The Disney World park hours were recently updated for August (well, most of August), with operating hours extended for the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now, on several days, the Magic Kingdom is open until 11pm with a second Main Street Electrical Parade added.
Hollywood Studios also had 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 a few closing times 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, August 25. August 26 through 31 will be updated with the September 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.