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Disney has put this new program in place along with Early Theme Park Entry. We’ll go over all you need to know.
What is Disney World Extended Evening Hours?
Certain guests are allowed to participate in extended evening hours on select evenings, in select theme parks.
Currently the parks included in this program are Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Currently this is not available every day.
To date, when a park has Extended Evening Hours, Disney has been keeping the park open an additional 2 hours. Of course, this is all subject to change at any time.
Who can participate in Extended Evening Hours in the Disney World parks?
Only guests staying in the following types of resorts can enjoy the extended evening hours. :
- Disney Deluxe Resorts
- Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts
- and a small number of other select resorts
Here are the Disney resorts and villas that are currently included in the Extended Evening Hours:
- 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
- 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
Here are the other select hotels that are currently included in Extra Evening Hours:
- Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
- Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
- Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World®
What rides and attractions will be open and available during Extra Evening Hours?
Keep in mind that not every ride, store or restaurant will be kept opened during the extra evening hours. Here’s what Disney currently opens when a park has Extra Evening Hours (subject to change at any time):
Magic Kingdom Park
- “it’s a small world”
- Astro Orbiter
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Haunted Mansion
- Mad Tea Party
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- The Barnstormer
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along
- Frozen Ever After
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- Mission: SPACE
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- Soarin’ Around the World
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Extended Evening Hours on April 13, 2022 Only
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Toy Story Mania!
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
How will Disney Know if you qualify for the Extended Evening Hours?
Of course, Disney requires valid theme park admission. If you have a Park Hopper and hop to the park with the Extended Evening Hours, you qualify. They will use either your MagicBand, Key to the World Card or Disney MagicMobile pass to verify your information.
Visit here to read about Early Theme Park Entry.
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