Everything You Need to Know About Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at Walt Disney World

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The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced that Disney Resort Hotel Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels would be able to enjoy extended evening hours on select nights in select theme parks. The beginning schedule for this perk has been released and currently, it appears that it will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and it is currently only going to occur at the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Guests at select resorts will receive two additional hours of theme park time. The benefit begins on October 4 and currently the schedule has been released through early November. It seems as though Disney is slowly releasing the schedule, likely so they can make changes, should they need to.

The current dates are:

  • 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

At each park, there are specific attractions that will be available. They include:

Magic Kingdom

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

EPCOT

  • Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends

During these extra hours, select attractions, merchandise, and food and beverage options will be available.

As mentioned, this perk is only available for Guests staying at Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. The resorts that can take part in this perk include:

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

In order for Guests to be able to attend the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, they will need valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day to experience extended evening hours. In addition, Guests may also experience extended evening hours if they have a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper option and first enter the park where they made their reservation. (Again, you must be staying at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort.)

 

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8 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know About Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at Walt Disney World

  • August 23, 2021 at 7:44 pm
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    The lack of Peoplemover at night is very sad. Best time to ride it and often one of the last things I’m on.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 3:54 am
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    There’s a big omission on the Epcot list: Ratatouille.
    Presumably the International Gateway will still be open, so with France next door, it doesn’t seem like that should be a problem to keep open.

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    • August 24, 2021 at 8:10 am
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      I wonder if it has something to do with Ratatouille using boarding groups, but it feels like a big miss. I hope it gets added at some point.

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  • August 24, 2021 at 9:58 am
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    How will they even enforce this though? Go around asking people still in the park after 9pm what hotel they’re staying in?

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    • August 24, 2021 at 10:15 am
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      Probably the same way they used to enforce the old magic extra hours, scan your band or ticket.

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    • August 24, 2021 at 10:16 am
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      You will probably need to use your wristband/ticket/phone at the entrance of each ride and that will show whether you are entitled to be there

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  • August 31, 2021 at 6:44 am
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    How do you think this will impact crowds? We have little kids so won’t be taking advantage of those extra hours. But is the scheduled day a good day to avoid the park, because more people will be there that day? Or go to the park, since people will be staying late the crowd might be less in the morning? Or is it negligible since overall the number of guests taking advantage of this will be low?

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  • October 5, 2021 at 3:30 pm
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    Do you think they will include more days of the week later on? Only having it on two days of the week is pretty lackluster.

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