Operating hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios extended for the first few weeks of March

Feb 07, 2020 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Friday February 7, 2020 4:50pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Operating hours for the first two weeks of March 2020 have been extended at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

March 1 - 14 2020 now sees the park opening at 8am, and hour extension from the previously posted 9am openings. You can see the updated operating hours on our Walt Disney World calendar.

Disney moved to early openings at the Studios alongside the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which continues to use virtual queue boarding groups which reach capacity very quickly after park opening. To read the latest on boarding groups, head to our forums which have daily updates on the process.

March 4 will also see the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

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MisterPenguinJan 31, 2020

Got the 7th. The 5th and 6th are the holdouts! Wish there was still a DHS After Hours, even if it didn't include RotR.

RSoxNo1Jan 31, 2020

Generally the hold some back for about a week out, give it a day or two.

pdude81Jan 29, 2020

Mine was for the 9th. I don't know how far out they went but I'm sure the inventory goes fast. Also I noticed that over the past few days the other rides that had FPs released (TSM, RNRC) kept showing 8:05s and 8:10s, so it's possible they are letting more out each day. I'd keep looking

MisterPenguinJan 29, 2020

I grabbed FP for SDD for Feb 3 & 4. But 5, 6, and 7 were gone. Maybe they only released a few days? And thanks for the heads up!!

iowamomof4Jan 29, 2020

It opened at 9, but without fastpass until 11 or noon.

pdude81Jan 29, 2020

Hopefully some of you have better luck. Keep swiping and refreshing as availability is fluid while people move there fast passes around

pdude81Jan 29, 2020

Checked early this morning when I woke up and nothing yet, but after I drop my son off at school it seems like they were released and instantly gone. Only a little bit left in the afternoon that I could find

pdude81Jan 28, 2020

I don't think Frozen opened until WS opened in the beginning. (11am?) It's been a while though. Did they not have FP until noon?

rowrbazzleJan 28, 2020

Am I remembering correctly that when the Frozen ride first opened it didn't have FP in the first hour? I wasn't there at the time, but I thought I read that somewhere. I think that would helpful for crowd flow and a nice benefit to rope droppers. There's really not a need for FP at most rides in the first hour anyway.

PurduevianJan 28, 2020

Yeah, not saying they will do that. However it would make sense to me if they did. Imagine Magic kingdom not having FP+ for Seven Dwarfs, Space, Thunder, Pan, and Splash for the first hour of the day. Add extra fastpasses to rides with greater capacity, and lower morning waits such as Mermaid, Pirates, Small World, ect. In theory this would help spread the crowds more as people don't want to miss their fastpass reservation.

pdude81Jan 28, 2020

I agree that it makes sense for crowd distribution. I just have never known them to not have FP for this at park open before. The reason I keep checking back is because I don't think they ever released 8am Star Tours, ToT, or ASS. Just seems disjointed and that they'd at least release them for the rides that don't get huge lines.

PurduevianJan 28, 2020

It would kinda make sense not to release Fastpasses for SDD for the first hour of operation if their goal is still to distribute crowds. SDD will have a full Line within 10 minutes of park opening regardless or if they give it FP or not. On the contry, pulling more people away from SDD and to TSM, AS*S, ToT, or RnRC for the first hour might actually help that line.

nickysJan 26, 2020

I think they’re releasing them in batches. I don’t think they released Fps for ToT either.