Early Entry, Extended Evening Hours Confirmed for 2024

WDW Vacation Planning News

Walt Disney World has confirmed that the popular perks offered to on-site guests--including those at Disney Vacation Club resorts--will continue through next year. 

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The current iterations of Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours debuted back in October 2021 with the launch of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration. After being noncommittal about long term plans, Disney later announced that the perks would continue beyond the March 2023 end of the anniversary gala. Now they have confirmed that these on-site hotel perks will extend through 2024. 

Early Entry allows guests at all Walt Disney World resorts and select partner hotels to enter each of the four theme parks 30 minutes prior to their scheduled opening. 

Extended Evening Hours allows guests at Disney Deluxe and Disney Vacation Club resorts to enjoy select parks for up to 2 hours after their scheduled closing. This perk is most commonly offered twice a week, with one late night at Magic Kingdom and another late night at EPCOT. The schedule may vary, so see the Walt Disney World operating calendar for details. 

Both of these perks do require guests to have valid theme park admission and be staying at a qualifying resort. All of the Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World qualify. 

Extended Evening Hours should not be confused with Disney After Hours or DVC's Moonlight Magic. Disney After Hours is a separately-ticketed event which offers reduced crowds, free snacks and other perks after the scheduled closing. Moonlight Magic is very similar to Disney After Hours, however it is a free perk for qualifying DVC owners.