• On Nov 12, 2017
    Shanna from IA 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, Just wondering if we have special event tickets that are from 8pm-11pm January 30th can we get in early to eat at the park (Magic Kingdom) beforehand or would we have to have a regular ticket to do that?

    Hi there, Shanna!

    I'm have a feeling you are going to have the most amazing and magical time at Disney After Hours in late January! I've not been able to experience this event yet, but from what I've heard, it sounds absolutely spectacular! I always love spending nights at Magic Kingdom so being able to enjoy attractions, Characters and some delicious treats with little crowds sounds practically perfect. 

    Shanna, when this event was offered previously, Guests were able to enter Magic Kingdom as early as 7:00 p.m. This would give you time to eat before the official start of the event. Since select ice cream treats, popcorn and bottled drinks are included, you may want to eat at a dining venue along the monorail to maximize your time in the park. There are quick-service options available at all three Resort hotels along the monorail including my personal favorite Capt. Cook's at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Other great options include Kona Café also at Disney's Polynesian Resort or maybe a fun Character experience at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. You may even want to kick off the night at Disney's Contemporary Resort, which will allow you to walk over to Magic Kingdom once you're done dining. California Grill, Chef Mickey's (another Character meal option) and The Wave all offer dinner only a few steps away from the entrance to Magic Kingdom. I also enjoy the quick-service venue, Contempo Café, located here. I highly recommend Advanced Dining Reservations if you decide on a Table-Service option. 

    Have fun making your plans for your night at Magic Kingdom, Shanna. If you have any other questions, please let us know. We always love to help!

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