• On Nov 1, 2021
    Michele from AZ 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 is planning on being in Magic Kingdom on the same day the holiday event is happening. We are not planning on getting the special ticket. What time will we have to leave the park and will we still be able to see the fireworks and parade?

    Hi Michele!

    Walt Disney World is so festive during the holidays! The parks are decked out in zillions of twinkling lights, thousands of bright red poinsettias, and hundreds of brilliantly decorated Christmas trees. I love the Mickey wreaths that adorn the lampposts.

    Michele, you will be able to see the brand new fireworks show Disney Enchantment and enjoy all the wonderment and attractions the Magic Kingdom has to offer without attending the after hours event. Typically the nighttime spectacular blasts off at 8:00 pm and the Disney Very Merriest After Hours event starts at 9:00 pm. You will be able to stay in the park until the official closing time. Check the theme park calendar to see the hours the Magic Kingdom is open on the day you are visiting.

    Currently the Magic Kingdom is running smaller Character Cavalcades multiple times during the day rather than one long parade, so there are several chances to catch sight of Mickey and Minnie or the princesses. You can also catch the classic Electrical Water Pageant that glides around the Seven Seas Lagoon every night from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The best chance to enjoy this floating spectacle and hear the catchy, jingly music is outside the park. 

    Wishing you a wonderful visit to see Mickey!

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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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