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  • On Dec 3, 2018
    Meesha from ON Asked

    What time is it recommended to get to the Magic Kingdom on New years eve??

    Hi there, Meesha!

    The very best suggestion I have for you is to arrive at the Magic Kingdom as early as you can. New Year's Eve is one of the busiest days of the year at the Magic Kingdom, and you might definitely find it will be tough to find a parking spot, visit too many attractions, or get much of anything done. I like to tell my family it's a day where we do a lot of people watching and enjoying basking in the holiday splendor of being at Walt Disney World.

    Having said that, the theme parks do a rolling closure on the busiest days. If you are  Walt Disney World resort guests, even if the theme parks are closing due to reaching capacity, you will be able to get into the park as long as it hasn't reached full capacity. This is a rare occurrence, although it has gotten pretty close in the past ten years. 

    The earlier you are, the more you are likely to be able to see and do. We like to get there at rope drop, as the park opens, and do at least an attraction or two, then book our FastPass+ attraction selections for later in the day, when it will be more difficult to find reasonable attraction wait times.

    The biggest thing is to have fun. It really is one of the most amazing places to be during the holidays!
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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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