Select Holiday Hours Just Got EXTENDED In Disney World

If you’re heading to Disney World for the holidays, you’ll need as much time as possible in the parks to soak in the decorations and try out the tasty treats.

EPCOT Christmas Tree

And now you’re in luck, because Disney just extended the opening hours for all FOUR of the Disney World parks for this holiday season!

The Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT all got some extra opening time over the holidays — let’s check out the changes!

Magic Kingdom

In Magic Kingdom, there have been some big changes to park hours over the next two weeks with the park opening an hour earlier at 8AM on December 19th and 21st. Plus, park hours have been extended from 9PM to 11PM on December 20th and December 22nd through 24th and extended from 9PM to 10PM on December 25th through 29th.


The park will also be open until 1AM on both December 30th and 31st.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is usually open from 9AM to 7PM, but there have been a few changes for the holidays here too.

From December 12th through December 18th, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open at 8AM instead of 9AM and will close later at 8PM on December 12th, and 18th. Between December 13-17th, the park will close at 7PM. 


If you’ll be visiting for the holiday week, Disney has also extended Animal Kingdom’s parks hours to be open from 8AM to 8PM on December 19th through January 1st. Previously, the park’s hours were 9AM to 7PM.



EPCOT will open an hour early from 10AM to 10PM instead of 11AM to 10PM on several days in December, including December 12th, 18th, and 25th-30th.


Additionally, the hours will be extended even further with the park opening at 9:30AM from December 19th through 24th.


As a reminder, EPCOT will also open at 10AM on December 26th through January 31st. And, on December 31st (aka New Year’s Eve), the park hours have been extended and EPCOT will close at 1AM instead of 9PM.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Select holiday hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have also been extended and now the park will open 30 minutes earlier at 9:30AM on December 19th through 24th.


Remember also that Disney Springs is generally open from 10AM to 11PM each day except Fridays and Saturdays, when it stays open until 11:30PM.

Disney Springs

Keep following AllEars for more updates as you plan your upcoming Disney vacation.

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