Operating hours at Disney Springs to be extended starting late June

9 days ago in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Friday June 11, 2021 11:12am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Springs will be extending its operating hours later this month as Walt Disney World continues its return to more normal operations.

Walt Disney World's shopping and dining district is currently operating from 10am daily, closing at 10pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11pm Friday and Saturday. 

Beginning June 27 2021, Disney Springs will move to an 11pm close Sunday through Thursday, and an 11:30pm close Friday and Saturday. Opening will remain at 10am, with parking lots opening at 9am.

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zann2856 days ago

Are there certain times when they do security at Disney Springs or something? We were dropped off via bus there from our resort a few weeks back and did not have to go through any security other than a guy with a dog (they were off to the side of the entrance, not explicitly stopping guests). I remember going through the security there when arriving via bus before on past trips, but that was later in the day I suppose.

techgeek6 days ago

The footprint has shrunk a little and there’s much less extended queue space, but it still knocks out a few rows of parking. Not sure what they can do about that really, especially in Lime there’s just no space for a checkpoint otherwise.

MisterPenguin6 days ago


trojanjustin6 days ago

With temp checks gone, have they found a better way to streamline the security in the garages yet? It was taking up far too many spaces with the layout before.

Bullseye19676 days ago

The "front porch" live music is back, but not inside yet.

Nick_A6 days ago

Has live entertainment returned to the performance space inside of House of Blues yet? That and Cirque dumping large groups of people outside who were likely hungry and thirsty was a big driver of places staying open later.

TikibirdLand6 days ago

Guessing so... No one standing outside of Enzo's saying, "I demand to be served" at 2am... :)

GrandCanyonConcourse7 days ago

More like demand is down at this time

UNCgolf7 days ago

I'm usually only there at night. I've eaten QS dinner and then had gelato or something for dessert sometime between 9-10 several times. It's better food than eating anywhere in the parks.

MansionButler847 days ago

Still coming.

GimpYancIent7 days ago

What's up with Cirque Du Soleil? It was an item now the silence is defining.

MansionButler847 days ago

Covid only spreads between 11:30 pm and dawn? Interesting.

Disstevefan17 days ago

Whatever time DS closes is purely a business decision made by Disney. Closing DS early reduces costs for Disney, like so many other cost cutting decisions Disney made in the name of COVID. You do have to wonder, DS is a glorified mall with tenants. I have to imagine in the lease DS must agree to be open some minimum hours, but who knows, perhaps the lease contracts are heavily one sided to Disney because location, location, location..