Extra Magic Hours are one of the most important benefits of staying at a Disney resort. Learn what you need to know to take full advantage of them when you design your park touring strategy.

In a

Nutshell

  • One park will open early or close late FOR RESORT GUESTS every day. These are called Extra Magic Hours (magic hours). You can only enjoy them if you are staying at a Disney resort or a Disney partner resort.
  • Only select attractions and dining experiences will be open during those times.
  • Parks are less crowded during magic hours — but can be a lot more crowded during “non” magic hours on those same days. Your touring strategy should be to either avoid parks if they have magic hours (generally the case when not staying at a Disney resort) or to get a park hopper and go to another park when crowds begin to swell.


In 
Nutshell

  • One park will open early or close late FOR RESORT GUESTS every day. These are called Extra Magic Hours (magic hours). You can only enjoy them if you are staying at a Disney resort or a Disney partner resort.
  • Only select attractions and dining experiences will be open during those times.
  • Parks are less crowded during magic hours — but can be a lot more crowded during “non” magic hours on those same days. Your touring strategy should be to either avoid parks if they have magic hours (generally the case when not staying at a Disney resort) or to get a park hopper and go to another park when crowds begin to swell.

What’s Open During Extra Magic Hours?

Note that attractions are subject to change and may be closed due to refurbishments. Check official schedules here

Magic Kingdom

  • Astro Orbiter
  • The Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress (mornings only)

Evenings Only

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Haunted Mansion
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

Epcot

  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Living with the Land
  • Project Tomorrow: Inventing the World of Tomorrow
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track Presented by Chevrolet®

Evenings Only

  • Advanced Training Lab
  • The American Adventure
  • American Heritage Gallery
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Epcot Character Spot
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • Mission: SPACE
  • O Canada!
  • Turtle Talk With Crush

Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Primeval Whirl
  • TriceraTop Spin

Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™