Magic Kingdom closing at 4:30pm on Sunday May 15 for a private event

14 days ago in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday May 13, 2022 4:50pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 2021 Disney Cast Member Service Celebration at Magic Kingdom will take place this weekend on Sunday May 15 2022 resulting in a very early close for the park.

Magic Kingdom will close at 4:30pm for day guests ahead of the start of the special event.

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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gerarar11 days ago

castlecake2.011 days ago

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

ToTBellHop11 days ago

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

larryz11 days ago

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

James J12 days ago

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

Ddad412 days ago

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.

stu190114 days ago

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

Touchdown14 days ago

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

kalel814514 days ago

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).