Beginning today, EPCOT’s opened in October 1982. operating hours have been modified to yield some of the earliest (if not the earliest) times since ‘s second
The new operating hours begin February 28. The first set of extended hours runs from today, Monday, February 28, to Saturday, March 5. The same extended hours are in effect from Sunday, March 13 to Saturday, March 19, 2022. On these dates, EPCOT will welcome Guests between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EPCOT’s previous operating hours were 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., meaning that during these extended periods, Guests can enjoy EPCOT for an and a half longer than on previous dates.
From Sunday, March 6 to Saturday, March 12, EPCOT’s operating hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Previously, those hours had been 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
EPCOT’s 8:30 a.m. reopened after its nearly four-month closure in response to the coronavirus pandemic. An 8:30 a.m. at EPCOT is also a massive extension in hours when you consider that currently does not have a separate from the rest of the . Once upon a time, we never could have imagined welcoming Guests around the promenade at 8:30 in the morning. is the earliest one the has offered since
Perhaps the extension at EPCOT is the result of ‘s anticipation of a higher number of Guests at the during the month of March.
It’s not known at this time whether this extension will be gone after these dates in March, or if this will become more normal as EPCOT continues to undergo a complete overhaul in some areas of the , including the addition of the new Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND attraction, the development of a new Moana-themed attraction, and an overhaul of the front half of the .
It’s important to mention that if you’re a Hotel, you can enjoy at EPCOT even earlier than these posted times, as Resort Hotel Guests get a 30-minute headstart in the parks. This means that on some days in March, Resort Hotel Guests can be at EPCOT as early as 8:00 a.m.! staying on property at a