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.