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  • On Nov 22, 2019
    Lauren from L396sx Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello We are visiting this Christmas Day and have a reservation in Liberty cavern at magic kingdom. I heard a rumour that magic kingdom closes the gates early as it’s so busy on Christmas Day - can you please confirm if this is true

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lauren! 

    The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of the year to vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. The Theme Parks and Resort Hotels are beautifully decorated and there really is something special about that extra layer of pixie dust that gets sprinkled between November and December. For all those reasons and more, guests love to visit at this time of year so let's have a look at what you might need to prepare for on an especially popular day like Christmas Day.

    It is very rare for the Theme Parks to close for capacity at any point during the year, but Christmas Day has been one of the days where it has been known to happen historically. Magic Kingdom Park is usually the number one destination for guests during Christmas, and I don't blame them because it's a pretty magical place to be! If the Theme Park reaches capacity at any point during the day and needs to close to incoming guests for safety reasons, no new guests will be allowed in, including guests with dining reservations. For that reason, I recommend that you get to Magic Kingdom Park as early as possible and plan to stay until your reservation time. That way, you'll know that you'll be able to get to Liberty Tree Tavern and you won't have to worry about missing your meal. If any of the Theme Parks do need to restrict admission at any time, you'll get a notification to your phone through the My Disney Experience app so you'll know before you get there if you need to change your plans.

    Have a magical day, Lauren!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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