EMH at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Again, we advise that you double check the Extra Magic Hours schedule for the days during your trip. Special events, new attractions or peak times are the main reasons why Disney may switch up the schedule.

Which Hotels Offer Extra Magic Hours?

All of Disney World's Resorts and Villas offer Extra Magic Hours. Additionally, the following non-Disney hotels offer Extra Magic Hours:

Guests staying at one of the above off-site hotels will need to present a valid resort ID (often your hotel key) when entering the park hosting EMH, while Disney Resort hotel guests will simply tap their MagicBand/RFID ticket at the park entrance to verify that they are staying on-site. Regular theme park admission is required.

By the way, we offer discounts on hotel rooms at all of these Orlando hotels and more, so you can get a hop on the savings!

How Extra Magic Hours Affect Crowds

When to Use Extra Magic Hours - Epcot

Extra Magic Hours strongly affect crowd levels. Think of it this way ... there are about 30,000 Disney Resort hotel rooms. That total doesn't even include non-Disney hotels that offer Extra Magic Hours. Since most people don't travel alone, that's A LOT of people. And while resort guests don't have to head to the park with Extra Magic Hours, many of them think that is where they are supposed to go, even if they don't actually visit during the EMH period! This makes the park more congested during regular Disney park hours. This is why, for most park visitors, we think it's best to avoid the park with Extra Magic Hours, but we hop through all of the scenarios below!

When Resort Guests Should Use Extra Magic Hours

When to Use Extra Magic Hours - Hollywood Studios Entrance

ONLY if you intend to visit during EMH. There is no benefit for showing up to a park with EMH if you don't actually attend during Extra Magic Hours. And don't froget, it takes time to get to the parks, especially Magic Kingdom. Allow enough time to get to the park, whether you are using Disney transportation or driving and parking at the Transportation & Ticket Center. Keep in mind that evening Extra Magic Hours, especially those earlier in the evening (say, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. vs. midnight to 2 a.m.), tend to attract more crowds than morning Extra Magic Hours.

If you are park hopping. In this situation, you can go to the park with EMH during those hours and spend the other part of the day at a less crowded park. Example: EPCOT has evening Extra Magic Hours from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a recommended park that day. Go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios during normal park hours, then hop to EPCOT that evening during EMH.

When to Use Extra Magic Hours - Space Mountain

If you have a Disney Theme Park Base Ticket and the overall crowd level is low. Example: The overall resort crowd level is a 4. Magic Kingdom has morning EMH from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. You can take advantage of the extra hour that morning for popular rides such as Peter Pan's FlightSpace Mountain and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Be sure to use FastPass+ for any other must-do attractions that you don't think you'll get to in the morning, such as Splash Mountain.

If you are visiting during (or within the first couple of months after) a major ride or land opening and there are special EMH. During the opening of Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there were additional Extra Magic Hours for resort guests. These were the best way to experience all of the new rides in these lands without waiting several hours. (Because of the tier system in these examples, even if you were able to get FastPass+, it would have only been for one of the new rides.)

When to Avoid the Park with Extra Magic Hours

If you are not staying at a Disney Resort or hotel offering EMH. Since you won't be able to go on any rides during Extra Magic Hours, we recommend avoiding the park that has them. There are a few exceptions, which we'll discuss below.

If you are staying at a Disney Resort or EMH hotel, you have a Disney Theme Park Base Ticket and the overall crowd level is high. In our opinion, the extra hour isn't worth dealing with the bigger crowds brought on by Extra Magic Hours. Unless you have Advanced Dining Reservations at the park with Extra Magic Hours, we recommend choosing another park to visit that day.

When Off-Site Hotel Guests Should Visit a Park with Extra Magic Hours

There are Extra Magic Hours on every day of your visit. As mentioned above, during the busiest times of the year, even more Extra Magic Hours are added to the parks as a perk for on-site guests. During peak season, it's impossible to avoid Extra Magic Hours. For example, during the week of Christmas and New Year's Day, there are typically EMHs every day at Magic Kingdom.

During these times, it's especially good to have a solid park plan and use your FastPass+ selections wisely. Your best bet is to be at the park entrance before it opens, when crowd levels are still at their lowest. If you have park hoppers, this is less of a problem. Spend the morning at Magic Kingdom and then hop to another park that doesn't have evening Extra Magic Hours in the afternoon.

There is special entertainment at a park with EMH. This happens most frequently during the least busy times of year and often affects Magic Kingdom. This is not currently a factor since there is not currently an evening parade at Magic Kingdom, but in the past, there were days when the Magic Kingdom evening parade would sometimes only be scheduled on days with Extra Magic Hours. In this case, your plan of attack should again be arriving when the park opens if you have Disney Theme Park Base tickets. If you have park hoppers, you can spend your day in another park and hop over for the nighttime entertainment an hour or so before it starts.

Want more advice about using Extra Magic Hours? Share your questions below! And for those of you who are park regulars, do you take advantage of Extra Magic Hours or avoid the park that has them? For more tips, check out our What to Do in Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Timeline!

Related: Disney FastPass+ FAQs and Strategies

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Mar 9, 2020 at 10:26 p.m. Rachel Says...

