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  • On Oct 18, 2022
    Tony from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What far in advance that park hours will be release? I am planning to book dinning on the 60 days before my arrival and want to make sure the park is not closing early on the day I plan to attend. Thank you.

    Welcome to planDisney, Tony!

    Thanks so much for dropping by with a question about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  While April might seem far away now, I have a feeling that the months are going to fly by for you, so I'm glad to hear that you're already giving some thought to the itinerary for your upcoming visit.

    In general, you can expect Walt Disney World Resort to release their future theme park hours 60 days in advance.  This means that on the morning you plan to make your advance dining reservations, you can check out the Park Hours Calendar on the Walt Disney World website to confirm the schedule before booking your tables. However, in the past, it also hasn't been unusual to see park hours released earlier than 60 days out, especially during popular times like the holiday or spring break seasons, so you may also want to check the calendar periodically as that 60-day booking window approaches to see if there have been any updates. Also, it's pretty common for park hours to be consistent for several weeks at a time, so even if your dates haven't been released yet, you can take a look at the calendar for the week or two before you arrive to get a general idea of what the park hours for your dates are likely to be –– while it isn't guaranteed that they'll be exactly the same during your visit, it may help you to get a plan in place for your itinerary that could be adjusted, if necessary.

    And if you've already purchased your theme park admission, now is a great time to go ahead and book your Disney Park Pass reservations for your visit, too –– remember, you'll need a theme park reservation, along with your ticket, for each day that you plan to visit one of the four Walt Disney World parks.  Since reservation availability is limited, it's not unusual to see the parks fill up as your dates get closer, so I always recommend doing this sooner rather than later (especially since you're visiting around the popular Easter holiday and spring break period).  And don't worry –– if you change your mind about your plans once the park hours for your visit have been released, you can easily modify your existing Disney Park Pass reservations right from the My Disney Experience mobile app (subject to availability).

    I hope this helped to answer your question, Tony, and I really appreciate you visiting planDisney.  If you think of new questions as your Walt Disney World Resort visit gets closer, please feel free to drop by again!

    Happy Planning,
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