Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will reimagine its holiday celebration this year. From Nov. 6 to Dec. 30, the resort’s four theme parks and Disney Springs will be decked with festive décor and offer special merchandise, enchanting new experiences and seasonal food and drinks. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

BREAKING: Walt Disney World Extending Park Hours at the Magic Kingdom Starting November 6

Previously reduced to just 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, hours have been extended at the Magic Kingdom starting November 6.


Until November 6, hours remain as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • EPCOT: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This new 7:00 PM close at the Magic Kingdom is likely in effect for the new, modified Holiday offerings that will debut starting in November. While the popular Cinderella Castle Dream Lights are cancelled for this year, a new, festive projection show will be taking its place.

Other changes to the parks calendar includes a shift for EPCOT, moving to a noon opening and 8:00 PM close starting in late November for the start of Festival of the Holidays. Hours in December have yet to be released for any of the parks. For a full list of holiday offerings coming to Walt Disney World, click here.

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16 days ago

It only makes sense to at least let people stay long enough to properly see the holiday light displays after sundown. Now, if we could just get them to extend the evening hours for the halloween season we might still get to enjoy some of that famous main street, usa after dark spooky vibe too.

15 days ago

Daylight savings time change accounts for the 1 hour first weekend in November…

15 days ago

i guess these new (and temporary) holiday offerings will be available for this year only?

15 days ago

Unbelievable. You can’t even enjoy Christmas lights there now because they close at 7. I was at Disney in 2018 for the holidays. Amazing. Disney is not gonna be a very magical place anymore if they keep this up. No party, Gingerbread house, fireworks, or candlelight Processional. Most of the stuff is outdoors. No reason for all these measures.

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