If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Disney World, you need to show up early.
At 11:35 a.m. on Monday, Walt Disney World Today announced on Twitter that the Magic Kingdom was no longer allowing any more guests to enter the theme park. Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom remained open, as of 1 p.m. on Monday.
The time between Christmas and New Year’s Day is one of the busiest periods of the year for Disney World. New Year’s Eve is especially popular, as each park has its own celebration to kick off the new year.
“Magic Kingdom is the most popular park and will be the most crowded during New Year’s Eve at Disney World,” Disney’s website warns. “If Magic Kingdom is your park of choice, we recommend you arrive early and stay all day since it is likely to reach capacity for some part of the day.”
The crowds are also resulting in long lines for people visiting the parks. As of Monday at 1 p.m., it was a three-hour wait to ride Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, or the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, according to the Disney World app.
Photos from the park show just how crowded Disney World can get around New Year’s Eve.