“Extra Magic Hours” Replaced by “Early Theme Park Entry” at Walt Disney World

Since the park’s reopening back in July 2020, Extra Magic Hours were put on hold. Instead of Extra Magic Hours returning later this year, they will be replaced with “Early Theme Park Entry.”

Here is the official statement from Walt Disney World:

“Early Theme Park Entry: 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.”

Extra Magic Hours were a huge benefit to guests who stayed at a Disney Resort hotel. There is no official release date for Early Theme Park Entry, but it will allow guests to choose between all four theme parks to get a 30 minute head start on their day at Walt Disney World.

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Ron Hayeck

Ron Hayeck

Ron is the founder of Mickey World Travel and loves everything about Disney Parks and Walt Disney, himself. When he's not planning a trip, he's on a Disney vacation or reading about Disney destinations.

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