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The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for September 15-21, 2014

Robert Niles

By Robert Niles
Published: September 14, 2014 at 5:14 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

  • Magic Kingdom: Monday 9am-9pm
    Tuesday 9am-7pm (Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 7pm-12am)
    Wednesday 9am-9pm
    Thursday 9am-10pm (EM* Thursday, 8am-9am)
    Friday 9am-7pm (Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 7pm-12am)
    Saturday 9am-11pm (EM* Saturday, 11pm-1am)
    Sunday 9am-7pm (Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 7pm-12am)
  • Epcot: 9am-9pm all week (EM* Tuesday 8am-9am, Wednesday 9pm-11pm)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: Monday-Thursday 9am-7:30pm
    Friday-Sunday 9am-9pm (EM* Saturday 8am-9am, Sunday 9pm-11pm)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom: Monday 9pm-6pm (*EM Monday 8am-9am)
    Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm
    Friday-Saturday 9am-6pm (EM* Friday 8am-9am)
    Sunday 9am-7pm
*EM is "Extra Magic Hours" for Disney's on-site hotel guests.

Halloween Horror Nights
Halloween Horror Nights start this week at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood

Universal Orlando

  • Universal Studios Florida: Monday 9am-8:30pm
    Tuesday-Thursday 8am-6pm
    Friday-Saturday 8am-5pm (Halloween Horror Nights, 6:30pm-12am)
    Sunday 8am-7pm
  • Islands of Adventure: Monday-Wednesday 9am-7pm
    Thursday 9am-6pm
    Friday-Saturday 9am-8pm
    Sunday 9am-7pm
*Universal's hotel guests get one hour of early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, M-Su.

Disneyland

  • Disneyland: Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm (EM* Tuesday, 9am-10am)
    Thursday 9am-5pm (EM* Thursday, 8am-9am)
    Friday-Saturday 9am-12am (EM* Saturday 8am-9am)
    Sunday 8am-12am
  • Disney California Adventure: Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm (EM* Monday, Wednesday 9am-10am)
    Thursday 9am-8pm
    Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm (EM* Friday 8am-9am)
    Sunday 8am-10pm (EM* Sunday 7am-8am)
*EM is "Extra Magic Hour" for Disney's on-site hotel guests, plus selected ticket-holders.
SoCal passports blocked Saturday. SoCal Select passports blocked Saturday and Sunday.
Mark Twain Riverboat, Captain EO, Finding Nemo, and Blue Sky Cellar closed all week. Indiana Jones Adventure closed Tuesday-Thursday. Golden Zephyr closed Wednesday-Thursday.

Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm
    Friday 9am-6pm (Halloween Horror Nights, 7pm-2am)
    Saturday 8am-6pm (Halloween Horror Nights, 7pm-2am)
    Sunday 9am-7pm

Closing soon:
Epcot's Maelstrom closes Oct. 5.

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