Disney World Extends Park Hours

Family at Disney After Hours Event
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Walt Disney World Resort has recently released a change in its operating hours for two of its theme parks. Starting May 28, hours are being extended at both Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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The Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle in the evening

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The Magic Kingdom captures the essence of classic Disney fairy tales and imagination. As the flagship Park of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, it offers a nostalgic and immersive experience for visitors of all ages. With more attractions than any other Disney Park, it can be challenging to see and do it all, even with extra magic hours, Disney Genie, Lightning Lane passes, and attending the infamous rope drops. As such, every little bit of time helps when enjoying each theme Park–especially if you’re from out of town and/or visit Orlando infrequently. Thankfully, Disney World has added an extra hour to the Magic Kingdom’s operating hours for Memorial Day week.

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Old Magic Kingdom Hours

May 30 — June 2

9 a.m. — 10 p.m.

New Magic Kingdom Hours

May 30 — May 31

9:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m.

June 1 (same hours)

9:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.

June 2

9:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Evening Streetscape in Hollywood Studios

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Hollywood Studios at Disney World is a beautiful theme Park that immerses visitors in the entertainment industry’s glitz, glamour, and excitement. In addition, it also provides Guests with the world of Star Wars at Galaxy’s Edge, where you can pilot the Millennium Falcon and engage in epic battles between the Resistance and the First Order. It also contains Toy Story Land, where you can shrink to the size of a toy and join Woody, Buzz, and the gang for exciting adventures. Just as with the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World is adding an extra hour to the operating schedule during the week of Memorial Day.

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Old Hollywood Studios Hours

May 28 — June 3

8:30 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.

New Hollywood Studios Hours

May 28

8:30 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.

May 29 — June 3

8:30 a.m. — 9:30 p.m.

As stated earlier, every extra hour of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation counts! If you have the energy, footwear, and will, you can benefit from an additional three or four attractions (depending on lines and your speed!).

TRON Lightcycle Run

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)