• On Nov 17, 2019
    Jacette from TX 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.

    Suggestions for best QS at MK b/w 4pm-8pm during MVMC for my parents (65yrs.) NO buffets. I should mention that my dad just got knee replacement surgery. Stairs and sitting on the grass won't be comfortable for him.

    Thanks for bringing another great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jacette!

    There are lots of great Quick-Service restaurant options at Magic Kingdom Park that you and your family may choose to enjoy during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. For me and my family, Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering is the way to go--especially during events like the Christmas Party. 

    Depending on your family’s tastes, you might choose Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe for standard American fare including hot dogs and burgers as well as grilled chicken, Greek salad and a delicious plant-based (vegan) Sloppy Joe. Columbia Harbour House offers seafood such as shrimp, tuna, salmon and lobster as well as Clam Chowder, Chicken Pot Pie and chicken nuggets. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is another great option with primarily Southwestern items like fajitas, nachos and tacos, but they also offer both beef and plant-based cheeseburgers, too. Not only do each of these restaurants offer Mobile Ordering, but they also have lots of seating available. (Please note that much of the seating at Columbia Harbour House is upstairs, though.)

    And here’s an additional pro tip: my favorite location for watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is near Pecos Bill in Frontierland. This is where the parade begins, and you can usually find a spot in the area to stand or even sit on the curb. Some of the Pecos Bill seating is outdoors, so you may be able to find a table for dinner that will also afford a view of the Parade. 

    Enjoy your visit to Magic Kingdom Park and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Jacette! Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help you plan your Magical evening.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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