If you’re going to Disney World at some point in the next few months, it’s critical that you know WHEN the parks will be open.
Operating hours at the parks can vary a lot depending on the time of year and sometimes hours can CHANGE even during your trip. Today we’re taking a look at ALL of the park hours that have been released through part of 2023!
This post was last updated on August 22nd, 2023 — check back for more updates in the future.
In August, Magic Kingdom will generally be open from 9AM to 10PM on days when Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is NOT being offered. When the Halloween Party is offered, however, the park opens a bit earlier (8AM) and closes significantly earlier (at 6PM).
Note that the Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event so you do need to pay for a specific ticket for the Party to attend (your Magic Kingdom park ticket won’t get you into the Party).
In September, things are generally similar. The park is typically open from 9AM to 10PM on days when the Halloween Party is NOT offered. It’ll also be open from 8AM to 6PM on September 1st, but then hours shift to 9AM to 6PM on other Halloween Party dates that month.
That continues through the end of the month.
In October, it looks like the park is generally open from 9AM to 6PM on nights when the Halloween Party is offered, and 9AM to 10PM on the other nights.
Remember that the Halloween Party IS offered on Halloween day/night so that might impact your plans.
November 1st is the last night of the Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom and hours will be 9AM to 6PM.
In August, EPCOT is open each day from 9AM to 9PM.
In September, EPCOT retains those hours and will be open from 9AM to 9PM each day.
Here’s a look at the schedule for the back end of the month.
In October, EPCOT will once again be open from 9AM to 9PM.
Here’s a look at the hours toward the end of the month.
On November 1st, operating hours are still 9AM to 9PM.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
In August, Hollywood Studios is open from 8:30AM to 9PM from August 22nd through the 26th. On the 27th those hours switch to 9AM to 9PM.
In September, the park is open from 9AM to 9PM daily.
On most days in October, Hollywood Studios is open from 9AM to 9PM but there is one important exception.
On October 17th, Hollywood Studios will be only open from 9AM to 5PM. That could seriously cut into your park time so consider that carefully before opting to go to Hollywood Studios that day.
On November 1st, Hollywood Studios will be open from 9AM to 9PM.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
From August 22nd through August 27th, the park will be open from 8AM to 7PM. Those hours then shift to 9AM to 7PM on August 28th until the end of the month.
On most days in September, Animal Kingdom will be open from 9AM to 7PM, but there are some exceptions:
- September 2nd — 8AM to 7PM
- September 3rd — 8AM to 7PM
- September 9th — 8AM to 7PM
In October, Animal Kingdom is scheduled to be open from 9AM to 7PM each day.
On November 1st, the park will be open from 9AM to 7PM.
And that’s a look at current Disney World park hours through part of 2023. More hours will likely be released soon, so check back for updates. And remember that park hours are subject to change, so be sure to check on those hours before and during your trip!
Stay tuned for more news!
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