Storybook Circus and New Fantasyland closing early today

Nov 17, 2014 in "Fantasyland"

Posted: Monday November 17, 2014 10:07am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Storybook Circus and New Fantasyland will be closing at 5pm today, November 17 2014, due to an in-park private event for the IAAPA Attractions Expo.

The Magic Kingdom will be closing at 7pm, but all of the attractions and land in Storybook Circus, and New Fantasyland will close at 5pm. Attractions closing at 5pm will include:

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
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ToTBellHopNov 17, 2014

Exactly. If they want to have Wishes at 8 and then close and let someone rent out the park from 9-12, fine. But for almost $100/day, to be told you can't get into a whole land from dinnertime on and then you need to leave early at 7 (when there are already so many early closures this time of year with MVMCP) is one big F-U to the day guests. They are offering Wishes and MSEP only 3 days this week. I'd be perturbed. And I can only imagine how crowded it will be for Wishes and MSEP tomorrow...

dumboflyerNov 17, 2014

Keeping a park (or an area of a park) open past closing for a special event is outstanding. Wins all around. Extra hours ($$) for the wage CMs, revenue for the company, really cool experience for the guests (having both worked and been a part of one in the past!) But I agree that an early closure of an area of the park without some advance warning is very poor form.

ToTBellHopNov 17, 2014

I personally find this sort of thing to be tacky, if relatively commonplace.

DisneyGirl84Nov 17, 2014

IAAPA (attractions expo) is in town this week. They've got an event from 730-1030 in Storybook Circus and New Fantasyland. They've also got a Celebrate the Magic viewing.

note2001Nov 17, 2014

How far in advance does Disney alert guests about partial park shut downs? I'd be rubbed the wrong way if it were my last night at WDW and had promised the family we'd spend the night in New Fantasyland only to find out it was closed for a private party on that day. It's not like we'd expect something like that & seek out info in advance.

mikehNov 17, 2014

I think it is

jensenrickNov 17, 2014

i bet it's the 1 Direction boys ;)