Hi, myself and 3 friends will be visiting for 10 days this July, 1st until 10th.

We have combo tickets for Universal & Disney (which includes Disney fast pass and magic bands-not too sure what that means, lol).

We are not staying onsite.

So just to clarify if we see that magic kingdom has extra magic hour that day, we should most likely visit one of the other parks instead?

We are all first timers, so all the lingo of magic bands and extra magic hours and fast passes etc. are mind boggling for us.

We hope to spend a day each in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Any tips and advice would be greatfully received!:)

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Mar 10, 2020 at 11:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

Not to worry, we toadally understand that planning a first-time Disney trip can be overwhelming, and we're more than happy to help! To answer your question about Extra Magic Hours (EMH), yes — we'd suggest going to another park if you see that Magic Kingdom is offering EMH on a certain day. Generally, when a park offers Extra Magic Hours, the crowd level in that park tends to be more elevated on that day due to the number of people taking advantage of the Extra Magic Hours period.

If you'd like more information on the FastPass+ system and Magic Bands, we've got you covered! Be sure to check out our answers to Frequently Asked Questions, as well as our FastPass+ tips and strategies.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 7, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. disney dad Says...

Hi. Thanks in advance for the help. Love your site. We will be visiting 7/6 to 7/18. Staying at AK Lodge. I see Villain Hours offered on a Friday during our stay. Can we hang around and just walk through the park during this time, (stores, shopping, food, etc.), or are we "forced"/"escorted" out of the park? and.. Do they typically add EMH hours during this time period? We went a few years ago and some nights stayed til 2 AM at MK. Is that extended time gone??!!

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Mar 10, 2020 at 11:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Disney Dad,

Thanks so much for hopping by! Disney Villains After Hours is a separately ticketed event, so daytime guests will need to leave the park after the park's official closing. Park hours are subject to change, but currently, it looks like evening Extra Magic Hours are scheduled at Magic Kingdom on 7/8 and 7/15 from 10 p.m. to midnight. Morning Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom and evening Extra Magic Hours at other parks appear to be available during this timeframe as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 7, 2020 at 5:20 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hello there!!

Thank you for your post and time! It is truly appreciated! We are going to Disney on the Sept 27th- Oct 3rd. We are doing park days 28-2. Originally I was planning on doing HS Mon, MK Tues, Epcot We’d, MNSSHP Thurs, and AK Fri but then I realized that MK will close early on Tuesday bc the MNSSHP that night. I thought about switching Epcot to Tues and MK to Wed but the crowd calendar shows them in red as being the busiest ( I assume due to the extra evening magic hours). What would you suggest?? Any tips are helpful and appreciated!

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Mar 13, 2020 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for hopping by! I think it comes down to whether or not you want to have a regular night at Magic Kingdom. Since you'll already be attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Thursday, we think the original plan works great, as long as you're fine with Magic Kingdom closing early. If not, I'd suggest to go ahead and switch EPCOT and Magic Kingdom. Even though the Crowd Calendar does not designate each of them as the recommended park for the day, the overall crowd levels are medium.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 2, 2020 at 8:20 p.m. Shahna Says...

Thank you for the post. I’d like your recommendation for late August, which moves from average to low crowds. I’m willing to miss th extra two night hours at Epcot and even the extra morning hour at AK if it means less kids and strollers, it I’m really struggling to follow advice of friend to forgo the extra two hours of HS. My dates begin August 23-26, no park hopper staying at Port Orleans FQ. I intend to do the MK extra night hours the Wednesday of our trip. My question is about HS, whether or not I should avoid it that Sunday of our visit. Thank you!

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Mar 2, 2020 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shahna!

If you are going to take advantage of EMH (especially since they're in the evening), we'd definitely go to Hollywood Studios since you'll see some of the shortest lines of the day (and like you said, there should be less kiddos since many will be hopping off to bed, plus it'll be cooler). If you aren't wanting to stick it out for EMH that Sunday, then we'd skip Hollywood Studios all together that day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 29, 2020 at 10:31 p.m. Joe C Says...

Hello,

I have regular park tickets and not hopper passes. If I go to Hollywood Studios during regular hours, can I still attend extra magic hours at Epcot on the same day? Or would that require a hopper pass?

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Mar 2, 2020 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joe!

That would require a hopper ticket (since you'd be heading to more than one park in the same day). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 20, 2020 at 4:52 a.m. Kanika Davila Says...

By the way we are staying off site, non disney resort.

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Feb 20, 2020 at 4:51 a.m. Kanika Davila Says...

Hello! My name is Kanika and our trip is planned for July 3rd-9th. Base tickets, 6yr old, 2yr old, me and my mom with an ECV. We arrive late July 2nd but was considering rope dropping HS our 1st day. Debating whether we should just cruise in later or stick to the plan due to our late arrival, what do you think? Also I'm trying to avoid EMH parks so is it silly to do Epcot, MK, Epcot and finsh with MK? Instead of 2 days one park then another 2 days at another?

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Feb 20, 2020 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kanika!

