Operating Hours Extended for First Week of May at Three Walt Disney World Parks

Lisa Stump

Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Operating Hours Extended for First Week of May at Three Walt Disney World Parks

Pperating hours at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been extended for the first week of May.

Operating hours have changed from April 30 — May 6, 2023, as follows:

Magic Kingdom

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Early entry remains unchanged for this park and will last from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. each day.

April 30 — May 6:

  • Previous hours: 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
  • NEW hours: 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m.

May 3: Extended Evening Hours

  • Previous hours: 10:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.
  • NEW hours: 11:00 p.m. — 1:00 a.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Millennium Falcon Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Feature

Early entry remains unchanged for this park and will last from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each day.

April 30 — May 2:

  • Previous hours: 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
  • NEW hours: 8:30 a.m. — 9:30 p.m.

May 3 — May 6:

  • Previous hours: 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
  • NEW hours: 8:30 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.

Animal Kingdom

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Early entry has changed for each day from April 30 through May 6 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Resort guests may enter the park an hour earlier, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Early entry lasts for thirty minutes, until 8:00 a.m. when all other visitors may enter.

April 30, May 6:

Early Entry:

  • Previous hours: 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
  • NEW hours: 7:30 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.

Operating Hours:

  • Previous hours: 9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
  • NEW hours: 8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.

May 1 — May 5:

Early Entry:

  • Previous hours: 8:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
  • NEW hours: 7:30 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.

Operating Hours:

  • Previous hours: 9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
  • NEW hours: 8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Are you excited to see the parks extend their hours? We’d love to see your opinions in the comments below.

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Author

  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at lisa.stump@wdwnt.com.