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Hollywood Studios Extended Evening Hours Return This Fall at Walt Disney World

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Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida is seeing a return of its extended evening hours event this fall. This means that the theme Park is joining EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom for a limited time period of being open later into the night. Let’s break down everything you need to know about Hollywood Studios’ extended hours.

Hollywood Studios Chinese Theater

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Available to Deluxe Resort Guests

This late-night perk at Hollywood Studios is only available to Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Villa. However, it also includes a few third-party hotels as well. For now, the extended evening hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will occur on the following dates in 2023:

  • September 30
  • October 5
  • October 11
  • October 19
  • October 25

Many newer Disney World visitors are often unclear about which hotels fall under the category of Deluxe Resorts. Thankfully, Disney has provided an extensive list of all the locations that can stay later this fall at the Park:

Disney Deluxe Resorts

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Other Select Hotels

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green on Walt Disney World

Perks of Hollywood Studios Extended Evening Hours

During the mentioned dates, Guests staying at any of the above Resorts will be able to remain at Hollywood Studios past its official closing time for an additional two hours. While attending the extended evening hours, certain food and beverage locations and attractions will be available. Furthermore, visitors can access a select list of popular rides that will stay open for them to experience lower wait times. Here is the list of attractions at Hollywood Studios provided by Disney for the fall 2023 period:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Hollywood Studios

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Many Guests are disappointed to see the major highlight of the Park missing. The iconic Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge ride, Rise of the Resistance, isn’t among the offerings. This will likely put a damper on some excitement for the return of extended hours. However, there are still a ton of rides to anticipate this fall.

Disney World’s extended evening hours perk for its hotel Guests is a great way to ride many attractions that normally have excessive wait times during the day. It is nice to see it returning to Hollywood Studios for even a limited time. The Park also will host a ticketed event during the holiday season called Jollywood Nights that offers another chance to rock the night away.

About Michael Stoyanoff

Michael is a Disney fan with an entertainment background and passion for writing. Living in Orlando, he has been around the theme parks for over a decade. In his free time he enjoys running, playing video games, and traveling the world. He also loves hanging out with his dog, Mr. Pippers the Pug.

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