Hours Extended for December, New Year’s Eve 2022 at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney has extended the New Year’s Eve 2022 hours for Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, as well as extended Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom hours throughout December.

Magic Kingdom

Pyrotechnic pixie-dust moments add occasional bursts of merriment each night at Magic Kingdom Park as projection effects transform Cinderella Castle with a flourish of holiday cheer. These magical holiday touches occur throughout the night as part of the seasonal celebrations happening across Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., through Dec. 30, 2020. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Magic Kingdom will now open at 8:00 a.m. on December 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, and 22, with Early Entry for hotel guests at 7:30 a.m. It will still close at 6:00 p.m. on those days for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

It will stay open an hour later until 11:00 p.m. on December 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, and 23 – 29. Extended Evening Hours for deluxe resort guests will be from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. the next morning on December 7, 14, 21, and 28.

On December 30 and 31, Magic Kingdom will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.


EPCOT Christmas tree on World Showcase promenade

EPCOT will now remain open until 1:00 a.m. instead of midnight on December 31, New Year’s Eve.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Animal Kingdom will stay open an hour later until 8:00 p.m. on December 4, 10, 11, 23, and 24. It will open an hour earlier at 8:00 a.m., with Early Entry at 7:30 a.m., on December 9 – 12, 17 – 19, and 22 – 24.

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