Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On Apr 18, 2015
    Anthony from IL 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.

    Planning a trip in either October or November. Which party is better for a three year old Halloween or Christmas? Is the MK open even if you don't have a ticket? I am staying for four days. Can we get by with a two day ticket and a party ticket?

    Hello Anthony!

    I am kind of biased, because I love Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party so much! Halloween is my jam. I love dressing up in costume with my family. Both the Halloween and Christmas parties offer similar extras such as a special parade, special fireworks, and special Character Meet and Greets. These are things exclusive to the parties and the party theme. I prefer Mickey's Boo-to-You Parade over Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, and I also love the often-misunderstood Disney Villains.

    My young children love this party, because of one word...CANDY! Even though their eyes are bigger than their stomachs, they love skipping down the path, saying trick-or-treat, and watching their bags fill up. My 2-year-old had an absolute ball last year, and yes, I admit, I let her have candy for dinner, and she was so happy. 

    However, if you are an absolute Christmas lover, then Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party offers many magical holiday delights. The gleaming icicle lights on Cinderella Castle are breathtaking. And the mood and atmosphere are indeed merry. I couldn't stop smiling, because everything was so cheerful.

    With a 3-year-old, I do not recommend touring another park in the morning. I would sleep in that day and do relaxing things around the Resort. You can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4:00 p.m. with a party ticket even though the party does not start until 7:00 p.m. If you do not have a party ticket, then you can still enter Magic Kingdom park in the morning with a regular theme park admission, but you cannot stay in Magic Kingdom park once the party starts. Those with party tickets will have special wristbands.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and see us real soon at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Have a ghoul-astic or ho-ho-mazing vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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