Disney cuts opening hours at its Florida theme parks

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Walt Disney World is reducing hours at all four of its Florida theme parks beginning in September.

In March, Disney World shut down all of its theme parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It reopened in July with new safety policies to protect guests and staff, including reduced capacity, mandatory mask-wearing, temperature checks, and banning eating and drinking while walking around.

Now, its making yet another change to enforce health and safety guidelines.

According to Deadline, the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are all reducing operating hours come September 8th.

Each park is set to close one or two hours earlier each day:

  • Magic Kingdom open from 9 a.m-6 p.m. (previously 9 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studio open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (previously 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • EPCOT will open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (previously 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (previously 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

The new hours are to remain in place through to October.