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New Disney World theme park hours for this summer

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New Disney World theme park hours for this summer
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It’s going to be busy! Disney is updating theme park hours for this summer.

Magic Kingdom

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We definitely need more at Magic Kingdom this summer. The park will now stay open later on the following dates: June 5, June 6, June 8, June 10-15, June 17-27, June 29, July 1, July 2. Previously, the park closed at 10:00 pm on these dates, but now it will close at 11:00 pm.

This means Guests staying at deluxe Resorts can enjoy the park until 1:00 am on June 8, June 15, June 22, and June 29. I really enjoyed our evening in December, and I am looking forward to experiencing it again in a few weeks!

The park will continue to open at 9:00 am with 8:30 early theme park entry.

Epcot

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With the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in just ONE week, Epcot will definitely be a lot busier this summer. From June 5 all the way through July 2, Epcot will now open at 8:30 am (previously 9:00 am). Early entry for resort Guests will begin at 8:00 am.

Unfortunately, the park will continue to close at 9:00 pm. I really miss when it stayed open until 10:00 or 11:00.

Hollywood Studios

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be a really hard park to strategize due to the number of headliners there are. Disney is giving us a bit of extra time with an opening of 8:30 am from June 5 through July 2. Early theme park entry will now take place at 8:00 am.

Use Character Locator to help you plan your day in Hollywood.

Animal Kingdom

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Animal Kingdom will now open at 7:30 am on June 9. Previously, the park was scheduled to open at 8:00 am. Early entry will now take place at 7:00 am.

Unfortunately, the park will close at 6:00 pm. With sunset not taking place until 9:00 pm this summer, it does not seem likely that the Tree of Life nighttime show will take place with a 6:00 pm closing. This also means the park will close before Pandora gets the chance to light up at night. Bummer!

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