Extended Evening Hours Planned for Disney's Animal Kingdom

WDW Theme Park News

Guests staying at Deluxe and Disney Vacation Club resorts will be able to enjoy late night access to Disney's Animal Kingdom this fall. 

Disneys Animal Kingdom Everest Night

The official calendar for Walt Disney World lists Extended Evening Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom on the night of November 8, 2023. The park will be open to day guests from 9:00am to 7:00pm, while qualifying hotel guests can enjoy 2 additional hours in the park from 7:00 to 9:00pm. This marks the first time that Disney's Animal Kingdom has hosted Extended Evening Hours since the perk made its debut in October 2021. 

Traditionally, Deluxe and DVC resort guests have been able to enjoy one late night per week at both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. However, throughout the fall months the schedule has been disrupted by Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom and the new Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

For 5 weeks from September 30 through October 25, Disney's Hollywood Studios will join EPCOT as the two Extended Evening Hours parks. Then in early November, the perk appears to be moving to EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom for an undetermined period of time. 

Theme park hours are published approximately 60 days in advance with early-November dates just now being revealed. Visit the official Walt Disney World operating calendar for updates. 

Extended Evening Hours are a perk offered exclusively to guests staying at Deluxe and Disney Vacation Club resorts. A confirmed hotel reservation and theme park admission are required in order to participate.