We are arriving at MCO at 9:40 Christmas day. We have a 1:20 lunch reserved at Chef Mickey's. We have tickets for the first day, so I was thinking of scheduling some fast passes at the Magic Kingdom. But... it's Christmas day. Capacity and all that. I figured since we are right at the Contemporary for lunch, we could bring the big camera and ride the monorail loop round and round getting photos at each of the resorts on the monorail stops while checking the MK from time to time. See the sights, maybe some shopping. Possibly get into the Magic Kingdom. Two questions: When the park closes the gates for capacity, is that decision every revisited? I was wondering if we found the park gates closed for visitors after lunch, we could check back from time to time. I don't expect much, maybe one quick fast pass ride and a stroll on Main Street. I don't want to tell the kiddos something that isn't true. I'd rather say: "Sorry, closed is closed." than "We'll keep checking." Managing expectations, basically. Second, if we didn't make it into the Magic Kingdom, where is the best place to go to view the fireworks? I was thinking the beach area at the Contemporary, but maybe someone knows a place that is better? I recall doing the beach on my honeymoon, and the fireworks were not eye-popping from the beach, but perfect for the mood at the time. It made a big impression on me. I think it could close out Christmas nicely. I have a package deal where the price of one day's ticket is so low that it is relatively painless to keep the ticket but not use it. I wouldn't cry if I bought it and then didn't get into a park. My children are all teens, so they get the idea of "closed for capacity". I am thinking of pitching this as "see the resorts, and maybe Magic Kingdom" rather than "Oops! Our day is ruined!"