• On Oct 14, 2018
    Aimee from KY 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.

    Our first day in the parks is on 1/2/19. Will the MK castle lights still be up from the holidays? We would love to see them!

    HI Aimee,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel – it’s so nice to hear from you again. How exciting that you’ll be starting your new year off in the most magical style with a visit to Walt Disney World! I can’t think of a better way to kick off a brand new year.

    While I can’t get Santa Goofy and his holiday pals to confirm the actual date that the holiday decorations will come down in Magic Kingdom Park, I can tell you that in the past, they have been up for at least the first week of January, and usually until the conclusion of  Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. 2019’s Marathon Weekend is January 9-13, so I have a very good feeling that you’ll be able to see the gorgeous holiday lights adorning Cinderella Castle.

    I encourage you to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for news about special treats, entertainment, and activities around the parks and resorts to ring in the new year. If you’ll be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, stop at the front desk for a Recreation Guide so you’ll know what fun things are going on around the resort. Make sure to stop at your resort’s Quick-Service Restaurant for a peek into the bakery case, as Disney has started offering exclusive cupcakes and other treats at several of the resorts – I had a scrumptious banana split cupcake at Disney’s Pop Century Resort last weekend, and it was both beautiful and super tasty. 

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year’s trip to Walt Disney World, and a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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