August WDW Park Hours

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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.

Thanks!

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Posted on July 22, 2012

7 Responses to “August WDW Park Hours”

  • by Meredith McCutcheon on July 22, 2012, at 5:40 pm EST

    FYI: Disney website recently updated their calendar to show that Animal Kingdom is open until 7:00pm on August 25th as well.

  • Despite wishful thinking, I don’t think Epcot will be open till 10 pm on August 27th and 28th

  • Hooray parks are open even longer when I’m there Aug 10-19! That means even less sleep! You only really need 4 hours a night, right?

  • I saw in your blog that September hours have been updated. Any updates for the last week of August?

    • Yes! They are:

      Sunday, August 26
      Magic Kingdom – closing changed to 10pm
      Hollywood Studios – closing changed to 10pm and a 2nd Fantasmic! has been added
      Animal Kingdom – closing changed to 7pm

      Monday, August 27
      Hollywood Studios – closing changed to 10pm and a 2nd Fantasmic! has been added
      Animal Kingdom – closing changed to 6pm

      Tuesday, August 28
      Animal Kingdom – closing changed to 6pm

      Wednesday, August 29
      Animal Kingdom – closing changed to 7pm

      Thursday, August 30
      Animal Kingdom – closing changed to 6pm

      Friday, August 31
      Animal Kingdom – closing changed to 6pm