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New Extra, Extra Magic Hours Daily at Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks Includes Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

It’s May the 4th and the Force is strong at the Walt Disney World Resort with today’s exciting, out-of-this-galaxy update that this fall, guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels will have more opportunities to take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours benefit with Extra, Extra Magic Hours for a limited time at our theme parks!

The Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit will include 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.  Here’s the rundown:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Daily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity.

(Please note that on 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.)   

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).
  • Magic Kingdom Park —Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from Aug. 29-Nov. 2, from 7-8 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as today’s morning EMH offerings).

Extra Magic Hours will also continue to be available on select days at Epcot.

If you’re visiting this fall, you should know that the Extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney World Resort requires a 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.

Also, 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.

Extra Magic Hours is one of the many benefits and amenities you can enjoy as a guest of a Disney Resort hotel.  Some of the others include early access to Disney FastPass+ planning (not available during Extra Magic Hours benefit), complimentary transportation and standard theme park parking and other entertaining amenities. Visit our special Extra Magic Hours page for details.  

Let us know what you’re looking forward to this fall at the Walt Disney World Resort. And if you are looking forward to the chance to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios after it opens on August 29, be sure to check out our exclusive “Building Batuu” story series and special Star Wars page filled with great stories.

May The Fourth Be With You!  


  • Yes interested to know if 4 hrs per day will be allowed for GE

  • Will there be 4 hour reservation time slots for GE at WDE? And if so, can you reserve all of the days that you’re staying at a Disney resort, or just one visit per trip?

  • Any word on what is happening after 11/2?? I’m trying to plan our dining reservations and it’s making it difficult to do so… I’m really hoping they continue it!!!

  • Will Resort hotel quick service dining locations open early to allow us to get something to eat before these extra extra magic hours!

  • Will the program be available past November 2nd?

  • With the extra extras magic hour at what time the buses start to leave from the hotels. 5:15 a.m.?

  • Hope that Early Morning Magic in Fantasyland still an option. I’m planning to buy tickets for September.

  • Will the transportation start earlier to accommodate guests who will not have cars?

  • Interesting but did it really need to be every day? A bit frustrating for those that specifically booked early breakfast reservations

  • I will have 2 days in june, in EG, at Disneyland. I may be in Florida, in Oct. and later in the year when Rise opens. The parks will be packed. The magic hour will be great.

  • Will the buses be running this early, as well?

  • This sounds great. I hope they extend these hours or offer Toy Story Early Morning Magic again for dates after this window. We’re arriving on November 5th, staying at the Polynesian, and anxiously awaiting confirmation on whether Early Morning Magic will be an option. We really hoped to miss the Star Wars crowds when we booked, and now are just hoping to make the best of it!

  • Please do a pass holder preview for this like you did for Pandora

  • We will be there on a previously scheduled trip when Galaxy ‘s Edge opens August 29-30. So Disney is letting EVERYONE in at 6am on those days. What about our perks for staying on-site? Why start the extra extra magic hours on September 1? They should start when the land opens!

  • Aaron: Like regular EMH, these EEMH slots will be available to all guests staying at a Disney (or Disney-partnered) resort so long as you have a valid park ticket. If you don’t have a Hopper add-on, using EEMH at a given park ties you to that park for that day.

  • I’m going later in November, I wonder what will be happening then…

  • How will this affect early morning dining reservations Will in park restaurants be opening earlier too and will Early Morning Magic in Fantasyland and Toystory Land be running during this time?

  • Me and my family will be at Disney world Sept 8 thur Sept 14, we didnt get park hopper and will have be staying at a Disney resort. Do you have to pay extra to enjoy the extra magic hours or is it enjoyable for resort guest for free.

  • sooooo earlyyyyyy…. especially for us coming from Denver! but it was obvious that some kinds of Extra Magic Hours would be necessary for Star Wars!

  • This is exciting news! Now that EEMH is a thing, maybe we’ll see an after-hours paid event in Galaxy’s Edge?

  • I love this! Please extend the Hollywood Studios 6 am emh till first week of january, I’d love to take advantage of them!

  • will the dinning be available earlier too

  • Here’s hoping buses are good to go for those times too. Be there the first week of Oct. Sweet!!

  • This is fantastic! Going to be some very early mornings for the wife and I. Ha! Any news on whether there will be any Disney After Hours coming for that time as well?

  • If only there was a better way to handle this…

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