• On Jul 20, 2017
    Ruth 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.

    Do we have to make a dining reservation if we buy tickets for the Very Merry Christmas Party? When do the dates come out for this party in 2018?

    Hello Ruth!  Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    After celebrating my first experience with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party last year, my family is set to don our spookiest costumes and enjoy Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party this August.

    Taking advantage of the fact that Guests are welcome to enter Magic Kingdom a little ahead of the 7pm starting time for Special Events like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, I have scheduled Advanced Dining Reservations for dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant just before the festivities.

    If you plan on experiencing a meal at a Table Service Dining Location in Magic Kingdom, you should book Advanced Dining Reservations as soon as they become available. This year, Advanced Dining Reservations up to 6pm on nights when Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party was planned became available at the 180-day booking window. Later times only became available a couple of months before the actual Event.

    The past 2 years, the dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party were officially released and tickets went on sale in May of that same year. Keep checking on the Disney Parks Blog and the Walt Disney World Resort site for more information in early-to-mid 2018.

    Have a Merry Vacation!

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