Minnie and Mickey Celebrate Disney 100; Epcot
  • On Nov 3, 2023
    Samantha from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is Disney world open new heads day? What are the hours of operation?

    Happy New Year, Samantha! One of the great things about being the Most Magical Place on Earth is that it is open 365 days a year! Of course, there might be the occasional closure due to inclement or severe weather, or special events being held at the parks, but other than that you can just about bet on the Walt Disney World Resort being open. That includes New Year's Day!

    At the present time, the four Disney Parks are scheduled to be open on New Year's Day! I’ve included the operating hours right here for you! Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park will be open from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Keep in mind that park hours are subject to change.

    If you are a Guest staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel (or other participating hotels), you can take advantage of the Early Theme Park Entry benefit! That means you can enter any of the four Disney Parks 30 minutes prior to the official park opening time! As of now, eligible Guests can enter the parks at 8:30 AM!

    Samantha, I strongly encourage you to keep checking the Disney Parks calendar! Sometimes, park operating hours will be extended on holidays such as New Year's Day! Adjustments to operating hours are usually made once we get a little closer to the holiday!

    Have fun kicking off the new year with Mickey, Minnie, and all of your pals at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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