• On Mar 20, 2018
    Martha from TX 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.

    Do you need to purchase a park ticket as well as a special event ticket or can you just buy the special event ticket ?

    Hello Martha, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question.

    If you are thinking about attending a special event or party at the Walt Disney World Resort, let me be the first person to congratulate you on an excellent decision. Special events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will offer you and your family the opportunity to experience special nighttime parades, fireworks, character interactions, unique PhotoPass photo ops, limited edition merchandise and themed treats and dining options.

    The Magic Kingdom closes early to regular theme park guests and only ticket holders for the event may enter. These events usually start at 7:00 P.M. Policies are always subject to change but currently, your special event ticket will allow you to enter the park up to three hours early, at 4:00 P.M. If you wish to enter the Magic Kingdom earlier in the day, you would need a valid theme park admission ticket to do so. Otherwise, you can come a few hours early and enjoy some pre-party magic before the party begins. You can purchase your tickets by calling (407) 939-1872. If you need any other help planning your magical trip, come back and visit us again.

    See ya real soon,
thumbnail image for Andrea

Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.