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  • On Jul 17, 2023
    Shannon from Antrim 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 plan to arrive 17th-27th December so will I have to leave early every night that mickeys Christmas party is on? Does it run the whole time I’m there? So does that mean I’ll not get to see the fireworks unless I buy more tickets to grant later access

    Welcome to planDisney, Shannon! I'm so glad to hear that you're planning on visiting Walt Disney World Resort during my favorite time of year: the holiday season. There is so much extra pixie dust sprinkled during this festive time of year so it will definitely be a vacation to remember!

    During your trip, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be running on December 17, 19, 21, and 22. While Magic Kingdom Park does close at 6:00 PM on those nights for guests who don't have tickets to the Party, you still have several other nights of your vacation where you'll be able to enjoy fireworks! Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks are only shown during the Party, but Happily Ever After will be presented as usual on the other nights.

    I have two great tips for you for celebrating the holiday season at Magic Kingdom Park this December. Even though the Theme Park does close at 6:00 PM on Party nights, it's a great idea to consider visiting Magic Kingdom Park on those days because they tend to be a little bit quieter! I will typically spend the day there and then hop over to EPCOT on the monorail to do some snacking at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Secondly, since you'll be at The Most Magical Place On Earth during the week of Christmas, you'll be able to catch Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade during the special daytime showings! The parade typically runs twice daily from December 23 through 31, so you'll have an opportunity to catch some special holiday magic without buying tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. 

    Have a magical day, Shannon!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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