NEWS: Disney World Park Hours Released Through Later in May

Planning to visit Disney World in May to see those EPIC EPCOT nighttime lights or eat your way through the International Flower & Garden Festival?


Well, then you’ll want to make sure you know how early and late the Disney World theme parks will be open during your visit. Previously, Disney released park hours through mid-May, but now, more hours through later in May have been released!

Hours for all of the parks have now been released from May 16th through May 22nd. Let’s take a look at what those hours are!

Magic Kingdom

The hours at Magic Kingdom are basically the same as they were for the previous week in May.

Cinderella Castle

The park will be open from 9AM to 6Pm from May 16th through the 22nd.

Magic Kingdom Park Hours

Park hopping there will begin at 2PM.


At EPCOT, you’ll be able to enjoy the Flower & Garden Festival right now through July 5th.

Everything is blooming in EPCOT!

If you’re planning to visit EPCOT to enjoy the Festival in May, the park will be open from 11AM to 7PM from May 16th through the 22nd.

EPCOT Park Hours

Park hopper hours also begin at 2PM.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Ready to head into the Twilight Zone at Hollywood Studios?

Tower of Terror

Well, the park will be open from May 16th through the 22nd from 10AM to 7PM each day.

Hollywood Studios Hours

Again, park hours here begin at 2PM. Keep in mind though, if you want to board Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you’ll need to book a Park Pass for Hollywood Studios and visit that as your first park. If not, you won’t be able to get a boarding group for the ride as the passes are distributed at 7AM and 1PM (before Park Hopping begins).

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

At Animal Kingdom, things are looking the same as they were in mid-May.

Tree of Life

From May 16th through the 22nd, the park will be open from 9AM to 5PM every day.

Animal Kingdom Hours

Park hopping begins at 2PM there as well.

Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach is set to reopen on March 7th.

Blizzard Beach

From May 16th through the 22nd, the park will be open from 11AM to 6PM.

Blizzard Beach Hours

Park passes are not required for Blizzard Beach at this time.

Click here to see what a reopened Blizzard Beach looks like.

Disney Springs

Finally, we get to the hours for Disney Springs for later in May as well.

Plushes at World of Disney

You can do some shopping and dining at Disney Springs from May 16th through the 20th from 10AM to 10PM. On Friday and Saturday (the 21st and 22nd) Disney Springs will be open one hour later — from 10AM to 11PM.

Disney Springs Hours

And those are the listed park hours for later in May. Of course, all of these hours are subject to change, so be on the lookout for more updates from us here at AllEars.

When is your next trip to Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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One Reply to “NEWS: Disney World Park Hours Released Through Later in May”

  1. The published Disney World park hours are a joke. All park hours through May show the parks closing before it even get dark. One of the best experiences in WDW is to see the park at night when all the lights are on. All of the restrictions, show cancellations, and limited park hours make going to WDW just not worth the expense of even going to WDW for a vacation. There will be no shows, parades or even fire works because the parks will be closing before it even gets dark. I have several vacations planned that I will be cancelling in 2021. Others should do the same …