Magic Kingdom To Close to General Public an Hour Earlier on Very Merry Christmas Party Evenings

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Christmas Party Hours

If you’ve ever been to one of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas parties at Magic Kingdom theme park you’ll know that the biggest hassle of the evening usually centers around beating the crowds to try to get into the park for party time.   Disney has tried strategies to try and cut down on the swell of crowds right before the parties official start at 7 pm including letting guests with a valid party ticket into the parks as early as 4 pm.

When it comes to this year’s Very Merry Christmas Parties, it looks like Disney is stepping it up even further and will now be closing the park to the general public at 6pm rather than at 7pm to give non party-goers time to clear out.  Disney is hoping that this will cut down on the traffic jams that can occur when regular guests try and leave at the same time as all of the party guests arrive.

Under the new procedure, at 6 pm all of the parks attractions will close.  Guests will still be able to shop or eat at the parks until 7pm but will not be able to enjoy any of the rides.

As of going to print, it would appear that the change pertains only to the Christmas Party and not Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Disney has not shared any word as of yet as to whether the check-in procedures will be changing.  Readers are advised to watch this space for the latest in Christmas Party news and updates.

Magic Kingdom To Close to General Public an Hour Earlier on Very Merry Christmas Party Evenings

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