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Disney World Announces Extended Hours at All But One Theme Park in July

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Disney World has announced extended park hours for July at three of the resort’s four theme parks, so if you’re headed to the parks this month, grab your calendar, your highlighter, and your pen as we look at the changes in park hours at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Disney World! Why Not??

The Walt Disney World Resort is a top vacation destination in the United States, especially for families during the summer months–and why not? With thrilling rides, interactive attractions, and world-class entertainment at four different theme parks, as well as two water parks, more than two dozen choices in unique and themed resort hotels, and a myriad of dining venues and cuisines, there’s something for every member of the family at Disney World.

And because the magic is for everyone, it’s hard to say goodbye when the day draws to a close and park hours are over. But Disney World has just announced extended hours for Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Sorry, fellow EPCOT lovers!)
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Extended Hours at Three Theme Parks

On July 17, Magic Kingdom will open from 9:00 a.m. and remain open until 11:00 p.m. instead of closing at 10:00 p.m. as usual. Beginning July 16 and going through July 22, 2023, Guests will get to enjoy Disney’s Hollywood Studios for an extra half-hour, as the park will open at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. Early entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests will begin at 8:00 a.m. during those days, and the park will close to Guests at 9:00 p.m.

Also beginning July 16 and going through July 22, 2023, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open at 8:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m., and the animal-themed park will close at 9:00 p.m., giving Guests a full hour more each day to enjoy the park. During these days, early entry for Disney World Resort Hotel Guests will begin at 7:30 a.m.
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As of the time of this publication, there’s been no news of extended hours in July at EPCOT, but because that can change at any time, we will update this information as it becomes available.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!