It’s the holiday season in Disney World, which means there’s a lot to do!
You can eat around the world at Festival of the Holidays in EPCOT, see Santa in the parade at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom, and see all the fun decorations around the resort. All of this festiveness brings out a lot of people to the parks, so you need to be prepared if you’re going soon! Come along with us to take a look at the park hours and park pass availability for next week in Disney World!
Magic Kingdom Park Hours
We’re starting in Magic Kingdom, where on December 12th, 14th, and 17th the park will be open from 9AM to 11PM. On December 11th, 13th, 15th, and 16th, Magic Kingdom will be open from 8AM to 6PM due to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which runs from 7PM to 12AM on those dates.
On December 14th, Extended Evening Hours (for qualifying Disney World Resort hotel guests) are scheduled from 11PM to 1AM.
EPCOT Park Hours
EPCOT will be open from 9AM to 9:30PM from December 11th to the 17th.
Extended Evening Hours will take place on December 12th from 9:30PM to 11:30PM.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park Hours
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 8:30AM to 9PM all week.
If you want to park hop in Disney World right now, you have to have a Park Pass Reservation to start your day and you have to wait until after 2PM to scan into your second park (you have to go to your first park first!). An easy way to travel between EPCOT and Hollywood Studios is via the Disney Skyliner!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Hours
And Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8AM to 8PM on December 11th. On December 12th & 17th, the park will be open from 8AM to 7PM. And, the park will be open from 9AM to 7PM on December 13th, 14th, 15th, & 16th.
Now, let’s check out the availability of Park Passes next week!
Park Pass Reservation Availability
The Disney World Park Pass availability calendar is divided by theme park tickets, resort hotels, and Annual Passes. For visitors with Theme Park Tickets, Magic Kingdom is booked up for December 12th. The rest of the week is fully available.
If you’re staying at a Disney World hotel, the availability is the same as it is with the theme park tickets. Magic Kingdom is booked up for December 12th. The rest of the week is fully available.
If you’re a Disney World Annual Passholder you have a different calendar of park pass availability. Next week, the Incredi-Pass has no blockout dates with full park availability except for on December 11th, 12th, & 14th, when Magic Kingdom isn’t available.
Sorcerer Passholders is the same thing — there is full park availability except for on December 11th, 12th, & 14th, when Magic Kingdom isn’t available. December 17th is also blocked out.
If you have the Pirate Pass, December 16th & 17th are blocked out, and Magic Kingdom is unavailable for December 12th & 14th.
And, the Pixie Dust Pass is blocked on December 11th, 16th & 17th. Magic Kingdom is unavailable on December 12th & 14th.
And that’s what you need to know about Disney World’s park hours and Park Pass availability for next week!
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