Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle
  • On Aug 8, 2023
    Caterina from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Why does magic kingdom close at 6 Friday, August 18th? Does that mean there are no fireworks display that day?

    Welcome to planDisney, Caterina!

    I see that your countdown has dipped below two weeks, which means you’ll be standing right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. with a bucket of buttery popcorn in hand and Cinderella Castle in your view faster than you can say bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Can you believe it?

    Magic Kingdom Park closes at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18th, because Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Unfortunately, this means Happily Ever After won’t be lighting up the sky above Cinderella Castle that night. However, in my experience, Magic Kingdom Park is less crowded during party days and definitely worth visiting. If you have the Park Hopper option on your theme park ticket, you can always hop to EPCOT after Magic Kingdom closes via the monorail to catch the fireworks in EPCOT Forever. If you have your heart set on viewing Happily Ever After though, I suggest changing your Theme Park Reservation for Magic Kingdom to an alternate day when the show will take place. You can check for performance days and times via the park hours webpage by choosing the date in question and making sure Happily Ever After is listed under the “Fireworks & Nighttime Entertainment” section.

    I hope this information proves useful, Caterina. Have a wonderful trip, and say hi to Mickey for me!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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