Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 3, 2009
    Gary 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.

    when my family and i visited disney 6 years the parks stayed open later,what that my kids are older they changed the hours.

    Perhaps your previous trip to WDW happened at a different time of year. During the summer months and the winter holiday season, the theme parks are often open until midnight and sometimes have Extra Magic Hours after that so that the parks are open until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.

    However, you are correct that during some of the slower times of the year, the parks may close much earlier in the evening. Here are a few things to consider:

    - Sometimes when the parks, particularly the Magic Kingdom, have a stated closing time of 7:00 p.m. This does not really mean the park is closed. There may likely be an event such as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party that you can attend until midnight. (Tickets are required).

    - There are evening Extra Magic Hours almost every night of the year. This means that guests of the Walt Disney World resort hotels can spend up to three extra hours in the park after it officially closes. You can read more about Extra Magic Hours HERE.

    Your family should be able to find plenty to do during their evenings at WDW.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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