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Hotel guests staying in the Deluxe and Deluxe Villa categories of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels have an additional two hours to enjoy select theme parks on select dates. Wait times to get on Disney's most popular rides are very low during Extended Evening Theme Park Hours (EETPH); if you are able to stay up late and are visiting on a date when Extended Evening Theme Park Hours are offered, it's a big benefit of staying at one of the pricier Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Usually Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is offered on two nights each week.
A similar program (but in the morning, before the park opens to other guests) called Early Theme Park Entry is available to guests staying at all Disney-operated hotels, as well to those staying at several other hotels on or adjacent to Walt Disney World property.
Guests staying at Disney-run Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels are eligible for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours.
In addition, guests staying at the Swan, Dolphin, Swan Reserve, and Shades of Green all have access to Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. See the full list of participating hotels here.
To use Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, Disney requires guests to display or scan their room keys (e.g., card, phone, MagicBand, etc.) in order to enter attraction queues during these extra two hours. You are eligible to use this privilege (if it is offered) all days of your eligible stay, including the check-in and check-out dates.
Although Extended Evening Theme Park Hours primarily take place at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, all four theme parks may participate in Extended Evening Theme Park Hours:
Parks and days may vary. See our Disney World Crowd Calendar to see dates when Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is offered.
Although both unexpected downtime and scheduled closures can impact availability on any given day, the following charts list the usual roster for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours.
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