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Stay Up Late at Select Disney Parks! Here’s How With Extended Evening Park Hours

Who’s ready to party into the late hours of the night at Walt Disney World? As you prepare for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration, you’ll want to take note that the old “Extra Magic Hours” perk for Disney Resort Guests has officially been replaced. Coming soon, guests will have a chance to experience the new “Early Theme Park Entry”. This new perk is available to ALL Disney Resort guests and provides a 30-minute early entry to ANY theme park, EVERY day. On top of the Early Theme Park Entry, select Disney Deluxe Resort guests are eligible for “Extended Evening Theme Park Hours“. We’re now seeing October dates revealed for the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours perk!

Credit: Disney

When visiting the Walt Disney World website, you’ll see in the screenshot below, Disney’s October Extended Evening Theme Park Hours include October 4 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight), October 6 at Magic Kingdom (9pm – 11pm), October 11 at EPCOT (10pm – midnight), and October 13 at Magic Kingdom (9pm to 11pm):

Unsure if you’re staying at one of the participating resorts? Extended evening theme park hours is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which include the 24 resort selections below:

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’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Credit: Disney)

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
Disney’s Old Key West (Credit: Disney)

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®
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

Keep in mind, guests staying at these resorts will still need a valid theme park ticket to gain access to the park, as well as a theme park reservation. If you’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios for example but still want to enjoy staying up until midnight at EPCOT and have a valid park hopper ticket or annual pass, you can hop to EPCOT as long as you entered your first park where you made your reservation earlier in the day. For all the details about Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, visit Disney’s website. Happy planning, Disney fans!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.