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Disney Extends Park Hours at Animal Kingdom on Select Weekends in November & December

Do you have a weekend visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom planned for November or December? If so, you’re in luck! Disney has updated their park hours on the My Disney Experience App to show an extra hour on select weekends.


While several weekends were previously showing the Disney’s Animal Kingdom park hours of 8:00am – 6:00pm, now Disney has added an extra hour to allow park hours to be 8:00am – 7:00pm on select weekends. The current Disney’s Animal Kingdom park hours for November and December are as follows:


  • – Nov. 14-15: 7am – 7pm
  • – Nov. 16-19: 9am – 5pm
  • – Nov. 20-21: 8am – 7pm
  • – Nov. 22-28 : 8am – 8pm
  • – Nov. 29: 8am – 7pm
  • – Nov. 30: 9am – 5pm


  • – Dec. 1-3: 9am – 5pm
  • – Dec. 4-6: 8am – 7pm
  • – Dec. 7-10: 9am – 5pm
  • – Dec. 11-13: 8am – 7pm
  • – Dec. 14-17: 9am – 5pm
  • – Dec. 18-19: 8am – 7pm
  • – Dec. 20-30: 7am – 7pm
  • – Dec. 31: 9am – 5pm

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Keep in mind, you’ll want to check the app before planning your visit as Disney has been known to add an extra hour or two on select days due to higher crowd levels. Happy planning, Disney fans!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.