Walt Disney World operating hours extended during the peak Christmas week 2023

Dec 08, 2023 in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Friday December 8, 2023 12:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has updated the operating hours for all four Walt Disney World theme parks during the peak Christmas holiday week.

Magic Kingdom will now have consistent 8:00 am to midnight operating hours from December 24 through December 30, 2023. Disney's Animal Kingdom gains 2 extra hours on most days, Disney's Hollywood Studios gains 30 extra minutes in the mornings, and EPCOT will have a 1:00 am close on New Year's Eve.

You can view the latest updates on our calendar and a summary of the changes below.

Magic Kingdom

  • December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30: 8:00 am - 12:00 am
    Previously 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • December 24: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Previously 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)
  • December 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Previously 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Previously 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

EPCOT

  • December 31: 9:00 am - 1:00 am
    Previously 9:00 am to 12:00 am
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DCBaker5 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of March 3, 2024. Magic Kingdom March 3, 7: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) March 4, 5, 6: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) March 8, 9: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom March 3, 4, 8: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) March 5, 6, 7: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) March 9: 8am-8pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 8, 9: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker12 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of February 25, 2024. Magic Kingdom 
Feb. 25, 27, 28, 29: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
Feb. 26: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
March 1: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
March 2: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) 



Disney’s Animal Kingdom 
Feb: 25, 26: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Feb: 27, 28, 29: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) 
March: 1, 2: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
March 2: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker19 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of February 18, 2024. Magic Kingdom Feb. 18, 20, 21: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 19, 22: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) 
 Feb. 23, 24: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Feb. 18, 19, 20, 23, 24: 8am-8pm (previously 8am-6pm) Feb. 21, 22: 8am-7pm (previously 8am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios Feb. 18-24: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBaker26 days ago

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of February 11, 2024. Magic Kingdom Feb. 11, 15, 17: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 12, 13, 14: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 16: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Feb. 11, 12: 8am-7pm (previously 8am-6pm) Feb. 16, 17: 8am-8pm (previously 8am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios Feb. 12, 15, 16, 17: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

DCBakerJan 19, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of February 4, 2024. Magic Kingdom Feb. 4-8: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 9, 10: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Feb. 4: 8am-7pm (previously 8am-6pm) Feb. 9, 10: 8am-8pm (previously 8am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios Feb. 5, 9, 10: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

ToTBellHopJan 12, 2024

As long as it’s not during the 6 months of summer! Any time we’ve tried on a 90 degree day, we are either on the verge of passing out or (more often) there’s a big thunderstorm. Been burned too many times by DAK when there’s lightning! I did love the RoL time period when it was open late in the winter…

Andrew25Jan 12, 2024

Could also do the opposite lol Single Rider line on Everest an hour or two before close is fantastic, then hop on Flight of Passage a minute before park close lol

ToTBellHopJan 12, 2024

Getting to DAK by 7:15 or so (as a resort guest) requires extra coffee but there’s nothing better than walking on to FoP at 7:25 (or booking a FoP ILL and walking on to Everest 8 times before 8:30)!

DCBakerJan 12, 2024

One additional update for Animal Kingdom in February. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Feb. 4-24: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm)

DCBakerJan 12, 2024

Walt Disney World has extended park hours for the week of January 28, 2024. Magic Kingdom Jan. 28: 9am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) Jan. 29: 8am-4:30pm (previously 9am-4:30pm) Jan. 30, 31: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 1: 8am-10pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 2: 9am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 3: 8am-11pm (previously 9am-9pm) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Jan. 28: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Jan. 29, 30, 31: 8am-6pm (previously 9am-6pm) Feb. 1, 2, 3: 8am-7pm (previously 9am-6pm) Disney’s Hollywood Studios Jan. 29: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm) Feb. 2, 3: 8:30am-9pm (previously 9am-9pm)

cjkeatingJan 08, 2024

Exactly. I sleep when I get back home. 🤣

ToTBellHopJan 06, 2024

This would be reinstating hours. The CMs had to be in anyway. It’s not as though Epcot was going to be empty.

jrhwdwJan 06, 2024

Maybe, although WDW doesn't extend Hours for Severe Weather.........

ToTBellHopJan 06, 2024

You’d think with the shortening of the half today, they would open Epcot at 9 today…