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claire2281

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Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« on: July 03, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »
From October 1st the EMH are changing.

It will now only be one hour (9-10) but BOTH parks will be open.

This seems to be a compromise of sorts - to get both parks open without spending a lot more on staff they've reduced it to one hour.

No word on what rides in the Studios will be open yet but it would certainly help the queuing times if they could get Crush and Ratatouille open.
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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 04:39:36 PM »
Great idea to open the studios early. Hopefully more info on the rides soon

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 06:04:53 PM »
It's means a longer sleep in haha but not much of an incentive when general public can usually get in from 9:30.


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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 07:01:34 PM »
It's means a longer sleep in haha but not much of an incentive when general public can usually get in from 9:30.
true but would be a great studio option if rides like crush and ratatouille where open for EMH or at least 1 so you're top of the que for the other

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 11:28:18 PM »
Whenever EMH doesn't begin until 9:00 the queues by then at the gates are massive. It is likely that it will encourage more to go in a little earlier than they might previously have, as it's now a more achievable opening time.

It's a shame for us, as we always do EMH between 8:00-9:00 then go for breakfast, having done all our favourite rides that we never get on during the always-busy day.

We might just need to start going during term time.
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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »
What about the character breakfast in the park at8.15 though?

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 05:38:39 PM »
The lady who does the Caffein & Pixie Dust videos on YouTube said she spoke with DLP who advised they were going to be a lot stricter with the general public who don't have EMH access. We'll see..!

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 07:40:51 PM »
The lady who does the Caffein & Pixie Dust videos on YouTube said she spoke with DLP who advised they were going to be a lot stricter with the general public who don't have EMH access. We'll see..!

I can definitely see them having strict entry lanes and you only get to the active entry barriers if you show a hotel or fast pass. Then those without don't get to enter until ten. Can't be that hard to organise.
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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
The lady who does the Caffein & Pixie Dust videos on YouTube said she spoke with DLP who advised they were going to be a lot stricter with the general public who don't have EMH access. We'll see..!

I can definitely see them having strict entry lanes and you only get to the active entry barriers if you show a hotel or fast pass. Then those without don't get to enter until ten. Can't be that hard to organise.

They didnt when i was there in december and EMH was only between 9am-10am. People who werent staying onsite just jumped the barriers -so they bypassed the CM's - got their tickets scanned and were in.
Was chaos.
Not enough staff.
Was a free for all.

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
The lady who does the Caffein & Pixie Dust videos on YouTube said she spoke with DLP who advised they were going to be a lot stricter with the general public who don't have EMH access. We'll see..!

I can definitely see them having strict entry lanes and you only get to the active entry barriers if you show a hotel or fast pass. Then those without don't get to enter until ten. Can't be that hard to organise.

They didnt when i was there in december and EMH was only between 9am-10am. People who werent staying onsite just jumped the barriers -so they bypassed the CM's - got their tickets scanned and were in.
Was chaos.
Not enough staff.
Was a free for all.

Can't imagine this would fly now with all the extra security measures.

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 11:20:53 PM »
More details for the new extra magic hours regarding the rides included.

Disneyland Park: Peter Pan, Dumbo, Carousel, Tea Cups, Princess Pavilion

Studios: Crush, Ratatouille


On the bright side, they have 3 of the longest wait rides there which will be a big advantage. On the down side they've taken away Discoveryland in order to do this.Disneyland Park no longer seems really worth it unless you want to go in the Pavilion. Peter Pan maybe too. Buzz feels like the biggest loss here as personally I always do that during EMH because it's so busy later.
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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 12:07:13 AM »
No not buzz!!  :(
We only ever do that in magic hours (most days). It's always so good in emh as it's quite often 5 min wait.

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 03:47:12 AM »
Great idea to open the studios early. Hopefully more info on the rides soon

When we were there in Jan 16 the EMH were only at the Studios. Didn't seem to make a difference either because we went in to meet characters and still waited 45 minutes at quiet time to see them  :-\

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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2017, 10:08:31 PM »
More details for the new extra magic hours regarding the rides included.

Disneyland Park: Peter Pan, Dumbo, Carousel, Tea Cups, Princess Pavilion

Studios: Crush, Ratatouille


On the bright side, they have 3 of the longest wait rides there which will be a big advantage. On the down side they've taken away Discoveryland in order to do this.Disneyland Park no longer seems really worth it unless you want to go in the Pavilion. Peter Pan maybe too. Buzz feels like the biggest loss here as personally I always do that during EMH because it's so busy later.

Cutting the Magic Hour to one hour and only opening Fantasyland means the hour won't be particularly "Magic".
I imagine the queues for Peter Pan and Dumbo will be just as bad as they are during normal opening hours.
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Re: Changes to Extra Magic Hours
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2017, 04:14:47 PM »
Ok so I was there at the beginning of August, The gates from the village to Disneyland Park were not opened until 8 am.

By the time you had walked to the entrance, gained entry and walked to the first ride it was already 20 mins into EMH...

At 9 am everyone was being allowed access to the park, and there were staff at one entrance to Discoveryland checking tickets but the only thing preventing anyone going around them was a rope!?

Early Magic Hours were a joke in my opinion and this change will just make them completely pointless!

One day we had 2 rides on Peter Pan and then noticed how busy the park was getting already,

Another day we rode buzz and when we came out the park was as if it was just open to everyone...

We didn't bother on day 3 and didn't feel like we had really missed out then at the end of the week we queued to meet Chip n Dale and by that time the park was open fully...

By my maths there are 5,765 rooms at DLP that come with EMH access, add to that anyone who has the old or some of the new Annual passes, that's a whole lot of people to split between the small selection of open rides.

Having only one hour is NOT going to provide magic to anyone.

Legoland offers a whole 30 mins early access and calls that a perk of staying onsite... Wait until Disneyland realise they can get away with that!

What I would like to see are updated tickets that when scanned will not allow access to those without the correct tickets. Having so much paper and relying on staff at this point is ridiculous. Hopefully, the Walt Disney Company will do something about this when they start taking a more active role in the running of the park.


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