Christmas on Main Street
  • On Jul 6, 2023
    Nicole from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have access to a park for a special event, which states that I do not need to make a park reservation or buy a ticket to the park to enter after X time, can I book a dinner reservation and go to that restaurant when I enter the park after X time?

    Hi Nicole!

    It sounds like you are visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays, which is in my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year to visit!  I love to visit during the holidays because all four Disney theme parks, the Disney Resort hotels, and also Disney Springs put on their holiday best and celebrate in style!  

    The short answer to whether you can book a dinner reservation for a night in which you have access to a special event is yes!  For special events, no park pass reservation is needed and all you need is an admission to your event.  You may make your Advanced Dining Reservations up to 60 days in advance, and I highly recommend making your reservations as soon as you have your plans confirmed.

    Nicole, did you know that if you have a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party that you may enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4:00 pm on the day of the party?  This party does not start until 7:00 pm, so arriving early is a great way to maximize your time in the park.  In fact, I recommend having dinner prior to the start of the party so that you will have the rest of your evening left to enjoy the festivities.  Similarly, the all-new Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios begins at 8:30 pm but Guests with tickets for this event are allowed entrance as early as 7:00 pm.

    I wish you a fabulous and Magical vacation!  As you continue making your plans, be sure to come back and visit us here at planDisney with all of your vacation planning questions.

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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