• On Dec 3, 2020
    Krici from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This will be our first time to bring our kids, ages 8 & 9. We will be at magic kingdom for 1 day. I am trying to get the most out of our day, Dec. 27. What time will the fireworks & lights on the castle take place? What rides do we want to hit?

    Hi, Krici!  Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you're bringing your Mouseketeers to Walt Disney World Resort for the first time!  A first visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is always special, but when that visit takes place during the holiday season, it's practically perfect in every way!

    As you prepare for your trip, I would recommend sitting down with your children and looking at the list of attractions for Magic Kingdom Park.  This resEARch will help you formulate a list of your must-dos.  If your kiddos are thrill-seekers, they may wish to conquer the mountains (Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) of Magic Kingdom Park.  If they'd prefer to start with a slightly milder thrill ride, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train would be perfect for your kids.  If your children are feeling a bit less adventurous, Magic Kingdom Park has plenty of attractions that are perfect for the entire family.  Peter Pan's Flight and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin are two of my family's favorite attractions.

    Due to enhanced health and safety measures, most fireworks shows and nighttime spectaculars are currently on hold.  However, during the holiday season, Guests can enjoy several festive projection effects that will be adorning Cinderella Castle.  You might even be able to see some quick bursts of fireworks as the castle's lighting effects change from one design to the next.  When I visited Magic Kingdom Park a couple of weeks ago, the castle projections began as soon as it was fully dark and continued throughout the rest of the evening.  Cinderella Castle, in all of her holiday splendor, makes a great backdrop for photos, so be sure to find a Disney PhotoPass Service photographer to take your family's picture.

    If you have any additional questions as you get ready for your vacation, please visit us again.  Wishing your Mouseketeers a magical first visit to Walt Disney World Resort!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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