Prolonged Night Theme Park Hours returns to Hollywood Studios beginning in September 2023. This put up shares dates, particulars, and technique for benefiting from the on-site perk for Walt Disney World friends staying at a Deluxe Resorts, DVC Villas, and choose different resorts.
For many who are new to Walt Disney World trip planning, Prolonged Night Theme Park Hours is nighttime counterpart to Early Theme Park Entry. There are a number of variations, most notably that friends staying at Worth or Reasonable Resorts are usually not eligible for Prolonged Night Hours.
Prolonged Night Theme Park Hours has two varieties of resort eligibility, happens two nights per week, is at two parks, and runs for 2 hours (just about all the things concerning the perk happens in twos). It’s normally each Monday at EPCOT and each Wednesday at Magic Kingdom. See our Technique Information Information for Prolonged Night Hours at Walt Disney World for extra ins and outs of the nighttime Deluxe profit.
Against this, Early Entry is obtainable in any respect 4 theme parks each single day, runs for half-hour, and each on-site resort visitor is eligible, together with the third occasion on-property resorts. Regardless of the expanded eligibility, Early Entry can also be nice–particularly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
For all the things it’s essential find out about that profit, see our Technique Information for Early Theme Park Entry at Walt Disney World. That features the place Early Entry works finest and worst, rides to prioritize and keep away from, and extra.
As for Prolonged Night Hours, it’ll be obtainable at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the next dates in Fall 2023:
September 30, 2023
October 5, 2023
October 11, 2023
October 19, 2023
October 25, 2023
Right here’s the eligible attraction roster for Prolonged Night Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
Alien Swirling Saucers
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Muppet*Imaginative and prescient 3D
Rock ‘n’ Curler Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Slinky Canine Sprint
Star Excursions – The Adventures Proceed
Toy Story Mania!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The conspicuous omission from that checklist is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which was a part of Prolonged Night Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios final vacation season. This may very well be a mistake, however we’re guessing that it’s intentional.
It’s fascinating that Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is excluded right here, nonetheless closes early at Disneyland, and can use a digital queue at Disney Jollywood Nights Christmas Celebration. I ponder if there are nonetheless points with the trip’s reliability later within the night.
As a comfort prize of kinds, MuppetVision 3D has been added to the checklist of eligible sights.
Usually, Disney’s Hollywood Studios doesn’t take part in Prolonged Night Theme Park Hours. Nevertheless, DHS did take part in Prolonged Night Hours a couple of occasions final yr. I used to be capable of attend a kind of evenings, and it was nice. We’d count on the identical to carry true for Prolonged Night Hours at DHS in Fall 2023, and would extremely advocate taking benefit in the event you’re ready to take action.
When DHS gives one other Prolonged Night Hours, our suggestion is beginning with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance a couple of minutes earlier than official park closing adopted by Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. After that, head the opposite course in direction of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, adopted by Rock ‘n’ Curler Coaster and Tower of Terror, earlier than doubling again and ending in Toy Story Land with Slinky Canine Sprint proper on the very finish of the night time. That’ll doubtless be the very best technique.
Even earlier than this information, we’ve had many readers ask us whether or not Prolonged Night Hours would return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Christmas 2023. We didn’t have a solution then and nonetheless don’t know now.
Walt Disney World doubtless is just not doing this as a “present” to friends. Prior to now, they’ve completed Prolonged Night Hours at DHS as a substitute for EPCOT or Magic Kingdom on account of scheduling conflicts, reminiscent of non-public occasions or company park buyouts. These Prolonged Night Hours occurred on the identical nights as their counterparts in Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
These Fall 2023 Prolonged Night Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are taking place on a Saturday, and twice on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I can’t clarify that. It’s attainable these are counterprogramming for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration and can assist fight crowds and displaced friends because of that. I don’t actually know, although.
Two of those nights are taking place across the busy Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ vacation weekend, which has grow to be more and more busy at Walt Disney World. However different dates are extra random, at occasions in October once I wouldn’t essentially count on chaotic crowds.
So to reply the inevitable query, I nonetheless don’t find out about Prolonged Night Hours at DHS this vacation season. If the Fall 2023 dates are on account of displaced crowds throughout Celebration Season, there’s a superb probability it’ll occur once more round Thanksgiving and Christmas. I wouldn’t guess on that, however I wouldn’t guess towards it, both. Very insightful evaluation, I do know.
Finally, we’re huge followers of Prolonged Night Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and hope that it’s provided extra. Whereas we like it being obtainable at 3 parks, we’d actually somewhat do it at DHS than EPCOT.
Though few issues are as nice as a serene stroll by means of World Showcase after park closing, the ‘nation route’ is commonly closed off after a sure time and trip breakdowns could make EPCOT Prolonged Night Hours much less fulfilling–or productive. With its extra compact structure and top-heavy trip roster, we predict that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is significantly better suited to host Prolonged Night Hours.
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