Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 14, 2013
    Irene 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.

    We are traveling Jan2-8 and I was wondering when they release the park hours? I can't wait to start planning! Thanks

    Hi Irene,

    I love traveling the week you've chosen to visit Walt Disney World. You can typically expect crowds to have diminished some from the holidays along with sunny, mild weather. You'll notice the crowds will drop significantly about midway through your travel dates, as many guests will have traveled through the New Year celebration. 

    Go ahead and have your Advanced Dining Reservations mapped out in the next couple of months, because your 180-day window to book them will open on July 6th. You'll see here on the calendar the Park Hours are typically released about 6 months in advance. If you're staying at a Disney owned Resort Hotel, you'll be able to make ALL of your Advanced Dining Reservations on July 6th. It's one of the many great perks to staying on property!

    We're a big bunch of planners, too, Irene, so send us your planning questions and we'll be happy to help. Planning becomes half the fun.

    Thanks for visiting us! 

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Meet the Panelist: Sherri, Illinois

As a prior Cast Member, I look forward to providing you the overlooked aspects of Walt Disney World! We are often found planning our next adventure full of dining, recreation and practically-perfect family time. Learn More About Sherri

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