We’ve really enjoyed celebrating the holiday season ALL around Walt Disney World recently!
We’ve seen the return of fireworks in Magic Kingdom (in a more limited, but still super magical way), we’re eating lots of holiday snacks, and the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays has officially begun! But, soon there will be even more TIME to enjoy the holidays in the parks as Disney has extended park hours on select days throughout December!
Disney previously extended some park hours in December, but now we’re seeing even more changes. Let’s take a look at the updates!
But, the hours at Magic Kingdom have been extended for quite a few days! Here are the specific changes:
- December 4th-5th: the park will now be open from 9AM-9PM (previously 9AM-8PM)
- December 6th: the park will now be open from 8AM-9PM (previously 9AM-8PM)
- December 7th-10th, 14th-17th: park hours are now 8AM-8PM (previously 9AM-8PM)
- December 11th-13th, 18th-19th: park hours are now 8AM-9PM (previously 9AM-8PM)
- Finally, on December 31st, the hours have also been extended to 8AM-11PM (previously 9AM-7PM)
That’s an especially big change for New Year’s Eve, so if you’re planning to go to Disney World during this time, you’ll definitely want to take a careful look at these new hours!
Over at EPCOT, we’re noticing a few changes as well.
- December 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-19th: the park will now be open from 11AM-10PM (previously 11AM-9PM)
There are some additional changes later in December as well.
- December 31st: EPCOT will be open from 10AM-10PM (previously 12PM-8PM)
So, there are definitely some earlier opening times and some later closing times as well, giving guests even more time to snack their way around the world!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios also has some extended hours throughout the month.
- December 6th-19th: the park will now be open from 9AM-7PM (previously 10AM-7PM)
- December 31st: the park will be open from 9AM-9PM (previously 10AM-7PM)
More time to eat more Ronto Wraps = happiness.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom we’re also seeing some extensions, with some earlier mornings and later nights. Here’s the specifics:
- December 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-19th: the park will now be open from 8AM-8PM (previously 8AM-6PM)
- December 7th-10th, 14th-17th: park hours are now 8AM-5PM (previously 9AM-5PM)
- December 31st: Animal Kingdom will be open from 7AM-8PM (previously 9AM-5PM)
WOW! That’s quite a lot more time at ALL 4 Disney World theme parks throughout the month of December! Of course, all of these park hours are subject to change in the future, so if you’re planning a trip for December, be sure to check back with us and check the Disney World park calendar for the latest updates.
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