Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom Hours Extended in Late August 2023

Shannen Ace

The back of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom with sunlight across it

Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom Hours Extended in Late August 2023

Theme park hours have been extended near the end of this month at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom Hours

The back of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom with sunlight across it

On August 22 and August 25, Magic Kingdom will open one hour earlier, at 8:00 a.m. Early entry for Walt Disney World hotel guests will begin at 7:30 a.m. The park closes at 6:00 p.m. on both days for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. At that time, only guests who have purchased Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets will be able to remain in the park, while day guests will be ushered out.

On Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party days, “Happily Ever After” is not performed. Party guests get wristbands so Cast Members can tell the difference between them and day guests.

A similar change in opening hours was made for an earlier party date.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash Hollywood Studios Feature

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also be opening earlier in late August. It was originally scheduled to open at 9:00 a.m. but will now open at 8:30 a.m. on August 20 through 26. Early entry will begin at 8:00 a.m. The entire park except “Fantasmic!” will still close at 9:00 p.m.

“Fantasmic!” will be performed at 9:30 p.m. beginning on August 6.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest sign at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will now open at 8:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. on August 20 through 26. Early entry will begin at 7:30 a.m. Animal Kingdom is still scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. each night.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.