Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 1, 2012
    Diana from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Doug,Another? for you..If the last MNSSHP is 11/2,do you think the Xmas party will start Fri. 11/9?MK closes@7 again that Fri.&see MK closes at 8 all that week.Is this in preparation for the Xmas season?Trying to plan&make ressies for 11/2-11/9!Thn


    As it happens, they also announced the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates, and yes, they start on November 9th!

    You are going to find that the Magic Kingdom has an earlier closing date during these slower times of the year than at the height of the busy summer. And it is not just because the sun sets earlier, so they can have the fireworks earlier. It is an operational issue. What I have seen historically during this time is the following;
    • The park is open later on the weekends, for the obvious reason that crowds grow a bit based on local traffic
    • The park 'closes' at 7 on nights when they are having the party
    • The park 'closes' at 8 on nights that they have evening Extra Magic Hours

    After applying these three rules, you will find that as November proceeds the standard closing time migrates from 9pm to 8pm. There is no way to pinpoint on what day that happens, as it is gradual.

    So as a rule, assume a hard 7pm/8pm closing time dependent upon party nights, and know that your later evening hours will be available on weekends.

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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