Walt Disney World Extended Evening Hours dates for October at EPCOT and Magic Kingdom

Jul 30, 2021 in "Extra Magic Hours"

Posted: Friday July 30, 2021 4:08pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today published the first four dates for the upcoming Extended Evening Hours at the Walt Disney World theme parks beginning October 2021.


  • Monday October 4 - EPCOT 10pm to midnight
  • Wednesday October 6 - Magic Kingdom 9pm to 11pm
  • Monday October 11 - EPCOT 10pm to midnight
  • Wednesday October 13 0 Magic Kingdom 9pm to 11pm

Guests staying at one of the Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort hotels will be able to take part in the extended evening hours (see list below).



Note that guests will need a valid ticket or pass and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day to experience both the Early Theme Park Entry and the extended evening hours. Or, guests may visit with a ticket or Annual Pass with the Park Hopper option as long as they entered their first park where they made their reservation earlier in the day.

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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jpinkc1 hour ago

See I was told we got the Morning EMH but not the evening because we "arent on property" when staying at the Swan and Dolphin.

PolynesianPrincess2 hours ago

I get it, but I don't like it. There's always loopholes or workarounds that people try and exploit. That's actually pretty sad that people feel the need to find work arounds to get the most bang for their Disney dollars! I remember when it didn't used to be like that and the perks equaled the price of staying there but I digress...

jpinkc2 hours ago

Ok I know in the olden days, Swan and Dolphin counted in the Early Morning and Evening extra magic hours. Is it still that way????

SteveAZee3 hours ago

It does kinda/sorta make an indirect point from another thread here about having the number of park perks commensurate with the cost of the resort. If there were zero perks (not saying I recommend this... it's just an example) for Ft. Wilderness spots, what's mentioned here wouldn't happen. Sliding scale of benefits to cost of accommodations ends up helping to eliminate this 'loophole'.

Muffinpants3 hours ago

kinda stinks Remy wont be open..

nickys3 hours ago

This is the wording of the email that some resort guests got (my bolded part): We are so excited to welcome you for your upcoming stay! Soon, Guests who stay in the magic at a Disney Resort hotel can enjoy 30 minutes early entry to any Walt Disney World® Theme Park every day as part of the dazzling Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration. We’re excited to share that we will be offering a soft opening of this new benefit during your stay. Beginning September 26th, you will have the opportunity to enjoy 30 minutes early entry to any Walt Disney WorldTheme Park. That’s more time for enchantment at Magic Kingdom® Park. More excitement at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. More adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. More possibilities at EPCOT®. It’s a great way to jump-start your Disney day, no matter the day! Once you’ve arrived at the main entrance of your desired theme park, be sure to look for the “Early Entry for Participating Hotels” signage to enter the park. A Park reservation and valid ticket or pass for the same Park on the same date and valid Resort ID are required. So yes, just like the old EMH.

networkpro3 hours ago

You are correct, it's Sunday. I've already started with my lapulapu.

networkpro3 hours ago

According to the signage I saw at the Poly a few minutes ago it's going to start on the 29th.

Zipitidoda4 hours ago

I get what you're saying. Thank you for explaining.

MansionButler844 hours ago

But will there be caviar or are we sticking with charcuterie boards? Asking for a friend.

Muffinpants4 hours ago

Any news on which rides will be open for extra evening hours?