• On Mar 7, 2019
    Lisa from NC 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.

    Hi! We will be traveling to Disney the first week of October. If you do not have tickets to the Not So Scary Halloween event, how do dinner reservations work (ex Cinderella’s Royal table or Be our guest). Will we need to purchase an event ticket?

    Hi Lisa!

    I'm glad to hear that you are planning your dining reservations for your October vacation. Since you can begin making your dining reservations 180 days in advance, you have a few weeks left to finalize the restaurants on your "must-do" list so you can make your reservations as soon as possible and get the best selection of restaurants and times!

    My favorite special event in Magic Kingdom is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! I love the fun and festive atmosphere in the theme park, as well as the incredible shows, parade and fireworks. Plus, there's nothing better than trick-or-treating in the theme park. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place over several evenings this fall, where Magic Kingdom will close early for the party. Once the party starts, only Guests with tickets to that evening's party will be able to enjoy the theme park's attractions, Character Experiences, entertainment and dining. Since dining reservations for restaurants inside of theme parks do not include admission to the theme park, you will need to purchase a party ticket to enjoy your dining reservations if they occur during party hours.

    We don't have the details for this year's party, but last year Magic Kingdom closed at 6:00 p.m. to prepare for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which started at 7:00 p.m. So after 6:00 p.m., Guests enjoying dinner reservations needed party tickets. I recommend that you keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog so you can get the latest information about this year's party as it's announced, including information about dining during the party.

    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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