Do You Know About Extra Magic Hours?

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Well, I’m at it again! From who they apply to, to how I intend to use mine, it’s time for a little magic!

As you may know, Extra Magic Hours are additional hours those Disney guests staying on resort have the ability to be in the park. These additional hours are exclusive to hotel guests, so that’s likely to mean less time waiting to be on your favourite rides. Generally, these hours will either take place before the park officially opens or after it closes. Usually, 1 park will have Extra Magic Hours each day. You might wish to appear at the calendar on the MyDisneyExperience app and plan your days at the parks accordingly (I believe it will appear to 180 days in advance).

Magic Kingdom:

Seven Dwarves Mine Train is going to be among the major players when it comes to using your Extra Magic Hours. This ride routinely has lines which are 2+ hours long. I don’t know about you, but perspiration to “heigh ho, heigh ho” isn’t really on my bucket list (and even if it was, I did it with a very grumpy husband! Grumpy Dwarf even, heh heh heh.) . At least they have an interactive line for the kiddies.

Another ride worth using this extra time for is Space Mountain. This ride is as popular if not more than Seven Dwarves… especially given that it is part of the ‘mountain’ trio – Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Honestly, the popularity of this ride is beyond me. I felt like I’d be decapitated the entire horror-filled minutes I spent on there, and I’ve made up my mind never to go on again! But, I digress.

Last, Peter Pan’s Flight is just another ride with insane wait times! It’s just about two minutes in duration, but is obviously a Disney fan favourite.

This ride doesn’t have a lot of wait time, but it is my all-time favourite.


Ever since Frozen Ever After came out, it has been a hit with numerous hour wait times. Sorry, your Norwegian School Bread ain’t gonna last that long. Speaking of, wait for a review of some of the meals at the World – I plan to give some updates and thoughts on my trip!

Other popular choices are Test Track and Soarin’. Designing cars and going on a trip around the world. Can not go wrong with that. These are especially valuable in hitting up during Extra Magic Hours due to the tiered system of Fastpass+ where certain rides at the same tiered class cannot have more than one Fasspass+ reserved for that particular tier at any given time (this will be explained in detail when I discuss Fastpass+).

Animal Kingdom:

Ever since the opening of Pandora, the Avatar section of this park, it has been a problem to get on to either of those rides it provides: Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage.

My advice: go immediately to whichever one you did not get a Fastpass+ for (more on getting hard-to-get Fastpasses+ forthcoming). That’s the only way to ensure riding both rides at least once during your trip.

Hollywood Studios:

For this park, my advice is to try to hit up Toy Story Mania and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Once Toy Story Land opens on June 30, 2018, you will want to be heading for Alien Swirling Saucers and Slinky Dog Dash. If past history is to be trusted, these rides will remain a hot commodity for a few years to come.

These strategies are just my two cents, but I plan to use them for my upcoming trip. Personally, I hate waiting in line so I intend to optimise my time! At any rate, your trip will be private to what you love best, so use those Indialantic Rat Removal to bring the most joy for you and yours!


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