Extra Magic Hours and 60-Day FastPass+ Extended to 2019 at Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels

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Guests staying at the seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in 2018 have been enjoying two benefits at the Walt Disney World theme parks that are usually reserved for Disney Resort Hotel guests: theme park Extra Magic Hours and the ability to book FastPass+ 60 days in advance. These benefits were originally slated to end at the Disney Springs hotels on December 31, 2018, but now will be available for those guests with valid theme park admission through December 31, 2019.

Early Morning Magic Comes to Toy Story Land!

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Beginning September 17, Disney Early Morning Magic is being expanded to Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney Early Morning Magic offers you exclusive, limited-time access to Toy Story Land, including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania!, plus character greetings with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear. Your Early Morning Magic ticket also includes a continental breakfast buffet. Early Morning Magic will take place on select Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Special event admission is $79 per adult (ages 10 and older) and $69 per child (ages 3 to 9); tax not included.

FastPass+: Do You Really Need to Bother?

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Do you really need FastPasses to enjoy a day at Disney? And if so, which experiences should I get a FastPass for? In short, yes, you’re going to want to take full advantage of Disney’s FastPass+ system to streamline your day. The difference between having these line-skipping beauties can make or break your entire trip. … Continue reading "FastPass+: Do You Really Need to Bother?"
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Trying Out the Latest Enhancements to My Disney Experience

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Walt Disney World made some recent enhancements to the My Disney Experience app, expanding its capabilities even further. I finally had the chance to try these improvements out on my latest visit to the World and I have to say, I’m impressed! First off, I checked out the Bus Wait Times feature. If you’ve been … Continue reading "Trying Out the Latest Enhancements to My Disney Experience"

FastPass+ Open Now for Toy Story Land Attractions!

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Guests who are up to 60 days from their Walt Disney World Resort hotel check-in can now choose one FastPass+ reservation for one of the Toy Story Land attractions, plus two other attractions in the park such as Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and more, depending on availability. Also, beginning July 1, Disney's Hollywood Studios will operate from 8 a.m-10:30 p.m. for a limited time. In addition, even more Extra Magic Hour opportunities will be available including daily morning Extra Magic Hours, plus evening Extra Magic Hours offered once per week.
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Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels to Offer Extra Magic Hour, More in 2018

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Guests of the Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Central Florida, beginning with stays on January 1, 2018, and continuing throughout 2018, will enjoy an Extra Magic Hours benefit at Walt Disney World Theme Parks, with valid theme park admission. In addition, beginning Jan. 10, guests at these hotels will be able to link their reservations to My Disney Experience, if certain conditions are met.

Disney MaxPass – First Impressions

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The Disneyland Resort rolled out the new Disney MaxPass feature on July 19. Essentially, for an extra fee, it gives guests unlimited PhotoPass downloads and the ability to make digital Fastpass selections. Blogger Laura Gilbreath recently tried out the new feature and shares her thoughts on how well it works.