Disney World park hours for April through September saw many updates over the weekend. The updates include some added Star Wars Fireworks and Rivers of Light shows.
On my April 2017 Crowd Calendar, you’ll notice that the Magic Kingdom has done its typical extension of park hours during the Insanely busy Easter break as well as adding an hour here or there to other days into early May. If you booked an 8am breakfast hoping to beat the crowds into the park during Easter, you’re out of luck again.
Star Wars Fireworks were finally added and Hollywood Studios park hours extended to the May 2017 Disney World Crowd Calendar and the dessert parties are now open for booking for May. I actually found this dessert party to be worth my time and money to not have to sit in a single spot for 45 minutes. When Fantasmic! and the Star Wars Fireworks are 30 minutes apart, you will not be able to see both in a single night.
Rivers of Light shows were added through July 2017, but as of March 19, 2017 they haven’t added the extra dessert parties yet. Keep checking on that, if it’s something you’re interested in doing.
For my August Crowd Calendar, you’ll find that Animal Kingdom has extended park hours for the entire month. I’d expect the initial Rivers of Light show time to be added next month.
As always, more park hour extensions will occur and more Rivers of Light shows could be added from May-October. Most of the time they occur mid-month, but could happen at any time.