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  • On Aug 11, 2023
    Celine from -- Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I have tickets to MVMCP, we only have party tickets. Just wondering if it is possible to book a Cinderella Royal Table for a late lunch/early dinner before the party times (before 4pm) and still be able to enter the parks before party time?

    Hello, Celine! It's my pleasure to welcome you to the court of planDisney where we love to channel our inner Fairy Godmother and help guests make their wishes come true. 

    Celine, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite events of the year at Walt Disney World. From Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to the holiday-themed fireworks, and the complimentary cookies found around the park, I know you'll have a Magical night! 

    Now, Celine, I like your idea of fueling up at Cinderella's Royal Table before enjoying a night of merriment and you are correct that with your party ticket, you can enter Magic Kingdom Park beginning at 4:00 PM. While the advanced dining reservation system may allow you to make a dining reservation prior to that time, you won't be able to gain access to the park. My best recommendation would be to look for a booking beginning at 4:15 PM so that you have time to enter the park and make your way to Cinderella Castle. If you don't find a reservation right away, don't fret! You never know when other guests' plans will change and a new time will open up. While I can't guarantee anything, I will share that I've had great luck when I set aside a few minutes a day to keep checking. 

    I hope this helps as you're looking ahead to the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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