• On Aug 13, 2018
    Debbie from AL 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, we are planning on visiting Disney World during Christmas. We are not planning on doing Mickey's Christmas party, if we have reservations for dinner, will we be allowed into the park to eat or is it only open to party guests?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Debbie! I'm very glad you decided to stop by with this excellent question!

    I have some good news to share with you. Admission to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park does not officially begin until 7:00 p.m. If you are planning to visit this theme park during the day, with regular admission tickets, and have already secured dinner reservations, then you will certainly be allowed to remain at the restaurant until the conclusion of your meal. That is true even if you did not purchase the special event tickets. There is absolutely no need to rush your meal. In other words, you can enjoy a leisurely dinner at Magic Kingdom Park.

    All the above being said, once the clock strikes 7:00 p.m., Cast Members will check to see if Guests that are walking around the park have the special party ticket wristbands for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. If you do not have them, then they will graciously escort you to the park's exit. But again, you won't be asked to leave a restaurant in the middle of your dinner. In other words, Cast Members are more than happy to allow day Guests to finish up a meal or a shopping transaction as the park closes and the ticketed event begins.

    Please note that without party tickets, you will not be admitted into Magic Kingdom Park after 7:00 p.m. Therefore, make sure to book your dining reservations prior to the 7:00 p.m. closing time for day Guests. Otherwise, plan on buying tickets for the party. I highly recommend it!

    I hope you found this information useful, Debbie. Please visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with all your questions. We are more than delighted to sprinkle a little pixie dust on your Disney vacation plans.

    Wishing you an unforgettable visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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