Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 18, 2014
    Mariana 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.

    Hi moms! I'm going to MK on DIC 31 with my family of 5 (mom, dad, sister, me & my 5 yr old daughter) :) Will it be open? Any New Year special show? Is it cold? (we are from Costa Rica!) Any advice will be welcomed :) Thanks xo

    Hi Mariana ~

    Walt Disney World is my favorite place to bring in the New Year with my boys and I am counting down the days now! The theme parks at Walt Disney World are scheduled to be open every day of the year. Even when the rest of the world is on vacation, the cast and crew at the Walt Disney World Resort is working hard to provide a magical experience for all of their Guests.

    The Magic Kingdom is scheduled to be open from 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. on December 31, 2014. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can take advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

    The special Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks will be presented at 11:50 p.m. at the Magic Kingdom to bring in the New Year. Here are some other special holiday events to look for in the Magic Kingdom on New Year's Eve:
    * A Frozen Holiday Wish
    * Celebrate the Magic
    * The Jungle Jingle Cruise
    * Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
    * Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
    * A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas!
    * Celebrate the Season Show

    Be sure to pick up a printed Times Guide when you enter the Magic Kingdom to confirm times.

    The weather in December is usually pretty pleasant in Orlando. The average high temperatures are in the low-70s and average lows in the low-50s. They usually get around 2 inches of rain during the month of December. Keep in mind that these are averages and you never know what kind of crazy weather pattern could come through. Be sure to check the 10-day forecast online before you finish your final packing.

    Please feel free to visit again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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