Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Park Hours Extended at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and More (Including EMH)


    As we continue to monitor the park hours adjustments around Walt Disney World through the busy holiday season, Disney has just extended park hours in December 2019 and January 2020, including Extra Magic Hours and New Years Eve. Here are the changes that we noticed:

    • December 25th: Park hours extended from 9am open to 8am open. Extra Magic Hours shifted from 8-9am to 7-8am
    • December 31st: Park hours extended from 9am open to 7am open
    • January 18th: Park hours extended from 8pm close to 9pm close

    As a reminder, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating New Year’s Eve this year!

    Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season will “roar in” the New Year. That’s because Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be open until midnight to celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019.

    Throughout the night, you’ll find special New Year’s Eve-themed food and drinks, while DJs in Asia, Discovery Island and DinoLand U.S.A. will keep the party pumping! As midnight approaches everyone can gather around Discovery Island and Asia to watch a special New Year’s Eve countdown on the iconic Tree of Life. Energetic music and lighting displays will welcome in 2020.

    Guests can also get into the fun with special pin trading opportunities, plus a limited-edition New Year’s Eve pin available beginning that evening. Subject to change and based on availability.

    As always, keep checking back with us here at throughout the days and weeks ahead as we continue to monitor park hour adjustments and bring you much more news and photos from around the Disney Parks!

    Mike is the owner and writer for Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

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