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How to Spend More Time in the Disney World Parks

How to Spend More Time in the Disney World Parks


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If you’re looking for more fun while visiting Disney World, now is your chance! Don’t miss these updated hours so you can take everything in on your vacation.

Summer at Disney World

New Encanto Show and Opening Date for CommuniCore Hall Announced
Credit: Disney

Visiting Disney World in the summer brings the challenge of higher temperatures along with humidity. However, teachers (like me, Susan) and families with kids in school need to visit during our breaks. If your schedule is flexible, take a look at the best times to visit Disney World in 2025 HERE.

Expect exciting new changes at Disney World this summer!

And this summer, Disney World is adding lots of new things to make your trip even better! First, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, read HERE to see how they are celebrating The Lion King’s 30th Anniversary. Then, at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens June 28!

EPCOT finally opens Communicore Plaza and Hall on June 10! With it, comes a new Encanto show, meet-and-greet area and more! To soak in all the fun, check out the updated park hours so you can adjust your plan accordingly.

Hollywood Studios

Breaking: Disney Makes Big Changes to the Disability Service (DAS)
Credit: Susan

Hollywood Studios is so much fun when it’s dark! My favorite area to explore at night is Toy Story Land with all of the oversized lights. It adds to the excitement riding Slinky Dog Dash.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has extended hours opening 30 minutes earlier and up to an hour later on select dates.

June updated hours are as follows:

  • June 4, 6-7: 8:30am-10:00pm (previously 9:00am-9:00pm)
  • June 5: 8:30am-5:30pm (previously opening at 9:00am)
  • June 11: 9:00am-10:00pm (opening for an hour later)
  • June 20-21: 9:00am-9:30pm (previously 9:00am-9:00pm)

Note: Disney’s Hollywood Studios is closing early on June 5 for a private event featuring Maroon 5!

Magic Kingdom

Unexplainable Closure for this Magic Kingdom Attraction
Credit: Donna

Nothing is more magical than seeing Cinderella Castle lit up!

Don’t miss the updated Magic Kingdom hours below:

  • June 4: 8:00am-11:00pm (previously 9:00am-10:00pm)
  • June 5-8, 10, 12, 14, 17-18, 20, 22: 9:00am-11:00pm (staying open an hour later now)
  • June 19: 8:00am-11:00pm (previously 9:00am-11:00pm)
  • June 21: 8:00am-7:00pm (previously 9:00am-7:00pm)

Animal Kingdom

Big Character Change Up at Animal Kingdom
Credit: Disney

Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios aren’t the only parks magical at night. Pandora – The World of Avatar displays amazing displays of bioluminescence lighting. It’s not to be missed!

These updated hours may make it possible to see these lights and more:

  • June 3-5, 21: 8:00am-8:00pm (previously 9:00-6:00pm)
  • June 6-8, 14-20, 22: 8:00am-7:00pm (previously 9:00-6:00pm)
  • June 9-13: 8:00am-6:00pm (open an hour earlier now)

EPCOT hasn’t updated their June hours.

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