• On Jul 27, 2017
    Kris from TN 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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    My family and I will be at Disney the first week of the Christmas Party. Our plans have us in Animal Kingdom Thursday and attending the party that night. Do we need park hoppers to do this or not, since it is a special ticjet event?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kris!

    From the very first time that I attended Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, I knew it was a special treat. It's so much fun to see the special Christmas Parade, enjoy a "snowfall" on Main Street and sip hot chocolate as we explore the park and all of the holiday decorations that adorn almost every inch of the place! You're in for such a magical experience!

    Since a separate ticket is required for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you won't need a park hopper to enjoy Animal Kingdom during the day and then the party that night. You'll have two separate tickets, so the park hopper isn't necessary unless you plan on hopping from Animal Kingdom to another park that same day before your party at Magic Kingdom that night. In fact, you don't even need a regular park ticket for that day at all, if you'd like to enjoy Animal Kingdom another day and then the Christmas Party a different night. Sometimes that helps spread out the Disney magic into more days!

    My family and I love to purchase tickets for these special parties because it gives us an extra day at the parks without having to add another day to our tickets, and of course the parties are so special! We are super excited to head down for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party this year. But, I think that the Christmas Party will always hold the most special place in my heart. You're really going to enjoy it, Kris! Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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