Park Hours Changing At Walt Disney World
Most WDW Parks Will Shorten Hours In September
Push notifications quickly spread the word:
Walt Disney World’s park hours will be changing in September.
Scott Gustin tweeted out the general gist:
Just received this push notification from Disney about changes to park hours: pic.twitter.com/jObhwiLrlb
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) August 8, 2020
The push notification, itself:
And, thankfully, the always-working (always-awesome) Ashley Carter broke it down:
The new park hours are currently what's reflected on the Disney World website and the My Disney Experience app. Hours could change, but for now, they run through the end of October. Check the website and app for the most up-to-date hours.
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) August 8, 2020
And, earlier this week, Ashley also posted for MyNews13.com:
The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday released its third-quarter earnings results, revealing just how much of an impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on its businesses, especially the theme parks.
Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products segment, which includes the theme parks and Disney Cruise Line, reported $983 million in revenue during the quarter, an 85 percent decline from the $6.57 billion it generated in the same period in 2019.
In its earnings report, Disney said that the coronavirus-related shutdown of its parks had an estimated $3.5 billion impact on the segment’s operating income.
Consequently, the reduction of tourism and the return to school/work for many schoolchildren and families clearly necessitates a drop-down in open gates at Walt Disney World.
However, as of 11:00 PM on the East Coast, I have not found an official Disney source with an explanation besides the push notifications.
But it’s pretty easy to find Twitter reactions:
Shortens Disney World trip dates
Disney shortens park hours pic.twitter.com/Bna5rrTM4V
— Doug Sisk (@Doug_Sisk) August 7, 2020
All of Walt Disney World’s staff right now on being asked about future park hours, reservations, operational status of rides and restaurants: pic.twitter.com/FaAPNZDnM7
— Epcyclopedia (@Epcyclopedia) August 8, 2020
@WaltDisneyWorld is reducing park hours from their already reduced hours. 👏🏻Lower. 👏🏻Ticket. 👏🏻Prices.
Disney is just standard theme parks without the shows, fireworks, and parades. Ticket prices should be no more than $80.
— Mark (@raymondmark) August 8, 2020
Finally, stay tuned my friends, we’ll update or post if we learn anything else.