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Enjoy more time in the Disney World parks with new extended hours through December

Enjoy more time in the Disney World parks with new extended hours through December
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Everyone loves more time at the theme park. Check out which hours have changed so you can maximize your fun!

Park Hours

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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. We want to make sure that you have all the information that you need for your upcoming trip. Take a look at early October hours HERE. See Magic Kingdom October extensions HERE.

Disney World frequently extends their park hours and adjusts them for crowd levels. Sometimes you can get a little more extra park time! Take a look at which hours have changed below.


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Instead of opening at 9:00am, EPCOT will now open at 8:30am from October 30 through November 24 (with the exception of November 6). EPCOT closing time stays the same at 9:00 pm.

Magic Kingdom

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Magic Kingdom will now open at 8:00 am instead of 9:00 am on October 30 and 31. However, it closes at 6:00pm both days for the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Magic Kingdom will open an hour earlier at 8:00 am on the following dates:

  • November 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • December 1-2

Not only are morning hours extended, but on select non-party nights Magic Kingdom remains open until 11:00pm now! Check out the dates below:

  • November 4–7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23–26, 28, 30
  • December 3

Because of this, extended evening hours for deluxe Disney World resort guests on November 16, 23, and 30 also extend 2 hours later, from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Animal Kingdom

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On select days, guests can enjoy 2 extra hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. On October 30, November 4–14, November 17–28 and December 1–3, the park opens an hour earlier at 8:00am and closes an hour later at 8:00pm.

Hollywood Studios

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Originally scheduled to open at 9:00 a.m., the park will now open at 8:30 am on the following dates:

  • October 30 and 31
  • November 1-5
  • November 7 – December 10

Read HERE for more information on Hollywood Studios extended hours.

Are you excited about these new hours? Do you think the park will be open even later once these dates get closer? Please let us know in the comments below and on our Facebook Page.

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