What’s Open During Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World



By Dave Shute

(This page is one of a series explicating Walt Disney World lingo, abbreviations, and FAQ for first time family visitors to Walt Disney World.)

ATTRACTIONS OPEN DURING EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT DISNEY WORLD

Below is the current list of attractions available during morning and evening Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World.

(Extra Magic Hours are a perk offered to those staying in a Walt Disney World resort hotel, and a few other hotels.  See this for more.)

The attractions are grouped by theme park and then by time–morning or evening.

Where relevant, I’ve also grouped them by area of the theme park. 

I always forget, for example, that Adventureland and Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom are not open during morning Extra Magic Hours, but are open in the evening ones.

Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hour Attractions

Mornings:

  • Tomorrowland: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape!, Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Fantasyland: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (this is the new name of the old Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel), Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It’s a Small World, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Frontierland: none
  • Liberty Square: none
  • Adventureland: none

Evenings:

  • Tomorrowland: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape, Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Fantasyland:  Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It’s a Small World, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain
  • Liberty Square: Haunted Mansion
  • Adventureland: The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean

Epcot Extra Magic Hour Attractions

Mornings:

  • Future World: Living with the Land, Mission: SPACE, Soarin’, Spaceship Earth, Test Track
  • World Showcase: none

Evenings:

  • Future World: Living with the Land, Mission: SPACE, Soarin’, Spaceship Earth, Test Track, Captain EO starring Michael Jackson, Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • World Showcase: Mexico – Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, Norway-Maelstrom, The American Adventure

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Extra Magic Hour Attractions

Mornings: Muppet Vision 3-D, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours, Toy Story Mania!, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Evenings: Muppet Vision 3-D, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours, Toy Story Mania!, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, The Great Movie Ride, Voyage of The Little Mermaid

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Extra Magic Hour Attractions

Mornings

  • Africa: Kilimanjaro Safaris, Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
  • Asia: Expedition Everest
  • DinoLand USA: DINOSAUR
  • Discovery Island: It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Camp Minnie-Mickey: none

Evenings:

  • Africa: none
  • Asia: Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids
  • DinoLand USA: DINOSAUR, Primeval Whirl, TriceraTop Spin
  • Discovery Island: It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Camp Minnie-Mickey: Festival of the Lion King

These offerings are subject to change without notice.  See Walt Disney World’s Extra Magic Hours FAQ for the latest.

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6 comments

1 Stephanie { 03.19.12 at 3:33 pm }

We are going in 2013, sometime between Feb/Mar or Sept/Oct, and the calendar on the WDW site does not display when the Extra Magic Hour Days are for 2013 yet. You said that there was a predictable pattern for the Extra Magic Hour days, but then displayed a link to the individual park schedules; what is the pattern, so that I may see which days of the week we are going to plan our vacation? Thanks.

2 Dave { 03.19.12 at 3:45 pm }

Hi Stephanie, for Feb/March other than the week before and after easter, it goes like this:

Sat am: HS
Sun PM: MK
Mon am: AK
Mon pm: HS
Tues am: Epcot
Weds am: AK
Thurs am: MK
Fri PM: Epcot

In October/Nov, there’s been a lot more variability. The most common change to the above is to flip Weds and Friday, so Epcot pm becomes weds, and AK am is both monday and friday.

Hope this helps!

3 Shanna { 04.19.12 at 2:09 pm }

In reference to the above post, If we are planning to go in November 2012 we can plan on the above and flip Wednesday and Friday?
Thanks for all your wonderful information!

4 Dave { 04.19.12 at 3:22 pm }

Hey Shanna, and your welcome! I assume you are referring to this page: http://yourfirstvisit.net/required-september-2012-itinerary-and-to-do-list-changes/ Note that you only need to flip the first full week of November

5 Stephen { 05.13.14 at 4:06 am }

I love the magic hrs. Not as many people in park and lines are low and u can go on more rides than u think in an hr or two. And there enough rides and good rides to make sure u enjoy this. Thanks Disney for one more reason I love going here and have the best time

6 Dave { 05.13.14 at 12:22 pm }

Thanks, Stephen!

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