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Amazing Extended Park Hours for Disney World this May

Amazing Extended Park Hours for Disney World this May
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Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World soon? You will not believe how late the parks will be open. Is this a sign of late summer nights in the parks?

Park Hours

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Almost every week, the Kenny the Pirate writing team shares the latest theme park hours as Disney releases them. These scheduled hours are a great way to begin preparing for your trip.

This week we are delighted to see that guests can enjoy the parks for even longer this May. Experiencing the Disney Parks at night is truly my favorite experience. There is something truly magical when enjoying Disney attractions at night or enjoying a late-night dining reservation.

Early Entry and Extending Evening Hours

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Early Theme Park Entry is a new benefit for all guests staying at Disney resort hotels and select other hotels around Walt Disney World.  All guests utilizing this benefit can take advantage of entering the parks 30 minutes before the parks officially open. You can get a full review of why this is such a great benefit HERE. This benefit includes all Disney Resorts and a few additional resorts. Get a full list of participating resorts and available attractions HERE.

Guests staying at select resorts can also take advantage of Extended Evening Hours. These additional hours allow Guests to enjoy both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT even later with limited lines. Recently, Extended Evening Hours were available for the first time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We hope this park will be adding Extended Evening Hours for the summer months.

Newly Extended Hours

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Previously we shared that Walt Disney World had extended hours into the summer months. We are now delighted to announce that these hours have been extended once again. Disney Resort Guests have the added benefit of enjoying these parks 30 minutes earlier than the official park opening time.

Magic Kingdom

  • May 1 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • May 2 9:00am – 11:00pm
  • May 3 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • May 4-7 9:00am – 11:00pm
  • May 8-14 9:00am until 11:00pm (previously 9:00am – 9:00pm)
  • May 15 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • May 16-31 9:00am – 10:00pm
  • June 1-25 9:00am-10:00pm

Check out the Extended Evening Hours for Magic Kingdom:

  • May 4 11:00pm – 1:00am
  • May 11 11:00pm-1:00am (previous hours 9:00pm – 11:00pm)
  • May 18 and 25 10:00pm – 12:00am
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00pm – 12:00am
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  • May 1-7 8:30am – 9:00pm
  • May 8-14 8:30am-9:00pm (previoulsy 9:00am-9:00pm)
  • May 15-31 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • June 1-25 9:00am – 9:00pm

Also, guests staying at Disney’s Deluxe resorts can participate in extended evening hours here until 11:00pm every Monday evening.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • May 1-7 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • May 8-14 8:30am-9:00pm (previously opened at 9:00am)
  • May 15-31 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • June 1-25 9:00am-9:00pm
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • May 1-7 7:30am – 8:30pm
  • May 8-14: 7:30am-8:30am (previoulsy 9:00am – 7:00pm)
  • May 15-19 8:00am-8:00pm (previoulsy 9:00am – 7:00pm)
  • May 20-31 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • June 1-8 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • June 9 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • June 10-11 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • June 12-25 8:00am – 8:00pm

What do you think of these extended hours? Do you think that we will see even longer hours in the parks this summer? Do you prefer early opening hours or extended evening hours? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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