Disney World Extends Hours Going Into The Holiday Season
As Disney World prepares to go into their busy Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas season they have decided to extend their theme park hours through mide-December. This means more time to enjoy the Holiday-themed festivities and to experience your favorite rides and attractions.
So, if you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World during the remainder of 2020 please make a note of the following changes:
Those looking forward to celebrating Halloween & Thanksgiving will want to make a note of the following change:
- On October 31 (Halloween) and November 22-28 (Week of Thanksgiving) the Magic Kingdom will be open from 9 am to 9 pm.
In addition Disney is offering extended hours on select weekends and weeks through Mid-December:
- On October 30, November 1, November 6-21 and November 29 – December 19 the theme parks will be open from 9am through 9pm.
Here’s an example of the schedule below as it appears on Disneyworld.com.
Now let’s move on to Disney’s Animal Kingdom which has also announced updates:
Though Animal Kingdom tends not to extend too late into the evening (due to the animals living on the property) they have extended their hours a wee bit on dates similar to those of Magic Kingdom above. Let’s take a look:
- On October 31, 2020 (Halloween) Animal Kingdom is extending its hours and will be open from 7am – 6pm.
- On select dates (mostly weekends) including October 30, November 1, November 6-8, November 13-15, November 20-21, November 29, December 4-6, December 11-13 and December 18-19 the will remain open from 8 am -6pm.
- During November 22 – 28 (Thanksgiving week) the park will remain open from 8am – 8pm.
You can see the updates below from disneyworld.com showing the extended weekend hours:
Next up is Epcot. This theme park extends much later into the evening for fireworks and other festivities. Let’s take a closer look.
During select dates in October and November EPCOT is staying open as late as 10 pm. Then until 9 pm during select dates through December. Let’s take a closer look:
- On October 31 (Halloween) and November 22-28 (Thanksgiving Week) EPCOT will operate from 11 am – 10pm.
- On October 21, November 1, November 6-21, November 29, December 4-6 and December 11-19 we will see the EPCOT’s hours extended from 11 am – 9pm.
- On November 30, December 1-3, December 7-10, December 14-17 the hours for EPCOT are 12 pm – 9pm.
You can see Thanksgiving week hours as posted on disneyworld.com below.
It should be noted, that as of going to print we aren’t noticing any noticeable changes to the hours posted at Hollywood Studios. However, this is something that could change in the days and weeks ahead.
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