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List of Attractions to Remain Open During Disney’s Extended Evening Hours

A lot of changes are on the horizon for Walt Disney World. This past week we learned all about the new Disney Genie (complimentary mobile app), Disney Genie+ (new paid version of a Fastpass), and Lightning Lanes (popular rides you can pay more to bypass the wait). While we have yet to learn of a launch date for the Disney Genie, we know it is coming “this fall”. We also know that Walt Disney World’s Extra Magic Hours (EMH) are gone. Disney has however announced two new options that slightly differ from the former Extra Magic Hour. First up, beginning October 1, ALL Walt Disney World Resorts will have a chance to experience the new “Early Theme Park Entry”. This new perk will allow all Disney Resorts Guests a jump-start their day inside the Park with a 30-minute early entry to ANY theme Park, EVERY day. Secondly, if you’re staying as a Disney Deluxe Resort Guests you’re eligible to spend TWO extra hours in select Parks on select days. This new perk is called “Extended Evening Theme Park Hours“ and is only available to Disney Resort Guests staying at select Deluxe Resorts. Disney has now revealed the list of attractions that will be open during extended evening hours.

Magic Kingdom Park

As shared by Disney: “During the extended evening theme Park hours, select merchandise and food and beverage locations will be available. In addition, the following attractions are planned* to operate:

EPCOT

*Please note that attractions are subject to change and may not always be operational. To learn about any unplanned closures or long-term refurbishments, please view details about the attraction on our website or mobile app.

Currently, Disney has listed the following dates for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours:

  • October 4 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 6 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • October 11 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 13 at Magic Kingdom (9pm to 11pm)
  • October 18 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 20 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • October 25 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • October 27 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)
  • November 1 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight)
  • November 3 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm)

Unsure if you’re staying at one of the participating resorts? Extended evening theme Park hours is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which include the 24 Resort selections below:

Yacht Club Resort (Credit: Disney)

Disney Deluxe Resorts

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Other Select Hotels

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World®

Guests staying at these resorts will still need a valid theme Park ticket to gain access to the Park, as well as a theme Park reservation. If you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom for example but still want to enjoy staying up until midnight at EPCOT and have a valid Park Hopper ticket or Annual Pass, you can hop to EPCOT as long as you entered your first Park where you made your reservation earlier in the day. For all the details about Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, visit Disney’s website.

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.