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Hours Extended at All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks on Select Dates in May

As May brings the unofficial start of summer, guests will have more time to enjoy the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to kick off the season!

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 AM to 11 PM from May 8th through the 14th, a two-hour extension from its previous 9 PM closing. Extended Evening Hours for select Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests will be held at the park from 11 PM to 1 AM on May 11th.

Over at EPCOT, as previews begin for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the park will operate from 8:30 AM to 9 PM from May 8th-14th, opening a half-hour earlier than its previously-scheduled hours. Early Entry will run for resort hotel guests from 8 AM to 8:30 AM.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park will now welcome guests from 8:30 AM to 9 PM May 8th-14th, a half hour earlier than previously announced. Early Entry will be available from 8 AM to 8:30 AM.

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Finally, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM from May 8th through May 14th, and from 8 AM to 8 PM from May 15th-19th. Previously, the park was scheduled to be open from 9 AM to 7 PM. Early Entry will be offered from 7 AM to 7:30 AM from May 8th through May 14th, and from 7:30 AM to 8 AM from May 15th through the 19th.

For more information, check out our latest report on extended hours in May and June!

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