Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom will close early at 4:30pm in late January 2024

12 days ago in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Monday November 20, 2023 2:12pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will close early at 4:30pm on January 29 2024 due to the annual Cast Service celebration event.

Park hours at Magic Kingdom for January 29 2024 have now been released, and are 9am to 4:30pm, with early entry for resort hotels guests from 8:30am to 9am.

Cast Service celebrations reward Cast Members who have reached certain milestones in their Disney career, ranging from 10 to 50 years.

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bmr159112 days ago

So I was curious if they bring out rare characters for this event, and dang if they didn’t bring out Wall-E this past year. After seeing the robot, I’m surprised they don’t have him out in EPCOT.

ToTBellHop12 days ago

Let’s hop on over to Facebook to hear from 1294 moms who are now angry that their family vacations are ruined. “Well, Karen, perhaps you can just take Payton and Grayson to Epcot that night?”

DCBaker12 days ago

With park hours for January 29, 2024 now available in My Disney Experience, here’s a reminder that Magic Kingdom is set to close at 4:30pm on that date.

JediMasterMattMar 30, 2023

We were at the park this year for the "short day" and as long as you weren't paying full price - it was wonderful as the crowds were lower than I've seen the MK in years. We only were in the park for a couple of hours (3ish) and did a ton. If you are an AP or have park hoppers, I would certainly recommend taking advantage of this next year. The best part was it allowed me to make a good "monkey's paw" joke to several cast members on the way out as they were setting up for the 3pm FoF parade. I told them to keep today in their memories and whenever they hear a guest complain about not having a parade anymore to close out the day at the MK, they can remember this and not MSEP or SpectroMagic. Be careful what you wish for people. Want new end of day parade? TDO, no problem. Changes hours and viola, 3pm parade closes the park at 4:40pm. Also, congratulations to the CMs for their well deserved night of honor. I had a few friends attend the one this year and it was a good night.

asianwayMar 30, 2023

Watch the fb groups day of

ToTBellHopMar 30, 2023

BrianMar 30, 2023

Somehow this still won't be enough notice for some members to withhold criticism of closing early in order to recognize CMs who have given a minimum of a decade of service to the company.