Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Extra Magic Hours have been on hold indefinitely. However, Disney announced today that Extra Magic Hours have been permanently cancelled and instead will be replaced with new “Early Theme Park Entry” for all resort guests. This is sad news for fans of “rope dropping”.
With this new system, Disney Resort hotel guests (and guests of other select hotels, which have not yet been named), will be able to enter any Disney theme park 30-minutes prior to opening, every day. You can read the official statement from Disney below.
“We know how much guests enjoy extra park time, so coming later this year as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Disney Resort hotel guests and guests of other select hotels will be able to enjoy more fun with 30-minute early entry to ANY theme park, EVERY day. It’ll be a great way to get a jump start on your Disney day, no matter the day! As a reminder, the Extra Magic Hours benefit was suspended when Walt Disney World Resort reopened last summer, and as we continue to manage attendance with health and safety top of mind, Extra Magic Hours will not return. The new early theme park entry benefit helps us better spread visitation across all four theme parks, while providing added flexibility by giving guests extra early park time on each day of their vacation and in the park of their choosing. Please note that guests need valid admission and a park reservation made via the Disney Park Pass system to enter a theme park.”