Walt Disney World Resort Releases Additional Details About Phased Reopening

While Walt Disney World's theme parks and many operating areas remained closed to Guests today, the resort anticipates weather conditions to improve throughout the night, allowing crews to begin planning for a phased reopening of the four parks and Disney Springs on Friday, Sept. 30, with the following hours:
  • Magic Kingdom
    • 8 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
    • 10 a.m. all Guest entry
    • 6 p.m. close
    • 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Party hours
    • 9 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
    • 11 a.m. all Guest entry
    • 9 p.m. close
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • 10 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
    • 12 p.m. all Guest entry
    • 9 p.m. close
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • 11 a.m. Early Theme Park Entry
    • 1 p.m. all Guest entry
    • 7 p.m. close
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    • Open 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for scheduled events.
  • Disney Springs
    • 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
    • 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theme park reservations are required. To make or modify a theme park reservation, please visit DisneyWorld.com. Please note reservations are subject to availability.

Dining and experience reservations

All dining and Enchanted Extra experience reservations prior to the listed park hours above are canceled. Guests who have existing dining or Enchanted Extras experiences during the Early Theme Park Entry window will be allowed to enter the parks whether or not they are Resort Guests.


Transportation will operate as normal, pending current weather protocols. Transportation will begin operation 30 minutes prior to each park open. Resort Guests are encouraged to take their own vehicles if they choose to visit another location on property.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will resume operations with voyages departing Saturday, Oct. 1.

Continued temporary closures

The following locations will remain temporarily closed:
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park (reopening on Sunday, Oct. 2)
  • Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
  • The Fairways Course at Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf
Please note that all reopening timelines are tentative, and subject to safety conditions.

Roadway Update

The portions of Reams Road near backstage Magic Kingdom that were previously closed are now open. Drivers are encouraged to slow down in these areas for safety.

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