Walt Disney World Adds Extra Magic Hours to Animal Kingdom Every Night Through August 19th

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We are so excited that Walt Disney World has announced additional Extra Magic Hours for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  It is now official that there will be Extra Magic Hours every night through August 19th.  With the popularity of the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar the attractions have held consistently long lines and maintained a high level of popularity.  The land is expected to maintain this popularity for a quite some time.  With the additional traffic to the area, Extra Magic Hours has become a huge perk for resort guests, and allows them a less crowded opportunity to experience the new, immersive land.


Extra Magic Hours is one of the incentives that guests get from staying at a resort on Walt Disney World property.  The park will either open early or stay open late only for resort guests.  If you don’t have a Magic Band linked to a resort reservation then you won’t be able to do anything within the park during Extra Magic Hours events.  With Animal Kingdom’s Extra Magic Hours, the park will stay open later into the evening allowing resort guests to enjoy the bio-luminescent surroundings of Pandora.  It is a great opportunity and probably the best time to visit the land.  This allows resort guests to enjoy other parks or attractions during the day and then visit Pandora at night.

Who will be visiting Walt Disney World between now and August 19th?  Who plans to take advantage of these newly announced Extra Magic Hours for Pandora – The World of Avatar?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!