The Disney World park hours were recently updated for July (well, most of July), with many operating hours extended for the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now, on just about all days, the Magic Kingdom is open until 11pm, and a few days it will stay open until 12am or even 1am. In addition, many nights a second Main Street Electrical Parade has been added.
Hollywood Studios also had almost every day changed, and will now stay open until 10pm for the entire month. All days will also see an additional showing of Fantasmic!. Animal Kingdom had almost every closing time adjusted as well, those until 8pm.
The chart below shows all current park hours with changes in red. Please note that the hours were only updated through Saturday, July 28. July 29 through 31 will be updated with the August hours update coming in a few weeks.
You will also notice minor changes to our Crowd Calendar involving some of the changed dates. We recently began using our own internal projected park hours to give you the most accurate crowd ratings available. Using these projected hours has made our long-term crowd ratings more stable, but we are not perfect (well, some of us).
We apologize for the changes, although one thing you should be aware of is that Disney sometimes announces extended operating hours on the actual day of operation. Saturdays in particular tend to be prime candidate for last minute extensions. These extensions are not necessarily something that can be planned around, but you should be aware that they are possible. We will make sure to keep you updated on all changes.