Plan Your Park Days With Disney’s Newly Released Theme Park Hours

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Planning on visiting Walt Disney World during the spookiest time of the year? Well, now you can plan your days with even more ease! Disney World has released its theme park schedule for almost the entire month of October — Halloween hours are still unavailable. Previously, theme park hours for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios were only available through October 23.

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Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom’s hours will vary throughout the final week of October. On days when there is not an After Hours: Boo Bash party, the Magic Kingdom will be open until 9 p.m. On days when there is a Boo Bash party, the theme park will close at 8:30 so Guests who have not paid to attend the event have time to leave before it officially starts.

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Here are the official hours for the Magic Kingdom from October 23 – October 30.

October 24, 26, 29 – 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. — After Hours: Boo Bash will run from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.

October 25, 27, 28, 30 – 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have the same set of hours all throughout the week. Hollywood Studios will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. every day from October 24 until October 30.

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EPCOT will also have the same hours throughout the week, but it will not be open as early as the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. However, the theme park will be open later.

From October 24 until October 30, EPCOT will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

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The International Food and Wine Festival will be happening during this time, but it is important for Guests to note that the Festival will not begin until 11 a.m., but run until the theme park closes.

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Animal Kingdom

Out of all four theme parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open the earliest, but it will also close the earliest. From October 24 until October 30, Animal Kingdom will be open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

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Park Hopping will still be available at all four theme parks beginning at 2 p.m. and will last until each theme park closes.

Walt Disney World’s 50 Anniversary celebration will also be taking place during this time, so Guests should be sure to check out Disney Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom, Harmonious at EPCOT, and Disney KiteTails at Animal Kingdom!

Which theme park are you most looking forward to visiting in October? Let us know in the comments!

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