Ho-ho-hold on if you’re planning to visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Christmas Day, as park tickets are sold out for the holiday as of November 30. Theme park reservations are also at capacity, meaning that guests who do not currently have a Magic Kingdom reservation for December 25 may not be able to secure one before the day arrives.
Magic Kingdom Completely Booked for Christmas Day 2023
The official Walt Disney World website has removed the ability to purchase a single-day Magic Kingdom ticket for Monday, December 25, 2023. Single-day tickets for EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are still available as of the time of publishing.
The website has also removed the ability to make a theme park reservation for Christmas Day for all guests (including Walt Disney World Annual Passholders), indicating that Disney, as of right now, anticipates that the park will be at capacity. Reservation availability may fluctuate between now and December 25 as cancellations occur/more openings are added.
Guests who do not currently have Magic Kingdom reservations for December 25 may still be able to access the park that day via a Park Hopper ticket, as the official Walt Disney World website does list Park Hopper Availability for Magic Kingdom from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on that date. This is far from a guarantee, however, as per Disney, “the ability to visit another park [is] subject to the park’s capacity limitations.” Assuming Magic Kingdom is at capacity on Christmas Day, park hopping may not be available.
Both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are completely booked for New Year’s Eve Day, as well, with neither tickets nor reservations currently being offered for either park on December 31.
Holidays at Walt Disney World
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is offered on select nights at Magic Kingdom through December 22. Tickets are only available for one remaining night. During the after-hours party, guests can enjoy Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, character meet and greets, and holiday attraction overlays. There are also complimentary treats, special menu items, and exclusive merchandise.
The new “Frozen Holiday Surprise” Cinderella Castle show is performed at Magic Kingdom once during regular park hours and once during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
A new separately ticketed holiday party has debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year, as Disney Jollywood Nights takes place on select nights through December 20. Entertainment includes the variety show “Disney Holidays in Hollywood,” “What’s This? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along,” and the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular.
The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays commenced on November 24 and will run through December 30. Meanwhile, the roaming Merry Menagerie puppets have returned to Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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