• On Jan 8, 2018
    Ellsworth from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When does WDW adjust park hours? How far in advance?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ellsworth! It’s great to see you again!

    Schedules are usually released around 6-months in advance, but they are always subject to change without notice. I start making my plans as early as I can, allowing some flexibility for those potential changes. As my trip dates get closer, I go back to the site and do a re-check to make sure nothing has changed.

    Ellsworth, as you start to dream up and plan your vacation to the most magical place on earth, make sure you note your calendar with all the important planning dates. You can start making Advanced Dining Reservations as early as 180-days ahead, and for all your favorite attractions, be sure to lock in those time-saving FastPass+. If you’re staying at one of the wonderful resort hotels on property, you will have early access to booking those, at 60-days in advance. One of the many benefits that come when you stay inside the magic.  If you’re staying offsite, you can begin booking your FP+ 30-days out.

    Thanks again for stopping by. We hope to see you again real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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