Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 26, 2015
    Nicole from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, I'm planning way ahead for a Dec. 2016 vacation. We will be getting off a cruise on Dec.31 and will then be checking in to a disney resort. Do we have any chances of getting into the magic kingdom for nye if we get there in the afternoon? Thanks

    Hi, Nicole! It's never too soon to start planning in my opinion! You will certainly have a better chance of getting into Magic Kingdom than someone who is not a Resort Guest, but there are no guarantees, of course. Historically, Magic Kingdom is closed at capacity by mid-morning. As Guests leave the Theme Park, new Guests are allowed inside using a "tiered" system. Disney Resort Hotel Guests (that will be you!) have top priority, followed by Annual Passholders, then re-entries (Guests who were in the Magic Kingdom earlier in the day), then Park Hoppers coming from other Disney Theme Parks, then, finally, non-Resort, first-time entries. Be sure to utilize Disney transportation from your Resort because the parking lots are as difficult to get into as the Theme Park on New Year's Eve. Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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