As we get closer and closer to the start of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, we can’t help but wonder how busy the parks will be. Disney World has steadily increased park capacity following the closures leading up to the 18 month-long festivities, meaning there could be LOTS of fellow travelers looking to take part in the celebration.
Before we can get to the 50th Anniversary, however, we have to continue on with the month of August! There’s a lot to see and do right now, and if you have a vacation coming up next week, it might be a good idea to catch up on the latest park hours and Disney Park Pass Reservation availability.
Disney World Park Hours the Week of August 15th
Magic Kingdom will be open on Sunday, August 15th from 9AM-10PM. For the rest of the week, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9AM-9PM. Disney After Hours BOO Bash will take place on Tuesday, August 17th and Friday, August 20th. Both events will last from 9:30PM-12:30AM.
EPCOT will be open on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday next week from 11AM-10PM. From Monday, August 16th through Thursday, August 19th, EPCOT will be open from 11AM-9PM. The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival’s daily hours will reflect that of the park.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open daily next week from 9AM-9PM.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8AM-8PM next week on Sunday and Saturday. From Monday, August 16th through Friday, August 20th, Animal Kingdom will be open from 8AM-7PM.
Park Hopping is still allowed after 2PM each day, given that you have the Park Hopper option added to your ticket and you have already scanned into the first park of the day, for which you have a valid Park Pass Reservation. Speaking of Park Pass Reservations, let’s take a look now at how much availability there still is for next week.
Current Disney Park Pass Reservation Availability the Week of August 8th
Select Resort Hotels
As of this writing, guests staying at Select Resort Hotels can book a Park Pass Reservation for any of the four theme parks each day of the week!
Theme Park Tickets
As of this writing, Park Pass Reservation is also completely wide open for guests with Theme Park Tickets. All four theme parks have full availability each day of the week!
Last but not least, Annual Passholders also have the ability to book a Park Pass Reservation for each day of the week at any of the four theme parks.
Park Pass Reservation availability could change at any time, so even though there is still plenty of availability, we strongly encourage you to book your reservations as soon as you purchase your park tickets so you can guarantee you have a reservation for the park you want to visit each day. If you have a trip to Disney World coming up, be sure to follow along for all of the latest news and updates so you can tackle your vacation like a pro!