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Magic Kingdom Closing Early With No Fireworks on Days in August and September

Walt Disney World has just released theme park hours up until October 9. Along with the new set of hours for the later fall weeks, the resort has also altered hours for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT.

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While the Magic Kingdom will be opening earlier at 8:00 AM on dates in August, it will unfortunately be closing earlier at 6:00 PM on August 14.

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On September 11, the park will also be closing early at 7:00 PM instead of 8:30 PM or 9 PM like other days that month.

Due to these earlier closings, Happily Ever After will not be showing on these evenings for guests to enjoy. Guests will have to hurry to catch the final showings of Happily Ever After other days before its permanent end on September 29.

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Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

How freaking stupid is Disney. I can’t believe they are doing this. Man I have such a love/ hate thing with them. STUPID BUSINESS DECISION

Lisac
Lisac
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff

How do you know it’s stupid if you don’t know the reason?

Abigail
Abigail
1 month ago

Anyone know why?

Scott
Scott
1 month ago
Reply to  Abigail

I know for a fact that there is an event happening in September. The park will be used for that event.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Abigail

?

Last edited 1 month ago by Jason
Johnny blaze
Johnny blaze
1 month ago
Reply to  Abigail

Corporate rental for employee families.

Sheri
Sheri
1 month ago
Reply to  Abigail

I’d like to know that answer too..
We pay alot of money to go there. I think they are making a great profit now.. hmmm

Dalton
Dalton
1 month ago
Reply to  Abigail

Cause there are very low crowds during certain times in August and September. As an annual pass holder, it’s my favorite time to go.

Shane
Shane
1 month ago

Not sure why they are making big deal about this this what they always do at the end of the summer. We usually go to Disneyland end of September and depending on when we get there we may see the fireworks and we may not. They have a month break and then start back up once the Christmas season kicks in.

Ryan
Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Shane

This is for Disney World not Disneyland

Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Shane

The big deal is this isn’t wacky Disney LAND this is Disney WORLD. Learn to read.

Jarrett
Jarrett
1 month ago
Reply to  Shane

We planning a disney world trip for late October early November 2022 hope they doing fireworks some nights by then.

Luis
Luis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jarrett

Yeah, but that because WDW will premiere it new 50th Celebration fireworks in October, thus Happily Ever After will be retired to make way for the new show.

Angela
Angela
1 month ago
Reply to  Shane

Yeah but the author just said ” permanently “.. 😕 💔

MELINDA
MELINDA
29 days ago
Reply to  Angela

Because a new show is taking place

Leah Cord
Leah Cord
1 month ago

Um, could that be the nights of the Halloween party??

Randy W
Randy W
1 month ago

Probably closing for a private event.

Gray Marie
Gray Marie
1 month ago
Reply to  Randy W

I know the aug date is for corporate rental for franchisees and families.

Jenn
Jenn
1 month ago

Probably bc of Mikeys Halloween party.

Becky
Becky
1 month ago

Are these not the days of the After Hours events?

Isabella
Isabella
1 month ago

Hi! Does anyone know if on the nights of boo bash will the fireworks still happen early? I’m visiting the park, but I’m not going to boo bash. Thanks!

Russell Kassin
Russell Kassin
1 month ago

Likey special events. Unless you had a visit scheduled it is no big deal. Happens this time of year.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

This is news?? They’ve done so many dumb thing the past 5 years we should expect it. Disney is all about money

Anne
Anne
1 month ago

What about in February ? Or should I not get tickets and waist more money. We went Monday to Hollywood studios and there’s no characters walking around the beauty and the beast was shut down The Little mermaid was shut down the cars was shut down. But the prices don’t go down.

Ryan
Ryan
1 month ago

Wow I specifically reserved dinner at the contemporary that evening to catch those fireworks what a bummer

Victoria Tolivar
Victoria Tolivar
1 month ago

This is the second biggest dumb decision Disney has ever done!!! The first dumb idea is planning on changing Splash Mountain!!! Please save Splash Mountain!!!