How to use Extra Magic Time at Disneyland Paris
Published: October 1, 2017 / Last Updated: August 7, 2020 / By: Arvid Bux
Extra Magic Time was introduced at Disneyland Paris on October 1st, 2017. Extra Magic Time used to be called Extra Magic Hours. Extra Magic Time allows early risers to access the park well before other guests. This means there won’t be any or short queues; you can quickly meet characters, and the park itself will look clean. Extra Magic Time also gives you a great opportunity to take photos without too many other people in the background.
When is Extra Magic Time?
Extra Magic Time (or Extra Magic Hours as they were called before) takes place in the morning, every day of the week, and is one and a half hours. Both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park offer Extra Magic Time. After the Extra Magic Time, the parks open to the General Public. Extra Magic Time is from 8.30a until 9.30a, after which the parks open at 10a to the General Public.
Who can use Extra Magic Time?
Extra Magic Time is a special perk for Disney Hotel guests. Guests staying at the following Disney Hotels will receive a Hotel Easy Pass, which gives them access to, for instance, the pool and Magic Time.
The following Disney Hotels have Extra Magic Time 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 Time.
Guests with the following Annual Passes also have Extra Magic Time privileges:
- Magic Plus
How to use Extra Magic Time
To use Extra Magic Time, 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. Your entire party must be complete, or some members will not enjoy the extra hours. Do note that you only get one Hotel Easy Pass for the duration of your stay.
Annual Passholders (Magic Plus or Infinity) can walk to the dedicated entrance 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 is a possibility 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 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 Time?
Both Parks offer rides during Extra Magic Time. While normally these rides were not announced, for Extra Magic Time, we know exactly which rides are open.
Extra Magic Time at Disneyland Paris
The following attractions are open during Extra Magic Time at Disneyland Paris:
- Phantom Mantor – Weekends Only
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Le Carrousel de Lancelot
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
- Star Wars™ Hyperspace Mountain
Breakfast Options during Extra Magic Time
While these options can change without prior notice, you can normally grab breakfast at one of these places:
- Cable Car Bake Shop
- Cookie Kitchen
- Market House Deli
Other places in Disney Village also offer breakfast:
- Earl of Sandwich
And of course, the hotels also offer breakfast.
Extra Magic Time at Walt Disney Studios
At the moment, Extra Magic Time is not available at Walt Disney Studios.
From Extra Magic Hours to Extra Magic Time
From October 1, 2017, the Extra Magic Hours have been changed to Extra Magic Time. Both parks are now part of this offering and give guests 30 mins extra sleep as Extra Magic Time only starts at 8.30, while previously Disneyland Park would offer Extra Magic Hours from 8.00.
Related Park(s): Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Park
Related Hotel(s): Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, Disneyland Hotel
Related Event(s): Reopening Disneyland Paris
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