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  • On Oct 2, 2023
    Nancy from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will the parks be open later Thanksgiving week 2023? November 19-23

    Hi Nancy! Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is a great way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday! Knowing the operating hours for the Disney Parks is an important part of planning your Disney Days!

    At the present time, the Disney Parks Calendar reflects that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park will be open until 7:00 PM. Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open to either 8:00 or 9:00 PM (depending on the specific date). EPCOT will be open until either 9:00 or 9:30 (depending on the specific date). And, Magic Kingdom Park will be open until either 9:00 or 6:00 (depending on the specific date). Those 6:00 PM closures for Magic Kingdom Park mean that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which is a special ticketed event, will occur on those evenings.

    The Disney Parks have been known to extend their operating hours (by an hour or so) during peak seasons when many Guests are expected to visit. The Thanksgiving week has occasionally seen extended hours. Extended hours are not usually announced until a few days before the extension occurs. Sometimes, there are no announcements until the week of the extended hours. The park that will most likely not see an extension of hours is Magic Kingdom Park on the nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Nancy, I strongly encourage you to check the Disney Parks Calendar (linked here)! This calendar will be updated to reflect any changes that might occur. Keep in mind that park operating hours are always subject to change. So, check that calendar often!

    Happy Planning!


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