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Disney World has new theme park hours!

Disney World has new theme park hours!
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Raise your hand if you like more time in the parks!

Park Hours

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Every week or so the Kenny the Pirate writing team shares the latest theme park hours as Disney releases them. These initial hours are a great way to begin preparing for your trip. However, Disney World extends park hours somewhat regularly.

This is even more exciting because you can plan what to do with all that extra time in the parks! Maybe you want to enjoy a late night dinner reservation, or maybe you want to squeeze a few more rides into your day. Be sure to utilize Character Locator for all your planning!

Whatever the reason is, extended park hours are almost always a welcome change! Here are the latest updates we have to share with you this week. Check out last week’s update HERE.

Hollywood Studios

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For the week of March 20-26, Hollywood’s studios continues extending the earlier opening time (previously 9:00am.) Hollywood Studios will entertain guests from 8:30am until 9:00pm. This also changes early entry for resort guests to 8:00am.


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Flower and Garden is in full bloom at EPCOT! EPCOT will now be opening at 8:30 am instead of 10:00 am from March 20 – 26. As a result, early entry is at 8:00 a.m. Enjoy that extra hour and a half!

Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers guests more time in this park! Previously, hours were 9:00am until 7:00pm. This made it difficult at times to see the Tree of Life transform into the Beacon of Magic.

However, now Disney makes it easier with new park hours of 7:30am until 8:30pm! Early entry begins at 7:00am.

Magic Kingdom

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Last, but certainly not least, the best park will be open even longer! Each evening from March 20-26, the Magic Kingdom now closes at 11:00pm instead of 9:00pm. Opening time remains 9:00am. Extended Evening Hours will be 11:00 to 1:00 now.

Will you be visiting Disney World this spring? If so, are you excited about these extended hours? Please let us know in the comments below and on Facebook!

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    • Soon, I hope! Disneyland Paris returned to normal this past week. It may take some more time here to get enough staffing etc.

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