Operating Hours Extended at Three Walt Disney World Parks During Thanksgiving Week 2023

Shannen Ace

Operating Hours Extended at Three Walt Disney World Parks During Thanksgiving Week 2023

Shannen Ace

Operating Hours Extended at Three Walt Disney World Parks During Thanksgiving Week 2023

Walt Disney World has updated the operating hours of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the week of Thanksgiving 2023.

Operating Hours Update at Walt Disney World

The new hours are below for November 19-25, 2023. Note that early entry for Disney Resort guests is unaffected; i.e. the park opens 30 minutes before posted opening time.

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Operating Hours Update
  • Sunday, November 19 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 6 p.m.
  • Monday, November 20 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Now closing at midnight instead of 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Now closing at midnight instead of 9 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24 – Opening time remains 9 a.m. Now closing at 11 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 25 – Opening time remains 9 a.m. Now closing at 10 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Josh D'Amaro talked about park performance and expansion today.
  • Sunday, November 19 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 9 p.m.
  • Monday, November 20 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 9 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 25 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 9 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Stock
  • Sunday, November 19 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, November 20 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21 – Now opening at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Now closing at 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Now closing at 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. Extended Evening hours are now 8 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 25 – Now opening at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Closing time remains at 7 p.m.

Do any of these operating hours changes affect your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort? Let us know in the comments.

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