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  • On Nov 19, 2008
    Luke from ME 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 will be visiting the Magic Kingdom on Christmas day. Will we have trouble getting in if we are not staying at one of the Disney Resorts?

    This depends on what time you plan to arrive at the park. Panelist Bret does a great job HERE of describing how park capacity issues are handled during high-crowd times such as Christmas.

    The bottom line is that if you're staying off-site and want to visit the Magic Kingdom on one of the busiest days of the year (July 4th week and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day), you should plan to be at the MK parking lot at least an hour before the park opens. You should also plan to stay for the entire day, because once you leave there is no guarantee that you'll get back in.

    This park capacity problem is ONLY an issue on the handful of busiest days of the year. At other times, off site guests will have no problems visiting the Magic Kingdom, or any of the Disney theme parks.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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