Extra Magic Hours Expanded for Limited Time Late Summer and Fall!

This fall, guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels will be able to take advantage of EXPANDED Extra Magic Hours with what Disney World is calling “Extra, Extra Magic Hours” for a limited time at the Disney theme parks!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo ©Disney Parks

Best of all, the Extra, Extra Magic Hours will include the brand-new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as other experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom theme parks.

The additional Extra Magic Hours will operate as follows:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Every morning from September 1 to November 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6 to 9 a.m.  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions will be open during this time.  Note that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences will be subject to capacity restrictions.

When Galaxy’s Edge first opens, Aug. 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. for ALL guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.

Pandora The World of Avatar
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Each morning from August 29 to November 2, Extra, Extra Magic Hours will be offered from 7 to 8 a.m.  Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park will be available during this time.
  • Magic Kingdom — Each morning from August 29 to November 2, from 7-8 a.m., Extra, Extra Magic Hours will be offered. Favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland will be open during this time.

Extra Magic Hours will also continue as usual on select days at Epcot.

Extra, Extra Magic Hours are subject to the same requirements as regular Extra Magic Hours: guests must have valid theme park admission and hotel ID.  Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must spend the day at the same park where they’d like to enjoy the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit.

Not all Walt Disney World attractions are available with the Extra Magic Hours benefit.  Park hours and available attractions are subject to change without notice. *Applicable theme park, days and times of operation, attraction and service availability may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and cancellation.

Visit Disney World’s special Extra Magic Hours page for details.

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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6 Replies to “Extra Magic Hours Expanded for Limited Time Late Summer and Fall!”

  1. This is horrible news!!! As someone who paid for Early Morning Magic the last year or so, this explains why the booking windows never opened for September. Such a disappointment to now have to deal with 36,000 potential Disney hotel guests instead of just a few hundred who were willing to pay additional fees for early access.

    I hope Disney comes up with some new ways to allow those willing to pay a few hundred bucks to get access without the crowds.

      1. Definitely, many people still like to enjoy their vacation which does not equate with waking up at 5:00 a.m. to get to a theme park by 6:00 a.m. This will actually help distribute crowds better in my opinion.