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  • On Feb 11, 2016
    Yu wen from NY Asked

    Hi, My son and I love visiting WDW the week of July 4th. I noticed the parks close much earlier July 2016. Last year there were days when the MK closed at 3am. Is there a reason for this?

    Hi there Yu Wen!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! In 2015, my family visited the Walt Disney World Resort July 4th weekend and loved being able to see "Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” at Magic Kingdom Park. I can certainly understand why you and your son love visiting that particular week each year. 

    When planning our Walt Disney World vacations, I have often seen the park hours posted several months in advance and as our vacation drew closer, I noticed that the park hours were extended. The theme parks are historically open later during busier times of the year, so I think you will see the park hours being extended a little closer to your trip. 

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip!

    Happy Travels,
    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

I'm the mother of 4 amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for 22 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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