• On Oct 14, 2018
    Sarah from OH 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.

    There are extra magic evening hours scheduled for the same night as the Very Merry Christmas Party. Can resort guests that are not attending the party still take advantage of the extra magic hours?

    Hi Sarah!

    It sounds like you are getting ready for a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in the next few weeks, which will be the perfect way to start your holiday season. On select nights in November and December, Magic Kingdom will close early to host Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I checked the Magic Kingdom park hours for November and December to figure out the overlap between Extra Magic Hours and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It looks like the current schedule does have Extra Magic Hours in Magic Kingdom on Friday's, which is also a day when Mickey's Christmas Party is hosted. However, the Friday Extra Magic Hours occur in the morning, rather than in the evening. I didn't find a day when evening Extra Magic Hours occurred during a party day.

    In general, Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel are able to enjoy morning Extra Magic Hours in Magic Kingdom, but only Guests with tickets to that evening's party are able to enjoy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Keep in mind that park hours and schedules are always subject to change, so there may have been an update since you last looked at park hours and there may be additional updates as you continue planning your trip. I recommend that you download the My Disney Experience mobile app so you can stay up to date with the latest park hours and schedules during your magical vacation!

    Feel free to send me another question if there is any more confusion with park hours. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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