Disney Summer Park Hours: What You Should Know

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Walt Disney World Resort, the Most Magical Place on Earth, has just released more details about the summer Park hours. So, if you are heading to Orlando this summer, what do you need to know?

Keep in mind that theme park hours and operations are subject to change, and Disney makes this very clear on the Walt Disney World website. But going off what has already been revealed, here’s a breakdown of the Disney World theme park hours for this summer and what you should know if you are planning to visit within the next few months.

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Disney Tip: Check Park Hours When Booking Reservations

One of our biggest tips when booking theme park reservations is to check the Park hours before booking. Because theme park hours can vary slightly depending on the day (especially for Disney’s Animal Kingdom), we highly recommend taking a look at theme park hours when booking your Disney Park Pass reservations. When booking a trip, keep your My Disney Experience account open in one tab on your browser, the theme park reservation availability calendar open in another tab, and in a third tab have the Disney theme park hours. It may sound complicated, but trust us, it works!

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This way, you can make sure you are booking theme park reservations on a day when the parks you want to visit have the longest hours. This won’t work for everyone who books trips several months or even a year in advance, as Disney only releases park hours a couple months out. But if you are flexible with your Park days, you are booking only a couple of months in advance, or you are wanting to change your Disney Park Pass reservations within a few weeks of your trip, this tip can be a game-changer.

June Park Hours

To give you an idea of where we’re starting, this week, from June 11 through June 15, the Park hours for all four Disney World theme parks are as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom: 8: 00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • EPCOT: 11: 00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

June 11 through July 15

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The hours above remain relatively consistent, with shortened hours in Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a few days toward the end of June (the park closes at either 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., or 7:00 p.m., depending on the day you visit at the end of June, so keep that in mind when booking your Disney Park Pass reservations).

June 21 through June 25

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July Park Hours

When we get to July, the theme park hours tend to become slightly more varied. We see Magic Kingdom opening one hour later than in June, for example.

In the first half of July, the Park hours of operations are as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom: 9: 00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • EPCOT: 11: 00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July 1 through July 5

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July 6 through July 10

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July 11 through July 15

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Later in the month, we see shortened hours at EPCOT. Pretty consistently, the Park hours through the end of July are as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom: 9: 00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • EPCOT: 11: 00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July 26 through July 30

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August Park Hours

Now, at the time of this article’s publication, Walt Disney World Resort theme park hours have been released through August 28. Let’s take a look at the trends for Park hours in August 2021 to give you an idea of how early the Parks will open and how late the Parks will close while you are on your summer vacation at Disney.

Consistently, through the entire month of August (through August 28 so far), the theme park hours are as follows (the difference here is you will see shortened hours at Hollywood Studios in August):

  • Magic Kingdom: 9: 00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • EPCOT: 11: 00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

August 1 through August 5

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Disney After Hours Boo Bash

If you are visiting Disney World this August, remember that Disney After Hours Boo Bash (the Halloween event for 2021) will be held on select nights in Magic Kingdom from August through October. So, if you are heading to the parks in two months, keep in mind that going to Magic Kingdom on a Boo Bash date could mean that the theme park is more crowded in the evening since Guests who purchase Boo Bash tickets will be allowed to enter a few hours before the After Hours event officially begins.

Below are the August dates for Boo Bash at Magic Kingdom, if you want to factor this into your trip planning (whether that means you want to purchase tickets or not!):

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Read more about Disney After Hours Boo Bash here!

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Keep in mind, as previously mentioned, theme park hours can vary and change. When it comes to the hours of operation at the Disney Parks and what is available during your visit, everything is subject to change on any given day, but we hope this article gives you an idea of what you can expect during your upcoming visit. We’ll continue to update this article with the latest information on Disney theme park hours this summer as it is released.

If you are visiting Disney World for the 50th anniversary this October, read our Know Before You Go article here!

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