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  • On Nov 10, 2022
    Nathaniel from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I are looking to go to Magic Kingdom on December 28th. Is there any specific type of ticket we need to purchase? What is the Disney After hours I’ve seen online? I have the Disney Visa card will that give me any perks for the park?

    Welcome to planDisney Nathaniel!

    An after Christmas visit to Walt Disney World sounds like fun! The parks and resort hotels will still be all decorated for the holidays so you can enjoy all the sparkling lights and dazzling decorations. 

    Please know that the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is extremely busy, so as soon as you confirm your travel dates, you will want to purchase Theme Park Tickets for each member of your travel party. This next step is VERY important: Check for Theme Park Reservation availability for your specific date. I just did a quick check, and it looks like the Magic Kingdom is already unavailable for several days during that week. Do not purchase any Theme Park Tickets until you know you will also be able to secure your Theme Park Reservations as BOTH are needed to enter a theme park. 

    Now for your other questions....Disney After Hours is a special ticket event that takes place after the parks close. There are no After Hours events planned during that holiday week, but perhaps you can visit another time when you can partake in this late-night park fun! Regarding your Disney Visa card, check the Chase website for all cardholder benefits. 

    I really hope you are able to visit Walt Disney World during the holidays, but please be prepared as you may need to alter your plans a bit with your park choice and specific date. After checking the website, feel free to stop back to planDisney if you need additional information or help. Whatever you end up planning, I hope your holiday season is full of magic and pixie dust!

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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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