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  • On Nov 30, 2013
    Joyce from PA 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.

    We will be dining on Dec. 31, 2013 at Chef Mickey's with our children (4 1/2 and 7 y.o). We aren't sure what our options will be from there in terms of New Year's Eve festivities. Will we still be able to get back into the parks to view the fireworks?

    Hi, Joyce!  So, there are a few times a year when it seems pretty certain that the Magic Kingdom will fill to capacity, and no additional guests will be permitted to enter - even if you are returning from an earlier in the day visit.  New Year's eve is one of those days where the chances of the park closing to additional guests is an even greater possibility.

    There is a chance when you leave to go to dinner, you may not be able to gain admission back into the Magic Kingdom.  If you are at the Contemporary Resort near fireworks time, you can head out onto the observation deck just across the way from Chef Mickey's and watch the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom right from that vantage point.  Another option is to see if you can book the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage, which will take you out on a pontoon boat just in time for an amazing, unobstructed view - its like it's your own personal show!

    I hope this helps you figure out what your plans will be!  Enjoy a magical holiday at Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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