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  • On Apr 9, 2018
    Michelle from VA Asked

    Hi! Any idea on when the Disney World summer hours will be updated? I can setup my fast passes on Friday but it's easier to do knowing the park hours (i.e. is MK really closing at 10pm every night)?

    Hi Michelle!

    Oooooh - your FastPass+ booking day is tomorrow. Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is finally getting real and within reach! You sound like a Disney pro who knows that occasionally park hours can be extended. I visited The Most Magical Place on Earth in March, a vacation of which we started researching last summer. I did a double take in February and triple checked my notes to make sure I hadn't been mistaken so many months earlier as the park hours at all four of Disney's theme parks had been updated.

    Currently everything listed on the Park Hours calendar is correct as far as everyone knows. Updates are never guaranteed, however those that do happen are always in the guests favor of adding time and not taking it away. While Mickey never reveals the magic formula used to decide if hours should be added, some think the decision has to do with how many people make FastPass+ selections within the first few weeks of their 60 day window opening up. (Which also means some guests are so satisfied with their selections they never check back to see if other possibilities or hours were added.) However, sometimes hours are added at the last minute because the weather is so perfect. So definitely keep checking back, and hopefully Tinker Bell has sprinkled some pixie dust on your vacation days.

    I like to make quick pre-vacation scans of updated park hours, open FastPass+ selections and even available dining reservations on the My Disney Experience App. It makes those minutes of waiting in the drive-thru or sitting in the doctors office lobby feel that much more productive, plus it adds a bit of Disney to my day.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Michelle!
    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a toddler mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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