Imagine being able to get into the Disney theme parks before regular guests to enjoy some of your favourite attractions... That’s exactly what Extra Magic Time or EMT offers. Early risers can sneak through the gates an hour before everyone else, while the parks are still fresh from their morning clean-up and the rides only just whirring into action. Little to no queues, lots of space and a feeling that you have the park entirely to yourself.
Can I get Extra Magic Time?
If you’ve booked your trip with Fairytale Holidays and you're staying in a Disney hotel, you’ll get Extra Magic Time!
How does Extra Magic Time work?
To enjoy Extra Magic Time you’ll need your Disney Hotel Easy Pass, a small identification card given upon check-in at Disney-owned hotels. At the park gates of choicebe, just go right ahead up to the turnstiles and show your card, you'll be allowed in.
TIP If the Extra Magic Hour starts at 8:30, we recommend you being there at 8am. Bring your breakfast or drink and enjoy it while you wait. That way you'll be first into the park without having to queue from opening time.
What attractions are open during Extra Magic Hour?
In Disneyland Park you'll find the following attractions open during Extra Magic Hour
Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
Big Thunder Mountain
Peter Pan's Flight
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Les Voyages de Pinocchio
Le Carrousel de Lancelot
Mad Hatter's Tea Cups
Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
Orbitron - Machines Volantes
Star Tours: L'Aventure Continue
and in Disney Studios you'll be able to experience
Cars Quatre Roues Rallye
Flying Carpets Over Agrabah
Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop
Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Spider-Man WEB Adventure
Please remember that these attractions or even access to one or both parks is not guaranteed to be available every morning.
What are the benefits of Extra Magic Time?
I'd recommend that anyone visiting Disneyland Paris and staying onsite at a Disney hotel utilise their Extra Magic Time every day. You can get so much done! And it's not just the attractions, which of course are a great bonus!
Enjoy a crowd-free photo of the castle
The area around the castle gets incredibly busy during the day, everyone wants that picture perfect shot in front of it and you can, if you use the time during Extra Magic Hour.
Tip If you stand to the left of the castle as you face it, you can get a gorgeous shot that cuts out any people in front of it!
Get a jump on Avengers Campus
Unsurprisingly, one of the busiest places at Disneyland Paris is the newly opened Avengers Campus, if you choose to do Disney Studios during your Extra Magic Hour you can practically walk onto Spider-Man Web Adventure.
Start queuing for popular meet and greets
Meeting characters is an incredibly popular pastime at any Disney Park, I should know as even at eleven my daughter still loves it! One of the most popular at Disneyland Paris is the Princess Pavillion where you'll have a chance to meet one of the Disney Princesses. The line gets very long, but if you have access to Extra Magic Time, you'll be able to start queueing early and be one of the first to meet them!
Overall, if you have Extra Magic Time as part of your Disney package, I implore you use it! On our last few times we managed to get so much done, especially in the Disney Studios as we could get on Spider-Man WEB Adventure and Ratatouille within the first half an hour!