More Magic on the Horizon: Disney World Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours Through 2025!

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Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours

Hey there, Disney vacationers! Are you ready to sprinkle a little extra pixie dust on your next Walt Disney World trip? Well, buckle up because Disney has just waved its magical wand, extending some super cool perks for Disney Resort guests through the end of 2025. And guess what? There’s even a splashy new water park perk on the horizon for those visiting next year. But let’s dive into the main stars of the show: the Disney World Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours.

Early Entry: Get a Head Start on the Magic!

Imagine stepping into a Disney theme park, with the sun just peeping over the horizon and the promise of adventure in the air. For guests staying at Disney Resort hotels and select other hotels, this dream becomes a reality with a 30-minute early entry into the parks, available every single day.

This gem was first introduced during the Disney World 50th Anniversary celebrations, replacing the Extra Magic Hours. But here’s the best part: it’s been extended year after year, and now it’s set to continue through the end of 2025! Whether you’re planning to explore the whimsy of Magic Kingdom, the innovation at EPCOT, the movie magic at Hollywood Studios, or the wild adventures at Animal Kingdom, make sure to check out the strategy guides for each park to make the most of this perk.

Extended Evening Hours: Night Owls, Rejoice!

For those who believe the magic truly comes alive at night, the Extended Evening Hours are a dream come true. Available on select nights in select theme parks, this perk is exclusively for guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts, Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, or other select hotels. Imagine having extra time (2 hrs) to enjoy your favorite attractions under the starlit sky—pure bliss!

Here’s a detailed list of the resorts where you can enjoy this nocturnal advantage:

Disney Deluxe Resorts:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World®

Like the Early Entry, the Extended Evening Hours perk was also introduced during the Disney World 50th Anniversary celebrations as a successor to the Extra Magic Hours. And, you guessed it, it’s been extended to keep the magic going through the end of 2025!

Wrap-Up: More Time for Magic!

So, there you have it, folks! Whether you’re an early bird eager to catch the first ride of the day or a night owl looking to soak up every last bit of Disney enchantment, these perks are designed to make your Disney World experience even more magical. And with these benefits extended through 2025, along with a new water park perk on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to plan your Disney getaway.

Remember, these perks are a fantastic way to maximize your time at the parks, so be sure to take advantage of them and create even more unforgettable memories. See you at the parks!

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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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