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  • On Mar 12, 2012
    Sandra from CA 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.

    My husband and I this is our 1st visit, a long time planning, we will visit the park in Nov 30, to Dec 11, I need some advice on when to get resverations for Mickey Christmas Party, Hoop Dee doo, and for Ohana, I know its 180 days out. but is that enough

    Hi Sandra!  You have picked a great time to visit Walt Disney World. You will miss the Thanksgiving crowds and will be there at the height of the holiday season. Every year I try to head down to enjoy this wonderful spirit throughout the parks!

    Dining reservations for Hoop Dee Doo and Ohana's can only be made at 180 days out so make sure you have that marked on your calendar so you can get them done as soon as you can. You shouldn't have any trouble making them that far in advance but it is always good to do it as soon as you can.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party likely will be held on several days during your stay. The dates have not been announced and tickets generally go on sale late April, early May. Keep watching for this update and get them as soon as you know.  Most nights will not sell out quickly but they might sell out before your arrival so I never recommend you wait until you get there. Last year I had friends who were very disappointed because they thought they could buy them that night at the park and they were sold out.

    You seem to be in the planning mode right now which is good. That way when the dates arrive for you to make the reservations you will have all the information and can do them easily and quickly. You can do this on line or by calling the Disney reservation numbers. 407-939-3463 or 407-934-7639 Let us know what else we can do to help assist you with your planning!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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