Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 82 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown! For today’s post, we are going to take a look at one of the best perks for staying on Disney property during our vacation — Extra Magic Hours!
I love taking in the parks during Extra Magic Hours — the picture at the top was taken back in 2010 when we were visiting the Magic Kingdom during extra hours. Sophie and my niece Stephanie wanted to ride Dumbo, and Cindy and I went to the Carousel, and while we were in line, we saw Mickey & Minnie surprising some young guests with a ride along treat on Dumbo! That was a magical moment that I will never ever forget!
Back in 2012, once again during Extra Magic Hours, I was privileged to be able to be a witness, along with my wife Cindy, Shane’s brother Kyle, and bystanders nearby, of Shane proposing to our niece Stephanie in front of Cinderella Castle. It was after Midnight during Extra Magic Hours, and we all remember that day as if it was yesterday!
Extra Magic Hours can occur either in the morning, when a park opens one hour early, or at night, when a park stays open late — but only guests that are staying on property are eligible to stay late. The crowds are usually much less, and the cooler air creates it’s own sense of magic. If you have never taken part in Extra Magic Hours, I urge you to do so at your earliest opportunity. Who know what magic you will experience if you do!