Operating hours extended during early December 2021 at Walt Disney World

5 days ago in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Monday November 22, 2021 10:25am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Operating hours have been extended at Walt Disney World during the early part of December 2021 at three of the four theme parks. (View the latest calendar)

At EPCOT, weekends have moved to a 10am opening, an increase from the originally scheduled 11am opening.

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, most days December 1 - 11 have been extended from the original 9am opening to an 8am opening.

Finally at Magic Kingdom, December 11 has been extended to a 10pm close.

No changes have been to Disney's Hollywood Studios hours.

In this latest update, operating hours are now available through February 1 2022.

Check the latest calendar update to see all of the changes.

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DCBaker5 days ago

Hours extended in MK on December 30th and 31st until 1am -

ToTBellHopOct 18, 2021

Those won’t be the Christmas hours…

m steveOct 18, 2021

Compared to what we've grown accustomed to during our previous Christmas visits, these holiday hours are pitiful. Eleven o'clock opening at EPCOT? The day is already half over before the gates open. Nine o'clock opening at MK on Christmas morning? That's three hours later than in the past. I hope that this will improve significantly. If not, it will be just another instance of paying more and getting much less. Magical.

PolynesianPrincessOct 18, 2021

MK and DHS being open 9am-9pm is insane for Christmas week. That used to be their regular operating hours before they started cutting back. The fact that they think 12 hours is enough time in the parks during the busiest week of the year is ridiculous. Edited to add - and it's also the most expensive time to go! Tickets are pricier for what, another hour of park time?

JohnDOct 12, 2021

Right. Because it stays open until just after dark for the Beacons of Magic on the Tree of Life. The question is, will it remain until 8pm the week of November 7 and later or will it return to 7pm? We go back to standard time then. Answered my own question: Back to 7pm.

wdwmagicOct 12, 2021

Operating hours adjusted at Walt Disney World in latest calendar update including reductions at Magic Kingdom https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/operating-hours/news/12oct2021-operating-hours-adjusted-at-walt-disney-world-in-latest-calendar-update-including-reductions-at-magic-kingdom.htm

dreday3Oct 01, 2021

Had to pop in! : Disney now lists AK being open until 8pm the third week of October (through 23rd for now), and I am over the moon about it! :D

DCBakerSep 30, 2021

According to the Disney calendar, Magic Kingdom's hours have been extended to 11pm October 1st through the 4th.

arich35Sep 16, 2021

Patiently waiting for hours for December so we can actually make plans. Hopefully they are out before 60 days

TransportationGuySep 14, 2021

As aforementioned, always an issue but currently under control(ish) due to the charter buses whose contracts just got extended again. I suspect they’ll be around through at least the end of the year

ToTBellHopSep 11, 2021

We will be there 9:30a-10p next month, which is actually longer than in days of yore for us. We avoided MEMH there because it made that park unbearably crowded. So it was always 9-9 for us. 7:30 at DAK will be painful….but worth it for FOP.

dreday3Sep 11, 2021

Personally I love a 10 am opening at Epcot. Kind of a forced sleep-in day for us! :D

ToTBellHopSep 11, 2021

Bus staffing is an issue. The hours they are giving us is the most they will give. Once they get the busing situation under control, they’ll revert to 9-9 instead of 10-10.