Your park touring plan sounds great - if you're staying off-site, avoiding parks with EMH makes toadal sense. Not silly at all! As far as whether or not rope dropping is in the cards the day after your arrival, you know your family best! If you are looking to join a Boarding Group to ride Rise of the Resistance, you'd need to head to the park at opening. If that's not a must for your family, then we'd plan on heading in whenever you think the fam will be ready to tackle the day :) If that means more sleep and cruising in later, cool! It looks like Hollywood Studios will be open until 9 that day, so that still gives you a lot of time to explore the park even if you were to opt to catch some zzz's. Have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2020 at 8:54 a.m. Lori Says...

We head to Disney for 8 days in the park (no hoppers) getting there the 30th Oct. Ideally we were thinking of the not so scary Haloween Party but are really unsure if it's good value considering we already have tickets for the parks each day we are in there. Are we best doing Epcot or Hollywood Studios on Halloween for example? Is it worth paying a few hundred dollars for the Not So Scary Party? (We have an 8 year old).

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Feb 21, 2020 at 12:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori!

If you aren't opting for the party, then we would definitely skip Magic Kingdom on party nights, as it'll close a little early to the general public. We love the event (but also really love Halloween!) so we'd suggest doing what feels right for your family! You can find our post on the event here. (On party days, we tend to sleep in or hang around the resort hotel until party time rather than hitting another park).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 17, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. Mamaof6 Says...

We are planning on being there January 2-6 2021. We will be staying off resort but possibly at a hotel that offers EMH. Do you recommend using that and realistically how crowded are the parks going to be?

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Feb 18, 2020 at 3:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mamaof6!

Historically, that is a pretty busy time until school is back in session around the second week of January. Marathon weekend begins on the 6th, so there may also be a few runners at the parks prior to that event beginning. Because it's a busy time, we'd definitely plan to use EMH, since that will give you a leg up on others getting to the parks (and the parks can sometimes hit capacity, so the earlier you can get there, the better!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 9, 2020 at 12:21 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi! We are planning on going to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios the week of our Spring Break. I know that this is an incredibly busy time to go to the parks. There is one day during that week that magic kingdom is NOT doing EMH. Since we are staying off site and don't have access to EMH, I was wondering if It would be better to plan our park day this day and get there before rope drop and stay until close perhaps to avoid all those using EMH? Thanks!

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Feb 10, 2020 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Exactly - you've got it! We'd recommend hopping to Magic Kingdom when EMH is not going on since you'll be staying off-site. That way, you won't be heading into a park full of early birds :) Rope dropping and staying as long as you'd like sounds like a great plan - enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 8, 2020 at 9:13 p.m. Brianna Says...

What about EMH at night in Magic Kingdom? When we are planning to visit, they have EMH in the evening from 10pm-12am. But we were also considering doing one of the "Disney After Dark" nights. Wondering if crowds will still be large during the EMH of 10pm-12am. Visiting on Wednesday April 1.

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Feb 11, 2020 at 4:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brianna!

Evening hours, especially at Magic Kingdom, should be great! Expect that you'll need to "tap in" with your MagicBand or ticket card for access to rides. Generally, most folks will start to filter out after the fireworks, so you should be able to enjoy a significantly less crowded park (especially as the night goes on!). Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 26, 2020 at 3:23 p.m. Christin Says...

We always go about 1x a year to Disney and always take advantage of the EMH. We are going the first week of August this year and I’m wondering if we should avoid the EMH this trip? We will not be getting a park hopper and will be visiting each park 1 day and MK 2 days. I’m also trying to plan my HS day later in the trip for better Fast Pass selection. What should I do avoid the EMH or use them. Lol this mama needs help!

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Jan 27, 2020 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

This is a tough one, Christin! What is your touring style normally like? If you're early birds who like to hop to the parks early then leave mid-day, we'd definitely take advantage of EMH. If you are planning on staying the whole day, open to close, we'd suggest hopping to the parks without EMH instead and rope dropping any attractions you didn't get a FastPass for that are in high demand (such as Flight of Passage). Hope this helps - have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2020 at 2:29 a.m. sarah Says...

Hi and thanks for the info. We plan to go on March 6th and will have EMH as we are staying at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace. Would you say we should be in line an hour early? WE did that for Disneyland when there was no EMH and it worked wonderfully well. Also, what are crowds like that day you think? And do you have an itinerary suggestion page? There is a lady who does that on the site Disneyland Daily. Thanks!!

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Jan 23, 2020 at 4:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

Yes, arriving 45 minutes to an hour prior to EMH actually beginning is a great plan! Have a great trip :) You can find all of our Park Plans here to help with tips for each park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2020 at 2:16 a.m. sarah Says...

You might want to update your list of non Disney hotels as both the Hilton Bonnet Creek and Buena Vista Palace are now Walt Disney hotels.

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Jan 23, 2020 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

By non-Disney, we just mean that they aren't an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel (as in, not owned by Disney :) ). Both of those hotels are given the same Extra Magic Hours benefits as Disney Resort hotels, like you mentioned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2020 at 9:51 p.m. kfreegard Says...

We've booked to go in the last 2 weeks in August 2020. I'm aware that the weather may be tricky. I've read differing views on EMH during the hurricane season. We are staying on site so the general advice is to avoid for crowds but others say to make the most of your EMH in case the weather ruins any plans you may have made. Any thoughts?

