• On Apr 8, 2019
    Albania from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, we are planning our first trip to Disney world and is to celebrate our daughter's 3rd birthday. Are the parks open on the week of Thanksgiving (after Thanksgiving day )? Thank you for your help.

    Hello, Albania, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    My family's first visit to Walt Disney World Resort was to celebrate our daughter's third birthday, so your question is near and dear to my heart. Thanksgiving is also one of our favorite times of the year to visit, as the weather is typically wonderful and I absolutely love the way the Theme Parks--especially Magic Kingdom Park--are decorated for the Fall.

    Walt Disney World Resort is open 365 days a year: Thanksgiving and Christmas included! These do tend to be some of the busiest times of the year, though, as many families opt to spend their holidays (especially when the kids are out of school) at The Most Magical Place on Earth. While Park Hours are always subject to change, you can check out the Walt Disney World Resort website's calendar to see the projected times for your November visit. Typically Park Hours are posted 180 days in advance, so you should see the Thanksgiving week hours near the end of May.

    Since you're looking at a visit during Peak season, I would strongly recommend staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. With complimentary transportation to and from the Parks as well as access to Extra Magic Hours, on-property accommodations will enhance your visit so much more.

    As you get closer to your 180-day mark, please feel free to let us know if you have any other questions. We'd be happy to help you make your daughter's birthday a magical and memorable one.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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