Morning vs Evening Extra Magic Hours at Disney World!

There are many perks about staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort.  One of the perks is taking advantage of extra time at the parks.  With Extra Magic Hours, guests staying at Disney World resort hotels can enjoy extra time at the parks before or after normal operating hours on select days!

At least one of the 4 parks will have Extra Magic Hours before or after regular operating hours each day.  And, do you know what’s great about Extra Magic Hours?  It’s exclusive if you’re staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and it’s included with your theme park admission.

Participating Resorts

If you are staying at one of the following Walt Disney World Resort hotels then you can enjoy Extra Magic Hours!

  • All Walt Disney World Resort hotels
  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels
  • Shades of Green Resort
  • Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels:
    • Best Western Lake Buena Vista
    • B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista
    • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando
    • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
    • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
    • Holiday Inn Orlando
    • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
    • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando

So, you booked your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, now do you choose morning or evening Extra Magic Hours?  Let’s review which one is best for you and your family/friends!

Morning Extra Magic Hours

There are lots of rides and attractions for you to enjoy during Morning Extra Magic hours in each one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks!  Extra Magic Hours in the morning vary depending on the time of year but the park will open at least one hour before normal operation hours.  All four theme parks offer Morning Extra Magic Hours.

The following attractions are open during the morning Extra Magic Hours at each theme park.  Note:  Attraction list is subject to change at any time and some attractions may be closed for refurbishment.

Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland

  • Astro Orbiter
  • BuzzLightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Fantasyland

  • The Barnstormer
  • 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
  • Under the Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid

EPCOT

Future World

  • Spaceship Earth
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Living with the Land
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Test Track

World Showcase

  • Frozen Ever After (Norway)
Toy Story Land - Morning Extra Magic Hours
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

DinoLand U.S.A

  • DINOSAUR
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Primeval Whirl

Asia

  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Discovery Island

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!

Africa

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris (subject to availability)
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (subject to availability)

Pandora-The World of Avatar

  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Avatar Flight of Passage

Evening Extra Magic Hours

While visiting Walt Disney World Resorts early in the morning is surely an awesome experience, it is even more magical at night!  The colors around the park are so vivid at night, it’s a whole new experience!

The following attractions are open during the evening Extra Magic Hours:

Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

Fantasyland

  • The Barnstormer
  • 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
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Adventureland

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

EPCOT

Future World

  • Spaceship Earth
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Epcot Character Spot
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Mission: SPACE
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Test Track

World Showcase

  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros (Mexico)
  • Frozen Ever After (Norway)
  • The American Heritage Gallery (America)
  • The American Adventure (America)
  • O Canada (Canada)

At this time, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom do not have evening Extra Magic Hours.  Disney’s Animal Kingdom had evening Extra Magic Hours during the Summer 2017 when Pandora – The World of Avatar opened.  The same may happen with Disney’s Hollywood Studios when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in the fall of 2019!

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