Guests staying at an on-property resort at a Walt Disney World have the added benefit of Extra Magic Hours. In case you’re not familiar with Extra Magic Hours, this is additional time the parks are open exclusively for on-property resort guests. This is a great time to take advantage of reduced wait times on your favorite attractions. While not all attractions are running during Extra Magic Hours, the most popular attractions usually are.
On most days, one WDW parks will be open early for Extra Magic Hours, and another will be open late for Extra Magic Hours. So this poses the question, which is better – AM or PM Extra Magic Hours? Personally, I prefer PM Extra Magic Hours for multiple reasons. Morning Extra Magic Hours are generally only one hour prior to park opening; while evening Extra Magic Hours are usually two hours after park closing. That’s double the amount of extra time in the parks!
I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person…not even at Disney. So evening Extra Magic Hours are perfect for me. Another advantage to evening Extra Magic Hours is that many of the families with young children have already returned to their resort. If you’re not traveling with kids or if your kids can stay up later, evening Extra Magic Hours may be a little less crowded than morning Extra Magic Hours. However, if your kids can’t stay up that late or if you are a morning person, the AM Extra Magic Hours will be perfect for you. No matter which Extra Magic Hours you choose, you’re sure to have a magical time in the Disney parks!
Which Extra Magic Hours do you prefer – AM or PM? Let us know in the comments!
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