• On Nov 13, 2018
    Aimee from MA 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.

    Hi there! We’re going to MVMCP but don’t have a day ticket. I understand that they begin letting people in at 4 & I’ve managed to book a 3:55 at the CP for dinner. Is this even doable? Will they let us in a few minutes early? Thanks!

    Hi Aimee!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Don't forget to check out the festive Holiday Kitchens that are all around Epcot as part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays!

    The festivities of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, like Mickey and his friends donning their special holiday outfits at their meet and greets as well as holiday stations handing out cookies and beverages, kick off right at 7:00 P.M. Over the last few years, party guests have been able to enter Magic Kingdom Park with only a party ticket as early as 4:00 P.M. Disney is notorious for change, and this could change in the future. So definitely check with the concierge at your Disney Resort Hotel, or with a Cast Member at any Guest Relations location, if guests are indeed able to enter at 4:00 P.M. this year.

    If you can enter at 4:00 P.M., the answer about getting in a bit earlier to make your Dining Reservation is that your milage may vary. Walt Disney World Resort is the Most Magical Place on Earth, so I would think that entering a few minutes before to get to your reservation wouldn't be an issue. However, it does depend on the Cast Member at the gate. To be super sure, you could try to change your Dining Reservation to a later time during the party, or to a location where theme park admission isn't an issue, like at one of the nearby Resort Hotels. However, if you are able to enter at 4:00 P.M., you should be able to make this meal as each reservation does have a 15 minute late arrival grace period.

    We'll See You Real Soon, Aimee!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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