Walt Disney World has extended the theme park operating hours of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom from late January into February. This has become pretty standard for Walt Disney World every Friday, with the resort last extending Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom hours. EPCOT hours are not usually extended and the park continues to open at 9 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
All four Walt Disney World theme parks offer early entry to Walt Disney World hotel guests. Early entry begins a half hour before regular park hours. Extended evening hours are available on select dates to select hotel guests at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Magic Kingdom was previously scheduled to open at 9 a.m. daily from January 28 through February 3. It will now open at 8 a.m. on January 29, February 1, and February 3. The park was scheduled to close at 9 p.m. most days, but will now stay open until 10 p.m. on January 28 and February 1, and until 11 p.m. on January 30, January 31, February 2, and February 3.
The park will close at 4:30 p.m. on January 29 for a Cast Member event that honors Walt Disney World Cast Members celebrating a service milestone anniversary with The Walt Disney Company.
Extended evening hours will be from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on January 31.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also open earlier on a few days. It was previously scheduled to open at 9 a.m. on January 29, February 2, and February 3, but will now open at 8 a.m. on these days. It will continue to close at 9 p.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom daily hours have been changed from January 28 to February 24. It was previously scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. It will now open at 8 a.m. every day.
The park will stay open an extra hour until 7 p.m. on January 28, February 1, February 2, and February 3.
Hours are always subject to change due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.
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