Extended Evening Hours, early park closures and daily operating hours: Here’s Disney World’s park operating hours schedule for early 2022

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It’s almost impossible to believe that 2021 is coming to a close! Next year is almost here, and we have exciting news about operating hours at each theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in early 2022, so if you’re planning a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth for January through March, here’s the info you need about hours of operation, early theme park entry, Extended Evening Hours, and early closures at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs.

Magic Kingdom Park

Beginning in late January, after the excitement of the holiday season has passed, Magic Kingdom will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. most days, with the exception of January 25, on which Magic Kingdom will open at 9:00 a.m. and close very early at 4:30 p.m.

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In February, Magic Kingdom will generally be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the exception of February 8. That day, the park will close at 4:30 p.m. Other exceptions include February 4th, 9th, 16th, and 21st, on which Magic Kingdom will have Extended Evening Hours. On those days, Deluxe Resort Guests can enjoy the park for two more hours after the park closes to other Guests.

Early March at Magic Kingdom looks similar to February so far. As of right now, the operating hours calendar at Disney World only goes through March 7, and hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the exception of March 2, 2022, when Extended Evening Hours are offered to Guests from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


In late January, EPCOT will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The same is true for February, with the exception of February 7th, 14th, 23rd, and 28th, on which the theme park will offer Extended Evening Hours. Through March 6, these hours are the same, and on March 7, EPCOT offers Extended Evening Hours again.

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Don’t miss EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts, which begins on January 14, 2022!


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In late January, Hollywood Studios park hours for Guests are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. February through early March have the same hours of operation, with no Extended Evening Hours on the calendar anytime between late January and March 7.


Park hours of operation for Disney’s Animal Kingdom don’t really change either, at least according to the Disney World calendar so far. From late January to March 7, Guests can enjoy the theme park from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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From late January through the first week of March 2022, Disney Springs is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on most days, but on Fridays and Saturdays, the shopping, dining, and entertainment district at Walt Disney World is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Of course, hours of operation at each theme park and at Walt Disney World and at Disney Springs are subject to change. Be sure to check operating hours when planning your winter trip to Disney World in 2022!



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!