Walt Disney World theme park operating hours extended from April 18

Apr 02, 2021 in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Friday April 2, 2021 11:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today extended the operating hours at Walt Disney World theme parks into the later weeks of April 2021.

Updated calendars today have extended the hours at all four theme parks from April 18 - 24 2021:

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios is increased by 2 hours, moving to a 9am opening and 8pm close.

  • Magic Kingdom is increased by 4 hours, moving to an 8am opening and 9pm close.

  • EPCOT is increased by 4 hours, moving to an 11pm close.

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom is increased by 4 hours, moving to an 8am opening and an 8pm close.

Provisional operating hours are also now available through June 19 at all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Although very likely to change, the hours released so far carry on from early June.

You can view the most recent updates on our calendar.

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disneyglimpses8 days ago

We are pretty close to normal hours. MK and EPCOT will be more or less back to pre-pandemic hours in July (with exception days surrounding 7/4). DAK is 2 hours away from normal and DHS is only 1 hour away.

durangojim8 days ago

Great news! It'd be great if they'd keep DHS open past 8. I'd love to get some photos of Galaxy's Edge at night!

MansionButler8424 days ago

DHS is once again closing at 8 pm through 7/31. We will see if MK gets its morning hour back and DAK gets its evening hour back. Wonder why they shortened Epcot and DHS only to extend back to status quo.

TransportationGuy24 days ago

That has historically been around the right timeframe for a major corporate group convention that has been known to do an MK buyout

havoc31526 days ago

Boo bash is an after-hours event, not a “party” that starts at 6.

Hockey42726 days ago

Yet that date still closes at 9 so it’s probably something else

WeloveDisney0819!!26 days ago

Boo Bash is set to start August 10, while I realize its not a party, it is still an event, was just interjecting, clearly I was off base. Thanks have a great weekend!

havoc31526 days ago

I was going to ask the same thing. That sounds like a party closing… but no parties are returning that soon afaik.

Hockey42726 days ago

Any idea why MK closes at 6 on 8/14?

wdwmagic26 days ago

Hours for second week of August https://www.wdwmagic.com/calendar.htm

MansionButler8428 days ago

Still could extend.

meekoman28 days ago

I haven't seen anything said about the hours for the 4th of July. The hours for the parks are the same as any other day. I'll be at the studios that day and it closes at 7 pm. I would have thought that the hours would have been extended for sure that day.

bhg469May 21, 2021

We are moving down in June, while the parks aren't really on our agenda yet, we are definitely waiting on the Epcot after 4 annual passes to come back. I really hope those are available soon. World showcase is gonna be our evening walk more often than not.