Christmas on Main Street
  • On Oct 18, 2022
    Meghan from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we have to leave the park by 6pm if we have regular tickets and don’t buy the special tickets for Mickey’s Christmas Party, or will we be allowed to watch the fireworks at 9pm still? I’d hate to have part of our trip cut short and miss out on fireworks!

    Hi there, Meghan! Welcome to planDisney

    Meghan, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate ticketed event on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park. On these nights, the theme park does close early at 6:00 p.m. to Guests who have a regular daytime ticket. If you do not purchase a party ticket, you will need to exit Magic Kingdom Park around 6:00 p.m. If you are in line for an attraction at this time, no worries. You won't be rushed out of line. You can enjoy the attraction and then once you are finished a Cast Member will kindly point you in the direction of the exit. Because of the early closing time, you will not be able to watch the fireworks inside of Magic Kingdom Park. 

    If you have your heart set on watching fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park, maybe consider switching your park pass reservations around and visiting on a day when there isn't a party. Alternatively, if you have park hopper tickets, where you can visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day, you could always hop on over to EPCOT for the rest of the evening. You would be able to see their new firework spectacular, Harmonious, which is actually my favorite of the two shows. If you have your heart set on seeing the Magic Kingdom firework show, you could always watch it on the night that you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park from a neighboring Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. You could hop on the monorail and ride it over to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. There is a great lounge upstairs called the Tambu Lounge that you don't need a reservation for. The bar and small tables around are first-come, first-serve. They have great snacks and sips, actually from the 'Ohana menu, and a perfect view of the firework show. My family and I oftentimes watch the fireworks from the Tambu Lounge, we love it! 

    I hope I've given you a few ideas that you might like, Meghan. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help.

    Happy holidays!
    Jackie H. 
thumbnail image for Jackie

Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Holidays at Walt Disney World | planDisney Podcast – Special Episode

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.