Disney's Hollywood Studios joins the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours schedule at Walt Disney World

Jan 28, 2022 in "Early Theme Parks Entry and Extended Evening Hours"

Posted: Friday January 28, 2022 4:48pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios has been added to the Walt Disney World Extended Evening Theme Park Hours schedule beginning this spring.

The first Extended Evening hours date at Disney's Hollywood Studios is April 13 2022, from 9pm to 11pm. Attraction availability has yet to be announced.

Since launching fall 2021, Extended Evening hours have only been offered at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, with Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios only taking part in the early morning offering.

It isn't clear yet what will happen with the Magic Kingdom nights in April, with the schedule so far listing Magic Kingdom on April 6, EPCOT on April 11, and Hollywood Studios on April 13.

Participating Hotels

Extended evening theme park hours is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which include:

Disney Deluxe Resorts

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Other Select Hotels

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World®

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helenabear5 days ago

It was when we rode it in March. In fact it was nice and quiet as well. A few others were there as well. We rode it simply because it was a good time for us and it was totally walk on.

UK Disney5 days ago

We had tickets for fireworks at Rose & Crown and waited at least ten mins after the show finished before trying any rides.

doctornick5 days ago

I notice that the Nemo ride is open during the extra evening hours. is the rest of the Seas pavilion open? Like when when you get off the ride can you still see the live displays or do they kick you out? Gotta think the place would be completely empty during that time. Honestly not even sure why would run Nemo. Probably would make more sense to me to run LwtL instead to make it more worthwhile to head to the Land during that time.

doctornick5 days ago

Soarin’ has it lines be pretty modest during regular hours at night; if you are going to the park prior to the extra hours might make sense to hit it prior to Harmonious. It does seem like FAE/TT/CR +/- SSE in some order would be the most efficient use of the evening extra hours just due to geographic grouping. It’s great that they added Rat to the park because that area needed it but it’s far from everything else. Would be nice if they added a high quality ride to a nearby pavilion (Mt Fuji coaster in Japan, I’m looking at you) to spread out crowds.

curry7676 days ago

Did you watch Harmonious or did you hit the queues whilst the show was on?

Touchdown6 days ago

my method for Epcot has always been Soarin, SRL Test Track, Frozen. Rat is too far away from everything else. I suspect my new plan with Guardians will be Test Track SRL, Frozen, Guardians.

UK Disney6 days ago

We did extended evening hours Monday gone @ Epoc and it was a complete waste of time, test track was still 50 mins (not inflated) perhaps we got our strategy wrong, only Soarin seemed reasonable, luckily we had already done the rides during the day and we just ended up walking about looking in the shops. We also did extended hours @ Magic on Tuesday which was much better, walked onto most rides but think the rain may have scared folk off and it was until 1am. Magic was worth it just for the photo's you could take of an almost empty park. Not sure Epcot is the best park for extended hours. Also does anyone know if the select other hotels have previously been included in extended hours? I've just not noticed on the wording until now.

pdude817 days ago

And when you paid for EMM I think it was limited only to FL.

Anteater8 days ago

Thanks. That link helps a lot. I hadn't visited that since I don't have anything booked.

nickys8 days ago

There are some rides that don’t open, like the Safari at AK This is a list of the rides that are open, from the WDW site: https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/guest-services/early-entry/

Touchdown8 days ago

The Safari is not part of EMH at AK, I doubt ittbab or Triceratops Spin are either. DHS is pretty much everything (maybe not Muppets or Star Tours) and I haven’t been to Epcot in the morning recently.

Anteater8 days ago

Didn't know that. Is that true of the other parks at WDW? If so, what parts of them are open?

Touchdown8 days ago

Always been the case for forever for morning EMH at both MK and DL, it’s always only been Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

DisneyDreamer088 days ago

Yes this has been the case since it began. I did early entry at MK twice on my last trip. First time, I rope dropped Space then walked onto Small World. Second time, I rope dropped Space and then lined up on the Adventureland bridge for Jungle Cruise when it opened. I waited 25 minutes for that.