Early Entry, Extended Evening Hours Confirmed for 2025

WDW Theme Park News

Two popular perks which extend theme park hours for Disney Vacation Club resort stays are sticking around for another year. 

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Back in 2021, Walt Disney World launched its current iteration of Early Entry and late night theme park hours. Early Entry allows guests staying at Disney owned-and-operated resorts to begin enjoying all 4 theme parks up to 30 minutes prior to their posted opening time. Meanwhile, Extended Evening Hours is offered exclusively to guests staying at Deluxe and DVC resorts, providing 2 hours of late night access for up to two theme parks per week. 

This week Disney confirmed that both perks will continue to be offered throughout 2025. 

Both perks are available to all resort guests, including point renters and owners who do not normally qualify for Membership Extras. Room keys or MagicBands are typically scanned at the parks to confirm eligibility. However, no advance registration or other criteria apply, aside from being a registered guest at a qualifying resort. 

The schedule for Extended Evening Hours is posted about 60 days in advance, along with theme park operating hours. Evenings are typically offered weekly at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, however Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom are occasionally featured in the fall when holiday parties and events impact operations at other parks. 

Disney also announced that resort guests will receive complimentary water park admission on their arrival day throughout 2025.