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  • On Jun 26, 2022
    Carol from WI 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 visit the Magic Kingdom on a day that shows shortened park hours because of a special event that evening. (Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party) Am I allowed to stay in the park because I'm eligible for extended evening hours?

    Hello Carol,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Summer will fly by, and before you know it you'll be strolling down Main Street USA, stopping to take a few iconic photos with Cinderella Castle in the background before heading off to ride some classic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

    Guests staying at Deluxe Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are eligible to enjoy extended evening hours at both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT on select days. Extended evening hours will not be scheduled on nights of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Because this is a separate ticketed event, all guests who don't have a ticket, including those staying at deluxe resorts, will need to leave the park before the party gets underway.

    If you have a reservation for Magic Kingdom on a party day I still think you'll be able to experience a lot of attractions in the shorter time. Although if seeing Disney Enchantment at the end of the evening is important to you, you may want to consider changing your Magic Kingdom reservation to a day when there is not a Halloween party scheduled. 

    If you do decide to keep that date as your Magic Kingdom Day, rest assured there will be plenty to do in the evening. If you add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets, you could head over to EPCOT or another park for the second half of your Disney day. If that's not something you want to do, consider a special dining experience: maybe a dinner show at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, a special meal at California Grill where you'll be able to enjoy the fireworks from Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular, or one of the many delicious options in Disney Springs.

    You could also just head back to your resort for a relaxing evening enjoying the pool, roasting marshmallows, and watching a Movie Under the Stars.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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