Walt Disney World to Reduce Theme Park Hours of Operation in September – Deadline


The four theme parks at Walt Disney World in Florida will have their hours reduced on September 8.Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT are all set to reduce their hours of operation, nearly a month after opening in July. While the first three parks will see closing times drop by one hour, EPCOT will close two hours earlier. The new hours are to stay until October.

The time change comes nearly a month after Florida parks opened in July, after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since its reopening, Walt Disney World has been operating at reduced capacity to ensure the health and safety of visitors. Disney has asked those who enjoy the parks to wear face masks and follow the health and safety guidelines set out by officials.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Says Walt Disney World Sees Florida COVID Cancellations ‘Ebb And Flow’

On Tuesday, Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek and CFO Christine McCarthy said Walt Disney World had seen a growing number of cancellations as the park opened during the COVID-19 outbreak in Florida. While Chapek and McCarty have said they expect cancellations, the parks they share in Florida have seen more than expected.

Since the parks closed in March, Disney has reported a $ 3.5 billion hit to its theme parks division. While the Disney theme parks in the United States are either out of service with Anaheim Disneyland still closed or at limited capacity, some in Asia and Europe are operational. Shanghai Disney reopened in May and Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland are open to visitors. The Hong Kong resort town reopened in June but closed its doors days after Florida parks opened, after the region saw an increase in coronavirus cases.

The updated hours of Walt Disney World are as follows:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

EPCOT: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Magic Kingdom: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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