Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Starting Phased Closure Due to Crowd Levels

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is currently under a phased closure before the park completely closes to capacity.  Currently the park is closed to guests that have 1-day entry, only.  They are being directed to one of the other theme parks instead of the Magic Kingdom.  There is also currently no re-entering the park or hopping to the Magic Kingdom from another park unless the guests are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, certain levels of Annual Passholder, have Memory Maker or have dining reservations inside the park.  This will remain in effect until either the crowd levels decrease or the park reaches full capacity and no more guests are allowed to enter.


This is the first time this season that the parks have experienced phased closures, which commonly begins happening as early as Christmas Eve during the busiest season of the year. Walt Disney World is an extremely popular destination for major holidays, so these phased closure procedures help to get an early handle on managing crowd control and redirecting guests to other parks.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!