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Jan 21, 2020 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We would definitely recommend trying to make Extra Magic Hours - they are an excellent way to take advantage of lower crowds in our opinion!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 17, 2020 at 2:02 p.m. Bob Says...

Last minute trip and we only have two days; Jan 27 and 28.

All three of us are adults (1 x mid 60s, 2 x mid 30s) and have agreed on DHS and AK as the two parks we want to see.

My son and his buddy want to build a droid (or lightsaber, I forget what they decided on!) and were only able to get FP+ for Tuesday, so that means we HAVE to go to AK on Monday, which has EMH on Jan 27.

Question: will the EMH at AK be a serious disadvantage for us, as we are NOT eligible for EMH?? I would prefer to reverse the days and avoid the EMH at AK, but the 'boys' are convinced they want to build ...

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Jan 21, 2020 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob!

This is a tough one, because those Savi's reservations can be hard to come by! Generally we'd say to switch so that you aren't heading to Animal Kingdom on an Extra Magic Hours day, but we don't want you to lose those building reservations since they're hard to come by (and important to you!). Instead, we'd recommend that you continue to check back to see if anything opens up on the day you'd prefer so that you could flip flop days and avoid EMH. And if the stars don't line up to switch days, don't worry too much - head to Animal Kingdom about a half an hour before the official opening time and be sure to use your FastPasses!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 14, 2020 at 7:49 p.m. Taylor Carson Says...

Hello and thank you for this helpful article! We have an interesting situation. Our arrival day is February 23, so we planned to visit Animal Kingdom that day when Hollywood Studios is having their EMH. However, with the opening of Rise of the Resistance, Disney is adding EMH in the evening for Hollywood Studios. We already have all of our reservations for dinner and fastpass set. Would it be worth it to cancel them and try to switch to Hollywood Studios on our arrival day? We'd also get to visit Pandora earlier if we switched, but I'm not sure if I'd even get to try for a boarding group on Rise of the Resistance while navigating the airport or flying in on a plane. Our flight takes off around the same time that boarding group availability opens. Oh, and we weren't sure if crowd levels would be down in Animal Kingdom if Hollywood Studios had special EMH that day. Thank you!

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Jan 14, 2020 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Taylor!

We'd stick with the plans you currently have! To grab a Boarding Pass, you'll need to physically be present in Hollywood Studios, so we'd plan for a day when you have time to get there at park opening. Animal Kingdom should have slightly lower crowds, and Rise of the Resistance won't be available during Extra Magic Hours at this time to enjoy anyhow :) Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 10, 2020 at 3:20 p.m. Linda Jacobson Says...

Hi... I know that they add emh sometimes but how can you find out for instance if you want to book a breakfast before Hollywood Studios opens and I have to book 180 days out.... can they add emh after that and then screw up my plans ... and now nothing else will be avail for me to change my day for breakfast??

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Jan 10, 2020 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

Generally, Extra Magic Hours are posted in advance. You can check them out on our Crowd Calendar or on Disney World's schedule. That said, these are always subject to change. We have always had the information that we needed in advance, but if you do run into an issue, Guest Relations at (407) 939-4357 may be able to help get things sorted.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 7, 2020 at 8:21 p.m. Bridget Says...

We are planning to go end of February, staying off site.

Our choices are magic kingdom with morning extra hours or magic kingdom with evening extra hours. Since we can’t participate, which day would You estimate to be less crowded?

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Jan 8, 2020 at 7:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bridget!

If we had to choose, we'd hop to Magic Kingdom on the day with evening Magic Hours (in the morning, other park guests who took advantage of EMH tend to hang around for a bit, whereas in the evening, you may see a few more crowds closer to EMH time, but it shouldn't be significant ... and if it is, it'll be closer to time for you to hop back to your hotel anyway!). You can also check out a day-by-day breakdown of park hours and recommended parks by day on our Crowd Calendar. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 6, 2020 at 6:10 p.m. Michael Says...

We are traveling in mid-March, visiting Magic Kingdom on a day of 8:00-9:00 EMH. Are all the rides available for that hour or only some? It would affect what Fastpasses i attempt to get if there are particular rides that aren't running during EMH.

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Jan 6, 2020 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Not all of the rides will be available (and keep in mind that these are subject to availability on the day of your visit, as well!), but the selection available is pretty large! The attractions available during morning Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom are 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 and Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 6, 2020 at 12:20 a.m. Carol Says...

Hello,

We're buying the 4 day magic ticket, 1 park per day for March 9th. We'll be staying at a hotel with EMH, would it make sense to go to Animal Kingdom on March 9th to take advantage of EMH or is it best to avoid it and go on Thurs Mar 12 without EMH? We don't have park hopper. And hoping to be able to get on both Avatar Flight of passage and Navi River. I supposed EMH would give us best chance to get on both ride, but I was wondering if the extra crowd would be worth it? We are traveling with an 8 year old. Thanks.

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Jan 6, 2020 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol!

