• On Jul 29, 2017
    Melissa from VA 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.

    On the Disney Website it shows MK hours as 9am - 9pm for several of the days during our stay in late August, but it still shows Once Upon a Time as starting at 9:45pm after the park has closed. Is this a mistake on the Disney website?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Melissa ~

    Your trip is just around the corner and I bet you are too excited to sleep!

    There are indeed times that they will schedule Happily Ever After at the same time that the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to close and will follow that with Once Upon A Time a short time afterwards. You are welcome to stay in the park to experience both and can then make your way down Main Street, U.S.A. to exit the park. It is a great way to end a magical day and I feel like I am eking out every ounce of pixie dust before I leave. Happily Ever After is an 18 minute show so if it starts at 9:00 p.m. and Once Upon A Time is scheduled for 9:45 p.m., you'll have approximately 25 minutes between the two shows.

    I am not exactly sure which day you plan to visit the Magic Kingdom during your trip. I looked at the online calendar for August 26 - 31, 2017 and saw a couple of things to be mindful of during those days. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is scheduled on August 29, 2017 and Extra Magic Hours are scheduled on August 30, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Be sure to confirm the performance times on the day you plan to visit on the My Disney Experience mobile app or pick up a printed Times Guide as you enter the Magic Kingdom. As with any outdoor performances, schedules are subject to change without notice due to inclement weather.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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