MORE Extended Evening Hours Announced For Disney World Parks

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Walt Disney World Resort will soon be allowing select Guests to stay in the Parks later in the evening. Now, more dates for these extended hours have been revealed!

Here’s the latest news on the Disney World extended evening hours coming soon to the Disney Parks in Florida.

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Right as Walt Disney World is kicking off the 50th anniversary celebrations on October 1, 2021, two Disney Parks will be offering what is now dubbed Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. On select nights from October 4 onward, Magic Kingdom and EPCOT will be offering Extended Evening Theme Park Hours for Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. At this time, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and DIsney’s Animal Kingdom are not on the schedule as part of this offering.

Related: These Rides Are Included in Disney’s Extended Evening Hours

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Below is the most up-to-date schedule for the new Extended Evening Theme Park Hours:

  • Monday, October 4: Epcot 10:00 PM to midnight
  • Wednesday, October 6: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday, October 11: Epcot 10:00 PM to midnight
  • Wednesday, October 13: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday, October 18: Epcot 10:00 PM to midnight
  • Wednesday, October 20: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday, October 25: Epcot 10:00 PM to midnight
  • Wednesday, October 27: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday, November 1: Epcot 10:00 PM to midnight
  • Wednesday, November 3: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday, November 8: Epcot 10:00 PM – midnight
  • Wednesday, November 10: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Monday, November 15: Epcot 10:00 PM – midnight
  • Wednesday, November 17: Magic Kingdom 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Per the official website, the Disney Resort hotels that will be offering extended evening hours are as follows:

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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Before the theme parks temporarily closed due to the pandemic in March 2020, Walt Disney World Resort offered Extra Magic Hours. Extra Magic Hours allowed Guests staying on property to have extra time in the theme parks, either before Park opening or after Park closing.

Now, Extra Magic Hours are a thing of the past, and instead, Disney is introducing Early Theme Park Entry (which you can read about here) and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. As mentioned, these offerings will be available beginning this fall.

What do you think of the new Extended Evening Theme Park Hours being added as a perk for Guests staying at Deluxe Resorts? Would this entice you to book a trip? Let us know in the comments.

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