The Walt Disney Company is continuing to make changes due to the temporary park closures at their theme parks in the United States.
Walt Disney World Hours Changed
The official Walt Disney World website shows no park hours through May 2, 2020. Beginning on May 3, 2020 there are park hours for the theme parks (right now it shows 9am-9pm for Magic Kingdom, which is highlighted in the screenshot below).
Disney World’s other theme parks, including Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, also reflect these park hours changes. You can see a screenshot from the Walt Disney World website showing the park hours for Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May 1-5 below.
May 1-2 has no hours available but beginning on May 3, the park hours show 9am-9pm for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disneyland Hours Changed
Disneyland Resort is showing two different options for park hours. Through April 30, the Disneyland app shows “CLOSED”. After that date, the app shows “schedule unavailable” for one of the parks (Disney’s California Adventure). Then beginning on May 3 the Disneyland app says “schedule unavailable” for both Disney Parks in California.
You can see this in the screenshots provided below.
For those of you who are unaware, Walt Disney World publishes the theme park hours 6 months in advance while Disneyland Resort posts their theme park hours 5-6 weeks in advance.
Though we are still unsure as of when the Walt Disney World Resort will reopen to the public, we now know the parks do not show park hours through at least May 2 for Walt Disney World and May 18 for Disneyland Resort.
More On Disney Parks and Temporary Park Closures
Reports recently surfaced that stated essential Walt Disney World Cast Members — those who are still reporting to work each day during the current pandemic — are reportedly allowed to wear face masks while at work. Essential Cast Members include security guards, animal caretakers, and others. You can read more on this here.
We recently reported that all United States based and non-essential Cast Members and employees will go on furlough beginning on April 19. You can read more about this here.
We also just found out that the Disney Internship & Programs will be temporarily suspended beginning on April 18. You can read more about this here.
Here at Inside the Magic we know The Walt Disney Company is doing everything they can to keep their guests’ and Cast Members’ safety in mind and as their number 1 priority during this unfortunate time. We want to remind everyone to please stay home and stay safe. Take all of the safety precautions and follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing, remaining six feet apart from others, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, wiping down doorknobs and door handles, and washing your hands.