• On Jul 6, 2016
    Angela from MN 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.

    Our Family will be attending the Very Merry Christmas party at Magic Kingdom on November 7th. I am confused about when the best time to try to book a sit down meal would be. I don't want to miss the special fireworks or parades.

    Hi Angela,

    You're going to have so much fun at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - it's one of my family's favourite Special Events at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I can tell you that last year, Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade took place at both 8:15 PM & 10:30 PM (setting off from Frontierland) and that Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks spectacular began at 9:30 PM. Although exact times have not been released as of yet for this year, I would expect that these times will not alter much, if at all.

    I would therefore recommend that you plan to make an Advance Dining Reservation at the beginning of the party which means that you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your meal before watching the parade and fireworks. 

    My tip to you would be to watch the second parade as you will find that many guests with smaller children tend to leave the Magic Kingdom Park once the fireworks have finished. You should have no problem at all in finding a good spot to watch the parade from, just before it begins.

    Wishing you a magical trip filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

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