Disney Extended Evening Hours: Your Guide to Extra Magic in Early 2024

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Disney Extended Evening Hours

Hey Disney vacationers! As we wave goodbye to the whirlwind that was 2023, let’s talk about something exciting coming up in early 2024 – the return of a more normal Disney Extended Evening Hours schedule! If you’re planning a stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Villa, you’re in for a treat with this amazing perk.

What’s the Buzz About Disney Extended Evening Hours?

Imagine having more time to enjoy your favorite Disney theme parks – that’s exactly what Disney Extended Evening Hours offer. On select nights, guests at Disney Deluxe Resorts, Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, and other select hotels get extra time to experience the magic at either Magic Kingdom or EPCOT. This popular benefit is set to continue throughout 2024, so there’s plenty of time to plan your visit.

More Disney, More Fun!

Combining extended evening hours with early theme park entry means you get to maximize your Disney adventure. Think about all those extra rides, the magical moments, and the memories you’ll be making!

An Exclusive Perk for Deluxe Guests

If you’re staying at one of the Deluxe Resorts or Villas, you get an additional perk – the chance to join virtual queues for some of the most popular attractions.

  • At 6:00 PM on nights with Extended Evening Hours at EPCOT, you can join the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Over at Magic Kingdom, the same opportunity applies to TRON Lightcycle / Run. How cool is that?

Where to Stay for Extended Evening Hours

Here’s a quick rundown of the participating hotels:

  • Disney Deluxe Resorts: From the rustic charm of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to the Victorian elegance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, there’s a style for everyone. Full List:
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
    • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
    • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
    • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts: These include gems like Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
    • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
    • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
    • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
    • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
    • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
    • Disney’s Riviera Resort
    • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Other Select Hotels: Options like the Walt Disney World Swan, Dolphin, and Swan Reserve Hotel and Shades of Green® add to the variety.

What Can You Do During Extended Hours?

During these special hours, select attractions, shops, and dining spots stay open. At Magic Kingdom, you can enjoy classics like “it’s a small world” and thrill rides like Space Mountain. Over at EPCOT, don’t miss out on Frozen Ever After and the high-speed excitement of Test Track.

Magic Kingdom Attractions
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
EPCOT Attractions
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Things to Remember

To make the most of the Extended Evening Hours, remember:

  • You need valid admission and a reservation for the same park on the same day.
  • Not all attractions are available during these hours, and the schedule can change.
  • Park Hopper option holders can also enjoy these extended hours.

So, there you have it – your guide to making the most of Disney Extended Evening Hours in 2024. Whether you’re a Disney veteran or planning your first visit, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Get ready for more fun, more magic, and more unforgettable moments at the happiest place on Earth!

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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop

I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!

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