• On Jun 25, 2020
    Michelle from TN 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.

    Hi, I was wondering when the park hours for December will be updated? My family already has reservations and tickets for December. I’m wanting to do park reservations, but it’s had to choose without knowing the different park hours.

    Hi Michelle!
    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Hooray for your upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I double-checked the park hours calendar and, as of today, it does look as if that calendar is only displaying park hours through the end of October. My first suggestion would be to check the park availability calendar for the dates of your visit. Then, since you have park tickets, I recommend that you access the Disney Park Pass system as if you are going to make a park reservation. Once you get to the page to select a date and park, you should see the theme parks along with park hours underneath that calendar.

    When I selected a date in December for my visit, the park hours disappeared on that calendar page, but after I selected a park, I could see an "arrive between" window which corresponded to the park hours for that date. Note that the arrive between window could change if the parks must modify capacity. So, just double-check the actual park hours calendar as it gets closer to the dates of your visit!

    We just made park reservations for December also. On our park reservation for those dates, this is what I currently have as the arrive between hours:

    December 18th, Disney's Hollywood Studios, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    December 19th, EPCOT, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    December 20th, Magic Kingdom, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    December 22nd, Disney's Animal Kingdom, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Of course, there could be changes with park availability and hours, so continue to review the operational updates in the months and days prior to your trip. If hours change, go back to that availability calendar and see if another park is available. You could possibly cancel one park reservation and then add another. Also continue to check the park hours calendar - park hours will be updated on that calendar prior to your visit.

    Information is moving fast, so continue to follow updates on the Disney Parks Blog and review the updates for park experiences. Time is of the essence and preparation is essential. Our preparation typically includes searching shopDisney for special deals to purchase a few items just prior to our trip. We just received our first order of masks and our girls love them! 

    Michelle, I hope this helps your planning. Sending a little extra pixie dust your way as you pick those park days and make park reservations!

    Magic and memories,
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