Disney's Hollywood Studios moves to its earliest opening time in years alongside operating hour extensions at all Disney World parks

5 days ago in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Tuesday March 22, 2022 9:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios will open at 8am in early April 2022, the park's earliest start in two years. With Early Entry for Disney resort hotel guests, that opening moves to 7:30am.


In the latest Disney World operating hours update, all four Disney World theme parks have longer hours from April 3 through April 9 2022.

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, the original 9am openings have moved to 8:30am on April 3, and 8am April 4 through April 9.

At Magic Kingdom, the original 9pm closing time April 3 - 9 has shifted to 11pm, except for April 7, which has a 10pm close.

EPCOT continues with moving to early openings, with April 3 through April 9 now scheduled for an 8:30am start.

Finally, at Disney's Animal Kingdom, hours have been extended at the start and end of the day. From April 3 - 9, openings move from 9am to 7:30am, and park close moves from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Walt Disney World operating hours are now available through May 2022.

View our Walt Disney World operating hours calendar.

Discuss on the Forums

DisneyDeb135 days ago

I am going back to the Parks at the end of September. I visited 3 times in 2021. I am hoping to see the extended hours continue. Hate the early closing hours. Loved being there during spring break when Magic Kingdom closed at 3am. Best times with my college aged kids. So scary how the parks have changed and not for the better!

wdwmagic5 days ago

Disney's Hollywood Studios moves to its earliest opening time in years alongside operating hour extensions at all Disney World parks https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/operating-hours/news/22mar2022-disneys-hollywood-studios-moves-to-its-earliest-opening-time-in-years-alongside-operating-hour-extensions-at-all-disney-world-parks.htm

flutas13 days ago

Maybe the CM appreciation ceremony, so they had to mix up the schedule? That was my first thought.

ToTBellHop13 days ago

Not sure why they switched the date but I would not expect anything further to be added.

Jrn1413 days ago

Not sure where to ask this but does anyone know why EMH are May 16th and May 17th for the week of the May 15th instead of May 16th and 18th, like they are every other week? We aren't getting there until Tuesday night so we wont' be able to take advantage of the EMHs :(. Any chance there will be something else to make up for it?

durangojim14 days ago

Now just get rid of the park hopping time restriction.

tired_photog15 days ago

According to the official WDW calendar park hours have been extended again thru April 2nd. 🥳

wdwmagic20 days ago

EPCOT's early opening ahead of Magic Kingdom gets extended along with more hours at the other parks during late March 2022 https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/operating-hours/news/07mar2022-epcots-early-opening-ahead-of-magic-kingdom-gets-extended-along-with-more-hours-at-the-other-parks-during-late-march-2022.htm

SirwalterraleighDec 20, 2021

I agree with you and their strategy is distasteful on an obvious kinda level (not your fault)

peter11435Dec 20, 2021

Maybe it’s too early and im not fully awake yet but I don’t know exactly what you’re trying to say here.

rct247Dec 20, 2021

Probably has to do with two things: things to do and maintenance. Not everything is brought back to fill a long day. By the end of the day, when most shows are done and no fireworks to keep people, it becomes both cost savings and staffing fixe. I mostly think it's maintenance though for Rise. They continue to see downtime. The longer hours are, the less time they have to work on it perpetuating the issue.

SirwalterraleighDec 20, 2021

I believe it’s a combination including cost accounting of staff Yep…that’s a stinker. the concept that they ever set 12/26 at 9-7 is just silly…but here we are with “extensions” I don’t enjoy pointing out the parlor tricks…it’s just been a non-stop parade of them for 5 years

ToTBellHopDec 18, 2021

I know. And that was an exceptional case. Usually DHS is excluded from hours extensions because…reasons.