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  • On Jul 6, 2023
    Scott from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are attending both Christmas parties in December. Do both include memory maker or do we need to purchase separately for Magic Kingdom? Do you need park reservations? Can you use Genie from 4-7pm before party? Thanks!

    Welcome back to planDisney, Scott! I'm so glad to be able to answer your question about my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World Resort: the holiday season. This year marks the debut of Disney Jollywood Nights, a brand new nighttime party at Disney's Hollywood Studios and I'm excited to hear that you are planning to attend! I'm happy to chat with you about what is included in this party, as well as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, so let's jump right in and get started.

    Scott, all of your Disney PhotoPass photos are included with your ticket to Disney Jollywood Nights, but they are not included at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. There are so many special Character Greetings where your favorite Disney friends will be dressed up in their holiday finest, so it's a great idea to consider Memory Maker if you want unlimited downloads of every Disney PhotoPass picture you take at the Party and throughout the rest of your vacation.

    At both Parties, you do not need to make a Disney Park Pass reservation to enter the Theme Parks beginning at 4:00 PM, they are included with your ticket! The party tickets, however, are not eligible to be used with Disney Genie+ service. If you want to enter Magic Kingdom Park or Disney's Hollywood Studios before the Parties start, you are welcome to ride whatever attractions you want using the standby lines. I always recommend entering as early as you can so you can make the most out of those Party tickets!

    I hope this answers your questions, Scott, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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