Next Week (4/6 to 4/14/2013) at Walt Disney World



By Dave Shute

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DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: APRIL 6, 2013 TO APRIL 14, 2013

Disney World 4-6 to 4-14-2013The material below details operating hours, Extra Magic Hours, parades, and fireworks.

The same stuff is in the table, but organized by park, not by topic.

The parks return this week to near-normal after some of the busiest weeks of the year.

(For more on April 2013, see this.)

Note that typos happen, and schedules change!

If something seems odd, or if you want to double check, use the calendar links near the bottom to get the latest official Disney World scoop.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/6-4/14/2013

The Magic Kingdom will be open  8a-12MN 4/6, and 9a-11p 4/7 through 4/14

Epcot will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open 9a-10p 4/6 through 4/8; 9a-8.30p 4/9; 9a-10p 4/10 through 4/13; and 9a-8.30p 4/14

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open 8a-8p 4/6 and 4/7, 9a-7p 4/8 through 4/13, and 9a-8p 4/14

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/6-4/14/2013

Saturday 4/6 Morning: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Sunday 4/7 Morning: none Evening: Magic Kingdom

Monday 4/8 Morning: Animal kingdom Evening: Holywood Studios

Tuesday 4/9 Morning:  Epcot Evening: none

Wednesday 4/10 Morning: Animal Kingdom Evening: none

Thursday 4/11 Morning: Magic Kingdom  Evening: none

Friday 4/12 Morning: none  Evening: Epcot

Saturday 4/13 Morning:  Hollywood Studios Evening: none

Sunday 4/14 Morning: none Evening: Magic Kingdom

PARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/6-4/14/2013

The Magic Kingdom:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade: 3p 4/6; no showings thereafter

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: every day at 3.45p

FIREWORKS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/6-4/14/2013

Wishes at the Magic Kingdom: 10p every night

Illuminations at Epcot: 9p every night

Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 8.30 and 10p 4/6 through 4/8; 8.30p 4/9; 8.30 and 10p 4/10 through 4/13; 8.30p 4/14

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/6-4/14/2013

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 4/6-4/14/2013

See this for forecasts.

DISCLAIMER

Everything is subject to change and typos! Check the Disney Calendars for updates and official schedules.

These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:

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3 comments

1 Sarah B { 04.05.13 at 11:57 am }

Hi Dave! The calendar on this page is so helpful, combining the essential information for each park for the highlighted week. I have three questions:
1. Do you make similar calendars for each week and are they posted somewhere on your website? I’ve looked around, but can’t find if there is a place on your site where all such weekly calendars are gathered.
2. I am thinking about our first Disney trip next year, May 3-10, 2014. I know Disney doesn’t release calendars until around 6 months in advance. Could I infer anything at all about my chosen travel week by looking at the 2013 calendar for the same week? Or does it vary so much from time to time that it would be a pointless exercise to look at the calendar for May 4-11, 2013? Specifically, I am wondering what days MK and AK will have EMH and if Wishes will be at 9pm on certain nights (I have young kids, who will be 4 and 7 on our travel dates).
3. I’ve read that Disney releases calendars around 6 months in advance, but I am already stressing about how that timing will relate to my 180+10 window for ADRs? Wouldn’t it be nice if Disney released calendars 7 months in advance so people would have that information when they got to their 180 day window? Does the timing usually work out so people can look at the real calendar when making their ADRs?
Thank you in advance SO MUCH! You are the best.
Sarah

2 Dave { 04.06.13 at 8:53 am }

Hi Sarah, and thanks for the kind words!

Your questions in order:

1. I do this calendar every week, but release it only the Friday before–this is because Disney hours change so much. However, as soon as Disney’s six-months-out calendar comes out, I publish suggested itineraries here: http://yourfirstvisit.net/planning-your-first-family-trip/basic-itinerary/alternative-itineraries/

2. Your targeted May 2014 dates are far enough away from Easter that yes, you can use the 2013 same week as an initial planning tool (inlcuding my suggested itinerary for that week).

However, I expect Disney’s Fastpass+ program to launch well before then, and it may have now-unpredictable effects on things like EMH etc. So take early May 2013 with a bit of a grain of salt. (For more on FP+, see this: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2013/04/03/my-bet-for-the-go-live-date-for-fastpass-october-1-or-later/ )

3. Yup, 7 months would be better! But the timing of the calendar releases usually works fine except for people on a long trip whose arrival date is that the end of the prior month–e.g. a ten day May trip but beginning April 28 for the time you are targeting. But this can be messed up a bit by things like the 28 day Feb and the number of 30 day months vs 31 day months. In your case, 180 for your target date is 11/4/2013, and the May calendar should be out 11/1…

Hope this helps! And if so…

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3 Sarah B. { 04.06.13 at 9:00 am }

As always, this is hugely helpful. Thanks! And, yes, I follow you on Facebook! Thank you so much.

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