Disney World operating hours released for August 2021

May 21, 2021 in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Friday May 21, 2021 12:38pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today released the provisional operating hours at Walt Disney World theme parks for August 2021.

Updated calendars today do not show any significant changes during May, June and July, but do offer hours through to August 7 2021.

The Disney World hours released today are from August 1 - 7, and show a continuation of the hours from the end of July.

However, it should be noted that the initial release of operating hours are usually provisional and likely to be extended.

You can view the most recent updates on our calendar.

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arich355 days ago

Patiently waiting for hours for December so we can actually make plans. Hopefully they are out before 60 days

TransportationGuy7 days ago

As aforementioned, always an issue but currently under control(ish) due to the charter buses whose contracts just got extended again. I suspect they’ll be around through at least the end of the year

MansionButler8410 days ago

We will be there 9:30a-10p next month, which is actually longer than in days of yore for us. We avoided MEMH there because it made that park unbearably crowded. So it was always 9-9 for us. 7:30 at DAK will be painful….but worth it for FOP.

dreday310 days ago

Personally I love a 10 am opening at Epcot. Kind of a forced sleep-in day for us! :D

MansionButler8410 days ago

Bus staffing is an issue. The hours they are giving us is the most they will give. Once they get the busing situation under control, they’ll revert to 9-9 instead of 10-10.

doctornick10 days ago

Is the bus driver staffing still a big issue? I’d guess it is and is probably the biggest factor needing to have Epcot’s opening staggered compared to the other parks. I hoping that they are able to achieve proper (pre-pandemic) bus levels at some point in the future and return Epcot to an earlier opening. interesting question: when and if Epcot opens at 9am, will they just open WS at that time (even if all the stores/restaurants aren’t open)? Or will they still have it blocked between France and Norway?

dreday310 days ago

I saw that. Those AK hours are great! Our October dates it's still closing at 7pm. I'm assuming it's open later just on those days because of the Anniversary, but I pretty much am crossing everything possible for 8 or 8:30 closings at AK for our dates too!

BoardwalkGlenn10 days ago

I was checking park hours for my upcoming trip and noticed some extensions to park hours. Wed 9/29 MK: 9am-10pm (was 9-9) Fri 10/1 MK: 8am-10pm (was 9-9) EP: 9am-10pm (was 10-10) AK: 8am-8:30pm (was 8-7) Sat 10/2 MK: 9am-10pm (was 9-9) EP: 9am-10pm (was 10-10) AK: 8am-8:30pm (was 8-7)

celluloidAug 07, 2021

9am will return post pandemic and once the front of the park is loaded with E tickets again. Probably after renovations and Guardians opens.

JohnDAug 06, 2021

Well, they just went to 10:00 which is closer to 9:00. Also, we keep forgetting this, but a park reservation does mean that capacity is limited to a point. Maybe it's no longer 40% but higher. But I highly doubt park reservations let capacity reach anywhere near it did prior to the pandemic.

CaptainAmericaAug 06, 2021

That's my point. If they're not even going to 9am to absorb the Rat crowds, what could ever possibly drive them to do so?

JohnDAug 06, 2021

Why would you say that? Operating hours were just extended from 11am to 10am "for the first time in forever". It seems like anyway.

CaptainAmericaAug 06, 2021

We're never going to see 9am Epcot again are we?

RSoxNo1Aug 01, 2021

I am anticipating 10 AM openings to be the next shift.