Magic Kingdom Closing Early for Department of Defense Private Event

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Heads up to those looking to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks today: Magic Kingdom will be closing at 7 pm. This early closure is in place to accommodate a private event as part of the Department of Defense Warrior Games, taking place from June 21 to June 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Related: Heartbeat of Freedom Fireworks Returning to EPCOT for 4th of July

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The Warrior Games are a remarkable event, celebrating the resilience and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. The Games feature a variety of athletic competitions and foster camaraderie and support within the military community. This private event at the Magic Kingdom is a special opportunity for participants to experience the magic of Disney in a unique and memorable way.


Related: Create Magical Fourth of July Memories at Walt Disney World

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If you’re at Disney World today, you’ll still have plenty of options for fun and adventure. Here are the operating hours for the other Disney parks on that day:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 8 am to 8 pm

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9 am to 9:30 pm

  • EPCOT: 9 am to 9 pm

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