Disney World Park Reaches Maximum Capacity, Gates Closed to All Guests

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Disney World park reservation system -Mickey and Minnie Mouse holding hands shocked while looking at the Magic Kingdom Park entrance with a closed sign.

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A Disney World park has completely sold out of reservations and is not allowing anyone else to enter through December and the Christmas holidays. Here’s what you need to know.

Walt Disney and a Christmas Tree
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The Holidays at Disney World Parks

The Holidays at Disney World are a magical and enchanting time, transforming the already captivating theme parks into winter wonderlands filled with festive cheer. Typically beginning in November and continuing through the end of December, Disney World goes all out to create a holiday atmosphere that delights visitors of all ages.

The main event includes Mickey’s Verry Merry Christmas Party inside the Magic Kingdom Park and this year’s newest event, Jollywood Nights, at Disney Hollywood Studios. Both events occur on select nights through the weekend before Christmas.

The Holidays at Disney World offer a unique and unforgettable experience, combining Disney’s magic with the holiday season’s warmth and joy. Whether it’s your first visit or a yearly tradition, the parks provide a magical backdrop for creating cherished holiday memories.

Disney World - Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a float during a parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
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Magic Kingdom Park Sells Out on Select Nights

But sometimes the magic and joy disappear if you don’t get your ticket in time. Recently, a major Christmastime event has sold out at Walt Disney World Resort, leading to one park being completely unavailable through the end of December.

According to the official Disney World website, the Magic Kingdom is now off limits on select nights through December 22 as the famous and highly popular Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has sold out to all guests.

The event was previously still being sold as few nights were left open for guests looking for some holiday cheer. But as of this morning, no more nights are left for anyone. This year, the sellout date is much later than last year’s, where the Christmas Party sold out sometime around mid-November, whereas this year, it has sold out towards the end of the month.

Fireworks during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park
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What Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

There is this super cool thing called Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. It’s not your everyday park visit – you need a special ticket for this holiday extravaganza! The party happens on select nights in November and December, and in 2023, you can catch the festive fun from November 9 to December 22. It’s like stepping into a winter wonderland with Mickey and the gang!

Entertainment includes:

  • Parade
  • Fireworks
  • Castle shows
  • Stage shows
  • Dance parties
  • Character meet-and-greets
  • Holiday overlay at Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Holiday overlay at Mad Tea Party
  • and more!
The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Guests with tickets can enter the park as early as 4 p.m. Tickets cost between $159 and $199, with child tickets (ages 3–9) priced $10 less. 
Are you having a Disney World Christmas at the parks this year or at home?

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