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    I am going to Disney in May and was looking at the Extra Magic Hours. I understand that only certain rides and select shops and restarants stay open, but I was wondering if any of the characters were out in the park during these hours. Are any of the meet-and-greets open and are there any characters about. That's about the only question I have, Thanks

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    I do not know if this still happens, but when I went to the Magic Kingdom for Extra hours one night, Mickey and Minnie, Goofy and Pluto, and Chip and Dale were all in the covered areas at the top of Main Street in front of the castle. There were there for photos and autographs for about an hour. It was a lot cooler out so they could be out longer. It was cool because they didn't get overly crowded.
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    Characters are out for EMH's. Check at that park as they do vary greatly sometimes.

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    What is Extra Magic Hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarmitc2032
    What is Extra Magic Hours
    In a nutshell- It's part of Disney's new benefits for their resort guests. If you stay at a Disney Resort you can go into the parks an hour early or stay up to three hours after they close. The schedule of participating parks and times (morning or evening) changes everyday.
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    To add on to DoaD, each park is open at least one morning and one night each week.

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    Didn't you love it when an extra magic hour was truley magical!
    You know when it was a 7 a.m. rather than 8 a.m. where everybody is already up. My father and I could go on SM 5 times before the 8 a.m. opening. Those were great times when they were early entry. Now we try to avoid it at any cost. hehehehehe
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    I love the late ones now. I wasn't really sure when I first heard about it. Not many will stay three hours past closing, if you do it is great!

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    My father and I started out on one of those, but weent ahead oveer to MK, the attractions that are available anywhere bsides the AK is kinda little.
    Well I'll be hoho, It's the Blue Fairy

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    awwwwww man... I stay at the Gator Land Motel in Kissimee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoda_5729
    I am going to Disney in May and was looking at the Extra Magic Hours. I understand that only certain rides and select shops and restarants stay open, but I was wondering if any of the characters were out in the park during these hours. Are any of the meet-and-greets open and are there any characters about. That's about the only question I have, Thanks
    Yes, you should find several characters out and about.
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    My question is: When it is open late, what do you have to do to get to stay? What do they do to prove who is really a resort guest?


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    You have to be staying at a WDW resort and show your current room key/card.

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    Okay, sounds easy enough. How will they stop people from using this incorrectly? What is to stop someone from "helping" some non-resort guest by having them use a resort key/card?

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    They will have booths around the park near closing and make sure to have every single party members room key with you so they can issue a wrist band.
    Well I'll be hoho, It's the Blue Fairy

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