Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 9, 2012
    Jennifer from WA 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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    Hi first visit ever! have dining plan and tickets to christmas party. Do we do table service meal at Crystal Palace or quick service before party starts...whats best? Thanks

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Your ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party entitles you to enter Magic Kingdom at 7:00 PM on your designated party night. And the festivities continue until midnight.

    The choice you're facing is one that boils down to time commitment. A meal at the Crystal Palace can run anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or more, depending upon the pace of the characters and how dedicated your travel party is to meeting all of the Hundred Acre friends. Quick service, of course, lasts only as long as your travel party wants to be seated and eating.

    What about an earlier table service meal at a restaurant that does not require Park entrance? 'Ohana in Disney's Polynesian Resort has a marvelous dinner that's served family-style and would take the same number of Table Service credits as a meal in the Crystal Palace. From 'Ohana, the Magic Kingdom is a quick monorail ride away.

    1900 Park Fare in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa features characters at dinner - Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella - and is also comparable Table Service credits and a monorail ride away.

    If you can get an earlier reservation - maybe 5:00 PM or so - that would allow for a hearty meal at a leisurely pace.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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