• On Jan 21, 2018
    Jennifer from WI 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.

    We will be at Magic Kingdom April 17 2018 and it says it closes at 6:00. Why would it close so early that day, and if the park closes at 6:00 are the stores still open later?

    Hello Jennifer and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I had to do some research to find out why the park is closing early on April 17, 2018. A Cast Member told me the Magic Kingdom Park is closing at 6:00 P.M. for a private event that evening. The entire park will close at 6:00 P.M. including shops, restaurants and attractions.

    The night will still be young and there is plenty of magical options for a fun evening at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you are a Resort Hotel guest with Park Hopper Passes, you can enjoy Extra Magic Evening Hours at Epcot until 11:00 P.M. If it is shopping you are looking for, Disney Springs is the place for you. Lots of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities to explore at Disney Springs. If you have any more questions about your trip, be sure to come back and visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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