According to the official Walt Disney World website, Disney will stop offering evening Extra Magic Hours (EMH) beginning in October. Extra Magic Hours are exclusive park access hours offered to guests staying at a Walt Disney World hotel. The shift is an interesting one considering the recent announcement of an enhanced Villains Disney After Hours event that created quite a bit of buzz. Keep in mind that Disney After Hours is an upcharge event, whereas Extra Magic Hours is free for hotel guests.

As of press time, the final evening Extra Magic Hour offered is from 9pm to 11pm on September 25th. After that, Magic Kingdom moves to morning Extra Magic Hours only for October. Here are the morning Extra Magic Hour dates we were given for the entirety of October:

  • October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

Disney hasn’t made an official statement about the change, but it’s possible we could see the Villains Disney After Hours event extended into October, taking up valuable non-Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party evenings should it prove to be a popular offering. As of right now, the Villains Disney After Hours event is scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019

We’ll continue to monitor the park hours and update this article should Disney change their EMH offerings.


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