Extra Magic Hours was introduced in Disneyland Paris in 2007 and allow early risers to access the park well before other guests. This means that there won’t be any or short queues; you can quickly meet characters and the park itself will look clean. Extra Magic Hours also give you a great opportunity to take photos without too many other people in the background.
When are Extra Magic Hours?
Extra Magic Hours take place in the morning, every day of the week and it is two hours. Currently only Disneyland Park offers Extra Magic Hours. After the Extra Magic Hours, the park opens to the General Public. For current park hours, take a look at schedule.
Who can use Extra Magic Hours?
Extra Magic Hours is a special perk for Disney Hotel guests. Guests staying at the following Disney Hotels will receive a Hotel Easy Pass which not only gives them access to, for instance, the pool but also to Magic Hours.
The following Disney Hotels have Extra Magic Hours privileges:
- Disneyland Hotel
- Hotel New York
- Newport Bay Club
- Sequoia Lodge
- Hotel Cheyenne
- Hotel Santa Fe
- Davy Crockett Ranch
Guests staying at the Associated Hotels cannot use Extra Magic Hours.
Guests with the following Annual Passes also have Extra Magic Hours privileges:
- Dream (old AP)
- Fantasy (old AP)
- Magic Plus (new AP)
- Infinity (new AP)
How to use Extra Magic Hours
In order to use Extra Magic Hours, you need to make sure that you either have your Hotel Easy Pass or your Annual Pass with you.
Accessing the park
Hotel guests with the Hotel Easy Pass have a dedicated line to enter the park. Just look for the sign that says “Disney Hotel Guests”. Cast Members will be checking the Hotel Easy Pass and your entrance ticket. Make sure you have these ready. It is important that your entire party is complete, else some members will not be able to enjoy the extra hours. Do note that you only get one Hotel Easy Pass for the duration of your stay.
Annual Passholders (Dream, Fantasy, Magic Plus or Infinity) can walk to the dedicated entrance which is located on the left of the turnstiles.
While in the park, you are free to roam around Main Street USA. Often other guests are also allowed into the park to prepare for rope-drop.
Accessing Fantasyland and Discoveryland
If you want to go over to Fantasyland or Discoveryland, there are ropes at the entrances of these lands. Present your Annual Pass or Hotel Easy Pass to the Cast Members at the ropes and you are good to go. Other guests still have the opportunity to walk around Main Street USA and take some photos with characters or the castle as a backdrop.
When you want to move between Fantasyland and Discoveryland, you can use the footpath near the Annual Pass office and the Castle Stage.
Which attractions are part of Extra Magic Hours?
Attractions part of the Extra Magic Hours are not announced beforehand. What we do know is that Discoverland and Fantasyland are part of the Extra Magic Hours. What we have seen in the past, the following attractions are most likely open during Extra Magic Hours;
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups
- Le Carrousel de Lancelot
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
- Hyperspace Mountain
It could be that other attractions are also open during Extra Magic Hours. As the list isn’t confirmed, it is hard to be sure what is open.
Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney Studios
When Extra Magic Hours occur at Walt Disney Studios, normally the entire park is open. This gives you ample opportunity to get several rides in. Especially for Crush’s Coaster, which lacks a Fastpass, Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney Studios can be handy.
Changes coming to Extra Magic Hours
From October 1st, Extra Magic Hours will be split between Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios. Each park will get one Extra Magic Hour. Both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios open at 10am, with Extra Magic Hours starting at 9am.