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Walt Disney World Theme Park Hours
Parades and Fireworks Times

Walt Disney World Resort Reopening Information and Updates

Disney World Park hours are currently being released at around the 60-day mark. Disney World changes their park operating hours often. We will do our best to keep our calendars up to date, so please check back often. Report all discrepancies to [email protected].

November 2021 Park Hours / Fireworks / Parades Times
December 2021 Park Hours / Fireworks / Parades Times

Past Disney World Parks Hours for Reference:

Check Park Hours for Specific Dates




Friday 12/31/2021
  • Magic Kingdom: 9:00 - 1:00
  • Epcot Future World: 9:30 - 1:00
  • Epcot World Showcase: 9:30 - 1:00
  • Hollywood Studios: 8:30 - 12:00
  • Animal Kingdom: 8:00 - 8:00
  • Typhoon Lagoon: - CLOSED
  • Blizzard Beach: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


What is Rope Drop at Disney?

Walt Disney World guests who consider themselves early risers might want to take advantage of what's commonly known as "rope drop" at the theme parks. Rope drop is more of a term describing the official park opening as there is not typically an actual rope involved. Often times, there are much fewer guests in the parks early in the morning compared to what you'll find during the day. A lot of folks like to get up early and take advantage of the lower wait times that could be available depending on how many people enter a particular park on any given day. As popular as it is to arrive early, we find that more folks like to sleep in on their Disney vacations, especially if they were out until the wee hours the night before.

Here are a couple of things we recommend:

  • Arrive at your theme park of choice approximately half an hour before the park is set to open that day. Each of the four main theme parks do something different at rope drop. Some do a little show, some do an opening performance, some don't do anything at all, but everything is subject to change at any time, so the surprise element is there too.
  • Have a good idea of where you want to go and which attractions you want to ride right away. It's a good idea to take advantage of booking some Lightning Lanes if you plan to use Disney Genie+, but also to allow time to utilize the shorter lines in the earlier hours of the morning.


    All After Hours events are temporarily paused in all Walt Disney World theme parks during the initial reopening period.
    • Disney Early Morning Magic
      On select days throughout the year, select Walt Disney World theme parks offer Early Morning Magic events that give guests attending access to specific attractions and breakfast prior to the time that park opens to the general public.

    • Disney After Hours
      This hard-ticketed event is limited to a smaller number of guests than what you would see on a typical day at the theme parks. 

    • Disney Villains After Hours
      Disney Villains After Hours is a special, hard-ticketed event that is typically held on select evenings at Magic Kingdom.

    Discrepancies or Corrections? Please let us know.

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