Extended Hours of Operation Announced for Walt Disney World Parks in November and December 2022

We’ve seen Disney extend hours of operation at a number of its Walt Disney World parks over the summer months as crowds continued to flock to all four theme parks.

We saw the crowds decrease slightly at the start of September, but the crowds are increasing again as we head into the holiday season. The Magic Kingdom is currently only available on October 23, 25, 27, 28, 29 and 30 for the remainder of October and Disney’s Hollywood Studio is available on October 23, 24, 26 and 31. To keep up to date with the latest availability at Walt Disney World parks, check out the Theme Park Reservation System.

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Hours had previously been extended through the end of October and we have now confirmed extended hours for the November and December dates at the following Walt Disney World theme parks:

  • Magic Kingdom Park – October 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31. Magic Kingdom will open at 8:00 a.m. and close to regular guests at 6:00 p.m. before Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween party. On October 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, and 29, Magic Kingdom will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. Magic Kingdom will open an hour earlier at 8:00 a.m. on December 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29, 1, and 2. On the following dates, Disney’s Magic Kingdom will open at 9:00 a.m. and close an hour later at 11:00 p.m.; 4 – 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23 – 26, 28, 30 November and 3 December.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – From October 15 to 17, from October 20 to 23 and from 29 to 30, from November 4 to 14, from November 17 to 28 and from December 1 to 3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. October 10, 12, 18, 19 and 24-28 will open and close at 7:00 p.m.
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It’s great to see these extended hours for the remainder of October, November and December for Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Be sure to check the official calendar here prior to your visit to verify the confirmed hours of operation of the selected Walt Disney World theme park for the day of your visit.

Herman C. Harkins