KennythePirate’s Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars
The crowd calendars are released approximately 195 days in advance. On each calendar you’ll find the park hours, Extra Magic Hours, special entertainment offerings, crowd levels, best park/worst park as well as dining and Fastpass+ booking windows!
Are these the actual Disney World park hours?
Yes, these are the actual park hours that come directly from the Disney Travel Agent site and are updated regularly with the dates posted. The Travel Agent site hours are listed earlier than Disney World’s regular website and are updated often. They typically update hours mid-month, but updates can happen at any time.
What is Extra Magic Hours
Extra Magic Hours (EMH) are a benefit to Disney Hotel guests as well as Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin Resort or Hilton Downtown Disney. Every day a theme park is one either one hour early or stays open two hours late just for these guests. During extremely busy seasons, more than one park offers Extra Magic Hours to these guests.
Can a guest that is staying offsite participate in Extra Magic Hours.
No and Yes. What does that mean? Guests are required to present hotel keys to prove they are staying at a Walt Disney World hotel, Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin Resort or Hilton Downtown Disney in order to enter the park for MORNING Extra Magic Hours. However, EVENING guests are only required to show that hotel key at the attractions when they wish to ride. An offsite guest could wander the park and take photos of the exteriors without being harassed, but can’t ride, eat or shop.
When does Disney Transportation begin running each morning?
Typically Disney buses are available to all Disney Hotel guests beginning 45-60 minutes before park opening. There is a dining bus that runs earlier for those with breakfast dining reservations at other Disney hotels or theme parks that offer breakfast prior to park opening.