• On Sep 20, 2018
    Briana from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does anyone know if and when the remaining late night extra magic hours will be posted for 2018? I am making a trip in December and was disappointed to see that each of the parks are closing extremely early each night.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Briana! The Holidays are just a touch more magical at the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    The Park Hours Calendar will show you park hours and activities for all four theme parks and both water parks six months in advance. Right now, the calendar is up for the month of December. It looks like most nights of your trip; the Magic Kingdom Park will be hosting Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. You will be able to take advantage of some Extra Magic Hours in the morning but if you’re like me, you love being in the parks later at night.
    If you haven’t had the pleasure of attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, let me tell you that it’s so much fun! The crowds are at a minimum so that means you will be able to check all those must-do attractions off your list and your family will get to enjoy a very special Christmas parade with an appearance from the big man himself, Santa Claus! Mickey and his friends are also dressed up in their holiday best! This special ticketed event begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs through midnight, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the view of the Cinderella Castle in the moonlight. 

    Epcot is also hosting the International Festival of the Holidays. This is a beautiful event that showcases the traditions of all the countries at the World Showcase. I love stopping by the Germany pavilion to have a warm mug of Glühwein. That mulled wine warms me right up and has become one of my favorite must-haves at Epcot during the Holidays. 

    Briana, please feel free to come back to see us with any other questions you might have. Helping you figure out the best plan for your family is our pleasure!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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