October and November 2014 Disney World Operating Schedule Changes

by josh on July 15, 2014

Disney made a round of operating schedule changes to October and November 2014 yesterday, almost all of which are extensions at Animal Kingdom. That’s good news for anyone looking to take advantage of lower crowds after crowds disperse in the afternoon. See Considering a Late Arrival at Animal Kingdom With or Without FastPass+ for more tips.

The full October operating schedule is available here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/ParkHours/WDWTravelAgent_october.pdf.

The full November operating schedule is available here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/ParkHours/WDWTravelAgent_november.pdf.

Wednesday October 1:

  • No changes.

Thursday October 2:

  • No changes.

Friday October 3:

  • No changes.

Saturday October 4:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday October 5:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday October 6:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Tuesday October 7:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Wednesday October 8:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Thursday October 9:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Friday October 10:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Saturday October 11:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday October 12:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday October 13:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Tuesday October 14:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Wednesday October 15:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Thursday October 16:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Fantasmic added at 7:30pm.

Friday October 17:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Saturday October 18:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday October 19:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday October 20:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Tuesday October 21:

  • No changes.

Wednesday October 22:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Thursday October 23:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Friday October 24:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Saturday October 25:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday October 26:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday October 27:

  • No changes.

Tuesday October 28:

  • No changes.

Wednesday October 29:

  • No changes.

Thursday October 30:

  • No change.

Friday October 31:

  • No changes.

Saturday November 1:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday November 2:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday November 3:

  • No changes.

Tuesday November 4:

  • No changes.

Wednesday November 5:

  • No changes.

Thursday November 6:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Friday November 7:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Saturday November 8:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday November 9:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday November 10:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Tuesday November 11:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Wednesday November 12:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Thursday November 13:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Friday November 14:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Saturday November 15:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday November 16:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-6pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday November 17:

  • No changes.

Tuesday November 18:

  • No changes.

Wednesday November 19:

  • No changes.

Thursday November 20:

  • No changes.

Friday November 21:

  • No changes.

Saturday November 22:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-7pm.

Sunday November 23:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Monday November 24:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Tuesday November 25:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Wednesday November 26:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Thursday November 27:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Friday November 28:

  • No changes.

Saturday November 29:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-8pm from 9am-5pm.

Sunday November 30:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am-7pm from 9am-5pm.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucy July 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

This gives me hope they’ll extended MK hours for November! The 8PM closing time doesn’t really help.

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Linda July 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

Was that CM right? Are Sundays AK’s busiest day? This goes against your plan for first Sunday in November but does follow that “other” touring guides suggestion of staying away. So confused!

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Linda July 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

Oh… sorry. I am referring to the link you provided of planning a day at AK and the comment from a reader who quoted a CM as saying Sundays are AK’s busiest days. I just realized no one would know what I was talking about. :)

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cdd4602 July 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

Josh you probably do not remember this but several months ago I sent you a tweet asking if AK’s hours would possibly extend. You replied back that it was a good chance they would extend. I built my plan with this in mind and now it is offical. You the man

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Alex July 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

Josh, any changes for Sept?

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shannon F July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

With daylight ending sooner it looks like some lucky folks will get to experience AK at night. Man I still miss evening EMH at AK! sadface

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RebeccaMcK July 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Doesn’t affect my plans at all for October or November, but I hope there are no more changes for those two months. With a Fantasmic show added for 10/16, would that make DHS not the most recommended park for that day any more? I’ll be at MK anyway, since it’s our MNSSHP night (it’s the only day we’re not doing the first or second most recommended park on the October trip). Also, Casey’s is open on party nights, I hope?

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Scott July 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Thanskgiving week 2014 is looking a lot like 2013 at this point.

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Stephanie July 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Just wanted to double check on fantasmic being added on 11/21. When I clicked on the November calendar link it still isn’t showing. It also isn’t listed on the disney world website?

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Amber July 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

With park hours extended, will the restaurants also be open later? Would love to get a later reservation for Yak & Yeti.

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Paula July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

No such luck in September, huh? Does this mean they’re expecting larger than normal crowds in Oct and Nov?

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