Operating hours extended at Walt Disney World parks in late March 2024

Mar 08, 2024 in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Friday March 8, 2024 10:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In the latest operating hours calendar refresh, three of the four Walt Disney World theme parks will see longer hours in late March 2024.

Beginning March 24, hours at Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom have been extended by three hours on most days. Disney's Hollywood Studios has seen a modest increase of 30 minutes in the same period.

You can see the full Walt Disney World operating hours here and a summary of the changes below.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

March 24: 8 am - 7 pm (previously 9 am - 6 pm)
March 25 - 30: 8 am - 8 pm (previously 9 am - 6 pm)

Magic Kingdom

March 24 - 30: 8 am - 11 pm (previously 9 am - 9 pm)

Disney's Hollywood Studios

March 25 - 26, 28 - 30: 9 am - 9:30 pm (previously 9 am - 9 pm)

Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests can enter the parks 30 minutes before regular park opening.

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fgmnt13 hours ago

Completely waving the white flag on the attempt <10 years ago to make it an all day park. Incoming mothballing of Tiffins?

Disneydad101213 hours ago

AK closing at 6pm the week of July 4th is crazy to me.

mattpeto13 hours ago

Interesting that Saturday, July 6th at MK held the 10 pm closing.

DCBaker13 hours ago

Park hours have been extended at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom for the week of June 30, 2024. Magic Kingdom July 3: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) July 4: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom June 30: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) July 1-6: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm)

Disney Analyst7 days ago

In 2013, when I did my summer ICP at MK, there were nights we extended to 2-3am... if I recall correctly. Also the 24 hour day... Wow, that was a wild time hah.

ToTBellHop7 days ago

Have you heard the good news about MNSSHP, MVMCP, and DAH?!?!

TheRealSkull7 days ago

Man I miss the days where EPCOT closed at 9 and you could take the Monorail over to Magic Kingdom, arrive at 9:30, and close out the final 2 and a half hours over there, wrap it up with Main Street until 12:30, buy some treats, snack on them on the way back to your hotel room, and crash. Let's hope 12am closings become a thing again soon.

DCBaker7 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom for the week of June 23, 2024. Magic Kingdom June 23, 29: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) June 24, 25, 26, 28: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom June 23, 24, 25: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) June 26, 27, 28, 29: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm)

jrhwdw14 days ago

Let's hope that changes next summer...............

Disney Analyst14 days ago

Kinda crazy that MK is 9-11, meanwhile Disneyland is 8-12, and DCA 8-10.

DCBaker14 days ago

Park hours have been extended at Walt Disney World for the week of June 16, 2024. Magic Kingdom June 17, 18, 20, 22: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) June 19: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) June 21: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-7pm) (see here for early closure details) Disney’s Animal Kingdom June 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) June 21: 8am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 20, 21: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker21 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of June 9, 2024. Magic Kingdom June 10, 12, 14: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-10pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom June 9-13: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) June 14, 15: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 11: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm)

Brian28 days ago

Buyout.