• On Oct 18, 2019
    Tristin 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.

    We will be in Magic Kingdom on a Christmas Party day but will not be attending the event. What happens if we have dinner reservations in the park at 6:30pm?

    Hi Tristin!

    I'm excited to hear that you are getting ready for a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation during the holiday season! The theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs are always full of Disney magic, but the holidays offer extra-special seasonal joy for Guests to enjoy! Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news and announcements about everything you will be able to experience during this year's holiday celebrations.

    On select evenings in November and December, Magic Kingdom closes early to host Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. On party nights, Magic Kingdom will close at 6:00 p.m. as it prepares for the evening's party, which begins at 7:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., Guests with standard theme park tickets who do not have tickets to that evening's party will be directed towards the park's exit. So, unfortunately, if you do not have tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you won't be able to enjoy your dinner reservation at 6:30 p.m because Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dining begins at 6:00 p.m.

    You have several great options for dinner after your Magic Kingdom day. You could visit one of the restaurants in the Disney Resort hotels along the Resort monorail. My family loves Chef Mickey's and 'Ohana. You could also head to Disney Springs to end your day enjoying this area's dining, shopping and entertainment. I recommend that you visit Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' or Morimoto Asia as they are two of my favorites!

    Come back to see us if you have additional questions as you continue planning. 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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