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  • On Apr 23, 2010
    Dee from MA Asked

    After reading other question abought the fourth of july it sounds like the parks close once thay fill up if i am in the park in the morning will i be able to get back into the park if i go back to my hotel

    Hi, Dee!  The Fourth of July is definitely a busy holiday at Walt Disney World - especially at the Magic Kingdom - and there have been times in the past where the park has closed after filling to capacity on this particular holiday.

    If you go to the park in the morning, then leave to go back to your hotel, you are not guaranteed entry upon your return.  If the park has filled to capacity, they are unable for safety reasons to permit any additional guests inside, even if you had been there earlier in the day. 

    One piece of advice I have given in the past is to book yourself two table service meals, and plan to spend an hour or so at each one eating.  There are several Magic Kingdom table service restaurants, and  If you plan to go, have a leisurely meal, and spend some time relaxing, you may not need a trip back to your hotel.

    I also have taken one or two overly tired kid in a stroller to the far corners of a counter service restaurant.  When the girls were very small, I'd bring a book in my backpack, wheel them in with the stroller, grab a cold drink and a snack, and take them to a table out of the way where they could nap and I enjoyed my drink and a few chapters of a book.

    You could also take your chances.  You may be able to gauge how thick the crowds are before you make the decision to leave for a break.  If it seems like there are a ton of people, you might be safer to stay and not risk losing the chance to come in later.

    I hope it all works out for you!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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