Disney World Extended Evening Hours: A Complete Guide

by | May 13, 2024 | Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog

Your complete guide to the details, dates, and more on Extended Evening Hours at Walt Disney World Resort.

In 2020, Disney World retired their Extra Magic Hours, replacing them with two new perks for staying on property: Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours. Early Theme Park Entry is available to guests staying at any Walt Disney World Resort, allowing them to enter the parks 30 minutes prior to opening. Extended Evening Hours allow guests to stay in the parks after they close — but they are only available for those staying at select resorts.

What are Extended Evening Hours?

Disney World’s Extended Evening Hours are available for those staying at Disney World Deluxe Resorts, Deluxe Villa Resorts, as well as the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, and Shades of Green. The perk allows guests of these hotels to enjoy extended hours on select nights at select parks, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a variety of rides and attractions with lower wait times.

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Participating Hotels

These are all of the hotels that are participating in Extended Evening Hours at Walt Disney World.

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®

Available Rides and Attractions

These are all of the available rides and attractions during Extended Evening Hours at each of the four parks. Keep in mind that ride availability is subject to change, so make sure to check My Disney Experience when you’re visiting.

Magic Kingdom

  • “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

  • 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

Virtual Queue During Extended Evening Hours

During Extended Evening Hours, rides that typically use a virtual queue continue to do so, with an extra opportunity added just for the time.

TRON Lightcycle / Run Soft Open

Photo by Cliff Wang

For TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT guests attending Extended Evening Hours can join the virtual queue beginning at 6 PM that day.

Current Extended Evening Hours at Disney World

Extended Evening Hours dates are constantly being added, so you will want to make sure to check for availability during your upcoming trip. As of now, the current dates have been announced:

March 2024

  • Monday, March 11: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 13: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, March 18: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 20: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, March 25: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 27: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)

April 2024

  • Monday, April 1: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, April 3: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, April 8: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, April 10: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, April 15: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, April 17: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, April 22: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, April 24: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, April 29: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)

May 2024

  • Wednesday, May 1: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, May 6: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 8: Magic Kingdom (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Monday, May 13: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 15: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)
  • Monday, May 20: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 22: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)
  • Monday, May 27: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, May 29: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)

June 2024

  • Monday, June 3: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, June 5: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)
  • Monday, June 10: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, June 12: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)
  • Monday, June 17: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, June 19: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)
  • Monday, June 24: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, June 26: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)

July 2024

  • Monday, July 1: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, July 3: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)
  • Monday, July 8: EPCOT (9 PM to 11 PM)
  • Wednesday, July 10: Magic Kingdom (10 PM to 12 AM)

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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