December 2014 Disney World Operating Schedule Changes

by josh on August 12, 2014

Disney made a round of updates to the December 2014 operating schedule yesterday. Below are the changes. The full December schedule is available here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/ParkHours/WDWTravelAgent_december.pdf.

Monday December 1:

  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday December 2:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Wednesday December 3:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-11pm from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday December 4:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Friday December 5:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Saturday December 6:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday December 7:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Monday December 8:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday December 9:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Wednesday December 10:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-11pm from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday December 11:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Friday December 12:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Saturday December 13:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday December 14:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Monday December 15:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday December 16:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Wednesday December 17:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday December 18:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Friday December 19:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.

Saturday December 20:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Sunday December 21:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Monday December 22:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Tuesday December 23:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Wednesday December 24:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Second Fantasmic added at 8pm, in addition to 6:30pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Thursday December 25:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Friday December 26:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Saturday December 27:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Sunday December 28:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Monday December 29:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am-12am from 9am-11pm. Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Tuesday December 30:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

Wednesday December 31:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.
  • Second Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade added as 12pm, in addition to 3:30pm Parade.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Desiree August 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm

thanks Josh!

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Jenni August 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Thanks Josh! Are we likely to see more changes as we get closer?

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Carl August 12, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Thanks Josh!

So looking forward to our December trip!!

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Kevin August 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

I need an update! I miss the pictures!!

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TIGGR88 August 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Thanks, Josh

It appear that you were already expecting the additional parades and extended times in your December crowd calendar, at least at the end of December dates I checked. Is it fair to think of these has expected updates and not necessarily a reflection of even larger than expected crowds? Do you expect any updates to the recommendations?

Thanks

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Kristin August 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

With the addition of 2nd Fantasmic! shows in December already, and none so far to November, is it unlikely that they will add shows to November, as they did last year?

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Laurie August 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

Josh,
on 12/6 and 12/13, they changed closing time to 12 a.m. and it still says EMH.
Does that mean the park is open until 3 a.m.?
Thank you for the great website.

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Jared August 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Laurie,

No. EMH is only two hours. Will be open until 2.

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Heidi August 27, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Not to sound to stupid, but what does “dark” mean in reference to parades, for example?

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siskaren August 31, 2014 at 11:10 am

Heidi,

“Dark” means no parade.

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Robin November 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

And of course Disney has added more hours throughout December (totally gets in the way of my 8:20am ADR at Crystal Palace)

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