Today, January 11 2021- Walt Disney World annouced they will no longer be offering the popular Extra Magic Hours benefit to resort guests. Rather, they will offer a new Early Park Entry benefit to all resort guests!
For those who are not familiar, extra magic hours was a benefit available to resort guests which allowed them access, one or two hours early or late, to one park per day. The schedule was rotating and depended on the day which park and times were available.
The new system will allow guests into ANY park one half hour early. So they can get a jump on the magic before the remaining day guests arrive.
While no official date for its beginning has been announced Disney Destinations released the following statement:
“We know how much guests enjoy extra park time, so coming later this year as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels will be able to enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to ANY theme park, EVERY day.
It’ll be a great way to get a jump start on your Disney day, no matter the day! As a reminder, the Extra Magic Hours benefit was suspended when Walt Disney World Resort reopened last summer, and as we continue to manage attendance with health and safety top of mind, Extra Magic Hours will not return. The new early theme park entry benefit helps us better spread visitation across all four theme parks, while providing added flexibility by giving guests extra early park time on each day of their vacation and in the park of their choosing. Please note that guests need valid admission and a park reservation made via the Disney Park Pass system to enter a theme park.”-Disney Destinations
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