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  • On Oct 18, 2022
    Amanda from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I'm trying to figure out where and what time to make a restaurant reservation on Dec. 13 - we have tix for the Christmas Party. I can't really find times for actual events - what time does the first parade start?

    Hi Amanda,

    Welcome back to planDisney and thank you for your question! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is such a fun event, so happy to hear that you’ll be able to experience it with your guests!

    At this time, we don’t have the specifics on the start time, but I can share a bit about my past experience. When I’ve gone to the Party, there have been two parade times one in the early evening (closer to 8:00 or 9:00 p.m.) and a later one closer to 11:00 p.m., of course it could be different this year, but it’s a good estimate. 

    One of the cool things about having a ticket to the Party is that you can enter Magic Kingdom Park as early as 4:00 p.m. the night of the Party. So, you have a few options! You could either book an early dining reservation around the Magic Kingdom Resorts or you could book one between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Magic Kingdom. You know your party so do what’s best for them!

    If you’re planning to go to the Park once it’s open to Party guests, I suggest having a Resort day or shopping day in the hours leading up to the Party. This way you’re refreshed and ready to enjoy the night’s festivities! Make sure to stay connected to Disney Parks Blog as well as you get closer to the Party so you can be in the know about all that will be happening.

    I hope this “Bit By Bryanna” is helpful as you prepare for a fun and festive celebration later this year. If you have any other planning or vacation questions, please feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help!

    The Magic Is Calling,

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Welcome to planDisney! My name is Bryanna and I am a "Disney-lifer". I have traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort since my toddler years and I have not been able to get enough of the magic. Whether we are at the one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks or a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, it is a way to escape every day life. I have planned many family vacations and now it is my turn to help you. Through my experienced lens, I take joy in being a part of your magical journey! Learn More About Bryanna

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