If you’re headed to Disney World, there are certain things you NEED to know before your trip.
You need to make sure your park pass reservations are booked well ahead of time, before dates start to sell out. You also want to make sure you get those advance dining reservations booked as soon as possible. Finally, you’ll need to make sure you know the park hours — those can change a lot and you’ll want to make sure you’re going to the parks that’ll give you the most bang for your buck each day.
Right now, park hours are available for Disney World’s parks through mid December. But we’ll start by giving you a look at October, starting with the first of the month.
On October 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, and 15th, Magic Kingdom is open from 9AM to 11PM. On October 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 14th, Magic Kingdom is open from 8AM to 6PM — Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is offered on those days so beware of those earlier closures.
Extended evening hours are on October 5th and 12th from 11PM to 1AM.
On October 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, and 29th, Magic Kingdom’s hours are from 9AM-11PM. On October 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, and 28th, Magic Kingdom is open from 8AM-6PM — Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is offered on those nights, as well. The hours are slightly different on the 30th and 31st — 9AM to 6PM — and Not-So-Scary parties are offered on those nights too.
Extended evening hours are on October 19th and 26th from 11PM-1AM.
In November, Magic Kingdom is open from 9-10PM on November 1st-7th, 9th, and 12th, and from 9-6PM on November 8th, 10th, and 11th. On those nights, the park will close early for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Extended evening hours are on November 2nd and 9th from 10PM-Midnight.
On November 13th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd-26th, Magic Kingdom is open from 9AM-10PM. On November 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, and 22nd, Magic Kingdom is open from 9AM-6PM — again, the early closure is due to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Extended evening hours are on November 16th and 23rd from 10PM-Midnight.
On November 28th and 30th, the park is open from 9AM-10PM and the park is open from 9AM-6PM on November 27th and 29th (closing early for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party). Extended evening hours are on November 30th from 10PM-Midnight.
On December 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, and 13th, Magic Kingdom is open from 9AM-6PM (closing early for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party).
Extended evening hours are on December 7th from 10PM-Midnight.
In EPCOT, park hours are from 8:30AM-9PM from October 1st-15th. Extended evening hours are on October 3rd and 10th from 9PM-11PM.
For most of the rest of the month, from October 16th-29th, EPCOT hours are the same, from 8:30AM to 9PM. On October 30th and 31st those hours are 9AM to 9PM. Extended evening hours are on October 17th, 24th, and 31st from 9PM-11PM.
From November 1st-19th, EPCOT’s hours are from 9AM-9PM, with extended evening hours on November 7th and 14th from 9PM-11PM.
From November 20th-24th, EPCOT’s hours are the same, from 9AM-9PM. Hours change slightly from November 25th through the 30th. On those dates, the park will be open from 9:00AM to 9:30PM.
Extended evening hours are on November 21st and 28th from 9PM-11PM.
On December 1st-13th, EPCOT is open from 9AM-9:30PM. Extended evening hours are on December 5th and 12th from 9:30PM-11:30PM.
Hollywood Studios is open from 8:30AM-9PM throughout most of the month of October. Those hours are slightly different at the end of the month. On October 30th and 31st, the hours are 9AM to 9PM.
For the month of November, Hollywood Studios is open from 9AM-9PM.
The hours change on December 1st, with the park open from 8:30AM-9PM through December 13th.
On October 1st-3rd, 6th-11th, 13th-17th, 20th-23rd, and 29th, Animal Kingdom’s hours are from 8AM-8PM. On October 4th-5th, 25th-27th, and 30th-31st, the hours are 9AM-7PM.
There are also a few days where the park is open from 8AM to 7PM — those are October 12th, 18th, 19th, 24th, and 28th.
In November, Animal Kingdom’s hours are from 9AM-7PM
From December 1st-13th, Animal Kingdom is open from 9AM-7PM.
As always, these hours are subject to change. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates from us. You can also check park hours on the Disney World website or the My Disney Experience app.
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