Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom Park Hours Extended in December 2023

Shannen Ace

Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom Park Hours Extended in December 2023

Walt Disney World theme park hours have been extended for Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in mid-December. Hours were previously extended for the first week of December.

Magic Kingdom Park Hours

Magic Kingdom Park Hours

Magic Kingdom will now open at 8 a.m. on December 10, 15, and 16, with early entry for hotel guests pushed to 7:30 a.m. The park closes at 6 p.m. for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on December 10 and 15, but will be open until 11 p.m. on December 16.

On December 11 and 13, Magic Kingdom will stay open an extra hour until 10 p.m. It will still open at 9 a.m. on these days.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hours

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open a half hour early at 8:30 a.m. on December 10 and 16. Early entry for hotel guests will begin at 8 a.m. The park will still close at 7 p.m. on December 10 and 8 p.m. on December 16.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hours

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom park hours have been extended on December 16. The park will now open at 8 a.m., with early entry for hotel guests at 7:30 a.m. The park will still close at 7 p.m.

The calendar now lists a “special ticketed event” for Disney’s Animal Kingdom on December 13 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a DVC Moonlight Magic Event.

While Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios have after-hours, hard-ticket holiday events, guests can enjoy the holiday Merry Menagerie during the day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A selection of Merry Menagerie merchandise is available.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.