Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 19, 2010
    Tara from TX 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 at WDW 07/02/2010-07/06/2010 & heard not to leave the park July 4th as we will not be able to get back in due to capacity? We are staying at a Disney property. We are planning, if possible, to rest & return in the afternoon.

    Hi, Tara! Our family has been to the Magic Kingdom on the July 4th holiday, and although it's one of the best fireworks displays you'll ever see in your life, the crowd is unbelievable as well! So, make sure you pack an extra measure of patience!

    All that said, capacity crowds are extremely rare, and there are certain policies set in place at various levels to deal with the crowds. Yet, usually Disney resort guests are one of the last groups denied entrance when capacity crowds are inevitable. Moms Panelists Erin and Bret have explained the park capacity closing phases in past questions. (Simply click on their names to see their explanations.)

    Based on my experiences, check with your resort's concierge about crowd levels and any word s/he may have heard about potential capacity closings before returning to MK. However, since the calendar shows MK Extra Magic Hours from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m., you will most likely be able to come right in and enjoy many attractions after the fireworks. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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