With the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebrations approaching quickly, we’ve been seeing a lot of preparations and changes underway!
Fireworks have returned to Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, Cinderella Castle has already gotten a royal makeover, and there are even more rides, restaurants, and shops to come when October 1st kicks off. But, even with all the exciting things announced for the 18-month long part-ay, some Disney-goers are wondering when perks like FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours (or its upcoming replacement — Early Theme Park Entry) will come back. And, if you’re one of those folks, we’ve got a brand new update for you!
Beginning in early October, the Disney World Parks will offer Extended Evening Theme Park Hours for select guests, giving them extra hours in the parks!
According to Disney, the new perk will only be available to guests who are staying at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Walt Disney World Resort hotel for the length of their stay. So, this will be an added perk for those staying in Disney World at a higher price level.
At this time, Disney has not announced how much extra time there will be, what dates Extended Evening Hours will be available, or what parks will feature the perk.
Guests attending Extended Evening Hours will need a valid ticket and Disney Park Pass for that theme park. Alternatively, they may visit with a Park Hopper as long as they scanned into their Park Pass-reserved park at some time earlier in the day.
During the extended hours, select attractions, merchandise, and food and beverage locations will be available. Guests will need to bring a form of Resort ID such as a MagicBand or Keys to the World card.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for more details on the new perk, so stay tuned to DFB for the latest!
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