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Walt Disney World
Early Theme Park Entry / Extended Theme Park Hours

(Formerly known as Extra Magic Hours)

Walt Disney World Resort Reopening Information and Updates

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and on designated days, one of the four major Walt Disney World theme parks would open an hour early and remain open two hours later for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests and included guests staying at other non-Disney owned hotels. Extra Magic Hours are no longer, but Early Theme Park Entry is the new morning offering and is available daily. Extended Evening Hours are available on select nights at select theme parks for guests staying at Deluxe Resorts, Deluxe Villa Resorts, and other select resorts. The details are listed below including which Resort hotels are included and which attractions are scheduled to be open.

Although the theme parks only offer a 30-minute Early Entry at this time, that period of time can be very valuable if you're willing to get up and at 'em early in the morning. We've noticed at times that the wait time on the super popular attractions can simply be the amount of time it takes you to walk through the queue.

Early Entry can be a great way to enjoy the theme parks with lower crowds. Attractions and schedules are subject to change; be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for any changes on the day(s) you plan to visit.

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Wednesday 1/19/2022
  • Magic Kingdom: 9:00 - 9:00
  • Epcot Future World: 10:00 - 9:00
  • Epcot World Showcase: 10:00 - 9:00
  • Hollywood Studios: 9:00 - 9:00
  • Animal Kingdom: 9:00 - 7:00
  • Typhoon Lagoon: 10:00 - 5:00
  • Blizzard Beach: - REHAB

Early theme park entry is a benefit for registered guests staying at Disney Resort hotels and select other hotels, which include the following:

  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Swan Hotel
  • Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green
  • B Resort & Spa
  • DoubleTree Suites
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Orlando
  • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
  • Four Seasons
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando


Valid Resort I.D. and theme park ticket required

Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels can enjoy extended evening hours on select evenings in select theme parks. Unlike the Early Entry that is scheduled every day at each of the four major theme parks, Extended Theme Park Hours in the evenings are only available at certain parks on a scheduled basis. Visit Disney's official site for details as the schedule changes regularly. Resorts include:

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

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