• On May 17, 2017
    Carrie from IN 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.

    Hello. My family of 5 will be coming to Disney in October. We have set aside October 12 for Magic Kingdom. If we decide not to purchase tickets to MNSSHP can we still go to Magic Kingdom after 7pm and will all the rides be open?

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

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a Magically Festive way to celebrate the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort.

    As it is a specially-ticketed event, Guests who do not purchase a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will have access to all of the available Entertainment and Attractions at Magic Kingdom up until 7 pm. After that time, Guests without the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party wristbands that are supplied at the Main Gates of Magic Kingdom for the Party will be corralled out of the Theme Park and not have access to the festivities, attractions or special events.

    If you choose not to participate in Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and still wish to celebrate the Holidays, I recommend that you book Advanced Dining Reservations at nearby California Grill in Disney's Contemporary Resort or on the Beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort during one of the Special Fireworks Celebrations to see and hear the experience from atop the Resort Hotel.

    Also on the monorail loop connecting Magic Kingdom and the Resort Hotels, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa goes all out when celebrating the Holidays and is definitely a Festive Option to consider after your day at Magic Kingdom.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party runs on select nights from November 09 to December 22, 2017 from 7 pm to 12 am.

    Have a Happy Holiday Vacation!

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