• On Jul 12, 2021
    Paul from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m coming on November 8th and would like to know if you have to leave the magic kingdom if you are attending the very merriest that same Evening. Also can I eat dinner in the magic kingdom in between waiting for merriest. Thanks

    Merry Christmas in July, Paul! As a fellow admirer of the most wonderful time of year, I can see that you are excited to celebrate the holiday season at Mickey and Minnie’s Florida home!

    Guests attending the Disney Very Merriest After Hours event at Magic Kingdom Park do not have to leave the park and then reenter for the special ticketed event. In fact, Guests with Disney Very Merriest After Hours tickets can actually enter the park as early as 7:00 PM even though the party doesn’t officially begin until 9:00 PM! That is a great benefit of this event! Guests in Magic Kingdom Park who do not have tickets for the event will be required to leave the park at the posted park closing time. The Cast Members in the park are very efficient at identifying non-ticket holders and politely reminding them that the park is closed to regular ticket-holders and requiring that they leave the park.

    Paul, you are also welcome to enjoy dinner in Magic Kingdom Park as you wait for the after-hours festivities to begin! Keep in mind that not all dining locations will remain open for after hours. Be sure to check the hours for any dining locations of interest! Hours for each restaurant are listed on their individual page on the Walt Disney World Resort website!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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