This article is your complete guide to the 2023 Disney Deluxe Resort extra hours! Because one of the most popular questions we have been receiving from families booking their Walt Disney World vacation packages has been, what are the Extra Evening Hours at Disney World? Disney World extra evening hours are extended hours (or extra hours) in the Disney World theme parks for guests staying at certain Walt Disney World Resorts.
As you’ll see in the guide below the Disney World deluxe after-hours are currently at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios and even come with some additional benefits such as an additional Guardians of the Galaxy Virtual Queue, which, from our experience, can be a great way to get onto one of the most popular rides in all of Walt Disney World with very little wait.
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Let’s start this guide with the main topic and more important question we receive which is, what are extra evening hours at Disney World? Disney World Extra Evening theme park hours is a benefit for Disney guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which allows them to stay in the theme parks past regular park closing. On average the extra hours for deluxe guests has been two hours after the park close and it has quickly become one of our favorite benefits to take advantage of when we visit Walt Disney World, with the main reason being it’s a great way to take advantage of some really low wait times for some of the most popular rides in Walt Disney World.
It’s important to note that a valid theme park ticket with a reservation for that day is required, or a Disney World park hopper ticket or annual pass. And the other important thing to note is that not all of the Disney World rides are open, however as you will see below it is most of them. Disney also recently announced some exciting news which is it will be extending the Disney World deluxe hotels extended hours through 2023, and it will also be including Hollywood Studios which we love!
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Another one of the most popular questions we receive is, which Disney World hotels get the evening extra magic hours? And as a general rule of thumb, the Disney World hotels included in extra evening hours are the Disney World deluxe resorts, the Disney World deluxe resort villas, and select friendly neighbor hotels such as the Disney World Dolphin and Disney World Swan, Disney World Swan reserve and Shades of Green. And in our opinion, one of the reasons why the Disney World extended hours is such a popular topic to discuss is because of the price difference between staying at a Disney World moderate resort and a Disney Deluxe resort. As you’ll see later in the post some Disney World deluxe resorts might be more affordable than you think. especially if you book them far in advance, which can make extended evening hours at Disney World a possibility for your next family vacation!
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Now that you understand which hotels are included in the Disney evening hours you might be wondering, what is the best Disney World deluxe resort for extra evening hours? And from our experience, the best Disney World deluxe hotels for extended evening hours will be the hotels within walking distance or closest to the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. With the main reason being that the Disney deluxe resort extended hours will typically end extremely late at night between 11;30 PM to 1:00 AM depending on the theme park Disney has open. So as you can see there is a benefit in being able to walk back to your hotel or to having the shortest trip possible. Although Magic Kingdom really only has two hotels within walking distance which are the Disney World Contemporary Resort and the Disney Grand Floridian Resort we do find that there are some really amazing hotels right near EPCOT, which can be a great choice for Disney extra evening hours.
As a general rule of thumb, we have found that the best Disney World deluxe resort for extra magic hours at night will typically be the non-Disney hotels included, which are the Disney World Dolphin, Disney World Swan, and Disney World Swan Reserve. If you’re looking for the cheapest hotel it is usually the Disney World Dolphin. If you’re looking for the cheapest official Disney World deluxe hotel included in the extra evening hours then we would suggest you take a look at the Disney Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Old Key West Resort.
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Another popular question we receive is when are the extended Disney Deluxe resort hours? And as you’ll see below, on average, we see the Disney deluxe hotel extra hours being held at each participating theme park once per week. Because these events are not held every night it’s very important to keep this in mind while planning your Disney World vacation. It’s also important to note again that a valid theme park ticket is required for that day, and each guests must have a park reservation for the park with the extended deluxe resort after hours or a park hopper ticket or annual pass which will allow them into the extended hours theme park later that night.
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You also might be wondering which rides are included with the extended evening hours at Disney World? And from our experience not all of the rides have been open for the deluxe resorts’ extra hours, however, we will say that the main rides that most families are looking to take advantage of are open such as Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmis Rewind, Frozen Ever After, Test Track, Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, and Slinky Dog Dash. It’s important to note that we have not seen Disney World character meet and greets open so it’s very important to enjoy these experiences during normal park hours.
A: As a general rule of thumb Walt Disney World deluxe resort, Disney Villa resorts, and select friendly neighbor resorts can enjoy extended evening hours on select nights in the theme parks in 2023. Disney will typically have extended evening hours at each of the participating Disney theme parks once a week and from our experience, the schedule is typically updated sixty days in advance. It’s completely different from the Disney World extra morning hours which are everyday.
A: Disney has officially announced that Disney deluxe extended after hours will continue to run past the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration and through 2023. We are all so excited for this announcement as we do feel like the extra hours at night can be a huge game changer when especially when you are visiting the parks during one of the busier times of year.
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