We would definitely try for Extra Magic Hours (and we recommend getting there about half an hour before the posted opening time for EMH, as sometimes you can sneak in a little earlier). When we last tried this approach, we waited for about half an hour for Flight of Passage. The line for Navi was even shorter, and its standby line is generally not too shabby at certain points of the day. We'd hop in line for whichever you aren't able to grab a FastPass for, but you may have time for do both. According to our Crowd Calendar, that day should only be about a 6 in terms of crowds, so we don't think things will ramp up enough that it's worth skipping EMH all together. Hope this helps - have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 2, 2020 at 9:54 p.m. Rob. Holle Says...

Im staying at Grand Floridian in Feb. I was thinking of extra magic hours at Animal Kingdom but after reading reviews it does not seem to be worth the cost. Im a little disappointed that "all" the tier 1 rides I wanted to fast pass(at 60 days out) were all booked for the duration of my stay (Avatar, all Hollywood Studios, 7 Dwarfs). I see no benefit of staying in the park if I can't take advantage of the fast pass system. Any suggestions for riding these without standing in line for 3 hours.

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Jan 3, 2020 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob!

Extra Magic Hours are our favorite time to hop in line for any rides we weren't able to get a FastPass for. These are included with your Resort hotel stay and will take place at one park per day, either in the morning or the evening. Since it's a more limited crowd for that initial admission, you can generally hop in line and see some of the shortest wait times of the day first thing in the morning (we waited about 30 minutes for Flight of Passage, for example; when we rope dropped Seven Dwarfs, our wait was about the same). Also, keep checking back for FastPasses, as cancellations do hoppen!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 2, 2020 at 3:06 p.m. Ashley Hudson Says...

Looking to go the week of oct 5 th 2020 or the week of thanksgiving 2020 - when will the crowds be less ?

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Jan 2, 2020 at 4:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

The beginning of October will be significantly less crowded than Thanksgiving, which tends to be pretty busy. You can see a day-by-day crowd projection, including park hours and park recommendations, on our Crowd Calendar! Have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 1, 2020 at 9:32 p.m. Cindy Haynes Says...

My family of 4 will be visiting the parks and staying onsite from March 17-24. We have base park passes for 6 days. Should we take advantage of EMH or avoid those parks due to crowds since we can’t hop around? Thank you for your time!!

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Jan 3, 2020 at 8:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy!

We would suggest taking advantage of EMH if you have early risers! It's a great way to get in some extra time in the parks, especially during busy times.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 30, 2019 at midnight Lisa O Says...

Hi, going on my honeymoon Aug 22-Sept 1 at Disney then Sept 1-Sept 5th at universal.

We have 10 day hopper plus for Disney. What would your recommendation be, use EMH or no? I would like to plan out where we want to eat, but EMH won't be posted until just before the dining opens up. Also are reservations needed for Disney Springs restaurants?

Thanks!

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Dec 30, 2019 at 12:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Congratulations! Disney Springs' availability can be hit or miss, so we always recommend making a reservation if you can. Crowds should be pretty moderate, with weekends as an exception, during your trip, according to our Crowd Calendar. That said, we are big fans of Extra Magic Hours (but we're also early birds). Because you'll be lucky enough to hop around for 10 days, we might pick a few days out of your trip to head into the parks early and take advantage of the lowest crowds of the day during EMH, while sleeping in on the others ;) This largely depends on your traveling style, but we'd say you can be pretty flexible with it because of the lower crowds during your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 29, 2019 at 3:51 p.m. Brian Says...

We will be arriving New Year’s Eve. We have the four day deal to use in a weeks time. We are looking for strategies for best use for tickets ie what days to attend which parks, possible New Year’s Eve to attend. We aren’t staying at a Disney resort. Help!

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Dec 30, 2019 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian!

We are hoppy to help! We have a whole post dedicated to the New Year's Eve events going on at Disney World, which you can find here. We'd start there and determine whether you'd like to use a park ticket day on an in-park event, or if you'd prefer to celebrate at one of the resort hotels or even at Disney Springs. It's going to be a busy time (you can check out our Crowd Calendar here), so we'd plan our park visits around which park does not have Extra Magic Hours, and which park you can get FastPasses for (if you haven't already, be sure to link your ticket to My Disney Experience to start planning those in advance!). Be sure to get to the parks early - and have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 26, 2019 at 3:32 p.m. Brandi Says...

Going on a quick weekend trip 2/14-2/17. EMH for HS on 2/16, take advantage of it or do HS a different day since it should be busy all weekend?

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Dec 27, 2019 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandi!

We'd definitely take advantage of EMH! Have a great trip :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 8, 2019 at 5:08 a.m. JE Wartella Says...

Booked to go to Orlando from 2/14-2/22/20 - we own a timeshare through Vistana. I have a 4 y/o diehard star wars fan who is begging to ride ride of the resistance - can we enter park on EMH day to secure our visual spot on the cue for this ride or must we extend our visit and stay at the resort to take advantage of this early entry? Thanks for Anh guidance on strategy. And yes, he meets the height requirement :)

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Dec 9, 2019 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JE!

You will not be able to enter for Extra Magic Hours unless you are staying on a Disney Resort hotel property offering that benefit, unfortunately. However, we'd suggest getting there around the same time that EMH begins (about an hour to an hour and a half before the park opens) so that you can try to get your spot in the virtual queue. You'll queue up in the general admission area rather than the EMH turnstile. Sometimes, on busy days, you may be able to enter the park sooner than anticipated. Since you'll need to be in the park to enter the virtual queue, the earlier you can hop in and try to grab a spot, the better :) Cast Members will tell you when you can start trying to join a Boarding Group! May the Force be with you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2019 at 2:29 p.m. Andrea Says...

