We have a tip for you! It's actually one we learned not too long ago; and so far, it appears to be working. Are you ready?
Tip: When it comes to Extra Magic Hours, do the opposite!
You see, Extra Magic Hours are bonus hours in either the morning or in the evening that only Disney Resort Guests can enjoy; and when you first hear about them, they sound great! Extra hours means more time in the parks and shorter lines, right?
Actually, in some cases, the opposite is true. You see, guests have a tendency to drift to the parks that are offering the extra magic hours that day, meaning long lines. However, there is nothing attracting guests to the other parks, meaning lighter crowd levels.
For example, if Hollywood Studios is offering Extra Magic Hours for that evening, than the Magic Kingdom should be much less busy while Hollywood is probably having a full day.
How do you know when they are Extra Magic Hours? Get a Times Guide at your Disney Resort front desk or when you enter the parks to see the week's schedule of hours and Extra Magic Hours; and from there, you can have more of an idea of how to schedule your vacation and which parks to avoid.
Do you avoid Extra Magic Parks as a rule at WDW? Let us know!