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FriendsOfEeyore
09-03-2003, 11:02 AM
Many on this board have said that they want their longer park hours back. I know in the 70s & 80s the parks were open very late, but when did the decrease occur?

I have copied a portion of Deb Wills' weekly email here relating to WDW circa 1995...

-----quote-----

This month we consulted Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 1995 -- The
Official Guide and found some interesting tidbits:

PARK HOURS: Epcot was usually open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the
Magic Kingdom from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Disney-MGM Studios
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDITOR'S NOTE: I didn't realize the
parks all opened later back then!)

-----end of quote----

Back in 95, the hours were about the same as they are now. Interesting.

hopemax
09-03-2003, 11:33 AM
If anyone would like a longer look at historic park hours, I've been collecting them, because the topic always seems to rear it's head around here. They go back to 1992, but there are holes.

http://www.geocities.com/hopemax.geo/wdwhours/wdwhours.htm

Lewisc
09-03-2003, 01:07 PM
When did E-Nights start? One of the complaints is that E-nights may have replaced longer park hours.

I'll say with FP I'm probably seeing as much as I did with the longer park hours.

WDWHound
09-03-2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by Lewisc
When did E-Nights start? One of the complaints is that E-nights may have replaced longer park hours.

I'll say with FP I'm probably seeing as much as I did with the longer park hours.

E-nights began in the mid 90's (94 or 95 I beleive).

hopemax
09-03-2003, 07:42 PM
Later than that, the first one was in June 1997.