Revised Park Hours Announced for Walt Disney World in Late April 2024

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Walt Disney World Resort has made adjustments to its operating hours at several of its theme parks for the week of April 21-27, 2024. These changes impact the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, offering guests extended hours to enjoy the parks. Below are the detailed updates to the park hours, along with existing hours for EPCOT, which remains unchanged.

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Magic Kingdom Hours

For the week of April 21-27, Magic Kingdom will see modifications to its operating schedule. Originally set to open from 9 AM to 9 PM, the park will now open at 8 AM on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Closing times have also been extended on select days; the park will close at 11 PM on April 21, 26, and 27, and at 10 PM from April 22 through 24. Additionally, extended evening hours for select hotel guests will be available on April 24, from 10 PM to midnight.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hours

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will extend its closing time on specific dates. While the park was scheduled to operate from 9 AM to 9 PM daily, it will now remain open until 9:30 PM on Sunday, April 21, and until 10 PM on April 25-27.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hours

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will adjust its opening time to 8 AM daily, from its previously scheduled 9 AM to 6 PM operation. The park will extend its closing hours to 7 PM on April 21, 26, and 27.

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EPCOT Hours Remain Unchanged

EPCOT’s operating hours will remain as previously scheduled. The park will open at 10 AM on Sunday, April 21, and at 9 AM on all other days of the week, with a consistent closing time of 9 PM daily. Early entry for hotel guests begins 30 minutes before the regular park opening every day.


The updated park hours at Walt Disney World Resort offer guests more time to explore and enjoy the magic of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. With extended operating hours on select days and the unchanged schedule at EPCOT, visitors have ample opportunity to experience all the attractions and entertainment these parks have to offer. Guests planning their visit during the week of April 21-27, 2024, should take note of these changes to make the most out of their Disney vacation.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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