The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for August 18-25, 2014
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:
Walt Disney World
- Magic Kingdom: 9am-11pm all week (EM* 8am-9am Thursday, 11pm-1am Saturday)
- Epcot: 9am-9pm all week (EM* 8am-9am Tuesday, 9pm-11pm Friday)
- Disney's Hollywood Studios: Monday-Friday 9am-9:30pm (EM* 9:30pm-11:30pm Monday, 8am-9am Friday)
- Disney's Animal Kingdom: Monday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm (EM* 8am-9am Wednesday)
Saturday-Sunday, 9am-7pm (EM* 8am-9am Sunday)
*EM is "Extra Magic Hours" for Disney's on-site hotel guests.
- Universal Studios Florida: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm
- Islands of Adventure: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm
*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-Friday 9am-12am (EM* 8am-9am on Tu,Th)
Saturday 9am-11pm (EM* 8am-9am)
- Disney California Adventure: Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm (EM* 8am-9am on M,W,F)
*EM is "Extra Magic Hour" for Disney's on-site hotel guests, plus selected ticket-holders.
SoCal passports blocked on Saturday. SoCal Select blocked Saturday and Sunday.
Finding Nemo and Blue Sky Cellar closed all week.
Universal Studios Hollywood
- Monday 9am-8pm
"Buy a Day" APs blocked Saturday.
On sale this week:
Tickets for Universal Orlando's "A Celebration of Harry Potter" (Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015) go on sale at Noon ET on Thursday, Aug. 21.
The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios closes Aug. 30.
Thursday, Nadia Ali & Grand and Warren at 5 Towers at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, 6-9pm.
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?
I thought American Idol was supposed to close in 2015.
Closing date got moved up. (Had that in the Insider's Update yesterday.)
Don't forget the Villains Unleashed party at Disney Hollywood Studios on 8/23
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