• On Jul 2, 2018
    Suzanne 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.

    We have reservations for the Crystal Palace at 7:30 pm on 11-30-18. The park closes at 6 for the Christmas party. Will we be allowed to stay in the park for our dining reservations?

    Hi Suzanne!

    The Crystal Palace is one of my family's favorite dining experiences in Magic Kingdom. We love the Character interaction with Winnie the Pooh and friends and the tasty options on the buffet, so it is almost always on our vacation "must-do" list! Since November 30 is an evening where Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be held in Magic Kingdom, that means the theme park will close at 7:00 p.m. and only Guests with a ticket to that evening's party will be able to enjoy the park's attractions and entertainment after that time. For dining reservations, Guests with reservations after 6:00 p.m. are required to have tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in order to enjoy their reservation. So unfortunately, if you do not have a ticket to that evening's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you will not be able to enjoy your dining reservation.

    To enjoy The Crystal Palace, I would recommend that you consider making a lunch reservation to The Crystal Palace or a dinner reservation on an evening that is not hosting Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. If you are specifically looking for a restaurant for the evening of November 30, consider making a reservation at Chef Mickey's or 'Ohana to enjoy a fantastic meal after your fantastic theme park day!

    Please let us know if you have additional questions as you continue planning. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three 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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