Walt Disney World Holiday decoration on Main Street
  • On Nov 5, 2023
    Alisha from AR 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 sorry I wasn’t clear on my question. We would go to the party Thursday night and I didn’t know if it would be better to do MK during the same day(Thursday) as the party or go to MK on a Saturday and party Thursday night?

    Hiya Alisha,

    Welcome back to planDisney! Thank you for coming back to ask your question again. We panelists always want to ensure we get you the answers you are looking for, so we really appreciate when you give us an opportunity to do so.

    Alisha, I honestly don’t think you can make a wrong choice in this instance. You can do a full day at Magic Kingdom Park and then end it with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It is doable, and if you want to ensure you can accomplish everything you want. If it were me, though, Alisha, I would do a different Theme Park on Thursday before the party and then revisit Magic Kingdom Park on Saturday. When I do a full park day at Magic Kingdom Park on the same day as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, I am too exhausted to enjoy the party experience. With your ticket for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can enter Magic Kingdom Park starting at 4 pm, which leaves you with a lot of time to experience many of the attractions and experiences before the party officially kicks off. Also, if you plan your schedule right, you can rest up before the event. What my family loves to do is start our day at EPCOT or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Then we take a break at our resort hotel, nap (a must-do with a toddler), grab an early dinner, and head to Magic Kingdom at 4 pm. With this strategy, we can stay until midnight enjoying cookies and the holiday cheer. Any attraction or activity we missed out on during the party day (or want to experience again), we would just save for another Magic Kingdom Park day.

    I hope your question was answered, Alisha. Earlier I told you that you couldn’t make a wrong choice and I meant it. Whatever you choose to do on that Thursday is going to be great! Before I let you go, if you take advantage of the 4 pm entry instead of the whole Magic Kingdom Park day, know you will not be alone. Many people take advantage of this, so the lines to enter can be long. In my experience, if you hold off for 30-45 minutes, the line is less hectic, and your wait will be much more manageable. Please come back and see us if you need anything else.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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