• On May 14, 2010
    Barbara from MD 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 trip is November 28th thru December 4th I am a major planner and the hours for December are not out yet, I dont want to make plans untill I have Decembers hours I heard they post them at 180 days. Is there anyway to find out sooner. I need to plan!!!!!!

    Hi, Barbara! I'm a major crazy planner too. Just ask my wife. I just checked and the park hours are now available for your trip. In the event that the park hours weren't available for your trip, here's how I'd go about guesstimating.

    I like to have plans laid out when the 180 ADR window opens.

    I get a pretty good idea of how the schedule is going to look from two sources. The first is, which uses oodles of historical data to forecast which parks should be visited and avoided each day. In fact, the site's Crowd Calendar forecasts an entire year.

    The second approach I take is to get more specific. Many non-Disney owned sites host calendars with park hours, and last year's calendars are usually available. While park operating hours and extra magic hours may change, you'll begin to find patterns in which parks have extra magic hours in the mornings and evenings.

    Happy planning!
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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