• On Aug 6, 2016
    Tracy from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how come Hollywood Studios now closes at 7:30 in October?

    Hi, Tracy!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Walt Disney World park hours vary seasonally, with hours often expanded during times when crowd levels are expected to be higher. You may be noticing an earlier close of Disney's Hollywood Studios in October than peak months, so you could experience lighter crowds than if traveling at a more popular time.

    On some nights, Extra Magic Hours are available for guests who are staying in a Walt Disney Resort hotel; this may mean that if Disney's Hollywood Studios closes at 7:30 on a particular night, guests with Extra Magic Hours may stay until 9:30. I see something similar to this happening several times in October, so if you want to enjoy a later night at DHS one October evening, check out this convenient Walt Disney World Park Hours calendar. This gives you a look at all park hours on a daily basis, all in one easy glance. When planning our touring of Walt Disney World, this page is often my first stop.

    Keep in mind that hours are adjusted as we get closer to dates of stay, so check Park Hours when you can.

    A very popular event in Walt Disney World during October takes place over at Magic Kingdom Park: Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Should you be looking for some Halloween-themed evening entertainment, you'll enjoy parades, parties and a special presentation of Happy HalloWishes, a fireworks spectacular that's sure to cast a spell on you.

    Send more planning questions as you put together the perfect stay, Tracy; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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