My family and I just experienced first hand, extra EXTRA magic hours. This Disney perk was a great way to get the most out of the parks. Starting back on August 29th 2019 and lasting til November 2, 2019, as a Disney Resort Guest you can enjoy extra EXTRA magic hours which gives you plenty of time to enjoy your favorite parks. Each day, three Disney parks will have these extra hours available. Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom open at 7am-8am for the extra hours while Hollywood Studios opens early from 6am-9am!
Let me start by saying we stayed at Disney’s All-Star Movies resort, so bus times/travel times may vary depending on where you are vacationing.
Day 1: The Magic Kingdom
We were in line at the bus stop at All-Star Movies at 6:25am. The bus arrived around 6:35am and we were on our way. We arrived at Magic Kingdom around 6:50. There was no line for security or scanning of our magicbands. There were cast members lined up with tablets to ensure that you were in fact staying at a Disney resort prior to entering the park, which was refreshing. Once in Magic Kingdom, we walked right over to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and WALKED ON!!! I repeat…WALKED ON! Fantasyland was not busy at all as well, we could walk around freely and did not have to wait for anything. This experienced provided us a magical start to our Disney day.
Sidenote: Extra Extra magic hours was only open for Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom when we went. Since this time, you can now experience your favorite attractions in Tomorrowland as well, according to the official Walt Disney World website. Once we finished, we walked onto Winnie the Pooh, Tea Cups, Barnstormer, Dumbo, Ariel and Small World. We could have done peter pan, but it is not my favorite. We ate at Gaston’s and then proceeded to Frontier Land, where the waits were minimal as well beginning at 8:30am.
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Day 2: Hollywood Studios.
We were in line for the bus at All-Star Movies 5:50am. We arrived around 6:05am and headed straight to Toy Story Land. We waited for 20 minutes before getting to ride Slinky Dog and then walked on Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania.
Sidenote: If meeting Woody, Bo-Peep and Buzz are important, I would get in line when they meet at 7am. The line gets extremely long.
When we arrived at Star Wars around 7:45am, the wait for Smugglers Run was 35 minutes. We waited in this line and it moved surprisingly quick. We finished both Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge by 8:50am!
It pays to wake up early and get to the parks for these special extra extra magic hours. We were only at Disney for three days and we were able to get so much done because of this promotion! What could you get done in these hours?