First-Ever Extended Evening Hours Scheduled for Animal Kingdom in November

    According to the Walt Disney World calendar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will host Extended Evening Hours for the first time ever in November. There is actually quite a significant change in the Extended Evening Horus perk for Deluxe Resort guests in the coming weeks and beyond.

    As you can see in our chart below, the perk will end at Magic Kingdom and move to Disney’s Hollywood Studios temporarily starting September 30th. Then, EPCOT will host Extended Evening Hours three times in a row before it debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

    Here’s a look at the latest schedule as compiled by BlogMickey.com:

    DateTheme Park (Hours)
    August 30, 2023Magic Kingdom (10pm to midnight)
    September 4, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    September 6, 2023Magic Kingdom (10pm to midnight)
    September 11, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    September 13, 2023Magic Kingdom (10pm to midnight)
    September 18, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    September 20, 2023Magic Kingdom (10pm to midnight)
    September 25, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    September 30, 2023Disney’s Hollywood Studios (9pm to 11pm)
    October 2, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    October 5, 2023Disney’s Hollywood Studios (9pm to 11pm)
    October 9, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    October 11, 2023Disney’s Hollywood Studios (9pm to 11pm)
    October 16, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    October 19, 2023Disney’s Hollywood Studios (9pm to 11pm)
    October 23, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    October 25, 2023Disney’s Hollywood Studios (9pm to 11pm)
    October 30, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    November 2, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    November 6, 2023EPCOT (9pm to 11pm)
    November 8, 2023Disney’s Animal Kingdom (7pm to 9pm)

    Beyond the calendar, Disney World has not officially acknowledged the change of venue to Animal Kingdom for Extended Evening Hours, and a list of attractions that will be open during the Deluxe Hotel guest perk was not available as of publish time.

    Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

    Enjoy extended evening hours on select nights in select theme parks when you stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels. This popular benefit will continue through 2024!

    More Time for Disney Magic

    Maximize your time at Disney theme parks when you combine extended evening hours with the early theme park entry benefit.

    View the Hours & Events Calendar to see specific times for each event night.

    An Extra Opportunity to Join the Virtual Queue
    Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels will have additional opportunities to join virtual queues.

    • At 6:00 PM on nights with Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at EPCOT, these Guests can request to join the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
    • At 6:00 PM on nights with Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at Magic Kingdom park, these Guests can request to join the virtual queue for TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise.

    Participating Hotels

    Extended evening theme park hours is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which include:

    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 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

    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®

    What’s Available at the Theme Parks

    During the extended evening theme park hours, select merchandise and food and beverage locations will be available. 
    In addition, the following attractions are scheduled to be in operation*:

    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

    EPCOT

    • Frozen Ever After
    • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
    • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
    • Mission: SPACE
    • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
    • Soarin’ Around the World
    • Spaceship Earth
    • Test Track
    • The Seas with Nemo & Friends

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Please note, extended evening hours are available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on September 30, October 5, October 11, October 19 and October 25, 2023.

    • Alien Swirling Saucers
    • 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
    • Toy Story Mania!
    • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

    • *Please note that attractions are subject to change and may not always be operational. To learn about any unplanned closures or long-term refurbishments, please view details about the attraction on our website or mobile app.

    Know Before You Go

    • Guests will need valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day to experience extended evening hours–or, Guests may experience extended evening hours if they have a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper option and first enter the park where they made their reservation.
    • Not all Walt Disney World attractions are available during extended evening theme park hours. The extended evening theme park hours schedule and available attractions are subject to change without notice.
    • Applicable theme park, days and times of operation, attraction and service availability may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity and cancellation.

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