Magic Kingdom likely to close early on two dates in May as Cast Member Service Celebrations are rescheduled

Feb 11, 2022 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday February 11, 2022 4:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 2020 and 2021 Disney Cast Member Service Celebrations at Magic Kingdom have been rescheduled for two dates in May 2022.

The 2020 Service Celebration will take place on Tuesday May 3 2022, and the 2021 Service Celebration will take place on May 15 2022. Magic Kingdom park hours are not yet available for those dates, but expect a 4:30pm close for day guests on both dates.

Both of the planned Cast Member Service Celebrations for January and February 2022 were postponed due to weather. The 2020 Celebration was planned for January 25 2022, and the 2021 Celebration for February 8 2022.

The Cast Member service celebration recognizes Cast Members with 10+ service years, and was originally planned for 2020 and 2021 - ultimately to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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gerararMay 16, 2022

castlecake2.0May 16, 2022

They gave us ponchos and moved a lot of stuff inside, luckily rain only lasted an hour or so.

ToTBellHopMay 16, 2022

Such bad luck with weather for these events but they really couldn’t postpone this event again, so the show had to go on.

larryzMay 16, 2022

Spring/summer thunderstorms make late winter a better bet to plan an outdoor event in Orlando.

James JMay 16, 2022

Yeah, it's pretty nasty out right now! Currently watching the severe rain, thunder and lightning from our hotel room on International Drive.

Ddad4May 16, 2022

Bad luck again for todays event. Lightning and storms for the past hour. Monorail is down. Hope it clears out so they can enjoy part of the evening.

stu1901May 14, 2022

Was the last service celebration typically a good day to go to Mk?

TouchdownMay 14, 2022

If anyone knows when the special fireworks shoot off Sunday it would be appreciated, for us monorail resort guests.

kalel8145May 14, 2022

Oh very nice. Good for those cast members. That's cool.

Blueluna1Mar 09, 2022

This would be great! Do you recall where you heard that? Was planning to do MK that day and Trying to plan dining. would be great to know if hopping will be an option that day.

MagicHappens1971Mar 08, 2022

I believe they confirmed that if you have a normal ticket with a park reservation for MK on this day it will turn into a park hopper @ 2pm

DisneyDivaMomMar 07, 2022

I’m glad they’re honoring the cast members. This is well deserved, and yes this does fall during our vacation and we currently have an MK park pass that day. I have read that those days are actually a good day to go to MK because there are lower crowds. Anyone with a shorter trip and no park hopper will likely chose another park these days. If you have park hoppers you get to enjoy 2 parks!

ShookieJonesFeb 13, 2022

Happy about this for a couple of reasons. 1. The CMs get a little love for a change. 2. The current planned dates miss my vacation by a day (phew).