New Year’s Eve & January 2024 Hours Extended at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

Shannen Ace

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New Year’s Eve & January 2024 Hours Extended at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World has extended theme park hours on New Year’s Eve and into January 2024 at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom

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Magic Kingdom will open an hour earlier, at 8:00 a.m., on December 31, January 4, 5, and 6. Early entry for hotel guests will begin at 7:30 a.m. on these days.

The park will stay open until 1:00 a.m. on December 31, New Year’s Eve. It will stay open for an extra two hours on January 1 through 6, until 11:00 p.m. each night.

Extended evening hours for select resort guests is on January 3 from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Guests can also enjoy New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which will be open until midnight on December 31. The park will open a half hour earlier from December 31 through January 6, at 8:30 a.m. Early entry will begin at 8:00 a.m.

On all days except December 31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close at 9:00 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Lastly, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has gained an extra hour in the mornings every day from December 31 through January 22, as well as on January 26 and 27. The park will open at 8:00 a.m., with early entry at 7:30 a.m.

It will stay open an extra hour on New Year’s Eve, until 8:00 p.m. The park will also close at 8:00 p.m. on January 4 and 5. From January 1 through 3, it will close at 7:00 p.m. The park will close at 6:00 p.m. every other day through January 27.

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