Hours Extended at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom in Mid-December

Hours in mid-December have been extended at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom

On December 12, 14, 16, and 17, Magic Kingdom will open at 8:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. It will still close at 8:00 p.m. on these days. On December 13, 15, and 18, it will still open at 9:00 a.m. but close at 10:00 p.m. instead of 9:00 p.m.

Guests at participating Walt Disney World Resort hotels are able to take advantage of Early Entry each day starting half an hour before park open. Extended Evening hours will be from 10:00 p.m. to midnight on December 15.


EPCOT will now open at 10:00 a.m. on December 12 and 18 – 25 instead of 11:00 a.m. It will still close at 10:00 p.m. on these days and early entry will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From December 12 through 18, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will now open at 8:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. It will close at 8:00 p.m. on December 12 and 18. It will close at 7:00 p.m. December 13 – 17.

Early entry will begin at 7:30 a.m. each day.

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