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Disney World theme park hours increased for the upcoming holiday season

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December 2017 Disney World Crowd Calendar Park Hours with Fastpass and Dining Booking Dates KennythePirate

If you are planning to travel, or know someone who is planning to travel, between December 12, 2016 and January 7, 2017 you should check my Crowd Calendars as the theme park hours for Disney World has been increased.

It’s very typical that Walt Disney World will offer increased park hours to offset the large crowds that flock to the resort during the Christmas season.  After all, it is the most popular Christmas destination in the world.  Before I mention which days changed, here’s a couple of tips for you.

First, know that the entertainment offerings that paying guests receive at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will roll over to regular operations from December 23 through 31.  That means that regular park guests will get to see Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Christmas Wishes and more during that 8 day period.

Second, if you plan to travel here during that timeframe, you should take advantage of the earlier opening and/or later closing.  The parks often have Phased Closings from around 10am to 4pm, so taking advantage of the empty park in the morning is ideal.  If your family is full of night owls, the later Magic Kingdom hours are also great.

There’s still no confirmation on Animal Kingdom offering Rivers of Light anytime soon.  It’s odd that they trained their operations personnel last month to prepare for an opening that still hasn’t occured.  Hopefully, we’ll hear something soon.

December 12, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

December 14, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

December 17, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later with Extra Morning Hours Added

December 18, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 19, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 20, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 21, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 22, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and Extra Morning Hours Added
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 23, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 24, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Animal Kingdom – Closing later

December 25, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

December 26, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

December 27, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

December 28, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

December 29, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

December 30, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

December 31, 2016
Magic Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later
Epcot – Opening earlier
Animal Kingdom – Opening earlier and closing later

January 1, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

January 2, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

January 3, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

January 4, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

January 5, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

January 6, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

January 7, 2017
Magic Kingdom – Closing later

You can view the park hour changes on my Crowd Calendars for January and December.




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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Kenny. We are going to MVMCP on Dec 22 and then staying for 5 more days. If they gonna have holiday entertainment afterwards during regular operations would you say just to focus on meeting characters during the party, or will they have characters meet during holiday week as well ?

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