• On Sep 19, 2019
    Natasha from FL 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.

    If the park closes at 9 PM, but the fireworks show starts at 9 PM, how does that work? Can I stay and watch the fireworks? OR do I have to buy an "After-Hours" ticket? Thank you!

    Hi Natasha! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You will be enjoying some time in Magic Kingdom Park in just a few days! Yay! There is nothing like the final days of a countdown to get me excited about our vacation ... especially when we are traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I have good news for you! On days that Magic Kingdom Park closes at 9:00 P.M., you can see the Happily Ever After fireworks show, even though it is at 9:00 P.M. You will simply exit the theme park when the fireworks show has completed. On nights that Magic Kingdom Park closes early and has a ticketed event like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you would need an event ticket in order to stay. But in your case, you will be able to enjoy Happily Ever After to finish your magical day!

    I suggest finding a spot in front of Cinderella Castle to watch the fireworks show at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. You will find that some families find their spot much earlier than that. Grabbing a snack prior to sitting down is also a good idea after a busy day in the theme park!

    Enjoy your visit, Natasha! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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