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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