• On May 15, 2018
    Jacquelyn from ON 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.

    I have tickets for Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party for the first week in December. I read somewhere that we can enter the park around 4 o'clock for the party. Can we make reservations to eat at the Castle at 3:30 and be allowed in the park then?

    Hey there, Jacquelyn! Thank you so much for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is such a fun event! There is all sorts of holiday entertainment, a fantastic Christmas parade, a spectacular fireworks display, and a few special surprises that I look forward to every year. The Magic Kingdom really is transformed with the holiday splendor.

    The fun festivities begin at 7 PM on party nights. In years past, guests with party tickets have been able to enter the Magic Kingdom as early at 4 PM, however, this is up to the discretion of Walt Disney World at the time of the event. I think you are probably safe to make dining reservation as long as they are after the 4 o'clock time frame. 

    If you plan to be at the Magic Kingdom that day anyway, and are going to use a regular day admission ticket, then absolutely snag that 3:30 at Cinderella's Royal Table. It will be a nice break and a nice transition between your day time adventures and the holiday happenings.

    Have a wonderful time!

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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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