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Extra Magic Hours - which park morning? evening?

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Extra Magic Hours - which park morning? evening?

As per WDW website, Extra Magic Hours are on different dates for different parks...morning or evening....

For which park what Extra Magic Hours (evening or morning ) is better to use?

Also, I don't get, it's 1 hour before or after or more?

Bournemouth, United...
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1. Re: Extra Magic Hours - which park morning? evening?

its an hour before generally and the upto 3 hours afterwards depending on the park!

The best park to use the morning extra magic hours is Animal Kingdom and probably Magic Kingdom. I probably wouldnt bother with the slightly extended evening times at AK but would use the evening extra magic hours at any of the other parks

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2. Re: Extra Magic Hours - which park morning? evening?

I've done Extra Magic Hours at all the parks on my visits and it really depends on the time of year and how crowded the parks are as to which ones are better.

During the very crowded seasons when the Disney resorts are full of guests, EMH days are not worth the hassle, as the crowds those days are much larger at the designated park.

However, in the off seasons when crowds are much smaller, the EMH days work very well. I find Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom particular good for the morning sessions.

I've also attended evening sessions at Animal Kingdom and it was good only if you don't care for the animal attractions themselves. The safari and many of the other true animal attractions and such are not accessible, but the rides and shows are.

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3. Re: Extra Magic Hours - which park morning? evening?

A distinct advantage for park hopper tix. You can go to the A.M. EMH park and when it becomes terribly crowded,(which it will) you can then leave and tour another park.

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4. Re: Extra Magic Hours - which park morning? evening?

I have found that EMH are the Worst days to go to animal kingdom. We travel at off peak times and even then every time we have gone to animal kingdom on an EMH day it has been terribly crowded, I think because it closes earlier everyone tries to make use of the extra time but it backfires because you have to deal with much heavier crowds.

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