How to choose the best day to go to the parks

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Written By Nathalia Vergueiro

Knowing how to choose the best day to go to a Disney park means fewer queues, more park time and less inconvenience during your tour, in short, you enjoy much more!

We noticed that many people, when buying tickets to go to the parks of the Disney complex, end up choosing the days to visit them randomly, or fit them between shopping days and other tours, without checking if the date they will visit them will have the closing shows, like for example the Hapilly Ever After in Magic Kingdom, Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios.

fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Ride
fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Attraction

In addition, they also do not check if they are going on a working day. Extra Magic Hours, don't know what it is?

After all, what better day to visit disney parks?

Don't worry, we'll explain throughout the post. ?

So, so that you can plan yourself better to visit Disney parks, going on dates when they will not be so full, and without missing any fireworks shows or other attractions throughout the day, we will give you the step by step to check each of these variables to choose the most suitable day for your visit!

Lion King Area at Disney's Art of Animation - Disney Hotel
Lion King Area at Disney's Art of Animation – Disney Hotel

So first of all, let's explain what the Extra Magic Hours (or Extra Magic Hours) of Disney parks.  

“Day of Extra Magic Hours” is the name of the date on which any of the parks in the complex opens an hour early, or close an hour laterbut You can only enjoy these extra hours if you are staying at any hotel in the Disney complex.

So on these days the parks are much more crowded than usual, as all guests from all Disney hotels go to the park that has the Extra Magic Hours so they can have an extra hour to play in the park.

That is, if you is not staying in Disney hotels FUJAof the days that will have the Extra Magic Hours.

That's where our step by step begins, so let's go!

1st You will access the website

2nd When the site opens you will click on “Parks and Tickets” and a tab will open as shown in the figure below. In this tab, on the upper right side it will be written “Parks hours for *the date on which you will be accessing the site*)” and then click on “more schedules"

How to Choose the Best Day to Go to Disney Parks - Screenshot Guide
How to Choose the Best Day to Go to the Disney Parks – Screenshot Guide

3rd  Then the page below will open. In it you will be able to see the times that all the parks go open and close, and you will also be able to see which parks will have the Extra Magic Hours and the times they start and end on the day you are accessing. These schedules are normally released 6 months in advance on the website, so with 6 months or less left before your trip you will be able to access these calendars. To see the times of the day you intend to visit one of the parks, you must click on the calendar located next to the top date on the screen.

How to Choose the Best Day to Go to Disney Parks - Screenshot Guide
How to Choose the Best Day to Go to the Disney Parks – Screenshot Guide

4th After clicking on the calendar, you choose the date you intend to visit the park to see its schedule, although At this stage, a problem often happens, that is, when the calendar is opened, the dates that are already available must be painted in blue and those that are not yet available (probably more than 6 months after the current date) must be painted gray, and the error that usually happens is when you open the calendar and the dates in it for any month are all ashes, without allowing access to schedules. but calm down we have the solution for that!

How to Choose the Best Day to Go to Disney Parks - Screenshot Guide
How to Choose the Best Day to Go to the Disney Parks – Screenshot Guide

If this error of not being able to click on other dates in the calendar happens to you, you must go to the URL (where you type the website address) which will be written and add at the end the date you want to search in this format: YEAR-MONTH-DAY/ as illustrated in PART 1 of the image below (we used as an example the 11th of August 2017 that was 2017-08-11/).

After that, just press enter and the times for that day will appear. Remembering that the site only accepts dates until about 6 months after the current date (today).

5th Once that is done and having the schedules of all the parks in hand, just choose the park you will visit, in the example below PART 2, the park that will have the Extra Magic Hours will be the Magic Kingdom, so if you are not staying at Disney hotels try to visit any of the other parks that day, except the Magic kingdom. With that in mind, let's assume you've decided to visit Epcot park, as it won't have those extra hours for Disney guests, so your next step will be to click on the park's name.

How to Choose the Best Day to Go to Disney Parks - Screenshot Guide
How to Choose the Best Day to Go to the Disney Parks – Screenshot Guide

6th After clicking on the name of the park, a screen will open with all the activities that will have that day in the park, such as meeting characters, shows and stops, and that's where you can check whether or not the closing show will take place at the end. of the day in the park.

Partiu Disney Parks

There will be a button on the right side of it that says “All day” and in it you can choose the period of activities you want to see (morning, afternoon and night), as the closing show is always the last activity of the parks, select the option “ night” and scroll to the end. Example in the image below.

How to Choose the Best Day to Go to Disney Parks - Screenshot Guide
How to Choose the Best Day to Go to the Disney Parks – Screenshot Guide

So you can check if there will be the show, and the time of it. ? A tip that we give is to always arrive 1 hour in advance at the place where you want to watch the closing show, as they are usually very crowded and at the last minute it is difficult to find a good place to watch.

Obviously we have given tips here on how to choose the best days to go to a park after having already decided which one. the best time to go to disney.

This study is very important for you to know the best month for you to make your magical trip to walt disney world.

Always pay attention to American holidays or long weekends due to the holidays. Weekends at disney are usually busier days (here's a tip) than weekdays, however on holiday days or holiday weekends, the crowds increase and A LOT!

But now that you are armed with this information, we are sure you will choose the best day to visit the Disney parks.

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Now you can schedule your days of visits to the parks carefree and enjoy a lot by taking fewer lines, knowing the times of everything before you even get there and getting ready to see a beautiful closing show at the end!

Carlos and Nathan at the Magic Kingdom
Carlos and Nathan at the Magic Kingdom

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