I. DID. NOT. KNOW. THIS. HAPPENED.
But I’m for sure gonna tell YOU about it!
While Disney World might be the Most Magical Place on Earth, it isn’t necessarily exempt from unexpected weather-related problems!
Sometimes even the most well-planned Disney events experience a few set-backs from Florida weather.
But BEFORE you complain about the rainy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you experienced…READ THIS FIRST.
This week one of our reporters visited Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. She had a great time, but did note that it was exceedingly rainy. Bummer, right?
But, the night took a pleasant turn when she was given a “rain check” voucher to use as she leaving rainy Magic Kingdom.
In case you’ve never been to a party that’s been rained out before (hopefully), this voucher basically states that your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party hard ticket would automatically be changed into a 1-Day Disney Park Ticket! Just because the rain was a bummer! Thanks, Disney!
However, the BEST part about this voucher is that if a 1-Day Park Ticket doesn’t work for you, your party ticket could also be switched to another Magic Kingdom hard ticketed event in the future! Yaaaas!!
Now, even though this notice states that guests need to book the replacement Magic Kingdom event within the current calendar year…well…we don’t have that much time left in 2019, now do we. So Disney’s loosening the reigns a bit on that in this particular circumstance.
Per a call to guest services, if guests choose to switch their tickets to another hard ticketed event, all they have to do is call 407-939-7818 by January 31, 2020, for an available date to another Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom After Hours, or Villains After Hours. Um, how AMAZING is the Disney Guest Services team?!
Still, though, there is a small issue with the voucher system. Our reporter noted that, unless people were told on their way out or received one of these notices, there’s no way they would know about the possibility for the “rain check” ticket.
There was no pop-up in the My Disney Experience app for our reporter, so that means guests would have to KNOW that they needed to search the app to see if they received the automatic extra 1-Day Park Ticket.
Although we haven’t exactly been able to figure out the threshold for when Disney decides what type of weather is extra-ticket-worthy, we do know from our research that this rain check system seems to go into effect regularly when there’s inclement weather in the Magic Kingdom.
Now another instance of this type of thing happening could be with those pesky Rise of the Resistance boarding groups. When another one of our friends here at DFB was in a later boarding group that didn’t get called for the day in question, a fastpass for the attraction was dropped into her My Disney Experience account, but there was no notification about its existence.
The moral of the stories? Keep a close eye on your My Disney Experience app tickets and fastpasses sections in case a windfall like this drops into your lap while you’re in Disney World!
And if you plan on going to a hard ticketed event in Disney World, be sure to keep an eye on the weather! If it starts to rain or there are other weather problems, check with a Cast Member to see if the vouchers will be given out.
But if you’ve already left the party, be sure to check your My Disney Experience account after the fact to see if the 1-Day Park Ticket was distributed. And, don’t forget to call Disney to confirm and re-book a new event if it’s applicable! (We’re so game for heading to another Villains After Hours.)
Even though the rain can totally be a bummer during any Disney event, this voucher might just make up for it! ;-D Thanks, Uncle Walt!
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