• On Aug 6, 2016
    Hilary from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to visit the Magic Kingdom on Thurs. Nov. 17 but I see now that the hours are listed as 9am-4:30pm, which seems very unusual. Is this really correct? Is it likely to change? Is there a special event that evening? Thanks for your help.

    Hi Hilary,

    Thank you for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your inquiry. I am sure you are looking forward to your magical vacation this fall. It is good to hear that you are planning ahead and coming up with a schedule for your trip. The Magic Kingdom does appear to be closing earlier than normal on that Thursday, but I am unable to find a special event that seems to be taking place that day. There could be a number of reasons why that park has an early closing time, but we have not been given any further information. 

    I would recommend checking back as your trip gets a little closer, as park hours have been known to change without notice. However, I cannot guarantee that this will happen. If you have the park hopper option on your Magic Your Way tickets, you could head over to Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios in the evening for dinner and some attractions. It might also be fun to spend the latter part of the day with a little shopping or dining in the newly re-imagined Disney Springs. I recently dined at both Morimoto Asia and The Daily Poutine and both offered unique menu options that were rather amazing. There is also a food truck called Fantasy Fare that offers selections that you would find exclusively at other Disney theme parks, such as Disneyland Paris.

    Your trip will be here before you can say "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" May it be filled with memories to last a lifetime. Feel free to stop back by if you have other planning questions. 

    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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