EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Nov 2, 2009
    Michael from cheshire 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.

    ive heard that magic kingdom gates close at about 11am due to full capacity on christmas day. We have an ADR booked for christmas lunch but was not planning to arrive at the park until just before our reservation time at 2pm. can you confirm 

    There is no specific time that the park gates close on holiday mornings - these decisions are made on a case by case basic, solely based on park attendance and capacity issues. You can read about park capacity HERE, HERE and HERE.

    Personally, for a 2:00 p.m. meal inside the Magic Kingdom on Christmas day, I would try to be there well before noon if you are staying on WDW property and using Disney transportation to get to the park. If you are staying off-site or are driving to the park, I would plan to get there as soon at the Magic Kingdom opens and stay there until your lunch time.

    Good luck!
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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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