Hours Extended at Walt Disney World Theme Parks in Late May, EPCOT Open Longer in Early July

As the summer crowds begin to roll into Walt Disney World, there’ll be more time to play at all four theme parks in late May!

Cinderella Castle with 50th anniversary decorations

From May 22-23 and 25-28, the Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., closing an hour later than its previously scheduled time of 10 p.m. The park is still currently scheduled to close at 10 p.m. on May 24. Extended Evening Hours will be held at the park for select Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on May 25.


Just in time for the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, EPCOT will now open a half-hour earlier from May 22-28, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Early Entry will be available for resort hotel guests will now be held from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Additionally, hours have also been extended at the park from July 5-16, with EPCOT now open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., an hour earlier than its previously-planned 10 a.m. opening, with Early Entry running from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Hours have also been extended at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from May 22-28, with the park now open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., a half-hour earlier than its previous 9 a.m. opening. Early Entry will now be held from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also open a half-hour earlier during this time, with the park welcoming guests from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May 22-28. Early Entry will now operate from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. during this time.

Just days ago, hours were also extended at the parks for earlier in May, and with Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, there’ll be plenty of time for summer fun around Walt Disney World!

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