Early Park Entry

Early Park Entry

Coming in 2021!

The Extra Magic Hours benefit for resort guests was suspended when the parks reopened in the summer of 2020. We now know that benefit will not return. However, as a part of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration, a new way for resort guests to visit the parks will be introduced – Early Park Entry.

Who is eligible for Early Park Entry?

Guests staying at Walt Disney World resort and guests of select other resorts. As of now, we don’t have confirmation of what those select other resorts will include. Valid theme park admission is required in order to enter the park.

Which parks are included?

All of them! Each day, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom all open 30 minutes before published park opening for resort guests to enjoy the magic early.

When will Early Park Entry start?

Early Park Entry begins later in 2021 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Specific dates have not yet been revealed.

Will Early Park Entry replace Extra Magic Hours?

Yes. Extra Magic Hours have not been offered since the parks reopened in Summer 2020. This benefit will replace Extra Magic Hours.

How do I get more information?

More information regarding will be revealed as details for the 50th anniversary celebration are announced.

Why is this changing?

The new system, which offers early admission to each of the four theme parks each day,  better spreads guests out among the parks. Plus, guests have the added flexibility of using this benefit at the theme park of their choosing. Valid theme park admission is required. At this time, a theme park reservation for the park is also required prior to entry. Theme park reservations can be made on the My Disney Experience app for guests with valid theme park admission.