• On Nov 5, 2019
    Tina marie from FL 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.

    Just bought tickets for MVMC on 12/13 & want to make dinning reservations in M.K. Will they let us in early for a 3:40 pm reservation? Nothing else available until after 8:30 which is too late. In past I have been able to get in by 4-4:30 for event.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tina Marie!

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite annual traditions at Walt Disney World Resort. I definitely understand wanting to make dining reservations before the Party officially gets underway, but unless you have a Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass or a Theme Park ticket for Magic Kingdom Park that day, you’ll need to make that reservation after 4 p.m. (which will be the earliest you’ll be able to enter Magic Kingdom Park if you only have your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket).

    I would recommend continuing to use your My Disney Experience account online or via the My Disney Experience mobile app to see if something will become available after 4 p.m. Oftentimes, Guests will modify their dining reservations up to one or two days prior to their arrival (depending on the restaurant’s cancellation policy), so you might be able to find something at the last minute. I’ve also had success booking the reservation spot I could get initially and then modifying it to a more suitable time the closer we’ve gotten to our arrival date.

    Should your dining plans not work out, though, never fear! With multiple quick-service restaurants offering Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, I’m confident you’ll be able to score a delicious meal with a minimal wait.

    Enjoy your visit to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Tina Marie! Stop by Tortuga Tavern and have a snowman-shaped pretzel and a snocone for me.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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