Park Hours

preemiemama

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According to this, all of July is now MK until 11 pm and AK until 7 pm.

So, the text that appeared in my feed reader copy of the Blog Mickey article is different than what is currently attached. The first release had MK until 11 all month. They revised it and it's back to only the 1-10th... Sorry to get everyone's hopes up!

Here is what it originally said:

Three of the four Walt Disney World theme parks have extended their operating hours as the calendar turns to summer. Also of significance is the return of fireworks at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT – something that is reflected in the new hours. Here’s a look at the changes:

Magic Kingdom

  • June 27-30: Park hours extended 8am to 9pm (previously 9am to 9pm)
  • July 1-31: Park hours extended 9am to 11pm (previously 9am to 9pm)
EPCOT

  • July 18-31: Park hours extended 11am to 10pm (previously 11am to 9pm
Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • July 4-31: Park hours extended 8am to 7pm (previously 8am to 6pm)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • No changes
As far as fireworks are concerned, Happily Ever After will be shown at 9:15pm and EPCOT Forever will be shown at 10pm.
 

caroline7238

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May 25, 2021
Is the 11am opening normal or is that because there are still restricted hours? I’m headed end of September and trying to understand what hours may be at that time to help me choose which park each day. It seems that maybe Epcot is typically opens and closes later? Does anyone remember the “old normal” hours?
thanks!
 
  • scrappinginontario

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    Nov 7, 2010
    Is the 11am opening normal or is that because there are still restricted hours? I’m headed end of September and trying to understand what hours may be at that time to help me choose which park each day. It seems that maybe Epcot is typically opens and closes later? Does anyone remember the “old normal” hours?
    thanks!
    The 11 AM opening has been in place since July 2020. Not sure when it will go back to an earlier opening time but so far it has not been announced and park hours are on the Disney website through Sept 11th.
     

    bookgirl2632

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    Apr 24, 2006
    The 11 AM opening has been in place since July 2020. Not sure when it will go back to an earlier opening time but so far it has not been announced and park hours are on the Disney website through Sept 11th.
    At this rate, can we expect to know park hours for October within the next month?
     

    ShadowBoxer

    Nerdy Storyteller
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    Mar 31, 2015
    Disney really should extend Hollywood Studios hours for July. Closing at 7:00PM seems weird when it's pretty much the hottest park right now with Toy Story Land and Galaxy Edge.
     
  • figmentfinesse

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    Feb 1, 2019
    Friends and I were making a one-day trip to see HEA one last time (possibly) on this date. I think 7 may still be too light for fireworks? Joke's on us if there's a park buyout and not a glitch or extension! 🙃
    there will almost certainly not be HEA at this time, it will still be totally light out :(
     

    deltadisney

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    Oct 23, 2011
    What time will they let you through at MK - if 9:00 posted time, is it currently opening a little earlier?
     

    Meglen

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    Jul 16, 2016
    They just posted the times through sept.. and AK still closes at 6pm.. how is the tree gonna light up for the 50th is they close at 6pm.. I really hope all parks close around 9pm or later.
     

    Obi-J Kenobi

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    Mar 15, 2021
    Well, the sun sets in Orlando at 5:30 p.m. on December 1st. So we have that going for us, I guess.
     


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