• On Jun 28, 2018
    Stephanie from MD 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.

    We have booked tickets to the Christmas Spectacular. What time are the parades? We were thinking of booking the Crystal Palace for dinner before but don't want to miss the parade and festivities

    Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel,

    I'll bet you're counting the days 'til you step into Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Of all the many special holiday celebrations I've enjoyed at Walt Disney World over the years, I think Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party remains my favorite special holiday event. Last year, I had the great fun of attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party with fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelist friends, and we all enjoyed such an amazing time romping around the Christmastime fun. I'm so very excited for you that you'll be celebrating the spirit of the season with Mickey and all his friends. While the scheduled times for this year's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade aren't yet available, I can share that in the last 2 years the parade was scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. I completely agree, Stephanie, that you'll want to be sure to take in the parade. It's so much fun. (My good friend and fellow Disney Parks Moms Panelist Robyn is especially delighted at the sight of dancing reindeer!). There are festivities throughout the evening at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, including complimentary holiday treats and lots of jolly and joyful entertainment. My suggestion is that if you have your heart set on dining at The Crystal Palace, you should certainly plan on what you'll most enjoy. Know, though, that you can have lots of Christmas fun simply taking in every merry and magical moment of the whole party.

    Stephanie, while you're at Walt Disney World celebrating the holidays, be sure to also check out all the happenings at Holidays at Disney Springs.

    Merry Mickey Christmas to you in advance, Stephanie.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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