Disney World Theme Parks to Reopen With Reduced Operating Hours

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As Disney announced their plans for the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort — including the proposed reopening dates for the Disney World theme parks — they updated the website and app to reflect the July theme park hours.

Beginning this July, the Disney World theme parks will reopen with reduced operating hours. The My Disney Experience app shows that Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 11.

On July 15, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., EPCOT will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Walt Disney World Resort water parks will also be open this July.

You can view our screenshots of the Disney World theme park operating hours below.

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The news of Disney World’s reduced operating hours comes on the same day that several other operational changes were announced. Disney shared that when the theme parks reopen in just under two months, they will not offer fireworks shows, parades, or character meet and greets, although characters will still be present in the park in some capacity.

Disney also stated that select transportation options like buses, monorails, and ferry boats will begin limited operations, as well, and will be available for theme park guests once the parks reopen. You can read more about that here. 

It’s also important to note that as Disney World makes an effort to operate the theme parks at a reduced capacity upon reopening, the company will also be implementing a mandatory reservation system. This means guests will need to make a reservation in order to enter the theme parks each day. To help implement this system before the parks reopen, Disney made the decision to temporarily pause all new ticket sales for the time being.

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At this time, Disney has not shared much information about the operating hours for the Disney World theme parks, nor have they stated how long these reduced hours will last. We will update Inside the Magic as soon as Disney shares more information about theme park operations at Walt Disney World Resort.

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