Imagine having up to two exclusive extra hours to enjoy some of your favourite attractions, before regular park opening! That's exactly what Extra Magic Hours offers. Introduced in 2007, it allows early risers to sneak through the gates long before everyone else, as the park is still fresh from its morning clean-up and the rides only just whirring into action. Little to no queues, lots of space and a feeling that you've the park entirely to yourself.
This very special perk is offered to a number of guests, falling into the categories below, though many choose to use the extra hour(s) from 8am only on particular days, meaning the feeling of exclusivity is always there.
The privilege is mainly used to encourage patronage of Disney's own hotels, and so if you stay at any of the following hotels, you'll be able to access Extra Magic Hours (and there's no extra charge):
Ah, but that's not all. One of the best benefits of a Dream or Fantasy Annual Passport is you too can also get access to all Extra Magic Hours as one of the many exclusive privileges, whether you're staying in a Disney Hotel or not.
No specific attractions are announced as part of Extra Magic Hours and so the list cannot be guaranteed, but the selection, always from Fantasyland and Discoveryland, usually comprises:
If you're enjoying Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney Studios Park, which the resort does specify can happen on some dates, then the attractions open will likely include at the least: Crush's Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith and the attractions within Toy Story Playland.
Extra Magic Hours normally begin at 8am and so far mostly take place at Disneyland Park. You'll need your Disney Hotel Easy Pass, a small identification card given upon check-in at Disney-owned hotels, or Annual Passport.
Extra Magic Hours are only available on certain dates, which are published up to six months in advance by Disneyland Paris.