Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Hours Updated for St. Patrick’s Day Week

Shannen Ace

Front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Hours Updated for St. Patrick’s Day Week

Walt Disney World has updated the operating theme park hours for Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom from March 17 through March 23, 2024.

Magic Kingdom Theme Park Hours

Front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World has updated its theme park hours for St. Patrick's Day Week.

Magic Kingdom was previously scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week. It will still open at 9 a.m., but will now close at 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), and Saturday, March 23. It will close at 10 p.m. every other day of the week.

As a result, extended evening hours for select resort hotel guests will now be from 10 p.m. to midnight on March 20.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hours

Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom was previously scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 17 through 23. It will now open an hour earlier at 8 a.m. and close an hour later at 7 p.m. Early entry for resort hotel guests will begin at 7:30 a.m. each morning.

Check out last week’s theme park hours update for early March.

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