Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On May 14, 2023
    Tara from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When can I book my Disney dining? ( we are not staying on property) When will the Christmas party plans show to be booked?

    Hello there, Tara!

    You’ll have the jolliest holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort. My family celebrated the holidays at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and I was amazed to see that The Most Magical Place on Earth was even MORE magical with all of the holiday decor. I didn’t even know that was possible! 

    When it comes to making advanced dining reservations, you can make reservations up to 60 days in advance of your arrival. If you want to make dining reservations as soon as they become available for a multi-day trip, you’ll need to make reservations 60 days in advance of each day of your vacation. If possible, I recommend making your reservations as soon as they become available at 6:00 a.m. EST 60 days before your vacation. You’ll have the best luck booking reservations at this time for highly sought-after restaurants like Cinderella’s Royal Table or Be Our Guest Restaurant

    Last year, the Disney Parks Blog announced details about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in late June, and the tickets went on sale in early July. I’m not sure if these announcements will have the same timing this year, but I recommend checking the Disney Parks Blog over the next month or so to watch for announcements. 

    No matter what reservations you end up making, just as Frozen’s Olaf sings, when you’re together with friends and family at the Walt Disney World Resort, “it [will be your] favorite time of year.”

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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