Disney World June 2014 Operating Schedule Updates

by josh on February 8, 2014

Disney updated the June 2014 operating schedule yesterday. The full schedule is available here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/DTA-Domestic/pdf/ParkHours/WDW_Operating_Calendar_june.pdf. Click refresh on your browser to load the newest version. The changes are what we would expect from Disney and include later closes at Magic Kingdom, a second Electrical Parade scheduled every night, and a second Fantasmic scheduled every night along with a 10pm close. Disney also added the “Symphony in the Stars” Fireworks at Hollywood Studios on Star Wars Weekends dates. There are far more 12am closes at Magic Kingdom this year than there were last year. Last year, there was one 12am close. This year, there are 15. There were no changes to Animal Kingdom. I’m expecting those to come in a future update. We should see 15ish 8pm closes there sprinkled throughout the month. As always, an FAQ follows the dates below.

Sunday June 1:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 8am – 10pm from 9am – 9pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show. Symphony in the Stars Fireworks added at 9:45pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Monday June 2:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 3:

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

Wednesday June 4:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 5:

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

Friday June 6:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 8am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show. Symphony in the Stars Fireworks added at 9:45pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Saturday June 7:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 8am – 10pm from 9am – 9pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show. Symphony in the Stars Fireworks added at 9:45pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday June 8:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 8am – 10pm from 9am – 9pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show. Symphony in the Stars Fireworks added at 9:45pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Monday June 9:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 10:

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

Wednesday June 11:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 12:

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

Friday June 13:

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

Saturday June 14:

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

Sunday June 15:

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

Monday June 16:

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

Tuesday June 17:

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

Wednesday June 18:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 19:

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

Friday June 20:

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

Saturday June 21:

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

Sunday June 22:

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

Monday June 23:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 24:

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

Wednesday June 25:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm 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 June 26:

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

Friday June 27:

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

Saturday June 28:

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

Sunday June 29:

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

Monday June 30:

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

Is this real?  It doesn’t match DisneyWorld.com!

Yes and it will.  Disney updates the PDF files at their media.disneywebcontent.com web address before the same update goes live at DisneyWorld.com.  It is much easier to update a text file than it is to program the update into the jumbled mess that is DisneyWorld.com.  The changes will hit DisneyWorld.com at some point, but you can rest assured these are just as “official.”

What does this do to the Extra Magic Hours schedule?

If the close is pushed back, Extra Magic Hours will also be pushed back.  For example, if Magic Kingdom was previously closing at 9pm with Extra Magic Hours from 9pm to 11pm and now closes at 11pm, Extra Magic Hours would run from 11pm to 1am.  Same with morning Extra Magic Hour.  If the open is 8am instead of 9am, the morning Extra Magic Hour would instead run from 7am – 8am.

What about these 10pm Fantasmic shows that are scheduled after Hollywood Studios officially closes?

Anyone is welcome to stay for the 10:30pm Fantasmic.  While the Studios “closes” at 10pm, operating attractions will allow guests to enter the queue right up until 10pm regardless of wait time and when they’ll disembark.  That means you could get in line for Toy Story Mania at 9:59pm, even if the wait is 30 minutes.  Disney will often post longer-than-actual wait times at the end of the night to dissuade guests from entering the queue.  Waits are often shorter than posted and the time immediately before official close is the second best time to ride the major attractions with minimal waits (immediately after Park open being the best).  Disney will have plenty of buses to transport any guests remaining at the Studios.  In the case of a Fantasmic scheduled during evening Extra Magic Hours, anyone is also welcome to see that show.  Disney won’t be checking for resort IDs or MagicBands at Fantasmic.  A show during evening Extra Magic Hours is actually one of the least crowded shows to see because so many non-resort guests assume they aren’t eligible.  Here is an example of what crowds can look like.

Will this affect the recommendations?

There should not be significant changes, if any are necessary at all.

 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie February 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Thanks for the information! We’re headed to Disney the second week of June. We won’t be participating in these late nights, as we will be doing RD every morning. Hopefully everyone will still be sleeping in while we’re touring!

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Kristina February 9, 2014 at 10:40 am

We made Fantasmic! dinner package reservations at Mama Melrose’s for Tuesday, June 10th. Really want to see the earlier show because we have a young daughter who doesn’t do well super late at night. Our dinner ressie is for 5:00 PM – are we locked into one show or the other? Really want that earlier show!

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Stephen February 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

@Kristina the Fantasmic dinner package is only for the early show. The late show is generally not crowded enough to worry about.

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Sam February 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Is it weird that there is no extra magic hour for Sunday, June 29th? We were hoping to really “close” out Magic Kingdom that night and it seems like they’ve always had the EMH in the past on Sunday….

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josh February 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Yeah they moved that evening EMH to July 3rd. Historically, they added a second evening EMH that week on the 3rd and kept Sunday’s intact, but this year it looks like they’re going extra cheap and only running one.

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julie February 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Hi Josh – Thank you for your terrific work!
Are park hours typically changed in the morning during busy summer months? So instead of all 9am openings, could they change to 8?

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josh February 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Doubt it.

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Vanessa February 12, 2014 at 9:33 am

Thanks so much for all the fantastic info–it REALLY helps us chronic planners :) . Any idea when the Sept ’14 calendar might be up? Thanks again!

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Aaron February 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Now that 6/15 is now a Stars Wars Weekend day, is HS still the most recommended for that day?

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Jenn February 25, 2014 at 5:24 am

I dont know if this will effect crowd numbers but Monday the 30th the Dance the World festival has 3 day parades at MK and 1 night parade at 8:40 at both MK and HS.

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