Christmas on Main Street
  • Dec 18, 2023
    Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to make reservations before purchasing tickets? Can I use my Disney Visa to get discounts on Park tickets?

    Hiya pal - welcome to planDisney!

    It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at The Most Magical Place on Earth - I can practically smell the gingerbread and hear the Toy Soldiers marching down Main Street, U.S.A. Did you know that all Magic Kingdom Park Guests can experience Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on December 23 through December 31? Let's get you to Cinderella Castle! 

    The order of operations for purchasing theme park tickets for your late-December visit to Walt Disney World Resort is as follows:

    1. Consult the theme park reservation availability calendar - availability is currently showing at all four theme parks December 26 - December 30, but that could change anytime. For reference, Magic Kingdom Park is currently unavailable December 18-20 and 24-25. Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT are currently unavailable December 31.  
    2. Purchase your theme park tickets. I recommend making sure everyone in your party is listed on your Family & Friends list in My Disney Experience before purchase. This makes it easy to select each person's name from the dropdown list when assigning your tickets during the checkout process.
    3. Make theme park reservations - as soon as you've purchased your theme park tickets, immediately make a theme park reservation for each park day so Mickey knows when you're coming. One person can make everyone's theme park reservations as long as you're connected as Family & Friends. 
    There are not currently any Disney Visa discounts on theme park tickets, but there are other ways your Disney Visa can save you money in the parks. My Disney Visa saves me 10% at some of my favorite retail and dining locations like the Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park and Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. If you save your Disney Visa as your default payment method in your My Disney Experience account, a discount will automagically be applied to all eligible mobile checkout purchases.

    Ready, set, book some magic! Be sure to return to planDisney with any other trip-planning questions.

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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