Operating hours extended at all four Walt Disney World theme parks for the first week of 2021

Dec 18, 2020 in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Friday December 18, 2020 4:20pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has extended the operating hours at all four Walt Disney World theme parks for the first week of January 2021.

The updated hours include earlier openings and closings, adding as much as 3 hours to a day at the Magic Kingdom. The impacted dates are January 1 to January 9 2021.

You can view the updated hours on our Walt Disney World operating hours calendar.

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BaconPancakesApr 08, 2021

Guess a certain someone won’t be cruising anytime soon. What a pity...

LUVMCOApr 07, 2021

I just noticed when they extend hours they also open up more dining reservations later in the evening. Just an FYI for anyone planning and not able to get reservations on the first go around.

RSoxNo1Apr 06, 2021

And where are you going for COVID guidance?

LUVMCOApr 04, 2021

Yes that is the policy.

Bullseye1967Apr 04, 2021


Jrb1979Apr 04, 2021

Ones who are vaccinated fortunately.

LUVMCOApr 04, 2021

Yes that is what they announced. I believe Royal is going to attempt to sail out of the Bahamas and St Martin, and that will be open to Americans.

PolkadotdressApr 04, 2021

It also looks like the DCL cruises will be for UK residents only.

LUVMCOApr 04, 2021

I'm waiting for Japan to open up. I have a trip planned in December and then hopefully a river or Baltic cruise in Europe next year. It looks like DCL is going to start sailing out of the UK this Summer since the CDC won't allow cruises here.

NunuApr 04, 2021

Our borders remained closed for six months (March-Sept 2020). We can travel international now, as long as we comply with both local and foreign destination requirements. Worldwide conditions need to improve for international travel to become available for everybody. Hopefully, soon.

LUVMCOApr 04, 2021

My state has never had quarantine rules, but it still doesn't mean I can travel to another country. Until restrictions are lifted everywhere it going to make international travel difficult. As far as the international trips I have planned it hasn't changed anything for me. I'm still doubtful they will happen this year. It would be good for WDW if international travel was possible.

MisterPenguinApr 03, 2021

I don't need the CDC to tell me what to do. I have my own mult-billion dollar lab and tens of thousands of unwitting test subjects to help me judge the dangers of whatever contagion is out there and the efficacy of proposed vaccines and safety measures. I've determined that all on my own.

NunuApr 03, 2021

It does affect our ability to visit. We (international travelers), have to abide by both sets of rules, the ones from our country of origin, and those from the country we want to visit.

LUVMCOApr 03, 2021

International travelers have their own rules from their own countries. It may not affect their ability to come here. The only travel shamers I’ve encountered are on this forum. Social media is a free for all.