We are planning to stay off-site from 12/26/20-1/1/21 as First Timers. We will have two girls (11 and 7) who love Harry Potter and Star Wars. We plan to visit Universal with the Park to Park pass to ride the Hogwarts Express. Is 1 day okay during the busy time? We will want to explore Hogsmead as well as Gringotts, check out Olivanders and the Leaky Cauldron and Three Broomsticks. The little one may enjoy some of the Dr. Suess rides. We also hope to see Magic Kingdom and Epcot- 1 day each with no Disney park hopping. We have a day break planned to just hang out at the hotel or go to the beach to see the ocean for the first time. I see that you recommend arriving an hour before the gates are scheduled to open. Is that what rope drop means? Also, if our flight arrives at mid-day/early afternoon- is it even worth it to try to get into a park over this busy week? Thanks!

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Dec 2, 2019 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

On arrival day, we wouldn't try to head to the parks; instead, it might be a good time to hit the heated pool, Disney Springs or even resort-hop to see all of the fun holiday decorations. If you want a sprinkling of pixie dust for your arrival, you can even watch the parks' fireworks shows from several restaurants or on-site locations without needing to enter the parks (all of the Bay Lake Resorts, for example, have a great view of Magic Kingdom's fireworks!). If you aren't wanting to check out much more than the Wizarding World, one day will be just fine at Universal; if you think you'll want to do very much outside of the Wizarding World there, we would suggest option for a 2-day ticket instead. Yes, rope drop just means park opening! Each park allows visitors down the main avenue to a certain point, where cast members are often holding a rope; once the park officially opens, the rope will drop, and you can enter the park fully. Have a wonderful trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 20, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. Stephanie mccloskey Says...

Hi five adults going from 21/12/19until 26/12/19 first timers ,got tickets for universal and blue man group,could u tell us when is the best times to visit,and can we use the park that the blue man group is on ,before the show ,any info much appreciated,thanks

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Nov 25, 2019 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

You can go to the Blue Man Group theater without having to go inside Universal Studios Florida. You can certainly go to the parks before you head to the show though! It's likely going to be a very busy week since its the week of Christmas, but the best day to go may be the 23 since it doesn't fall on a weekend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 20, 2019 at 9:03 p.m. Cory Says...

Hello!

We'll be going 6 people but only 4 of us are staying at a Disney hotel. Do you know if they will let us all in for EMH? We all have the same last name

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Nov 20, 2019 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cory!

Unfortunately, only those staying at a Disney Resort hotel will be eligible to attend EMH (they'll scan your MagicBands for entry, which also serve as your room key).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2019 at 4:37 a.m. Kelly Rodriguez Says...

Hello!

First timers here! We are planning our Disney Trip for 11/22 to 11\25. Would you recommend hitting up EMH each morning of those says. Literally planned this tripped in 3 weeks and just got our tickets. Our fast pass selections were not that great as all the popular rides were taken. What would you recommend getting to the parks early for emh or hitting up a different park that doesn’t have emh ?

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Nov 7, 2019 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

Since it's a busy time, we'd definitely hop to the parks for EMH on the mornings when you think you'll be up early enough! We'd aim to get to the parks about 30-45 minutes before EMH starts (sometimes they let you in a little early, especially around peak times ;) ) Once you're done, you can pop back for a nap or hop to another park for your FastPasses when the crowds have picked up. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2019 at 7:54 p.m. Sara Says...

Hello!

Are crowds still lower in the mornings at parks with EMH in the evenings? We plan on going to Magic Kingdom rope drop with a family of 10 on a day there are evening EMH and wondering if the crowds will still be lower than other times of day since there EMH that day. We are going the second week of June and have lots of little ones so wanting to avoid the largest crowds and get in a few rides without fast passes in the early morning. Then use up our fast passes before a mid day break.

Thanks for the help!

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Oct 30, 2019 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara!

They sure are! Like you mentioned, with evening EMH, crowds will start to pick up late afternoon, so morning is still the time when the crowds will be the lowest. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 19, 2020 at 5:43 a.m. Lynsta Says...

I'd like clarification regarding morning crowd size at the park with evening EMH. Are morning crowds lighter than a day with no EMH at all or just lighter than during the evening EMH?

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Jan 21, 2020 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynsta!

Just lighter than the evening EMH, as some resort guests may opt to have a sleep-in day and hop to the parks a little later to take advantage of the evening EMH. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 29, 2019 at 4:12 p.m. Raquel Says...

Hi there, we will be visiting WDW next February, we are staying at a Disney Resort and plan to visit one park per day on Feb 22,23, 25 and 26. Which park do you recommend for each day?

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Oct 29, 2019 at 2:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Raquel!

We'd recommend hopping to the park that is hosting Extra Magic Hours that day if you can - which means Animal Kingdom on the 22, Hollywood Studios on the 23, Epcot on the 25, and Magic Kingdom on the 26. If you don't think you'll be up early enough to take advantage of EMH, we'd advise the opposite and say avoid the parks that are hosting EMH; you can also check our Crowd Calendar, where hours and park recs are listed for each day of your trip. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2019 at 11:56 p.m. Nick Says...

