Walt Disney World's theme parks to operate under significantly reduced operating hours on reopening

May 28, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom"

Disney yesterday announced that its Walt Disney World theme parks will begin a phased reopening on July 11 2020 with social distancing, reduced capacity and mandatory use of masks.

Along with the new health and safety measures, the parks will also operate significantly reduced hours based on the latest calendar updates.

Opening hours have moved to staggered approach, with Animal Kingdom opening at 8am, Magic Kingdom at 9am, Studios at 10am and EPCOT at 11am.

Extra Magic Hours continue on the same dates and duration as before, but adjusted to fit the new park hours.

During July 2020

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios, originally 9am - 9pm, now 10am - 8pm.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom, originally 9am - 8:30pm, now 8am - 6pm.
  • EPCOT, originally 9am - 9pm, now 11am - 9pm.
  • Magic Kingdom, originally 9am - 10pm, now 9am - 7pm.

During August 2020

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios, originally 9am - 9pm, now 10am - 8pm.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom, originally 9am - 8:30pm, now 8am - 6pm.
  • EPCOT, originally 9am - 9pm, now 11am - 9pm. No late closings for Food and Wine Festival weekends.
  • Magic Kingdom, originally 9am - 10pm, now 9am - 7pm. Notably, the 6pm closes on Halloween party nights have been removed and continue with the 7pm close.

View the full Walt Disney World operating hours through to October 2020.

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Article Posted: May 28, 2020 / 10:40am ET