You think, maybe, you want to visit The Magic Kingdom around Christmas time? I say DO IT. It is magical and beautiful and charming. But if you haven't begun planning, you'd better get on that. As in today.
We are already at the point where most resort and park restaurants are sold out of dining reservations at any normal meal times.
Are you thinking of visiting The Magic Kingdom on a day where they are having the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? If so, you may be interested in these tips I wrote last year after an amazing 6 hours engulfed in the joy and magic of the season (despite that it was not even Thanksgiving yet).
- The Christmas party requires a special ticket, about $65-$70 per adult. It is less expensive than a full-day park pass but you cannot enter the park until afternoon.
- The Christmas party begins at 7:00 p.m., but ticket holders are allowed through the Magic Kingdom gates at 4:00 p.m. - people will begin lining up at least 20 minutes early.
- Only Christmas party ticket holders can enjoy the special holiday parade, shows, castle projection show, and fireworks on party nights. Disney Cast members line the pathways at various points throughout the park, checking for the party wristbands, so get the ticket if you want to attend.
- Select food service locations throughout the park offer FREE tasty treats like snickerdoodle cookies and hot chocolate.
Choose a less popular day. In the past, the December weekend party nights have been sold out and jam-packed. We intentionally chose the Friday before Thanksgiving week, and it was a very good choice. Florida schools were still in session until the following Wednesday.