NEWS! Disney World Has Extended Park Hours for Two of Its Theme Parks at the End of September!

We’re half-way through September, but Halloween has only just begun in Disney World!

Halloween Balloons

And, that means the parks are bringing you new entertainment, merchandise, treats, and MORE that are bound to rock your ghost-print socks off! While you’re returning back to Disney World for the spookiest time of the year, you’ll also get the chance to spend a little extra time in your favorite spots throughout September.

Disney originally announced that it would be shortening its hours further in September after reducing them when the parks first reopened. Magic Kingdom is now usually open throughout the month from 9AM to 6PM; Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open from 10AM to 7PM; EPCOT is open from 11AM to 7PM, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is open from 9AM to 5PM.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Martini

However, we’ve seen select park hours begin to get extended as soon as November for guests (and even a random day in September for Animal Kingdom visitors). And, as another Halloween time treat for everyone heading back to Disney World, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will both have extended hours on September 26th!


Each park will see an extra hour on the schedule with EPCOT staying open until 8PM instead of 7PM and Animal Kingdom remaining open until 6PM instead of 5PM. While Disney Park Pass reservations on September 26th are completely sold out for Annual Passholders, there’s only limited availability in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for other guests.

Comet Crasher

Even though Disney hasn’t stated why it would be extending hours in the parks on this particular date, it could be due to more guests popping into Disney World to experience all the Halloween fun! However, we’ll make sure to keep you updated with everything you need to know before going to see Mickey and his friends in their spookiest outfits.

Check out all the Halloween Character Cavalcades you can find in the Magic Kingdom right now!

Will you be heading back to Disney World any time soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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