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  • On Aug 16, 2022
    Tina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a reservation at Jungle Navigation at 7:10 pm. Magic Kingdom will close at 6 on the day in question. I do not have tickets to the Halloween Celebration that evening. Do I just wait in the park for my reservation?

    Hi Tina!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney! On select evenings in the fall, Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, where Guests can enjoy tricks and treats throughout the theme park. This specially ticketed event allows Guests to enjoy the party's exclusive offerings, as well as the attractions and dining in Magic Kingdom, during their special night in the park. While the party begins at 7:00 p.m., the theme park closes at 6:00 p.m. for Guests with standard theme parks who don't also have party tickets. After 6:00 p.m., all Guests without a ticket to that evening's party will be directed to the park's exits and won't be able to enjoy the park's attractions, entertainment, or dining.

    So unfortunately, since dining reservations do not include park admission and you don't have a party ticket, you won't be able to enjoy a 7:10 p.m. reservation at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. Don't worry, though, because you can still end your Magic Kingdom day with a tropical evening. You could either look for a reservation at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen before 6:00 p.m. or if you would prefer a later meal, you can plan on enjoying dinner outside of Magic Kingdom.

    I recommend that you travel to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to dine at one of its fantastic restaurants. 'Ohana is a fantastic choice because it offers a tasty meal that includes one of my favorite desserts, 'Ohana Bread Pudding. After your meal, I recommend that you make your way downstairs to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto for some fantastic beverages. You might recognize the namesake of this bar and you'll be sure to love the puns and pixie dust sprinkled in this little hideaway!

    Let us know if you have additional questions as your vacation approaches. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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