Walt Disney World operating hours released through May 2024, including extension to hours in April

22 days ago in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Friday March 29, 2024 12:16pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World has announced extensions to its park hours for April 2024 across Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

For Magic Kingdom, notable changes include extending closing times to 11 pm on several days in early and mid-April, with opening times as early as 8 am on selected dates. Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open an hour earlier at 8 am and extend closing times by 1 to 2 hours on various dates throughout April. Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have a slight extension, closing at 9:30 pm instead of 9 pm on select days.

In addition, operating hours are now available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks through May 2024. You can view the latest updated hours on our calendar.

Here is a summary of the recent changes to Walt Disney World park hours:

Magic Kingdom

  • April 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: 9 am-11 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)
  • April 8: 8 am-10 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)
  • April 13: 8 am-11 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)
  • April 14-18: 9 am-10 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)
  • April 19, 20: 8 am-11 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • April 7-13: 8 am-7 pm (previously 9 am-6 pm)
  • April 14, 15, 19, 20: 8 am-7 pm (previously 9 am-6 pm)
  • April 16, 17, 18: 8 am-6 pm (previously 9 am-6 pm)

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • April 7, 12, 13: 9 am-9:30 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)
  • April 19, 20: 9 am-9:30 pm (previously 9 am-9 pm)
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DCBaker1 day ago

Park hours have been extended at Walt Disney World for the week of May 5, 2024. Magic Kingdom May 5, 7, 8, 9: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) May 6, 10, 11: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom May 5, 6, 10, 11: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) May 7, 8, 9: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 10, 11: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker8 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of April 28, 2024 Magic Kingdom April 28, 29, 30: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) May 1, 2: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) May 3, 4: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 28: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) April 29, 30: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) May 1, 2: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) May 3, 4: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 2, 3: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) May 4: 8:30am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm)

pigglewiggle15 days ago

Animal Kingdom should never have a 6pm closing. That is my biggest gripe with that park.

DCBaker15 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of April 21, 2024. Of note, Disney's Hollywood Studios is scheduled to close at 10pm on April 25, 26 and 27. Reminder: EPCOT will have a delayed opening at 10am on Sunday, April 21, due to a runDisney race. Magic Kingdom April 21: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 22, 23, 24, 25: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 26, 27: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 21, 26, 27: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) April 22, 23, 24, 25: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 21: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 25, 26, 27: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker22 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of April 14, 2024. Magic Kingdom April 14-18: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 19, 20: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 14, 15, 19, 20: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) April 16, 17, 18: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 19, 20: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker29 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of April 7, 2024. Magic Kingdom April 7, 9, 10, 11, 12: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 8: 8am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 13: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 7-13: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 7, 12, 13: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBakerMar 15, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of March 31-April 6, 2024. Magic Kingdom March 31-April 6: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom March 31-April 5: 8am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) April 6: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 31: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 1, 2, 4, 5: 8:30am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 3: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm) April 6: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBakerMar 08, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of March 24, 2024. One additional note - beginning May 12, default hours at Magic Kingdom shift to 9am-10pm. Magic Kingdom March 24-30: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom March 24: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) March 25-30: 8am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 25, 26, 28, 29, 30: 9am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBakerMar 01, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours at Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom for the week of March 17, 2024. Magic Kingdom 
March 17, 23: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom 
March 17-23: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm)

AylaFeb 23, 2024

Here's an idea-how 'bout they just schedule for Spring Break hours from the get go? It isn't like this time period is 1)different every year and 2)a surprise.

DCBakerFeb 23, 2024

With Spring Break right around the corner, Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of March 10, 2024. Magic Kingdom March 10-16: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom March 10, 11, 15, 16: 8am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) March 12, 13, 14: 7:30am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16: 8:30am-9:30pm (previously 9am-9pm) March 13: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm) Also, an additional note - EPCOT has a delayed opening at 10am this Sunday, February 25, due to the runDisney Princess Half Marathon.

DCBakerFeb 16, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of March 3, 2024. Magic Kingdom March 3, 7: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) March 4, 5, 6: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) March 8, 9: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom March 3, 4, 8: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) March 5, 6, 7: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) March 9: 8am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 8, 9: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBakerFeb 09, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of February 25, 2024. Magic Kingdom 
Feb. 25, 27, 28, 29: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
Feb. 26: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
March 1: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
March 2: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) 



Disney’s Animal Kingdom 
Feb: 25, 26: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Feb: 27, 28, 29: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) 
March: 1, 2: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
March 2: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBakerFeb 02, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of February 18, 2024. Magic Kingdom Feb. 18, 20, 21: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 19, 22: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
 Feb. 23, 24: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Feb. 18, 19, 20, 23, 24: 8am-8pm (previously 8am-6pm) Feb. 21, 22: 8am-7pm (previously 8am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios Feb. 18-24: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)