Attraction Lists for Early Entry & Extended Evening Hours at Disney World

Starting October 1, 2021 as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, guests staying in Walt Disney World resorts and other select hotels will be able to enjoy Early Entry and/or Extended Evening Hours. This post covers the ride rosters for mornings and nights, along with a reminder of how these perks will work, eligibility, etc.

Let’s start with Early Theme Park Entry. That allows on-site resort guests and those staying at select third party hotels to enjoy 30-minute access to any Walt Disney World theme park, every day before normal operating hours begin. This means that Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon open daily to resort guests at 8:30 am, Animal Kingdom will open at 7:30 am, and Epcot will open at 9:30 am. (It should go without saying, but times subject to change with actual operating hours.)

If this gets confusing, Early Theme Park Entry is the more common option–all 4 theme parks every single day, and every single Disney-owned resort plus most of the on-site third party hotels, too. (See our List of Early Theme Park Entry Eligible Hotels at Walt Disney World for participating resorts for the morning pre-park opening perk.) Basically, this is an expansion of morning Extra Magic Hours, while also cutting its duration in half.

By contrast, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours has a smaller pool of eligibility and occurs less frequently. It’s exclusively for guests staying at Deluxe Resorts, Deluxe Villas (Disney Vacation Club units), or other select hotels (currently Swan & Dolphin and Shades of Green).

At present, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours occur starting on October 4 only two nights per week in total. Every Monday at Epcot from 10:00 PM to midnight and every Wednesday at Magic Kingdom from 9 pm until 11 pm. Guests staying at Value or Moderate Resorts are not eligible for Extended Evening Hours. (Again, those guests are eligible for Early Theme Park Entry.)

Anyway, here are the attraction lineups for each, starting with the morning hours…

Early Theme Park Entry Attractions List

Magic Kingdom

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Epcot

  • Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • TriceraTop Spin

Note that attractions are subject to change and may not always be operational. To learn about any unplanned closures or long-term refurbishments, please view details about the attraction on the Walt Disney World website or My Disney Experience mobile app.

Valid theme park admission and MagicBand, Key to the World Card, or Disney MagicMobile pass is required. Guests without the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option must spend the day at the same park where they’d like to enjoy the Early Theme Park Entry benefit.

Not all Walt Disney World attractions are available during Early Theme Park Entry. Early Theme Park Entry schedule and available attractions are subject to change without notice. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation, attraction and service availability may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and cancellation.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours Attractions List

Magic Kingdom

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Epcot

  • Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends

For Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, you’ll need a valid Resort ID, valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day. Alternatively, an Annual Pass or ticket with the Park Hopper option, provided you entered the park where you made your reservation earlier in the day.

For those who never experienced Extra Magic Hours, day guests will likely still be able to roam Magic Kingdom and Epcot during Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. During Evening EMH, Cast Members scanned MagicBands or room keys at attraction entrances to validate eligibility to ride. That’s almost certainly how this will work, too.

As for commentary, not much. Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are not participating in Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, but that’s not a huge surprise since neither were staples of Evening EMH in recent years. Personally, I’d be fine with Animal Kingdom being skipped. Not DHS, though–those rare Evening Extra Magic Hours nights (post-Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge) there were fantastic. The crowd situation during Evening EMH was always better at DHS. I’d also like to see the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover added to the Magic Kingdom ride roster.

Other than that, the attraction lists are about what we expected, with one exception. My heart skipped a beat when I saw Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along on the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours list. Thinking this might be accidental/early “confirmation” that Impressions de France is quietly being retired, I raced to its attraction page. Thankfully, showtimes are still listed for Impressions de France through mid-October 2021. I’m guessing someone made a mistake in putting together that list, copy & pasting from the morning lineup. My guess (and hope) is that this was an error, and Impressions de France will actually run during the evening hours.

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Thoughts on the attraction lists? What do you think of Early Entry or Extended Evening Theme Park Hours? Looking forward to these perks, or disappointed about the eligibility rules or attraction lineups? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback—even when you disagree with us—is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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