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The Week Ahead: Disney and Universal schedules for September 1-7, 2014

Robert Niles

By Robert Niles
Published: August 31, 2014 at 4:33 PM

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

Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando

  • Universal Studios Florida: Monday-Wednesday 9am-8:30pm
    Thursday-Saturday 9am-6pm
    Sunday 9am-8:30pm
  • Islands of Adventure: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
    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 8am-12am
    Tuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm (EM* Tuesday, Thursday, 9am-10am)
    Friday-Sunday 9am-11pm (EM* Saturday 8am-9am)
  • Disney California Adventure: Monday 8am-10pm (EM* Monday 7am-8am)
    Tuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm (EM* Wednesday 9am-10am)
    Friday 9am-10pm (EM* 8am-9am)
    Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm (EM* Sunday 8am-9am)
*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.
Haunted Mansion, Finding Nemo, and Blue Sky Cellar closed all week. Jungle Cruise closed Tuesday-Thursday. Tom Sawyer Island closed Wednesday-Thursday. Mark Twain closed from Friday on.

Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Monday 9am-9pm
    Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm
    Saturday 9am-8pm
    Sunday 9am-7pm

Closing permanently:
Universal's House of Horrors and the Flintstones Bar-B-Q at Universal Studios Hollywood close Monday.

Where are you visiting this week?

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