Hi,

We are traveling down in a few weeks and are staying off site. Is it worth getting to the park for EMH, as I’m under the impression we wouldn’t be able to ride any attractions? What would be the benefit of getting there for EMH? Thanks!

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Oct 28, 2019 at 12:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick!

We'd actually suggest hitting the park that isn't holding EMH that day if you're able, so that you can enter a park that is, in theory, completely empty! If you were to hop there for EMH, you'd be ushered towards the rope drop crowd, who won't be able to fully enter the park until the park's official opening time. Getting there early allows you to park, get through security and the turnstiles and wait in the holding area until you're released (it's our favorite time to grab some coffee!). While it definitely pays to hop to the parks early, an hour early is plenty. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 22, 2019 at 10:55 p.m. Danielle Says...

I love reading all your articles on Disney planning. We are going 11/17-11/21/19. I see emh for Epcot at night 11/19/19 9pm-11pm and Magic kingdom 11/2019 night for 9-11pm. Do you recommend hopping to the park for these emh? Can we still use Disney transportation that late?

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Oct 23, 2019 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle!

We sure do - we love Extra Magic Hours! Disney transportation is available an hour after official park closing (even on EMH nights), so it will be available to you. If you are staying at a resort that offers transportation by boat, you'll want to double-check, as sometimes the only boats running after late park closures are to the Ticket and Transportation Center, in which case you'd need to hop on a bus ... just good to know ahead of time! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2019 at 5:23 p.m. Frank Says...

Hi! I am going for a short trip and leave to go back home October 31.. my flight is not until 12 noon and I am a pass holder. I am staying at a Disney springs resort and I am thinking about attending EMH in the morning at either Epcot or magic kingdom.. I only have until 10am before I have to Uber back to the airport.. which one would you recommend For such a short period of time ? Thank you !

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Oct 10, 2019 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank!

This largely depends on your likes and dislikes, as well as what you'd been able to tackle during the rest of your trip, but if it were us, we'd hop over to Magic Kingdom and try to hit some of the Mountains before we had to head back (plus, maybe a breakfast treat with some coffee on your walk in at Main Street Bakery?). Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2019 at 2:29 p.m. Ashley Says...

This information was very helpful. I previously avoided the parks where they had the early extra magic hours because I felt that's where the majority of people flock. However we are going December 14-18 and am debating currently which parks to go to and when. There is an emh at Hollywood studios and now I think it's crucial to do to be able to get toy story or star wars. There is also one at animal kingdom which I think would be good for Everest a few times before park gets busy. My question is do you still think you would avoid at this time? and if not, we would try to get there at 7:30 but do buses leave Saratoga springs/any resort before 7:30? or do they run buses an hour before opening? Thanks in advance!!!

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Oct 2, 2019 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

We are so hoppy to hear it! Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Yes, during busy times, we definitely recommend utilizing Extra Magic Hours if you're able! Be sure to get there early, as sometimes you're able to get in early :) The buses run an hour before Extra Magic Hours begin at all of the resorts, so we'd either count on the buses or schedule a ride share service ahead of time. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. Taylor Says...

Hi! I am going to Hollywood studios extra magic hours in about two weeks starting at 6am. What time should we arrive to the park? 1 hour before 6am? 30 min before? or right at 6am?

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Oct 1, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Taylor!

Half an hour before should be perfect! Have fun.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2019 at 10:36 p.m. BexG Says...

Hi

We were thinking of booking a Disney hotel for a number of nights then possibly moving to a villa. If we book direct with Disney then the only park tickets it will let us book are the UK 14 nights for the price of 7. With undercover tourist we can book 2 or 3 day passes which is all we think we will need as we want to chill on the other days (we have visited numerous times previously). Can we access EMH on any of the days/nights we are booked in the Disney hotel if our park tickets were not booked direct with Disney, ie from an external operator such as UT? Thanks

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

As long as you're staying at a Disney World Resort hotel, you'll be able to hop to Extra Magic Hours (regardless of where/how your hotel or tickets were booked). Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2019 at 8:14 p.m. Gary Bartram Says...

Can you use magic hours on the day you are due to check in to the hotel?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary,

You sure can! Enjoy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2019 at 5:59 a.m. Jen N Says...

Hi! We're visiting 12/5-7, staying at the Dolphin (so have access to EMH) and have 3-day park hopper tix. Kids ages 12, 9, and 5 in tow. I realize that the new Star Wars ride opens on the 5th--we're not big SW fans (or Avatar for that matter). So, which order of parks would you do if we are game hitting EMH if it makes sense. Thanks!

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Sep 30, 2019 at 12:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

We recommend hitting the parks offering Extra Magic Hours if you're up for using them! In order, that would mean Epcot on the 5th, Magic Kingdom on the 6th and Animal Kingdom on the 7th. If you have Park Hoppers, you can always hop to another park once you've had your fill in these parks! On Epcot day, we'd recommend hopping back over to Hollywood Studios since it's in close proximity so that the kiddos can check out Toy Story Land. We think you'll end up spending most of your day in Magic Kingdom, but if you feel like hopping, we'd suggest hopping to Animal Kingdom to tackle a few rides and maybe take a night safari. On Animal Kingdom day, we'd suggest hopping wherever you may have missed a ride or would like a second turn before you leave (which for us, is always Magic Kingdom!). The hopping portion is definitely a little more flexible :) Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:27 p.m. Chris Bosken Says...

