• On Apr 24, 2018
    Eileen 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.

    on the days that you have the very merry xmas party do you still have regular parade and light show for people who visit magic kingdom and dont pay for the party? what time does the party start?

    Hi Eileen,

    If you're visiting Magic Kingdom Park on a day with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you'll find that the park will generally close at 6:00 p.m. to Guests without tickets for the special event. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will last from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

    You'll want to check the park hours calendar for specifics on the day you'll be visiting, but you should find that even if the park is closing early due to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the Festival of Fantasy Parade will still happen during the afternoon, however the Happily Ever After fireworks show likely won't run. Instead, the Holiday Wishes nighttime spectacular will happen during the party.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is my very favorite special event of the year, and I highly recommend it, but if you don't have tickets for it, your magical day doesn't have to end at 6:00 p.m. If you have the Park Hopper Option added to your ticket, you may feel free to head to another theme park with later operating hours, and if you don't have the Park Hopper Option, visiting Disney's BoardWalk or Disney Springs are other super fun ways to spend an evening.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Eileen, and please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning for your trip. I hope you have a truly magical vacation!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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