So, you’ve got your Disney World hotel stay booked…now what? It’s time to plan your park days!
Currently, Disney requires that all guests have a valid park ticket AND a Park Pass Reservation for the park that they plan to visit each day of their trip (even if you’re park hopping!). This means that it’s more important than ever before to nail down your vacation details early since park pass reservations can fill up months in advance for particularly crowded days. So, to help you get planning, we’ve got a look at the Disney World Park hours for the FULL MONTH of February 2023!
Starting off with Magic Kingdom, you’ll need to pay attention to the park hours at the beginning of the month! The park is set to open from 9AM to 11PM on February 1st, 3rd, and 4th. And, the hours shift a little earlier on Thursday with the park open from 8AM to 10PM on February 2nd.
Keep in mind too that guests staying at any Disney World Resort hotel can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry, so really the hours are 8:30AM (or 7:30AM on Thursday) to close for you! And, there’s also Extended Evening Hours available for guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Villas on Wednesday, February 1st from 11PM to 1AM.
From February 5th to 11th, Magic Kingdom will be open 9AM to 11PM on February 5th-7th, 8AM to 10PM on February 8th, and 9AM to 11PM on February 9th-11th.
Once again, Extended Evening Hours will be available from 11PM to 1AM on Wednesday, February 7th for select guests.
Park hours at Magic Kingdom switch up slightly again the week of February 12th-18th! The park will be open from 9AM to 11PM on February 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, and 18th and then shift an hour earlier on February 13th and 16th to be open from 8AM to 10PM.
Those staying at the Disney resorts that qualify for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours can get some extra time in Magic Kingdom on February 15th from 11PM to 1AM. And, Disney After Hours is officially back in Magic Kingdom on February 16th from 10PM to 1AM! This is a ticketed event that is an additional cost on top of your park ticket.
For the week of February 19th to 25th, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9AM to 11PM daily with the exception of February 20th when the park hours are 8AM to 10PM.
Again, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours will take place in Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, February 21st from 11PM to 1AM. And, the Disney After Hours event is also being offered on February 20th from 10PM to 1AM.
The final week of January has a bit of a curve ball when it comes to Magic Kingdom park hours. The park will open for one less hour on February 26th, 27th, and 28th with park hours being 9AM to 10PM.
Disney After Hours will be offered on February 27th with ticketed guests having exclusive access to the park from 10PM to 1AM.
If you’re planning a visit to EPCOT the first week of February, you can soak up a full 12 hours every day! EPCOT will open from 9AM to 9PM from February 1st to 4th giving you plenty of time to enjoy all of the food booths and entertainment that is part of the Festival of the Arts.
And, just like Magic Kingdom, Disney Resort hotel guests can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry every day of the month, allowing you to enter the park 30 minutes prior to the park opening.
EPCOT park hours remain consistent throughout the following week too, opening from 9AM to 9PM February 5th through 11th. Plus, guests staying at hotels that qualify for Extended Evening Hours can stay later in EPCOT on February 6th from 9PM to 11PM. Just be sure that you have a Park Pass Reservation for EPCOT or have a valid park hopper ticket and have already visited the park that you had a reservation for earlier in the day.
Things remain the same the next week at EPCOT with the park open from 9AM to 9PM daily from February 12th to 18th. And, if you’re staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Villa, be sure to note on your calendar that Extended Evening Hours take place at EPCOT on Monday, February 13th from 9PM to 11PM.
EPCOT park hours are once again consistent from February 19th to 25th opening from 9AM to 9PM with Extended Evening Hours on February 20th from 9PM to 11PM.
Even with park hours the same throughout the week, you may want to make plans to visit on Sunday or Monday. February 20th is the last day of EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts, so all the entertainment and food offerings will be gone on February 21st!
