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Planning Your Winter Vacation? Disney Park Hours Available Into Early December

We don’t want to alarm anyone, but we are right around 90 days away from the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, Christmas is less than 100 days away! While we have all been enthralled with Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary coming up on October 1 and Halloween festivities currently underway at the Theme Park, we can’t help but hear jingle bells ringing. Sure, it might not be time to toss out the pumpkin spiced everything just yet, but we can start making Disney plans into early December as Walt Disney World Resort Park hours are now available.

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So far we know to expect an exciting winter season at Walt Disney World as the holiday festivities kick off in November. On top of the 50th Anniversary celebrations still taking place, you’ll also have a chance to experience the return of holiday favorites like the beloved EPCOT Candlelight Processional and even EPCOT’s Holiday Storytellers. While Disney has announced the return of a holiday parade and fireworks, those will only be available to those attending the special ticketed event, Disney Very Merriest After Hours, whose first party is scheduled for November 8.

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As you plan your winter vacation to Walt Disney World, here are the currently posted Park hours via the My Disney Experience App for December 1-3 for each of the four Theme Parks. If your Park ticket has the Park Hopper option, you can visit other Parks after 2:00pm depending on Park availability:

  • Magic Kingdom Park – December 1: 9:00am to 9:00pm; December 2-3: 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • EPCOT – December 1-3: 11:00am to 10:00pm
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – December 1-3: 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – December 1-3: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Candlelight Processional (Credit: Disney)

Disney’s old Extra Magic Hour may be gone, but keep in mind, beginning October 1, Disney is offering Early Entry for all Disney Resort Guests. This means as a Disney Resort Guest you get to enter any Disney Park on any day 30 minutes BEFORE other non-resort Guests. If staying at a Deluxe Resort, there are also select days and times that Deluxe Resort Guests will have a chance to stay for Extended Evening hours.

Are you making plans to visit a Disney World Park this holiday season? If so, what is your top holiday tradition in the Disney Parks? We must say that never miss a chance to see EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional, or trying all the delicious holiday treats of course! Happy winter planning, Disney fans!

About Jamie

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.