Good Monday, everyone! For those of you here in the States, let me extend you an early Happy 4th of July! Stay safe, all!
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On to today’s business, eh? Well, we expected it, didn’t we? In fact, every WDW Main Street Podcast fan knew what was coming.
Last week, the news dropped that Disney will close the Magic Kingdom at 6 PM to non-partygoers – one-hour before the beginning of every Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – on event nights.
OK. So, that revelation was destined to get at least one podcast host all charged up! And … it did.
A long-time burr under Doug’s saddle, he has emphatically maintained that closing Mickey’s kingdom in benefit to those that have purchased party tickets is unfair to WDW’s other Guests.
Hmm. The party-goers did fork out a ton of cash (nearly $100 per person, actually!) for that privilege, didn’t they? Don’t they deserve the exclusivity?
Truthfully, Doug’s point can be best-described like this … his next visit to The World comes in December. Of the six nights he and his wife are staying, four of them are home to a Christmas party. Four!
Bad timing? Maybe. But, the truth is, he scheduled his vacation long ago. Now, he finds out he can’t go to the Magic Kingdom two-thirds of his evenings?
What if he had already scheduled an ADR for Be Our Guest for one of those nights? Would they unceremoniously escort him out with a “doggie bag”? Would he have to cancel the reservation?
This truly is a bit of a hot issue, folks. Should Disney close the park in order to separate the “privileged” from the masses? Or, are they “out of bounds”? Let us know what you think – with your comments on social media and – in the poll below!