Disney World Releases Park Hours Through March 2022
Disney World has updated their park hours calendar once again, so we now have more information on when the parks will be open.
The calendar previously only went through March 6th, but we now have hours for all four theme parks through March 15th. If youre heading to Disney World this March, check out the current hours so that you know how to play your Disney day.
Here are the current schedules for the four Disney World parks, plus Disney Springs. Keep in mind that operating hours can change, and well let you know if we hear about any changes or additions to this calendar.
For all four parks, park hopper is available from 2PM until park close. Guests staying at a Disney World hotel also qualify for Early Theme Park Entry, which means that they can enter the parks 30 minutes before other guests. This applies to each park every day, as long as you have a park pass reservation for the one youre visiting.
From , Magic Kingdom will be open from 9AM to 8PM.
It will stay open from 9AM to 9PM from .
Magic Kingdom will have Extended Evening Hours for guests staying at Deluxe Resorts on , which last from 8PM to 10PM.
The Park Prodigy Orlando Crowd Calendar
Are you planning a trip to Orlando in 2022 and worried about crowds and ticket prices? Our Universal and 2022 Disney World Crowd Calendar is here to help! There has never been a more important time to prepare and plan for your next Disney and Universal vacation. There are a few reasons why we do expect crowd levels to be higher than years past including the fact that many people had to cancel their vacations in 2020, the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration in 2022 and of course just the simple fact that families still love visiting the parks!
Our Orlando crowd calendar is the perfect tool to help you avoid peak times and make your vacation unforgettable. Not only do we use hundreds upon hundreds of days of historical data, but we track special events at the parks too. We understand 2022 will be unlike any other years and thats why we are keeping a close eye on crowd trends and breaking news from around the parks.
Disneys Hollywood Studios In July
Galaxy Edge fans can prepare for their Star Wars vacation this July as Disneys Hollywood Studios Park Hours have been announced. This summer, cool off with some interesting drinks at Ogas Cantina and fly the Millennium Falcon from July 1 to 31 from 9 a.m to 7 p.m with Park Hopping hours from 2 p.m to 7 p.m.
Universal Orlando Park Hours
In order to make it easier when planning your trip, our Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar includes expected park hours of operation. Its important to note Universal can and does change its park hours after initially publishing hour on their website. As we will always work our hardest to keep this information as accurate as possible, the policies and procedures of other companies may change. As such, we are unable to make any warranties regarding the accuracy of the above-posted information.
We always recommend to contact guests services a day or two before you visit to confirm park hours. 407-630-8650.
Hours Extended At Walt Disney World In January
Walt Disney World has been extending hours at many of its theme parks to deal with high crowds, and it looks like some of these extensions will continue later into the month with both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom now closing later on several days this month. You can check out the full calendar here for the latest.
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How Long To Visit Walt Disney World
To start, we have a few posts for shorter visits that go through some of the decisions youll be making on a shorter visit:
For a first visit, we recommend at least three full days. Thats four nights, and with the arrival and departure days, five days. Obviously this is better if you can fly in very early and out very late. With three days, you can spend two full days at one park each, and split the third day between the remaining two parks.
Four full days plus one travel day is better. If flight prices work out, consider flying in one night earlier than planned and staying at the cheapest Disney room you can find. Wake up the next morning, tell them to send your bags to the Disney hotel you booked the rest of your trip at , and go enjoy the parks.
Five full days, or four full days plus a solid half day , is ideal. This will allow you full days at each park and an extra half day at Magic Kingdom.
Weve done ten-day vacations at Walt Disney World and month-long Airbnb stays off property. Theres really no amount of time wed say is too long. After six to eight days, youll need look beyond the standard plan though, and to things like water parks, spa / no parks days, and backstage tours.
Frequently Asked Questions About Walt Disney World
On this page youll find answers to dozens of Walt Disney World frequently asked questions, including information about vacation planning, tickets, hotels and more!
Help! Where do I start?
If you have never been on a Walt Disney World vacation , its understandable why you might feel overwhelmed by all of the information on this site. The best place to start is with the step-by-step planning guide.
When are the best times of year to go to Walt Disney World?
WHEN you choose to visit can make a substantial difference! Its not as big a difference as it used to be, as Disney has done a lot of work on spreading attendance across the year. They put special events, parties, festivals and promotions to fill up the hotels and parks during the traditional off season, making the slow seasons not as slow as they once were. That said, paying attention to dates is still worth it. Even if you have very limited times you can go, choosing the best possible options for arrival and departure date might reduce the average attendance across your trip by 10% or more if you can just avoid one super busy day, and thats absolutely worth it.
