Entire Disney Park Closing Several Hours Early TONIGHT

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Magic Kingdom crowds in front of Cinderella Castle on Happily Ever After finale night

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Magic Kingdom — one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World — is filled with one-of-a-kind attractions, unique entertainment, and of course, the new nighttime fireworks show, Disney Enchantment.

But if you were planning on visiting Magic Kingdom to experience everything the theme park has to offer, you should know that the Park will close several hours early tonight, which could impact your plans.

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Magic Kingdom, one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World, is home to many attractions and experiences including Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world”, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and more! If you were planning on visiting Magic Kingdom tonight, you will have to rearrange your plans.

According to the My Disney Experience app, the Park hours calendar shows Magic Kingdom will close at 4:30 p.m. tonight, May 15, for Cast Member Service Anniversaries. Because of the early closing, Disney will not be running the new nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment, for regular Park Guests.

This happened last week as well. During last week’s event, we saw nostalgia return as Magic Kingdom surprised Cast Members with a commemorative moment of fireworks set to both Wishes and Happily Ever After music and projections showing the pink castle cake from the 25th anniversary.

If you are traveling to Walt Disney World in the near future, make sure you plan accordingly and always check the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date information, including Park hours.

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While visiting Walt Disney World, also make sure to check out the other three theme parks — EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to see everything the Parks have to offer including thrill rides such as Expedition Everest and Tower of Terror as well as shows including For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration and Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.

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Do you have plans to visit Walt Disney World in May? Does this change in Park hours affect your plans? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next vacation, let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation. You won’t want to miss everything the Parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district has to offer!

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