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  • On Jun 26, 2024
    Kevin from NY 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 will be staying at the POLY this november, if I go to the MAGIC KINGDOM on a MVMCP night and do not have a ticket for the party do i have to leave the park or can i stay and watch the shows and parade?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Kevin! The holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort are extra special - from the seasonal snacks, holiday-themed special events, and the dazzling decorations at the Theme Parks and Disney Resort hotels, there's extra magic around every corner!

    Kevin, on nights when Magic Kingdom Park hosts Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Guests without a party ticket will be expected to leave at park closing, typically an hour before the party events officially begin. Cast Members will ensure that Guests who do not have a party ticket are escorted from the park at closing time. Because party events like Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Parade and Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show are exclusive party offerings, they are only available to party-goers on these select nights.

    If you're interested in seeing these events, I would recommend purchasing a party ticket! With your party ticket, you can enter Magic Kingdom starting as early as 4 PM on a party night. My family often uses the party days as a chance to sleep in and then grab a late lunch before entering the park right at 4 PM. This gives us a few extra hours to enjoy some of our favorite attractions or meet with some of our favorite characters before the party events begin! As another option, if you are unable to attend the party, you can catch a glimpse of Magic Kingdom fireworks from several different places in the Magic Kingdom resort area, including from the beaches at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, so after returning to your Disney Resort hotel, you can grab a drink from Trader Sam's and settle down to watch the Christmas fireworks from afar!

    Kevin, I hope you find lots of seasonal magic this winter at the Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any other vacation planning questions before you arrive, come back to planDisney and let us know! 

    Stay Merry and Magical,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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