And, to wrap up the month, EPCOT will open from 10AM to 9PM on February 26th and 9AM to 9PM on February 27th and 28th. Again, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours are offered on Monday, February 27th from 9PM to 11PM.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Now over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Park hours fluctuate a bit throughout the month of February, but the first week is easy to remember with the park opening daily from 8:30AM to 9PM. And, like other parks, Disney World Resort hotel guests can enter 30 minutes early throughout the entire month with Early Theme Park Entry!
Park hours remain the same the week of February 5th to 11th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the park open from 8:30AM to 9PM daily.
Things stay the same between February 12th to 18th. So, you can spend over 12 hours in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with the park open from 8:30AM to 9PM every day of the week.
Here’s where things change up a little! Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open from 8:30AM to 9PM on February 19th, and then the park opens even longer for the rest of the week with the hours being 8:30AM to 9:30PM February 20th to 25th.
And, there’s a chance to get even more time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios this week! The Disney After Hours is set to take place on February 22nd, with ticketed guests being able to stay in the park an extra three hours from 9:30PM to 12:30PM.
And, if you’re visiting the last week of February, you can explore Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, and more daily from 8:30AM to 9PM.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Because Disney’s Animal Kingdom is so heavily focused on the ability to see animals in their natural habitat throughout the day, the park usually opens and closes the earliest of all four theme parks in Disney World. So, while most parks are open past 9PM in February, Disney’s Animal Kindom has shorter hours, opening from 9AM to 7PM on February 1st and 2nd, 8AM to 7PM on February 3rd, and 8AM to 8PM on February 4th.
Don’t forget about Early Theme Park Entry too if you’re staying at a Disney World hotel!
Park hours are a bit more inconsistent at Disney’s Animal Kingdom between February 5th to 11th, so pay attention to what day(s) you book your Park Pass Reservation for! On February 5th the park will open from 8AM to 7PM. Then, things change up a bit with Animal Kingdom opening from 9AM to 7PM on February 6th to 9th. Then on February 10th park hours are 8AM to 7PM. And, February 11th Animal Kingdom is open from 8AM to 8PM.
The week of February 12th to 18th, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will welcome guests from 8AM to 7PM on February 12th and 16th. And, then open in the morning an hour later from 9AM to 7PM on February 13th, 14th, and 15th. Hours change up again at the end of the week, with the park open from 8AM to 8PM on February 17th and 18th.
Park hours finally get a bit more consistent the week of February 19th to 25th with Disney’s Animal Kingdom open from 8AM to 8PM daily.
Lastly, Disney’s Animal Kingdom returns to opening later February 26th to 28th, with the park hours being 9AM to 7PM daily.
If you want to get in some extra shopping and dining during your trip, Disney Springs is the place to go! Here’s when Disney Springs will open throughout the month of February:
- Sundays: 10AM-11PM
- Mondays: 10AM-11PM
- Tuesdays: 10AM-11PM
- Wednesdays: 10AM-11PM
- Thursdays: 10AM-11PM
- Fridays: 10AM-11:30PM
- Saturdays: 10AM-11:30PM
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
It may be February, but that doesn’t matter too much in Florida where it’s almost always warm! So, if you want to hit up Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park to check out the new Frozen-themed water play area and more, it will open the following hours throughout the entire month of February:
- Sundays: 10AM-5PM
- Mondays: 10AM-5PM
- Tuesdays: 10AM-5PM
- Wednesdays: 10AM-5PM
- Thursdays: 10AM-5PM
- Fridays: 10AM-5PM
- Saturdays: 10AM-5PM
Keep in mind that these hours could change based on the weather. In the past, the water park has closed on particularly cold days, so check Disney’s website for any last-minute closures before you head to the park. Additionally, note that Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is currently closed for refurbishment, so Blizzard Beach will be your only water park option in January.
And, that’s a wrap on Disney World’s park hours in February! Note that all four Disney Parks have park hopping available for guests who have purchased a park hopper ticket beginning at 2PM to park close. If you are park hopping, be sure that you’ve scanned into your first park of the day where you have a park pass reservation for — otherwise, you won’t be able to get into the other parks! And, be sure to stay tuned to The VacationEAR for more of the latest Disney hotel news and planning updates!