For hotels like Swan & Dolphin, what is "a valid resort ID when entering the EMH park"? In practice how does this actually work? is it a printed piece of paper from the hotel with the guests name on it?

Is it any different for something like the B resort than the Dolphin?

Thanks!

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Sep 24, 2019 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

When we stayed at Swan Dolphin, we just presented our room key; we'd assume this is largely the same for all resorts, though we know that a couple also issue paper credentials in the past, so be sure to check with the front desk!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:50 a.m. Rachel Says...

Hi, thanks for all of this great information. We are new to the Disney parks so this precise planning is a little overwhelming:) We are arriving on Sunday 11/24 and checking out Wednesday, 11/27, staying at the resort. I checked and found that the magic kingdom has EMH on our checkout day that are still eligible! Would you recommend sticking with the EMH schedule for all parks? 11/24 Hollywood, 11/25 Anjmal Kingdom, 11/26 Epcot and 11/27 Magic Kingdom? Thanks so much!

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

We are just hoppy to help! Thanks for hopping by! Yes, since it's a busy time, we definitely recommend hopping to the parks that are offering Extra Magic Hours during your trip! Be sure to get there at least a half an hour before EMH begins. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2019 at 5:44 p.m. Emrist Mustin Says...

Disney first timers for myself, husband, and 4 yr old daughter. In park days will be 12/26 and 12/27. We plan to do one park a day and go to magic kingdom and Epcot. Should we go to the park with extra morning hours or go to the park without the extra hours to avoid larger crowds? From what I have read they will all be busy around this time but just wanted your opinion. Thanks

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Sep 23, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emrist!

The parks will all be very busy during this time, so we recommend hopping to the parks with EMH on those days to try to get a (frog) leg up on the crowds if you're staying on-site (and to avoid any capacity closures). Be sure to arrive about a half an hour to an hour before EMH begins, as sometimes they start admitting folks early! Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2019 at 6:42 p.m. Beth Says...

We will be at the parks Dec. 27-30, with our 2 daughters, 18 & 24. This is our first visit for all of us. We are staying on property, and want to visit one park per day. Any suggestions on what order to visit the parks?

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Sep 17, 2019 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

Since it's going to be a busy time of year, we recommend heading to the parks that are offering Extra Magic Hours each day to get a leg up on crowds (be sure to get there before EMH officially starts as they sometimes let folks in early, especially during busy times); hop there for low wait times and schedule FastPasses for when the park is officially opened if you plan on staying for a while. During low-medium crowds, we often recommend hitting Extra Magic Hours, hopping back to the hotel for a nap, a swim or some lunch, then scheduling your FastPasses for the afternoon when you return, but during the busiest time of the year, the parks can sometimes hit capacity, so keep in mind that things may pick up while you're gone if you go this route and have a plan B. In order, we recommend Magic Kingdom (27), Epcot (28, though no EMH), Hollywood Studios (29) and Animal Kingdom (30). Have a fantastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2019 at 12:06 a.m. Lisa Says...

Hello, we are visiting Disney Friday, January 3, 2020 through Friday, January 10, 2020. We are thinking the parks are not going to be busy those days. Do you think it’s necessary to do the rope drop for Hollywood studios for Star Wars?

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Sep 12, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Crowds will still largely be around from the holidays, and will begin to wane on the 7th (taking crowds from a 9 to a 6, according to our Crowd Calendars). We'd definitely suggest rope dropping for Hollywood Studios to try to get a (frog) leg up on the crowds!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. Bryan Says...

Hello, We will be visiting next month during the "extra" extra magic hours but are staying at a non EMH resort. A top priority for our 4 yr old is to participate in Jedi training, but I am concerned that with the EMH starting at 6am the slots will be full by the time we can get into the park. Is early entry allowed for the purposes of signing up for Jedi training only for non-EMH folk?

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Sep 11, 2019 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bryan!

Unfortunately, Extra Extra Hours are only available for those staying at participating resorts (even to sign up for Jedi Training). Our suggestion would be to get there an hour prior to regular park opening and to hop straight back at rope drop to see about getting him signed up. Good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2019 at 6:02 p.m. Kim Says...

Hi, we will be staying off site but will be visiting Animal Kingdom on a EMH day. Do you suggest we get to the park early to get in, and if so, what time?

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Sep 3, 2019 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim!

We'd suggest getting there about an hour before official park opening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2019 at 9:58 p.m. Bart Says...

Hi, if a park has morning extra magic hours is it still busier than normal later on in the evenings? Wondering if people might tire out a bit earlier but not sure if that would offset the additional people showing up in the first place?

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Aug 27, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bart!

Generally, parks tend to taper off a little later in the afternoon in terms of attendance when there's been Extra Magic Hours in the morning. The exception is during busy times such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, or this fall with Galaxy's Edge opening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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