• On May 8, 2018
    Maribel from Panama 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.

    Is Magic Kingdom closing earlier at night?

    Hi Maribel,

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Since the theme park hours may vary by day, I just checked the park hours calendar for the beginning of November, since that's when you'll be arriving. It appears that Magic Kingdom Park is open until 9:00 p.m. every evening except for Friday, November 5th when it is closing at 4:30 p.m. Occasionally we'll see Magic Kingdom Park close early for a special ticketed event like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, like we do on November 8th where the park is closing to day Guests at 6:00 p.m. However, the evening of the 5th is not scheduled to be a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party night. My friend and fellow panelist, Stephanie, recently contacted two Cast Members to ask about the early closure and they were not aware of why it was closing early and suspected that there is a private event being held that evening.

    If you're planning to visit Magic Kingdom Park on the 5th, I'd expect pretty reasonable crowds that day since it's a shorter day and many people will choose to go to one of the other theme parks. Plus, the great news is that your fun day doesn't have to end at 4:30 p.m. If you have Park Hopper Option tickets, feel free to head to another theme park that is open later, or if you don't, there are always lots of fun things happening at Disney Springs or at Disney's BoardWalk, which comes to life every evening with street performers. 

    Have a truly magical vacation this November, Maribel!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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