Extended Holiday Hours at Disney World

Holiday Magic begins November 6th.

Disney World updated its online park calendar with longer operating hours through Saturday, December 26, 2020.  (Note that these holiday operating hours are significantly shorter than what we’re used to from previous years.)

On November 6, 2020, the ‘Holiday Magic’ festivities begin at all the parks.

Magic Kingdom

  • October 31, 2020 (Halloween) – 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • November 1, 2020 – 9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • November 6-21, 2020: 9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • November 22-28, 2020: 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • November 29 – December 19, 2020: 9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

EPCOT

  • October 31, 2020 (Halloween) – 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
  • November 1, 2020 – 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • November 6-21, 2020: 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • November 22-28, 2020: 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
  • November 29 & 30, 2020: 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • December 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-26: 12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Weekdays)
  • December 4-6, 11-13, 18-19, 2020: 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Weekends)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • October 31, 2020 (Halloween) – 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • November 1, 2020 – 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • November 6-8, 13-15, 20-21, & 29, 2020 2020: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • November 22-28, 2020: 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

No longer operating hours at DHS.

Main Street USA at Christmastime. Main Street will be fully decorated by November 5th this year.

Gone this year are the midnight madness hours at the Magic Kingdom where it would stay open until 1am with the shops open until 2am!!

No Dream Lights on the Cinderella Castle this year, just holiday projections.
City Hall will be all decorated for the holidays.
Current park operating hours.

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Christmas By the Numbers at Disney World:

#1: 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations are brought in for decorating 28 resorts, 4 theme parks, and Disney Springs.  It takes 10 days to fully decor everything.

Welcome to the holidays at the Magic Kingdom!


Christmas castle MK
No one decorates for Christmas like Disney!!!
#2: 8.5 million lights are usually strung throughout WDW. (Less this year without the Cinderella Castle's Dream Lights.)
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It's almost all energy saving LED lighting now.
#3: 98% of the lighting used for holiday décor is now LED while 2 percent is compact fluorescent

#4: Over 1,500 decorated trees across property
Main Street MK Christmas Tree
The Giant Popcorn Garland on the Main Street Christmas tree at the Magic Kingdom.

#5: 15 miles of garland strung and 1,500 wreaths hung throughout the resorts
Christmas
One of the 1,500 pretty holiday wreaths!

#6: Over 119,000 live poinsettias plants are used everywhere in WDW decor.
poinsettias
Poinsettias everywhere!

#7: 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows are used in draping Christmas trees and wreaths.

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We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Taleand Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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