Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2013 Evening Extra Magic Hours Reduced to 2 Hours

Beginning in 2013, Disney's Evening Extra Magic Hours will be reduced to 2 hours from 3. The Morning Extra Magic Hours will remain the same (1 hour prior to park opening). This information has been confirmed by Disney on their official website and can be read below or by clicking this link.

Extended Disney park hours, known as Extra Magic Hours, offer a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy additional time in Walt Disney World parks—above and beyond the standard operating schedule—at no extra charge. This special perk is offered to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and Residents and Guests of Golden Oak.
Each day, one of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to 2 hours after regular closing time. Additionally, Disney Water Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select times of year.
How It Works:
To take advantage of extended park hours, simply visit the designated park at the designated time. Upon check-in at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, Guests will receive a schedule detailing when each park offers Extra Magic Hours, so you can be sure to plan your stay accordingly.
In addition to the schedule, the following guidelines will help you make the most of Extra Magic Hours:
  • Morning Hours: Arrive up to an hour before the designated park is scheduled to open and show your valid park ticket and Resort ID or Golden Oak ID at the park turnstiles.
  • Evening Hours: A valid theme park ticket and Resort ID or Golden Oak ID are required. Each member of your party will need to present a Resort ID or Golden Oak ID to access evening Extra Magic Hours offerings.
Please note that not all Walt Disney World attractions are available during Extra Magic Hours. Extra Magic Hours schedule and available attractions during Extra Magic Hours are subject to change without notice.
To learn more about how you can avoid the crowds and long lines, board some of the most popular attractions more quickly and experience more time in Disney parks, explore the Extra Magic Hours FAQ.

I don't know about you but I am not happy to hear this. We love our Evening Extra Magic Hours and that is one of the main reasons we stay on property. We usually visit during the slow seasons and the parks are not open very late anyway so we've always appreciated the 3 extra evening hours. :( How do you feel about this change?

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