Extra Magic Time

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  1. closetmickey

    closetmickey DIS Veteran

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    Just curious- why is there usually 1/2 hour listed in-between the end of Extra Magic Time and the park opening?
     
  2. Florida2012

    Florida2012 If you can dream it, you can do it

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    The park allows the general public in at the end of Magic Hours but only to the end of Main Street

    As a hotel guest you are still allowed in the open lands
     
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  4. nursejackie

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    We are going in a few months and staying on site, and couldn't understand this either. But I do now :-)
     
  5. closetmickey

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    So I guess you are really given 90 min of extra ride time as an on-site guest?
     
  6. JessicaRabbit13

    JessicaRabbit13 Earning My Ears

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    They let people into the parks around 15-30 mins before official park opening.

    In the studios you can go straight on rides so EMH is really only 60 minutes. I think it is the same in the main park - but only fantasyland and discoveryland are open.
     
  7. closetmickey

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    So glad you mentioned that- I pictured them being let in early but held at the hub. Makes a difference when choosing how early to arrive. Thank you!
     
  8. JessicaRabbit13

    JessicaRabbit13 Earning My Ears

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    If you are staying offsite then I would suggest arriving at least 40 mins early as large queues start to form. Sadly since the started EMH in the studios as well you aren't likely to have any shorter queues in the Studios by arriving at opening, and definitely not discoverland/fantasylad rides. Many people head to the entrance of Frontierland until they drop the rope at official park opening and then people run to Big Thunder Mountain.
     
  9. closetmickey

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    We are onsite:)
     
  10. closetmickey

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    Speaking of Big Thunder, is there a place EMH guests can wait to have quick access to Big Thunder at park opening? That, Phantom Manor, and Space Mountain will be my kids’ priorities.
     
  11. Karin1984

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    No, there unfortunately isn't. The only access to Big Thunder Mountain is through Frontierland from the hub, or when you come from Adventureland, which isn't open either during EMH.
     
  12. olafLover

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    There is a hardly known side entrance to Frontierland ad the end of the arcade. There are hardly any people there and for some reason I've experienced two times already they delayed the rope drop of the main gate, but the side entrance did open at the correct time. Which resulted in me being the first in line for Tiana (no longer there, was during the refurbishment of the river boat) and the first in line of BTM last trip.
     
  13. Karin1984

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    Don't you have to run from the side entrance? As it's a bit further away from BTM?
     
  14. olafLover

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    It is further away, but because it's so busy and people are pushing and trying to run, the CM at that entrance usually is moving really slow and stopping if people pass them, so you will cut in front of that big group. Yes, it's a gamble, but you don't have to stand there an hour before rope drop and so far it has always paid of for us
    EDIT it's the only way we do the regular line for BTM, we don't do it every trip, but it's fun to be the first in line
     
  15. closetmickey

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    Is City Hall / Guest Services open during Extra Magic Time?
     
  16. olafLover

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    yes :)
     
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    Thank you:)
     

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