Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Oct 28, 2015
    Michael from Wales 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.

    Hi Moms, we have a new years vacation booked with a meal at The Crystal Palace at 6:05PM on Friday 1st January. How early should we consider getting into the park to ensure we do not get refused entry if the park gets full?

    Hi, Michael!  You are so right to be planning this now, as the holidays at Walt Disney World can get very, very busy.  

    Because there are usually a lot of late night revelers on New Year's Eve, I generally find people are a bit slower to get started in the morning on the first day of the New Year.  I'm the opposite - I love waking up early to welcome the brand new year bright and early!  I would say, though, if you are one of those late night revelers, as long as you make it to the Magic Kingdom by about 10 A.M., you should still be okay.  I can't make any guarantees, but in recent years, we have arrived as late as 11 and still been given access to the park.  

    I would say this is not the day to push your luck.  If you can get there by late morning, you probably still have a good chance of admission into the park.  

    Good luck, and enjoy a wonderful holiday!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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