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Moms Panel Monday: Extra Magic Hours at Disney Parks

There are so many benefits to staying at on-property hotels at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. My personal favorite perk is Extra Magic Hours, which is when one of the theme parks opens one hour early and closes up to two hours later only for guests of select hotels. As our Disney Parks Moms Panelists can attest, it is a fantastic way to experience both Walt Disney World and Disneyland parks.

Moms Panelist Lynnette helps a Disneyland Resort guest understand the early park entry options for her family’s visit.

Nancy provides tips to a guest who is staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort for the first time this summer.

Stacy gives advice to a mom who is planning her first visit to Walt Disney World Resort with her four and six-year-old children.

Jen helps a guest who isn’t sure where to start when building an itinerary for her family’s first visit.

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  • We love utilizing extra magic hours at WDW, especially morning extra magic hours during busy times. I am very concerned about the lack of extra magic hours and overall extended park hours for the weeks before and after Easter this year! Any chance more EMH will be added? Thanks!

  • I love utilizing extra magic hours. We get so much done when we use them at Disneyland.

    I do have to say that I can’t believe you haven’t changed the name of this to Parents Panel though. Isn’t it for everyone?

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