Extended Hours of Operation Announced for Walt Disney World Parks in July and August

We’ve seen Disney extend hours of operation at a number of their Walt Disney World parks starting in February over Presidents Day weekend. As crowds continued to pour into all four theme parks in June and July, Disney continued to extend hours of operation.

The parks continue to be extremely crowded as guests are desperate to visit Walt Disney World with the Magic Kingdom currently unavailable until Saturday, July 23, 2022.

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There’s also already limited availability at EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the next few weeks, so to keep up to date with the latest availability at Walt Disney World parks, check out the Theme Park Reservation System.

The hours had already been extended until July 30 and it has now appeared on the official calendar that these extended hours will now remain until August 27, 2022:

  • Magic Kingdom Park – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (except August 3-11 and August 24 when the park closes at 10:00 p.m., also August 11, 16, 19, 23 and 26 when the park opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. and finally on August 18 when the park opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 7:00 p.m.)
  • EPCO- 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, park hours are currently set to return to:

  • Magic Kingdom Park – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • EPCO- 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – continue from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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It’s great to see these extended hours for July and August, as they are certainly much needed as we continue to see huge crowds at Walt Disney World.

Currently on the official schedule, Disney’s Magic Kingdom hours of operation are expected to see a number of 10:00 p.m. closings as well as six early closings. These times are subject to change, so be sure to check the official schedule here before your visit. We will keep you informed of further changes to the calendar on our news and our Facebook page.

Herman C. Harkins