Park Hours Officially Extended at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Through January 4th

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has extended hours at the park, allowing for an earlier official open time in anticipation of higher crowds for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

While the official opening time these past few days has been 9:00 AM, the park has been quietly opening Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land to guests as early as 6:00 AM. These times have not been officially announced anywhere.

Starting December 9th, the park will open at 8:00 AM every day, except for Sunday mornings when Extra Magic Hours are offered. This opening time will remain in effect through January 4th.

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  1. That is great if they can keep it up and running. We got pulled out tonight at 8pm and they closed it again.

  2. We are going to be at HWS next week. We have a PPO breakfast reservation at 8am (when the hours were originally 9am park opening). With the new 8am park opening time, will the cast members at security still treat our reservation as PPO and let us through the faster security line that is usually for PPO reservations??? We have little kids and aren’t even interested in the Star Wars rides, so of course this would unluckily happen to us haha! Just trying to get to our breakfast on time…..

    1. It’s not a line… it’s a group placement you get on your Disney Experience app. As soon as you enter the park go your app and get a boarding pass!

  3. I’m taking my family over from Tampa Bay next Sat. Wondering what time we should try to be there?!? Do you think the “quiet 6am openings” will still be in effect next weekend?

    1. If you want to ride, I would come as early as 5am no matter what opening time they post. I’ve rode twice already and I don’t see the morning madness changing anytime soon.

  4. I use to work for Disney at Hollywood Studios. Their lack of proper management and leadership abilities, especially at park entry and promotions, will continue to turn this into a disaster for guests. It’s a shame. That was a really nice park when it was MGM and so much better run.

  5. My Disney Experience is obviously aware that my Disney trip is coming up this week, so I’ve started getting notifications a day in advance through the app informing me of the extra early 6 – 8am hours, along with the stipulation that Rise of the Resistance is not included in those initial two hours. I assume this means Smuggler’s Run IS included between 6 and 8am then?

    1. That message is only for the Sunday Extra Magic Hours. RIse of the Resistance will not be open during the EMH time.

    2. I have everything logged in as well and I’m not getting any of those notifications. I have an iPhone. Can you help?

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