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  • On Aug 28, 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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    I know that MK gets super busy on NYE and for that reason we have booked a room at the contemporary to watch the fireworks.if there were to be EMH after midnight, do the crowds get smaller so we could go into the parks then? Thanks

    Bonjour Nicole, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question.

    I think it’s a fantastic idea to have booked a Theme Park View room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on New Year’s Eve - I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year! I’ve unfortunately never had the chance to experience New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World Resort, but, you’re right, it can get very busy to the point where, sometimes, Magic Kingdom Park can be closed to certain Guests (but, rarely Guests staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel). I’ve asked around and, based on my understanding, the crowds do thin out once the midnight fireworks presentation is over. Furthermore, Magic Kingdom Park is often open a few hours after midnight on New Year's Eve, even without taking evening Extra Magic Hours into consideration. 

    I would play it by ear: if you feel like going into Magic Kingdom Park and playing for an hour or so after giving the crowd a chance to disperse after the fireworks, I say that you should go for it, especially if you have an Annual Pass or you don’t mind using a day of your Theme Park Tickets for just an hour or two in the Park. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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