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Walt Disney World Hours For Christmas Weekend

With Christmas Weekend right around the corner, we thought that it might be helpful to compile a list of the hours at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. The information here is for December 24, 25, and 26. Remember, hours can change, so double check in the My Disney Experience App.

Magic Kingdom

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The Magic Kingdom will open at 9:00 A.M. each of the three mornings. It will remain open until 11:00 P.M. each evening.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will run twice; at noon and again at 3:45 P.M. You might want to claim a spot early, as this is the first full daytime parade at Walt Disney World since the Theme Parks Reopened.

Disney Enchantment will take place at 8:00 P.M. all three evenings.


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EPCOT will be open from 9:30 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. The Candlelight Processional will run three times; at 5:15 P.M., 7:00 P.M., and 8:30 P.M. Steven Curtis Chapman will be the celebrity narrator.

Related: The Full List of Celebrity Narrators for the Candlelight Processional

Harmonious will take place at 9:45 P.M. all three evenings.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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On Christmas Weekend, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 8:30 A.M. all three days, and will remain open until 9:00 P.M. Fireworks have not yet returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but Wonderful World of Animation will run at the Park’s closing at 9:00 P.M.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will open at 8:00 A.M. each morning on Christmas Weekend. The Park will close at 8:00 P.M. There have never been fireworks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom because the noise could scare the animals.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will open at 10:00 A.M. on December 24, 25, and 26. It will remain open until 5:00 P.M. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park remains closed.

Related: Is Typhoon Lagoon Opening Soon?

Disney Springs

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The official opening time for Disney Springs on Christmas Weekend is 10:00 A.M. all three days. The dining and entertainment district will close at 11:30 P.M., although some establishments may stay open later.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.