No Parks Closed to Capacity at Walt Disney World Over Christmas Holiday

The Christmas season is the busiest season of the year for Walt Disney World.  It is fairly standard that at least the Magic Kingdom will close to capacity early in the day on Christmas Day and later in the day on Christmas Eve.  This year NO park closed to capacity at any point over these two days.  We expect this may be related to the tiered theme park pricing.  These two days see the highest costs to get into the parks, so that may have been enough to convince guests to stay away from the parks.  Many Annual Passes also have these dates as blackout dates, so that would have restricted the amount of Annual Passholder visitors in the parks.


It will be interesting to see if there are any capacity closures over New Year’s Eve.  This is another usual capacity closure day so that guests get the best views of the fireworks and ring in the new year from the most Magical place on Earth.  We will keep you posted as we learn more about any park closures.

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!