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  • On Sep 28, 2022
    Christopher from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a magic kingdom reservation on November 18th. I noticed the park hours say it is only open until 6 then after is a “special event” Do we have to leave the park at 6 or can we stay and do attractions until midnight?

    Hi Christopher!

    I'm so excited to see that you're planning to visit Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season! There's nothing like enjoying Magic Kingdom while it's beautifully decorated for the holidays. Plus, the incredible tasty holiday treats throughout the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs will definitely infuse your vacation with holiday cheer!

    On November 18, Magic Kingdom will be hosting Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which is why the park closes at 6:00 p.m. The party, which starts at 7:00 p.m., is a specially ticketed event where party Guests can enjoy the theme park's attractions and exclusive party entertainment during their special night. You'll need a separate ticket from your standard theme park ticket to enjoy the party. So unfortunately, if you don't have tickets to the party, you'll be directed towards the park's exit after 6:00 p.m. and you won't be able to enjoy the park's attractions for the remainder of the evening.

    Christopher, it looks like there are still tickets available for the party on November 18, so you may want to consider adding this special event to your itinerary. Or, if you have any flexibility in your schedule, you can look into changing your reservation to enjoy Magic Kingdom on a different day, which will allow you to enjoy the theme park's nighttime activities. Otherwise, if you do visit on a party day, you'll still be able to have a fabulous time during your magical day and once you exit the park, you can use the evening hours to explore the magic at the Disney Resort hotels or Disney Springs!

    Come back to see us if we can provide additional help planning your Magic Kingdom visit. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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