Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Dec 5, 2019
    Katie from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello me and my family of four are going to Disney January 1 and we have dining reservations in the park but we are nervous that if we don’t get there super early they will be at max capacity and turn us away. I forgot to mention it’s for dinner.

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Katie! I love visiting Walt Disney World Resort at this time of year because of all the extra magic that's in the air, and I can't think of a more special way to ring in a new year and a new decade than by spending it with your family at The Most Magical Place On Earth.

    Walt Disney World Resort is a super popular place to be around the holiday season, especially on special days like Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. It is very rare for the Theme Parks to close for capacity, but it has been known to happen in the past on these days. If any of the Theme Parks need to restrict access for incoming guests for safety reasons, no new guests will be admitted and that includes guests with FastPass+ selections and advanced dining reservations. Because of this, I heartily suggest that you get there as early as possible and plan to stay through your dining reservation. You didn't mention which Theme Park you were planning on eating dinner at, but I especially recommend this early strategy if your reservation is at Magic Kingdom Park or Epcot, which are the most popular places to be on New Year's Day. Make sure to download the My Disney Experience app to your phone and keep it close by because a notification will be pushed to you if any of the Theme Parks need to stop admitting new guests.

    Have a magical day, Katie!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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