• On Apr 2, 2018
    Shara from AK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is going to WDW in late November/early December and I'm planning our park days. How late does each park usually stay open during this time of year? I'd definitely like for us to enjoy the parks as long as possible each day/night.

    Hi, there!

     Shara, I'm thrilled to hear about your upcoming vacation. There's little better than celebrating the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort! I made a visit at the same time last year, and it was practically perfect in every way. 

     I can certainly understand wanting to spend as much time in the theme parks as you can! Walt Disney World Resort operating hours vary in late November/early December. Last year, Epcot stayed open until 9:30 PM. Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park were open until 8:00 PM. Magic Kingdom Park closed as early as 6:00 PM, or as late as 12:00 AM! The early closures were on evenings that Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party was scheduled in Magic Kingdom Park. If you have a chance, I very much recommend attending this special event - it's extra magical! 

     Park hours are typically released about 6-months out, so keep an eye on the Walt Disney World Resort calendar. If you see an evening scheduled with a 12:00AM closure at Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to plan a late night of adventure there! I had an unforgettable time with a few of my pals from the Disney Parks Moms Panel on a night like that last early December - we only had six minutes to make it from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to Space Mountain, and we made it just as the clock struck midnight! That will forever go down as one of my favorite Disney memories of all time.

     Thanks for stopping by, Shara. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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