The BEST times to go to Walt Disney World are:
- During special events that interest you. Bear in mind that events held on major holidays usually attract significant crowds, however.
The WORST times to visit Walt Disney World are:
In short, dont waste your money.
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Walt Disney World Basics And Essential Tips
Walt Disney World is a vacation destination outside of Orlando, Florida with four theme parks, two waterparks, numerous hotels, world class dining, and several other offerings .
If youre brand new to Walt Disney World planning, start with our Basic Things To Know About Walt Disney World. Thats a quick read that will get you familiar with Walt Disney World.
Then move on to our Essential Tips for Planning Your First Disney World Vacation. Theres some overlap between that list and this guide, but thats okay, youll just be a little ahead of the curve in the rest of your planning.
Pricing Disney World Tickets
Disney prices Walt Disney World tickets on a date-and-length based system. Discount ticket brokers also price tickets this way. Now, when you purchase a ticket it will:
have a start date at which it becomes valid
have an end datethe date by which your visits must be complete
have a set number of days you can visit the parks during that window.
You choose the start date and the number of park days. The end date is automatically set by the system. Price is determined by the number of park days and the start date.
So, for example, a five-day park hopper ticket with a start date of November 11 can be used on any five days during the eight-day range of November 11 through November 18. That ticket costs $646.81 for an adult directly through Disney and $609.52 through Undercover Tourist. Party and event tickets vary based on date and event but typically cost between $150 and $250 per person.
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Early Theme Park Entry
Early Theme Park Entry is a perk offered to guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels that allows guests access to the park 30 minutes before its scheduled open, every day.
At Magic Kingdom, Early Entry includes select rides in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. The other areas of the park are not a part of Early Entry. Marquee attractions Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Peter Pans Flight are all included in Early Theme Park Entry,
Disney World To Reduce Theme Park Hours Starting This September
All four Disney World theme parks will have reduced hours starting Sept. 8.
Starting Sept. 8, Disney World will be reducing the hours of Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disneys Hollywood Studios, and Disneys Animal Kingdom.
Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will be closing an hour earlier, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively Epcot will be closing at 7 p.m. instead of 9 p.m., and Animal Kingdom will shave an hour off in the morning and in the evening.
The news was shared on the theme parks My Disney Experience Disney World app and website this weekend.
Starting Sept. 8, Disney World’s hours of operation at each theme park are:
Magic Kingdom: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Epcot: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Disneys Hollywood Studios: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Disneys Animal Kingdom Theme Park: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is the latest operational update from the Florida theme park resort since it reopened in July after closing in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. Upon reopening, Disney World implemented a number of new health and safety protocols across its theme parks, hotels, and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district. These new measures include required face coverings for guests and cast members, physical distancing guidelines, increased cleaning and sanitization, reduced capacity at the theme parks, and more.
Elizabeth Rhodes is an associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure who covers all things theme parks. Follow her adventures on Instagram .
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Disney World Park Hours Extra Magic Magic Kingdom Hours
Plan your family vacation and create memories for a lifetime by visiting the best park Disney World. Find out Disney World Hours in advance and make your plan in accordance. Be aware of the Disney World Working Timings on normal days as well as Holidays so that make up your mind on when to visit. Once, have a look at the Opening and Closing Timings of Disney World Park and enjoy your vacation.
Disney World Hours Of Operation
Feeling bored and not in a mood to visit Disney World to know the Operating Schedule. Have a glance at the Opening and Closing Timings of Disney World Park on both Holidays and Regular Days. Check Disney World Park Hours earlier and create memories for a lifetime. Visit at the right time with the help of Disney World Park Timings and discover a whole world of magic.
Extra Hours Access To Magic Kingdom
There are several options for getting early or late access to Magic Kingdom. Early Entry grants certain guests extra time in the morning. Extended Evening Hours grants a small set of guests extra hours in the evening. Finally, After Hours events are ticketed events with exclusive late-hour park access.
Operating Hours Released For Walt Disney World Theme Parks Through May 8 2021 Park Hours Extended Select Dates In March
Walt Disney World has released the operating hours for its theme parks now through the first week of May. Park hours have also been extended from March 5th through the 13th at select parks.
