Extended Hours of Operation Announced for Walt Disney World Parks in October 2022

We’ve seen Disney extend hours of operation at a number of its Walt Disney World parks over the summer months as crowds continued to flock to all four theme parks.

We’ve seen crowds dwindle slightly since the beginning of September, with the Magic Kingdom now only available on Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is currently unavailable on 6, 7, 10, 11, October 12, 13 and 14. To keep up to date with the latest availability at Walt Disney World parks, check out the Theme Park Reservation System.

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Hours had previously been extended through the end of August and we have now confirmed extended hours for the October dates at all four Walt Disney World theme parks:

  • Magic Kingdom Park – On the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 28th, Magic Kingdom will open at 8:00 a.m. and close to regular customers at 6:00 a.m. :00PM before Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. On October 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, and 29, Magic Kingdom will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 11:00 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 – From October 2-11, October 13-17, 20-23, and 29, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. October 10, 12, 18, 19 and 24-28 will open and close at 7:00 p.m.
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Great to see these extended hours for September for all four theme parks. Be sure to check the official calendar 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