Christmas on Main Street
  • On Apr 21, 2020
    Rachel from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband and I are planning a trip for mid November (as long as all this virus stuff ends anyways) we want to attend the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, we have the QS dining plan, can we use our credits during the party at the restaurants?

    Hi Rachel!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you so much for asking this great Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question to us hEAR!

    Oh Boy! Visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth is already wonderful on it's own, but you are absolutely going to love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The jolly sights and sounds, your favorite Disney friends in their festive wear, and plenty of party-only exclusives like the Christmas parade! But the Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Fun isn't just limited to this one event. All four theme parks dazzle in various types of decor, shows and entertainment. Disney Springs even joins in the fun!

    I have great news in that yes, your Disney Dining Plan entitlements will be valid for the entire length of your visit, including during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I will say that options for full-dinner worthy meals are limited during the event as some Quick-Service locations, usually the ones that serve full meals and not just snacks, do start to close around three hours before the rest of the park. Casey's Corner is usually open all night, but my number one Pro Tip on how to maximize the fun of this special event ticket would be to eat dinner before the party officially kicks off, which last yEAR was 7:00 P.M., and then try to snack around during the event. Most snack-style Quick Service locations are open and serve up their normal menus during the night, so yes you'll be able to get a Disney famous Dole Whip Float and use a Dining Plan snack entitlement to pay for it. You'll even be able to utilize Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering with your Dining Plan during the party!

    Be sure to save some room because not only are complimentary treats like all kinds of cookies, soft pretzels and hot chocolate included with the price of your party ticket and are stationed all over the park, there are also party-exclusive merry morsels available for purchase. Here's the Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guide to the 2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Some of these treats even count as Disney Dining Plan snacks! Just like Mickey and his pals love a good surprise, the Disney Chefs love to create all kinds of new goodies each yEAR, so while some items on the linked list may make a reappearance this winter, 'like' and 'follow' the Disney Parks Blog across all of your social media channels so you'll be sure to catch the post about what tasty treats will be featured this yEAR.

    I hope this helped to plan your holiday Disney Days, Rachel, and if you have any more Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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