50% Off Select Disney Cruise Deposits!

Walt Disney World Shortens Theme Park Hours Starting September 8

Walt Disney World Shortens Park Hours Starting Sept. 8 The DIS EPCOT entrance 2020 1

UPDATE 08/11/20: Now that the dust has settled and all the changes have been made to the official Walt Disney World website, it appears that Future World will also be closing two hours early, along with World Showcase.

The corrected hours beginning September 8th are:

  • Magic Kingdom | 9am-6pm
  • Epcot | 11am-7pm
  • Hollywood Studios | 10am-7pm
  • Animal Kingdom | 9am-5pm

This schedule continues through at least the end of October.

UPDATE 8/7/20 8:54PM: Hours for Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been further adjusted to reflect that the park, beginning September 8th, will have operating hours of 9am-5pm.

Walt Disney World has adjusted its theme park hours starting September 8th, closing Epcot’s World Showcase two hours earlier and the rest of the theme parks one hour earlier. There is no change for Future World.

The new park hours as of September 8th are:

While changes are still being made to the official Walt Disney World website, it appears the reduced hours will continue into October. We will continue to keep an eye out for any changes.

Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


Our travel agents will assist you in booking the perfect Disney getaway, all at no extra cost to you. Get the most out of your Disney vacation by letting us assist you with dining and park reservations, provide expert advice, answer any questions, and continuously search for discounts to ensure you get the best deal possible.