The Magic Kingdom continues to open at 9:00 AM, but will now close at 8:00 PM from March 5th to the 8th, and closes at 7:00 PM on the 9th through the 11th. The park closes at 10:00 PM instead of 6:00 PM on March 12th and 13th.
EPCOT continues to open at 11:00 daily, and will now close at 9:00 PM on March 6th. From March 7th through the 12th the park will close at 8:00 PM. EPCOT now closes at 10:00 PM on the 13th.
Animal Kingdom will now open at 8:00 AM everyday March 7th through the 13th. The park will now close at 6:00 PM on the 7th and 8:00 PM on the 13th.
Hollywood Studios will now open at 9:00 AM from March 7th through the 13th, one hour earlier each day. The parks closing time has remained the same at 7:00 PM.
Here are the new park hours from May 2nd to the 8th:
- Magic Kingdom: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- EPCOT: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Disneys Hollywood Studios: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Disneys Animal Kingdom: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Blizzard Beach: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Be sure to keep up with WDWNT as we keep you updated on park hours.
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If You Want To Spend A Bit More
The sky is the limit for how much you can spend at Walt Disney World. But if you want to spend a bit more, we say do it with a budget mindset.
You can sometimes save 50% on Disneys deluxe hotels easily by renting DVC points, for example. If youre buying 10-day tickets, youll still save buying discount tickets! If you want to fly first class, consider using points.
If you really have infinite money available for your trip, you skipped over this section. Since you have some finite amount, make sure youre getting the most you can out of it! Read the rest of this guide with a budget mindset, and apply those tips to your deluxe vacation.
Planning Around After Hours And Extended Evening Hours
You dont specifically have to plan around After Hours or Extended Evening Hours because the park simply closes for guests who dont have access to that event. The only thing to be aware of is that nights with these offerings might involve the park closing earlier than other nights. To maximize your time in the parks, try to avoid being caught at a park that is closing earlier than normal.
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How Do We Determine Crowd Levels
We use wait time data that weve collected for more than 10 years in predicting crowd levelstaking into consideration seasonality, holidays, special events, opening hours and other factors that go into planning Disney vacations. We also have unique insight into crowds based on hotel reservations and ticket trends.
Our Crowd Calendar is easy, accurate and helpful in planning Disney vacations our customer feedback speaks for itself!
- “We booked our trip based on the crowd calendar and it was spot on! The longest attraction line we waited in was 20 minutes.” – SPettiette
- “You guys have, hands down, the best crowd calendar!” – T.H.
- “I’d just like to say a thank you in the time you have taken to produce your ‘Crowd Calendar’. It is the only one on the net in my eyes that has any form of user friendliness . So far we have planned all or our fast passes etc. in advance using your calendar, and I’m not sure if we’d be anywhere near as organized if it didn’t exist.” – Steve
Our Orlando Crowd Calendar Includes The Following Theme Parks:
- Walt Disney World
- Universal Orlando
- Sea World Orlando
We have found the best days to visit Orlando depend on a few factors including crowds, weather, park hours, and park ticket prices. So thats exactly what we have included in our 2022 Disney and Universal Orlando crowd calendars!
Orlando, Florida is known for its sunny yet sometimes unpredictable weather. This make it an important part to consider when booking your next trip. Summer months tend to be in the high 90s while winter months tend to be cooler.
The Park Prodigy crowd calendar tracks the average temperature range for each day of the calendar year. This will allow you to know exactly what to expect and pack accordingly!
Theme Park Hours
It doesnt matter if youre visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, we have found park hours can be confusing. Especially with the recent additions of so many special event tickets which allow guests into the park earlier or later than other guests.
Our 2022 Disney crowd calendar includes the daily openings and closings for all Orlando theme parks.
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Disneys Blizzard Beach Water Park
If relaxing at the pool or tackling Disney Worlds tallest water slide sounds like something youd like to do for the holiday season, Disneys Blizzard Beach Water Park will remain open from 11AM to 6PM on
And, the water park will continue to be open from 10AM to 5PM all the way through .
Heres the last date of Blizzard Beachs holiday hours.
At the moment, no park hours are being shown for Blizzard Beach for any point beyond January 1st. Since park hours are available for other parks, it is possible that New Years Day will likely be the last day that guests can visit before it closes for the winter months. Well be on the lookout for updates.