UPDATED - Magic Kingdom back open to all guests after closing earlier due to reaching capacity

Dec 26, 2014 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday December 26, 2014 11:40am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

UPDATE 1:00pm
The Magic Kingdom has reopened to all guests, but parking is at capacity, with guests being redirected to Epcot to then use Walt Disney World transportation back to the Magic Kingdom.

As of 11:40am, the Magic Kingdom is currently closed to some guests due to reaching a level of Phase A capacity.

This means that guests with one day Magic Kingdom tickets are not being admitted to the park. Guests meeting the following criteria are being admitted.

  • WDW Resort Guests, including The Four Seasons Resort, Swan, Dolphin or Shades of Green, Hotel Plaza Boulevard hotels arriving by bus (Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, The Buena Vista Palace, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, B Resort, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Hilton), Golden Oak residents and guests.
  • WDW Premier Passport, Annual & Premium Passholders
  • Guests with Park Hopper tickets re-entering or crossing over from another WDW Theme Park
  • Guests with Memory Maker
  • Guests with dining reservations
  • Magic Kingdom Guests with reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Harmony Barber Shop or The Pirates League.

All other parks are currently operating as normal.

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WhatJaneSaysJan 02, 2015

Magic Kingdom/TTC parking is back open.

TheRabbitJan 02, 2015

Has anyone else noticed that when the parking lot is "at capacity", they still always have the Scar and Cruella sections always empty? Even though they park people on every grass area around the lot, how can they consider the lot at capacity with 2 sections empty?

wdwmagicJan 02, 2015

Magic Kingdom parking lot at capacity with parking being redirected to Epcot

Tom MorrowJan 02, 2015

In past years, Soarin' has hit over 300 minutes. These wait times actually aren't nearly as bad.

SMPTE MOUSEJan 02, 2015

We got diverted to EPCOT yesterday and parked. Took us 2 hours but we lucked out and got a dining reservation at the Plaza and got into MK! Took the monorail and ended up in the park by 12:30pm! Talk about lucky. The park was beyond packed. So we Walked around the park and enjoyed the time with our little DD. Thank goodness for fastpass+

mousehockey37Jan 01, 2015

I agree. Which is why my iPhone stays on my hip and I use my Canon DSLR for photos. I also DO NOT use the view screen, I actually look through the eye cup or if I'm set up for fireworks, I have it all set up for my shutter release so that there's no light coming off the back of my camera. This is exactly what I'm talking about. It so easy to use your phone or tablet to record the fireworks, but should you? Phones are still sorta smaller than tablets but there's been a few threads about the negative uses of iPads and such during the fireworks shows.

wdwmagicJan 01, 2015

VIDEO - Happy New Year with Epcot's Reflections of Earth New Year's Eve Show

JakesterJan 01, 2015

Actually, you'd be impressed what the iphone 5s+ can take photo wise. Its the best for recording fireworks IMO.

FutureCEOJan 01, 2015

Ipads and Iphones do't even take amazing video and pictures compared to cameras

JakesterJan 01, 2015

I went to Epcot tonight, arrived and parked at 5:35pm. Managed to make it to World Showcase for the 6:00p IllumiNations. Walked around the park a few times, got a spot 1hour prior to showtime with a great, crowded, view. Leisurely walked up towards America after midnight, got into the 1:00am American Adventure Show, took 45minutes walking out and rode the tram and not once did I sit in traffic. I got to my vehicle around 2:30a.

donsullivanJan 01, 2015

I was in that same parking nightmare at Epcot. Whole lot was dead stop for close to an hour and then all of a sudden at ~2AM, whatever was causing the clog was removed and it all started to move very smoothly. I was off the property and home in almost normal time from when the clog was cleared.

WDWBryanJan 01, 2015

1st time sitting in the Epcot parking lot after New Years. Dumb move. Been sitting in my car over an hour and haven't moved. Pretty sure everyone that was in the park will have cleared out and also be in there cars soon. 12,000 cars all trying to leave at the same time

monothingieJan 01, 2015

85000 Churros? ECVs? DVC Information kiosks? :p

mousehockey37Jan 01, 2015

Also, it looked like a photographers worst nightmare, as well as just a viewing nightmare... the smoke from the fireworks was blowing TOWARDS Main Street.