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Robert Niles

The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for August 4-10, 2014

Published: August 3, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Planning a theme park visit this week? Here are the operating hours for the week ahead at the most popular theme parks in the United States:

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando

Walt Disney World

  • Magic Kingdom: Monday-Saturday, 9am-12am (EM* 8am-9am Thursday, 12am-2am Saturday)
    Sunday, 9am-11pm
  • Epcot: 9am-9pm all week (EM* 8am-9am Tuesday, 9pm-11pm Friday)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: 9am-10pm all week (EM* 10pm-12am Monday, 8am-9am Saturday)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom: Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm (EM* 8am-9am Wednesday)
    Friday-Sunday, 9am-7pm (EM* 8am-9am Sunday)
*EM is "Extra Magic Hours" for Disney's on-site hotel guests

Universal Orlando

  • Universal Studios Florida: 9am-10pm all week
  • Islands of Adventure: 8am-10pm all week
*Universal's hotel guests get one hour of early admission to both Wizarding World of Harry Potter lands, M-Su
No AP blockouts this week


  • Disneyland: Monday-Saturday, 8am-12am (EM* 7am-8am on Tu,Th,Sa)
    Sunday, 9am-11pm
  • Disney California Adventure: Monday-Saturday 8am-10pm (EM* 7am-8am on M,W,F)
    Sunday 9am-10pm (EM* 8am-9am)
*EM is "Extra Magic Hour" for Disney's on-site hotel guests, plus selected ticket-holders
Deluxe AP blocked Sa, SoCal and SoCal Select APs blocked all week
Finding Nemo and Blue Sky Cellar closed all week

Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-10pm
    Saturday-Sunday, 8am-10pm
*Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem opens at 7:30am on Sa-Su
"Buy a Day" APs blocked all week

Closing soon:
Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island at SeaWorld Orlando closes permanently on Aug. 10
Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain closes permanently on Aug. 16

Special events:
Thursday, Heffron Drive & Hobart Ocean at 5 Towers at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, 6-9pm
Friday-Sunday, Precious Moments' Linda Rick at Disney California Adventure's Off the Page, Noon-10pm
Saturday, Happiest Hipster artist Jerrod Maruyama at Downtown Disney (Anaheim)'s WonderGround Gallery, 11am-1pm
Saturday, Live Dance Party with J&J Soulful Steps at 5 Towers at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, 6-9pm
Sunday, Descarga at 5 Towers at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, 6-9pm

Where are you visiting this week?

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