On non-Extra Magic Hour days at Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests will now be able to enter The Oasis area of the park 30 minutes before the rest of the park officially opens – which is typically 9am. Disney considers this a test and it’s expected to run through to the end of July 2015.
It’s important to note that no attractions will be open, and guests will be limited to just The Oasis area at the front of the park.
The reasoning behind this test is fairly simple – the park frequently has long backups of guests at the turnstiles before opening, and allowing guests to enter through the turnstiles before the park opens should help to stagger arrivals and reduce congestion. Additionally, the early entry will also allow guests to plan their day with Cast Member assistance, make any last minute FastPass+ selections, and pick up a stroller if needed.
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