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Disney Offers More Extended Evening Hours for Deluxe Guests

Walt Disney World’s Extra Magic Hours (EMH) has moved out and two new experiences are moving in soon for select Disney Resort Guests. First up, beginning October 1, ALL Walt Disney World Resort Guests will have a chance to experience the new “Early Theme Park Entry”. This new perk will allow all Disney Resorts Guests a jump-start their day inside the Park with a 30-minute early entry to ANY theme Park, EVERY day. If you’re staying at one of Disney’s Deluxe Resorts – you’ll have even more time to enjoy the Park. Deluxe Resort Guests are eligible to spend TWO extra hours in select Parks on select days. This new perk is called “Extended Evening Theme Park Hours“ and is only available to Disney Resort Guests staying at select Deluxe Resorts. Disney has revealed the list of attractions along with more dates for Deluxe Guests to take advantage of the extended evening hours.

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As shared by Disney: “During the extended evening theme Park hours, select merchandise and food and beverage locations will be available. In addition, the following attractions are planned* to operate”:

Magic Kingdom Park Attractions for Extended Evening Hours :

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

EPCOT Attractions for Extended Evening Hours:

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  • Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends

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Currently, the following dates for Disneys Extended Evening Hours:

  • October 4 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 6 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • October 11 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 13 at Magic Kingdom (9pm to 11pm)
  • October 18 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 20 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • October 25 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 27 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • November 1 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • November 3 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • November 8 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • November 10 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • November 15 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • November 17 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
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The Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which include the 24 Resort selections below:

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  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green on Walt Disney World

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Guests staying at these resorts will still need a valid theme Park ticket to gain access to the Park, as well as a theme Park reservation. If you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom for example but still want to enjoy staying up until midnight at EPCOT and have a valid Park Hopper ticket or Annual Pass, you can hop to EPCOT as long as you entered your first Park where you made your reservation earlier in the day. For all the details about Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, visit Disney’s website. Do you miss the old Extra Magic Hour for all Resort Guests or do you prefer the new Extended Evening Hours for Disney Deluxe Resort Guests?

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.