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Robert Niles

The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for August 25-31, 2014

Published: August 24, 2014 at 9:23 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:

Festival of the Lion King

Walt Disney World

  • Magic Kingdom: Monday 9am-11pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-9pm
    Thursday, Friday 9am-11pm (EM* Thursday, 8am-9am)
    Saturday, Sunday 9am-12am (EM* Saturday, Sunday 12am-2am)
  • Epcot: 9am-9pm all week (EM* Tuesday 8am-9am, Friday 9pm-11pm)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: 9am-9:30pm all week (EM* Monday 9:30pm-11:30pm, Saturday 8am-9am)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom: Monday, Tuesday 9am-6pm
    Wednesday 9am-8pm (EM* 8am-9am)
    Thursday, Friday 9am-6pm
    Saturday 9am-8pm
    Sunday 9am-7pm
*EM is "Extra Magic Hours" for Disney's on-site hotel guests.

Universal Orlando

  • Universal Studios Florida: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday 9am-9pm
  • Islands of Adventure: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday 9am-9pm
*Universal's hotel guests get one hour of early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, M-Su.


  • Disneyland: Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm (EM* Tuesday, Thursday, 8am-9am)
    Friday, Saturday 9am-12am (EM* Saturday 8am-9am)
    Sunday 9am-11pm
  • Disney California Adventure: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm (EM* Monday, Wednesday 8am-9am)
    Friday 9am-10pm (EM* 8am-9am)
    Saturday 9am-9pm
    Sunday 9am-10pm (EM* 8am-9am)
*EM is "Extra Magic Hour" for Disney's on-site hotel guests, plus selected ticket-holders.
Deluxe, SoCal, and SoCal Select passports blocked Saturday and Sunday.
Haunted Mansion, Finding Nemo, and Blue Sky Cellar closed all week.

Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Monday 9am-7pm
    Tuesday-Thursday 9am-6pm
    Friday 9am-7pm
    Saturday, Sunday 9am-10pm
"Buy a Day" APs blocked Sunday.

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

Universal's House of Horrors at Universal Studios Hollywood closes Sept. 1.

Special events:
Thursday, Power 106 Presents: Far East Movement at 5 Towers at 5 Towers at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, 6-9pm.
Saturday, World of Dance featuring Jabbawockeez at 5 Towers 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)

Published: August 25, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Just like that, the summer party is over for the most part.
David Matecki

Published: August 25, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Hey Robert I noticed at first glance that you put 12pm as Disneyland's closing time on the weekend. I think you meant 12am.
Robert Niles

Published: August 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Fixed! Thanks.

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