Due to heavier than anticipated crowds today, Disney has extended hours at the Magic Kingdom from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM tonight. We have updated this information on our web site.

Magic Kingdom was predicted at a 7.2 out of 10 and a park to avoid on our Crowd Calendar today.


  1. Just a note on these extensions – it’s not necessarily that the park is “that much busier” but without Big Thunder, Dumbo, Barnstormer, Toon Town, etc.. there’s just less capacity.

    Disney’s hours are derived, at least how they explained it to me, by taking the number of guests anticipated and extrapolating the average number of “things” done per guest, getting a sum, and then dividing that by the available hourly capacity. That in turn tells them roughly how long the park should be open.

    With all these areas closed, they’re off by a few thousand “things” that can done each hour. That means a meager bump in attendance over projections suddenly calls for an extra hour of operation.

    If/when they start expanding operational hours by multiple hours a day, then it’s time to think it’s going to be quite crowded.

  2. Also – I’ve heard through the grapevine that with the addition of the pay-as-you-go annual passes the attendance at Magic Kingdom is starting to trend more like Epcot.. meaning that there’s a bump in the afternoon and evening from locals. The bump has always sort of been there, and obviously greater at Epcot due to guests going in to dine or for Food/Wine events, but now the Magic Kingdom is really starting to “see” it too.

  3. I sooooo wish they would do a pay as you go for ALL annual passes, not just Florida ones…..I’m in GA and would visit a ton!!!

    • I just found out that when you renew you don’t have to pay the one day ticket price either! They just split it over the 12 months! I was like “pay dirt!”

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