• On Jul 27, 2019
    Rebecca from IN 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.

    I made reservations at Tony’s Town square restaurant for 6:15 pm and then realized it is on a Mickeys Merry Christmas night. Will I need the special event ticket since the event officially starts at 7 and the park closes at 6?

    Hi Rebecca!

    I’m so excited to hear that you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation for later this year! You are going to have so much fun exploring the magic of the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs and since you are visiting during the holiday season, your trip will be extra special!

    On select nights in November and December, Magic Kingdom closes early to host Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. On party nights, the theme park closes at 6:00 p.m. and after that time, only Guests with tickets to that evening's party will be able to enjoy the theme park's attractions, dining and entertainment. While the party's special festivities begin at 7:00 p.m., Guests who were enjoying Magic Kingdom during the day and do not have party tickets will be directed towards the park exits once it closes at 6:00 p.m.

    So if you will be visiting Magic Kingdom during the day and you won't be enjoying that evening's party, unfortunately, you will need to either make an earlier reservation for Tony's Town Square Restaurant or make a reservation for a restaurant outside of the theme park. There are some incredible restaurants at the Disney Resort hotels on the resort monorail which would be great options to visit after your day in Magic Kingdom. I love the Hawaiian-style feast at 'Ohana and Chef Mickey's is always a great choice if you are interested in enjoying a Character Dining Experience. Another option is to head over to Disney Springs to end your day by enjoying one of the fantastic restaurants in that area. One of my favorite Disney Springs restaurants is Chef Art Smith's Homecomin', where you can get incredible Florida-inspired cuisine.

    Let us know if we can help you again as you continue planning your vacation. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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