Magic Kingdom has reopened after being closed to some guests due to reaching capacity

Dec 31, 2018 in "Magic Kingdom"

The Magic Kingdom has reopened as of 5:30pm following a capacity closure for most of the day. All parks are currently open to all guests.


As of 11:40am December 31 2018, the Magic Kingdom is currently closed to some guests due to reaching capacity. This is the first capacity closure of this holiday season at Walt Disney World.

Wait times at the Magic Kingdom are 3 hours for Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The longest wait currently at Walt Disney World is over at Epcot, with Soarin' at 190 minutes.

Guests being denied entry are being issued a $50 gift card that can be redeemed at any other Walt Disney World theme park today.

Learn more about Walt Disney World theme park phase closing statuses.

Phase B Closing

No admission of guests with one day tickets, and no re-entering or crossing over from another park unless they have one of the following:

  • 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 Memory Maker
  • Guests with dining reservations
  • Magic Kingdom Guests with reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Harmony Barber Shop or The Pirates League.
  • FastPass+ reservations and is a WDW Resort hotel guest.

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Article Posted: Dec 31, 2018 / 11:55am ET