Operating hours extended at all four Walt Disney World theme parks in latest calendar update

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Posted: Friday July 16, 2021 2:06pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In the latest Walt Disney World calendar update, operating hours are now available through October 2 2021, and in addition, hours have been extended at all four parks.

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, hours have been extended to an 8pm close towards the end of July, and during August, the park moves to a 7pm close from the original 6pm close.

Operating hours have been extended at EPCOT during August, with weekends now moving to a 10pm close from the original 9pm close.

Disney's Hollywood Studios sees an extension to its operating hours in September, with the park now closing at 9 pm instead of 8 pm.

Finally, at Magic Kingdom, the first week of August has been extended to a 10pm close instead of 9pm.

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wutisgood5 days ago

Or Disney should just have all the parks open as long as possible because they are some of the most expensive parks in the world with the most demand.

bee5 days ago

Personally I hope Epcot stays at 11am opening for awhile. You early birds get all the other parks, leave one park to rope drop for the rest of us! :joyfull:

dreday35 days ago

I think the fact that these hours are already posted open until 9 for MK, Epcot and DHS and 7 for AK bodes well for some later hours during the month! I mean, they almost always get extended on certain days. I will be thrilled if I get AK for 8 or later!

wdwmagic5 days ago

Yeah I wonder. I have my doubts. The 11am opening of the entire park plays very much into the concept of EPCOT being a restaurant and fireworks park in the evening.

helenabear5 days ago

I hope so. This is a massive damper for the way we like to do parks. Epcot is one of our favorite parks and the way they have it now just really sucks. By the time they open, we're ready to look for lunch and then take an afternoon break for the pool. This 11am sucked for F&GF as it was so hot for some in my party that we didn't enjoy F&GF much at all. Night hours don't help with that either.

Sirwalterraleigh5 days ago

If they don’t get a rationing system going…the hours won’t matter

JohnD5 days ago

Ever? Yes. We just don't know yet.

JohnD5 days ago

That may be true for the next couple of months. As of October, the hours are just shown out to 10/9 now, with MK, EP, and HS closing at 9 (except for MK on 10/5 which closes at 8:30, probably because of Boo Bash) and AK closing at 7. Hopefully, hours will be extended as it gets closer to October 1.

Nick_A5 days ago

I wonder if Epcot will ever return to a 9 AM opening for Future World?

wdwmagic5 days ago

Operating hours extended at Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT in latest Disney World operating hours update https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/operating-hours/news/23jul2021-operating-hours-extended-at-magic-kingdom,-disneys-hollywood-studios-and-epcot-in-latest-disney-world-operating-hours-update.htm

disneyglimpsesJun 15, 2021

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.

durangojimJun 15, 2021

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!