Magic Kingdom Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party; AA family
  • On Dec 10, 2023
    Bridget from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is Disney World open on Christmas Day? Are all of the rides and areas open?

    Ho, ho, ho, Bridget, and welcome to planDisney. Picture this: It's a warm December 25, you wake up in your holiday jammies, have a Yule tide cup of coffee, and then head out to the "Most Magical Place on Earth." It is practically perfect in every way.

    Walt Disney World Resort is open 365 days out of the year and has only been fully closed (aside from the COVID-19 pandemic) eight times in its 52-year history. Talk about an enchanted place. All attractions will be open unless they are closed for refurbishment or there is a mechanical issue. We went to Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood studios the night after Old St. Nick and his reindeer flew over and it was an absolute blast. You may always check the Walt Disney World Resort Calendar for daily opening and closing times.

    planDisney Pro Tip: It does get very crowded on Christmas Day and can even reach capacity. Aside from a theme park pass, Guests should plan on investing in Disney Genie+ Service and/or Individual Lightning Lane Entries as well as getting to the theme parks 60 minutes before they open when the crowds are the thinnest.

    Bridget, I hope this information helps you have a jolly holiday with Mickey and the gang. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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