• On Aug 23, 2018
    Gail from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I booked dining for the very merry Mickey Christmas party for December at the Crystal Palace, but a friend told me that I would have to separately buy tickets for the actual party, since reservation was after 7:30. Wouldn’t my dining plan cover this?

    Hi Gail!

    It sounds like you have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation planned for the holiday season! I love to enjoy the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs during the holidays because of all of the beautiful decorations and the special holiday treats that I available to enjoy.

    When you are enjoying dining at a restaurant in a Walt Disney World Resort theme park, you need valid theme park admission in order to enjoy your dining experience. Unfortunately, neither your dining reservation nor your dining plan include theme park admission. On select evenings in November and December, Magic Kingdom will close at 6:00 p.m. to accommodate Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. In order to enjoy the theme park's attractions, entertainment and restaurants once the party begins, Guests need to have a ticket to that evening's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. So you will need a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party to enjoy your dining reservation at The Crystal Palace at 7:30 p.m., but you will be able to use dining plan table service entitlements to cover the cost of your meals.

    With the purchase of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets, you will get access to a night of holiday fun at Magic Kingdom. There are exclusive Character Experiences throughout the theme park, exclusive holiday entertainment throughout the night, and complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. Plus, it even snows on Main Street, U.S.A.! So I recommend that you consider adding Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party into your vacation itinerary, as well as your dining reservation!

    Let us know if you have additional questions as you continue planning your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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