• On Apr 16, 2018
    Bryan from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, We will be going to the Mickey Halloween Party in Oct. We have reservations at Crystal Palace at 2:30. I have heard that you can not enter the park for the party until 4:00. Will we be able to enter the park for our meal and stay for the party?

    Hi Bryan!

    You are planning on enjoying two of my favorite things in Magic Kingdom: The Crystal Palace and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! My family loves The Crystal Palace and it's one of our favorite Character Dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort due to it's fun Character interactions and really tasty dining options. We also love to enjoy the tricks and treats of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. So both in one day sounds like a practically perfect Disney day!

    In order to enjoy your meal at Crystal Palace, you will need a valid theme park ticket to enter Magic Kingdom to get to the restaurant. You are correct that Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets will allow you entry into the theme park at 4:00 p.m., but that is not early enough to accommodate your 2:30 p.m. reservation. So unfortunately, to accommodate both your dining reservation and the party, you would need both a standard theme park ticket for entry to the park early enough for your dining reservation and a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket to stay in the theme park after 7:00 p.m., when the party begins.

    If you will only have your Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket for that day, I would recommend that you enjoy lunch at Chef Mickey's. Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, you would be able to enjoy a late lunch with Mickey and his friends and then walk or take the monorail right over to Magic Kingdom to enter the theme park at 4:00 p.m. using your party ticket to enjoy Magic Kingdom before your 'not-so-scary' evening!

    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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