• On Nov 13, 2016
    Amanda from TX 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.

    I will be at Magic Kingdom on December 16th and December 20th. Will there be parades and firework shows those nights or will I need to buy tickets to the merry Christmas party to see them?

    Hi Amanda,

    According to the Park Hours and Park Schedule on the Walt Disney World website, on December 16, 2016, the Magic Kingdom Park is scheduled to be open from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (with Extra Magic Hours available 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM). Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be held from 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM and as you quite rightly say, separate admission is required for this special event.

    On December 20, 2016, the Magic Kingdom Park is scheduled to open from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (with Extra Magic Hours available 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) with Wishes nighttime spectacular due to take place at 10:00 PM.

    Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade will be taking place at 3:00 PM on both December 16, 2016 and December 20, 2016.

    Should you decide to purchase Special Event tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you would be able to see the holiday version of Wishes nighttime spectacular called Holiday Wishes as well as Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade which will not be available at the Magic Kingdom Park on December 20, 2016.

    Wishing you a magical trip filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

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