Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On Oct 3, 2023
    Amanda from RI 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 on visiting in from December 7th to 10th, are all the parks closing early, or is it just at Magical Kingdom with the Mickey's Christmas Party?

    Welcome to planDisney, Amanda!

    Thanks for stopping by with your excellent question for us. 

    You must be thrilled to be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth while it’s decked out to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are absolutely magical; you’ll love seeing each theme park embrace the holiday festivities in their own unique ways!

    Amanda, typically, you’ll find park hours to be added to the Operating Hours Calendar 60 days out. Although the calendar isn’t yet showing the hours, I’m happy to tell you that it is very rare for all four theme parks to close early on the same day. Suppose Magic Kingdom Park is closing early for a special ticketed event like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. In that case, if you have the Park Hopper Option on your theme park ticket, you can leave for another theme park that is still open. 

    I like to check the event dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Because I know Magic Kingdom Park is closing earlier on those nights, it helps me decide whether I should visit Magic Kingdom Park in the morning and then hop to another park later in the evening or if I should just spend the day at another theme park. 

    I especially love being able to head to EPCOT during this time because you’ll find the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays in full festivity mode! My favorite activity is tasting my way around the Holiday Kitchens; I love delighting in heartwarming culinary traditions from countries worldwide!

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Amanda!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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