NEWS: Disney World Extends Select Park Hours For the Holiday Season!

With the Halloween season officially upon Disney World, the parks have been getting busier and busier. And that will likely continue into the holidays.

Magic Kingdom

As a result, Disney World has extended hours for its parks over the holiday season to more readily accommodate guests.

When we recently checked hours for Disney’s Hollywood Studios in December, we noticed that the hours had been extended from December 20th through 30th. The current operating hours for Hollywood Studios are from 10AM to 7PM, but those dates now have hours from 9AM to 8PM.

Hollywood Studios Hours for December 2020 @Disney

The hours at Magic Kingdom have also changed for those dates. They were previously 9AM to 7PM, but are now 8AM to 10PM. Magic Kingdom gets a total of four additional hours per day, and guests will finally get more time in the park after dark to see the holiday projections on Cinderella Castle.

Magic Kingdom Hours for December 2020 @Disney

EPCOT’s holiday hours were previously  12PM to 8PM, but those will now be 10AM to 9PM from December 20th through 30th. This will give guests plenty of extra time to enjoy EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays.

EPCOT Hours for December 2020 @Disney

Finally, Animal Kingdom’s hours have been changed from 9AM to 5PM to 7AM to 7PM on December 20th through 30th.

Animal Kingdom Hours for December 2020 @Disney

At the moment, Disney World’s hours seem to change quite a bit, so if there are any other updates, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Read more about the November park hour extensions here!

Are you going to Disney World over the holidays? Let us know in the comments!

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2 Replies to “NEWS: Disney World Extends Select Park Hours For the Holiday Season!”

  1. We are waiting to see if Disney brings back fast passes or finds a better way to reduce line time before we officially cancel our Christmas-New Years trip. Watching how they handle Thanksgiving crowds is the ultimate deciding factor. Going at Christmas is a premium price with flights, for less magic; no fireworks, no parades, reduced dining availability, and no fast passes, are pushing crowds to ride lines, and extended transportation time for busses and skyline makes it NOT seem worth it anymore. When you do the math on average wait times, you basically need to skip all meals and you’d still miss a handful of the rides you’d typically be able to get in for the day.

    1. Jodi, you mirrored my thoughts exactly with our trip scheduled for the first week in December and based on the wait times posted on this site shortly after all parks opening and without fast passes for the premium rides you will have to wait anywhere between 45- 120 minutes, its very hard to plan with the wait times as they are and with having dining reservations set and without the shows and fireworks it looks we will be cancelling also.