Numbers For A Magic Kingdom Holiday

The Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World's #1 Park covering over 107 acres of land. The showpiece opened in 1971, and these days it averages a daily attendance of 57,148. That beats any other theme park in the world by about 12%! The winter holidays are some of the busiest times of year, but it's no surprise because even in Florida this shining example of Imagineering becomes a winter wonderland. Check out a few of the numbers that go into creating Christmastime at the Magic Kingdom.


A Magic Kingdom Holiday By The NumbersA Magic Kingdom Holiday By The Numbers


The Magic Kingdom is just 1 of 41 different properties and 780 locations Disney's Holiday Services team decorates each winter.

Walt Disney World employs 41 year-round cast members to make the holiday transformation a reality, with an additional 119 cast members added for installation between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Holiday dazzle is plentiful at the Magic Kingdom where 40 trees, 147 wreaths and 590 garlands decorate the Park. In Town Square, guests will find a 65-foot tall Christmas tree covered in upwards of 6,000 lights. All that garland measures a whopping 5,188 feet.


Toy Soliders In Town SquareToy Soliders In Town Square


Cinderella Castle stands at 189 feet tall and gets draped with 200,000 twinkling LED Dream Lights over the spectacular spires. It takes 6 weeks to drape the castle in 40,000 square feet of lighted net.

Inside the Cinderella Castle be sure to see the mosaic murals designed by Dorothea Redmond. There are 500,000 tiles in 500 different colors, including some made of 14 karat gold.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be held on 23 select nights from Nov. 8 to Dec. 22. The weather forecast for each night includes a 100% chance of snow on Main Street.


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In 2019 4 new Magic Kingdom attractions will feature holiday overlays! Tomorrowland Speedway, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Space Mountain, and the Mad Tea Party will celebrate during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party joining the Jingle Cruise for Holiday fun.

Tomorrowland Speedway will glimmer after dark with 30,000 controllable lights and 12 stylized trees ranging from 6 to 10 feet tall.

170 costumed performers and 15 floats dazzle Main Street, U.S.A. in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.


Mickey's Very Merry Christmas ParadeMickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade


If you can't make it to the Magic Kingdom this Christmas, don't worry! Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is open 365 days of the year in Liberty Square.

In case you were wondering, a 1-day ticket valid on Dec 25, 2019 for single-day admission to the Magic Kingdom is going to cost each adult a whopping $159, just to get in the gate. With the addition of parking, food, and souvenirs that's one a heck of a Christmas gift.

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