We have some unexpected operating schedule changes to Magic Kingdom throughout the month of November. You may have noticed the new Passholder Preview dates and times, with previews extended all the way out to 1am:
I was expecting Disney to simply close at the stated time and then leave a walkway from the entrance/exit back to New Fantasyland for anyone doing a Preview, but Disney has instead opted to keep the entire Park open from 8am – 1am. This may complicate things a bit, especially if you were planning an 8am breakfast at Crystal Palace, but the extended hours also help. It makes 8am – 11am a great time to tour and 10pm – 1am will also be light on crowds. The good news is that the Previews don’t look to have a great impact on Magic Kingdom crowds. While attendance will be up over the course of the day for each Preview, you can expect a lot of these visitors to check out New Fantasyland and then make a quick exit after. And this doesn’t mean that overall crowds are going to be any larger than expected, as there weren’t any changes to the other Parks. And Disney didn’t add the Electrical Parade on the Tuesdays and Wednesdays that didn’t previously have one scheduled. With Previews going on every day through November 18th, there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it. Mickey’s Party days continue to have the lowest crowds possible, but you can certainly make an 8am – 1am day work. The Crowd Calendar will be updated shortly. Here are the changes:
Tuesday November 6: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 9pm.
Wednesday November 7: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 9pm.
Thursday November 8: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 10pm.
Tuesday November 13: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 8pm.
Wednesday November 14: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 9pm.
Saturday November 17: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 12am.
Sunday November 18: Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 12am from 9am – 12am.