The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for August 18-25, 2014

August 17, 2014, 6:23 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:

Walt Disney World

*EM is "Extra Magic Hours" for Disney's on-site hotel guests.


Universal Orlando

*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.


*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

"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.

Closing soon:
The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios closes Aug. 30.

Special events:
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?

Replies (3)

August 17, 2014 at 7:38 PM · I thought American Idol was supposed to close in 2015.
August 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM · Closing date got moved up. (Had that in the Insider's Update yesterday.)
August 20, 2014 at 5:26 PM · Don't forget the Villains Unleashed party at Disney Hollywood Studios on 8/23

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Top 10 Attendance

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disneyland
  4. Universal Studios Japan
  5. Tokyo DisneySea
  6. Epcot
  7. Disney's Animal Kingdom
  8. Disney's Hollywood Studios
  9. Universal Studios Florida
  10. Islands of Adventure