• On May 19, 2021
    Kara from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the parks open on Christmas Day? If so, do they close early or are they open the full day/evening?

    Hello Kara and may I wish you a very warm welcome to planDisney!  We are so happy you've stopped by.

    Kara!  With a bibbidi bobbidi boo, I have some magical news for YOU!  Guests with valid Theme Park Tickets and Disney Park Pass reservations are most certainly welcome to enter the Magic Kingdom Park and walk right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A, or go discover the wonder of Epcot, find adventure is out there at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park or visit a galaxy far, far away at Disney's Hollywood Studios on December 25th!

    The Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are amongst my most favourite times of the yEAR to visit, and I'm more than happy to share with you that I've enjoyed spending Christmas Day with my family within the enchantment of the Magic Kingdom Park!  Generally speaking, all the Disney Theme Parks are open each and every day from morning until night-time, and closer to the time, you'll be able to view scheduled opening hours for December via this handy Park Calendar.

    My top tip for making the most of December 25th at Walt Disney World Resort is to plan your Holiday by making any Advanced Dining Reservations 60 days ahead of time and deciding which Disney Theme Park you'd like to enjoy by making those all-important Disney Park Pass reservations.  I would also highly advise waking up early (to of course check if Santa has stopped by!) and to ensure an early arrival time at your chosen Disney Theme Park as crowds can be quite busy during the Holiday season.

    Kara, if you should have any further questions about spending a practically perfect in every way Christmas Day at Walt Disney World Resort, then please do pop back to see me at planDisney!  I'm always more than happy to help.

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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