Extra Extra Magic Hours for Galaxy's Edge


Disney has recognized that there are likely going to be huge crowds hitting Disney World and Hollywood Studios in particular when Galaxy’s Edge opens. So, they are significantly enhancing the Extra Magic Hours benefit given to resort guests. Usually there are 1 or 2 days a week that a given park has early or evening Extra Magic Hours, but starting immediately after Galaxy’s Edge opens, that is being cranked to 11. Hollywood Studios will open at 6am each and every day from Sept 1 to Nov 2, ONLY for resort guests.

This will be a HUGE benefit for staying onsite, and very likely the absolute best way to get into as much as possible.

Another great way to get into Galaxy’s Edge is with a Disney VIP tour. This gives private transportation, a dedicated guide, priority access to the rides, some drinks, and other benefits. The Vacationeer has a fantastic VIP Tour Sharing program that helps reduce the cost by matching up groups with similar interests. Check out the details in my other article here.

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Here is the official word from Disney on the Extra, Extra Magic hours:

The extra, Extra Magic Hours benefit will be offered every day from September 1 to November 2, 2019 at the following theme parks and times:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios—including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land attractions and more—from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM daily (please note that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences are subject to capacity)

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park—including Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park—from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM daily

  • Magic Kingdom park—including favorites in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland—from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM daily

The Extra Magic Hour benefit is also available to Guests of 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.