Are you ready to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World? While the Disneyland version had offered reservations that had to be made to enter the land when Galaxy’s Edge initially opens, at Walt Disney World, there will be no such reservations. Instead, Guests will however, be offering Extra, Extra Magic Hours. Wait….what are those?
Well, Extra Magic Hours allow Guests who are staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, as well as other select hotels (Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Shades of Green Resort, Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando) have the opportunity to visit at least one of the four theme parks in the morning one hour before the park opens or in the evening two hours after the park closes to day Guests.
But we all know how crazy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is going to be when it opens, so to prepare, the Walt Disney World Resort will be offering Extra, Extra Magic Hours. These extra hours will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom for a limited time.
To help with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be offering daily Extra, Extra Magic Hours from September 1 through November 2. The park will be open from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land and select other attractions. Do keep in mind that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity.
Also note that on August 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6:00 a.m. for all Guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.
Moving over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from August 29 through November 2, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).
At Magic Kingdom, Extra, Extra Magic Hours will happen daily from August 29 through November 2, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., featuring favorite attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland (same as today’s morning Extra Magic Hours offerings).
Extra Magic Hours will also continue to be available on select days at Epcot.
Using Extra, Extra Magic Hours will require valid theme park admission and a hotel ID. Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must spend the day at the same park where they’d like to enjoy this benefit.
Also, not all Walt Disney World attractions are available with the Extra Magic Hours benefit. Park hours and available attractions are subject to change without notice.