Here’s When You Can Spend LATE NIGHTS in the Disney Parks!

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Even more details have been released about the all-new Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at Walt Disney World Resort! Here is the latest information from Disney and how to know if and when you can spend late nights in the Disney Parks.

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Disney World is bringing back extended time in the theme parks for Guests staying at select Disney Resort hotels. After the four Disney World theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) reopened in mid-July 2020, Extra Magic Hours were suspended — and it was later announced that they wouldn’t be coming back. But Disney has shared more information about what is replacing them. 

Two new offerings similar to Extra Magic Hours are coming to the Disney Parks in Florida: Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. But one of the offerings is pretty exclusive.

While Early Theme Park Entry will be available for all Disney Resort hotel Guests starting October 1 (read more on the official website here), Extended Evening Theme Park Hours are only for Guests staying at select Disney Resort hotels.

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Per the Disney World website, below is a list of hotels that qualify for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, which allows Guests to stay later in the Disney Parks on select dates beginning this October:

Disney Deluxe Resorts

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Other Select Hotels

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World®
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As of this week, the latest update from Disney shares the current list of dates for when the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours will be offered. Note that, for now, it appears that the only two theme parks offering this benefit will be Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

Current Schedule for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours*

  • Mon, Oct 4: Epcot 10:00 PM – midnight
  • Wed, Oct 6: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Mon, Oct 11: Epcot 10:00 PM – midnight
  • Wed, Oct 13: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Mon, Oct 18: Epcot 10:00 PM – midnight
  • Wed, Oct 20: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Mon, Oct 25: Epcot 10:00 PM – midnight
  • Wed, Oct 27: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

*Check back as more dates are added. Schedule subject to change.

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Stay tuned to Inside the Magic as we bring you the latest information on all things Walt Disney World, all leading up to the 50th anniversary beginning October 1!

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