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  • On Nov 1, 2009
    Jodi from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello. We are going to be on our Disney Vacation from Nov. 12 - 17 with a 5 year old. I was wondering if Mickey's Christmas Party at MK is worth going to and do you have to be there right when it starts? Dinner reservations are somewhere else.

    Hi Jodi,

    Our family absolutely loves the special event parties at Magic Kingdom. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth the additional ticket cost. There are a number of special shows only available during the party nights, and the parade and fireworks show are also unique to this event (and both are amazing). The Disney pals are about and about in the holiday outfits just about everywhere you turn and we even love the cookies, hot chocolate and snow on Main Street. On top of all of this is the limited number of tickets they sell. This means that the crowds are generally much smaller than a regular park day and the ability to jump on the attractions with little if any wait is what brings us back year after year. Well worth the price given the amount of things we are able to see and do in that one evening.

    The party begins around 7pm however your ticket will grant you entrance into the Magic Kingdom starting at 4pm on the party day. While there are some guests who do come later in the evening, we like to be there right at 4pm. We usually have an early dinner there while waiting for the park to close to the day guests and then we are ready to go when the event kicks off. Personally I think for the money spent, it is best to be there the full time of the party and enjoy all there is. My suggestion would be to try and move your dinner reservation to a Magic Kingdom restaraunt, if not, I would plan on heading to Magic Kingdom as quickly as you can once your meal is finished.

    Hope you have a great time!
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Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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