More offsite hotels join Disney hotels for Early Morning Hours at Walt Disney World theme parks through 2024

Jun 06, 2023 in "Early Theme Parks Entry and Extended Evening Hours"

Posted: Tuesday June 6, 2023 2:16pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has added two more offsite hotels to the list of hotels eligible for Early Morning Hours at their theme parks in Walt Disney World through 2024.

Guests staying at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando will now be able to enter the parks 30 minutes before regular opening as part of Early Entry through 2024.

B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista, and Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista are currently only offering Early Entry through 2023. However, with negotiations underway between the operators and Disney, they will likely be extended through 2024.

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ToTBellHop1 day ago

If Rise did not rise to the occasion, hims can help.

Touchdown1 day ago

I’m just planning on doing Rise right after Fantasmic before the park closes in a few weeks. That way I can end my night on Sunset with a ToT marathon.

nickys1 day ago

Was anyone there yesterday? Wondering if Rise was open in the end or not.

doctornick3 days ago

Because the parks are miserable because of how busy they are and a big part of that is lack of ride capacity. One of the reasons why Disney parks because so popular in the first place was that they invested in having many rides with high capacity at the castle parks so even though they had a lost of guests, most everyone could have a fun less stressful day any day - even when the park was crowded. As park visitation has grown over the years, the attraction capacity has stagnated or even gone down which exacerbates the crowding and wait in the queues. And there have been complaints in terms of "not enough stuff to do" since day 1 at both DHS and DAK and it has never been fully addressed.

JMcMahonEsq3 days ago

If WDW has some of the most popular and financially productive parks in the country, if not the world, over the past several decades, and 3 out of 4 of its parks don't meet your arbitrary baseline I would love to see where you get that number should be the baseline for parks.

doctornick3 days ago

exactly. It isn't a problem is a theme park doesn't have an overwhelming number of rides, as a well designed one should have a lot of non-ride offerings as well as a balance. But at the same time, there should probably be a baseline of something like 15+ rides available at a minimum in all parks and it is pathetic that WDW doesn't meet that at 3 out of 4 parks(!) - which is why any new investment really should involve a bunch of ride additions (not replacements) to all of the non-MK parks.

mattpeto3 days ago

Looks like they want to avoid MK being in the EEH lineup while they are running parties and shutting down the park 4 days a week. Guess it was just creating too many issues on Wednesdays... Now at least it can spread out the HEA draw to Sat, Mon and Wed.

DCBaker4 days ago

Reminder - Extended Evening Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios begins tomorrow, September 30. Note that Rise of the Resistance has not yet been added to the list of open attractions and is currently not showing hours for the event tomorrow night. Here is the latest Extended Evening Hours schedule through December 7. Saturday, September 30 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios Monday, October 2 - EPCOT Thursday, October 5 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios Monday, October 9 - EPCOT Wednesday October 11 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios Monday, October 16 - EPCOT Thursday October 19 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios Monday, October 23 - EPCOT Wednesday, October 25 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios Monday, October 30 - EPCOT Thursday, November 2 - EPCOT Monday, November 6 - EPCOT Wednesday, November 8 - Disney’s Animal Kingdom Monday, November 13 - EPCOT Wednesday, November 15 - EPCOT Monday, November 20 - EPCOT Wednesday, November 22 - Disney's Animal Kingdom Monday, November 27 - EPCOT Thursday, November 30 - EPCOT Monday, December 4 - Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thursday, December 7 - EPCOT

Purduevian18 days ago

Oh I understand it's not all about rides... still crazy to me that it only has 7/8 rides. Epcot isn't all about the rides, but still has 11/12 (if you count MS as 1 or 2).

JohnD18 days ago

During the day, it's not all about rides. There is also: Safari Two main animal walk-throughs A bird show Two live shows (FOTLK, Nemo) Kali River Rapids Rafiki, which you mentioned So quite a bit extra not open in the evenings.

Purduevian18 days ago

It's impressive one of the busiest theme parks in the world only has. 7 rides (8 if you count the train). 2 (or 3 if you count train) of which won't even be open for extended evening hours.

DCBaker18 days ago

Disney has confirmed dates for Extended Evening Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: November 8, November 22, December 4 and December 28, 2023. Here’s a list of attractions that will be available. Avatar Flight of Passage DINOSAUR Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain It’s Tough to be a Bug! Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost Na’vi River Journey TriceraTop Spin

G00fyDad20 days ago

Bring back the hour mEMH in selected parks each day and then it will be worth it.