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Our Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Magic Kingdom Christmas Party

We didn’t think Magic Kingdom could get any more beautiful until we saw it adorned with Mickey wreaths, nutcrackers and trees for the holiday season. Luckily, Christmas arrives at Walt Disney World promptly after Halloween, so no time is wasted in getting into the spirit! Of course, a highlight of the season and one of the most popular Disney World events is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party is a separately ticketed event, which means you must purchase a party ticket to attend. We were so hoppy to attend the very first party of the year and are here to report back on our experience. As this was a sold out party, we think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect and how to tackle your night. We were lucky with great weather and an awesome time.

We're very hoppy to announce that we're selling discount Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets on select nights. Skip down to the dates, tickets and pricing section to read more.

Since we get questions year-round about this event — yes, really! — there is no better time to get a hop on the holiday spirit. We've filled this guide with all of the need-to-know details about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017. Be sure to bookmark this page, because we'll be sharing even more information as the season progresses. Our Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Guide is quite large, so we've added some helpful links to take you to key topics.

Dates, Tickets & Pricing | Crowds & Best Days to Attend | Entrance Procedures & Overview | Characters | Entertainment & Rides | Comments

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Dates, Tickets and Pricing

  • November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

As we mentioned earlier, we're very hoppy to be selling discount tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. While we have tickets for all party dates, we are offering discounts on select dates. Tickets vary by date. Prices start at $92.71 for adults (age 10+) and $86.77 for children (age 3-9). Children under 3 are free. Note that our prices include tax. Disney’s do not until the end of the checkout process.

To get an idea of the different prices, head over to our Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets page, select a ticket, then hit Get My Tickets! On the next screen, you're required to select a date. Hit the calendar next to Required Event Date. A window will pop up with the available party dates. Click on a date. The price of that day will show up on the tickets in your cart. Check as many dates as you like, and purchase the ones that work for you.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Crowds & Best Days to Attend

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Main Street USA Crowds

Pricing is the strongest indicator of what Disney expects to be its busiest days. Higher prices means higher demand, and higher demand means bigger anticipated crowds. The good news is that cheaper tickets generally means less crowds. The last three parties of the year are the most expensive, and the first two are not the cheapest. This makes sense given that many families decide to go all out and time their vacations so that they can experience both the last Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Generally, Friday and Saturday nights are expected to be very busy. Some of the Thursdays are less expensive than Tuesdays. Based on pricing, the best week to attend is the one before Thanksgiving.

If you want to learn more, check out our full guide to Disney World holiday events.

Before we get into the party itself, we have a warning! Beware of Florida weather. This time of year can be consistently inconsistent. Sometimes Florida can be true to the Christmas season with temperatures in the low 60s, but more often than not, highs are in the 80s. We find it can go from a hot, muggy day to a chilly night pretty quickly. So wear a flexible outfit with layers to accommodate whatever Florida throws your way.

Entrance Procedures & Overview of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Entrance

The party doesn’t officially start until 7 p.m. (and runs through 12 a.m.), but you can get into the park starting at 4 p.m. with your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. We highly recommend doing this, as this will you give you more time to ride a few rides and have an early dinner before the party-exclusive activities begin. Of course, allot time for bag check and ticketing to be sure to arrive on time and enjoy the most of your evening. Be sure to head towards the separate event entrance in order to receive your wristband.

In a change from past years, Magic Kingdom will close at 6 p.m. for regular guests. This will allow regular park guests to leave before the party starts. This change is likely to be met with disappointment by regular park guests who were not planning to attend the party, since it's one less hour for them on what have been historically "good" days to visit the park. We presume this move is to address complaints from party attendees about regular park guests staying in the park after it has closed for the party. As of this writing, Disney has not changed the start time of the party.Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Mickey s Very Merry Christmas Party - Cinderella Castle

Upon entering, beginning at 4 p.m., party guests have a VIP entrance through the backside of Main Street behind Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. This will be your first treat spot as cast members are handing out Santa sugar cookies. There are also fun photo-ops with props and a few merchandise kiosks if you’re interested in special holiday Mickey ears or a T-shirt.

If you were already enjoying a day at the Magic Kingdom, you can stop by a wristband station to swipe your ticket and have a cast member apply your wristband. The most convenient locations we found were near Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor and Mickey’s Philharmagic. It’s important to snag these before the party starts — cast members will be on the lookout for wristbands as 6 p.m. hits. You can find them at major intersections throughout the park; primarily, when you’re headed from Main Street, U.S.A. into the Fantasy, Adventure, Frontier and Tomorrowland entrances. Be sure to keep your wristbands on and visible, as cast members will be keeping an eye out for them throughout the night during downtime such as while you are waiting for the parade or shows to begin.

For those of you reading this who will not be attending the party and hoping to stick around past 6 p.m., we wouldn’t count on it. Cast members will not allow you on any rides or into certain areas without a wristband and will promptly have you turnaround toward the park exit. Your best strategy is to roam around as far away from Main Street as possible.

Planning is critical at these parties as time is limited and experiences are endless. If you’re interested in taking on attractions, we recommend getting FastPasses around 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. — they are NOT available during the party. This will really maximize your time.

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

Because these parties can get very crowded and are packed with special activities, including meet-and-greets with characters (some in fancy holiday attire), YOU MUST have a plan. Start by identifying your family’s not-to-miss activities and then fill in the gaps when you get to the park with some unexpected surprises. There are more fun things to see and do than a typical family could probably accomplish in one night, so set your expectations in advance! Make sure to allow for extra time to get in place for the expected shows and parades — "A Frozen Holiday Wish," "Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration," Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, and Holiday Wishes — as the hub around Cinderella's Castle and Main Street U.S.A. get very crowded. You need to arrive at least 30 minutes early even for the second parade to have a shot at the front row of viewing. If front row isn't a priority, you can come in after that and still find great spots.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Snowfall on Main Street

There is a “snowfall” on Main Street before the parades and then at the end of the evening. Tad and Lily especially lovvvveeee to stuff their bellies with the cookies and hot chocolate that are given out around the park for free.

Expected Schedule of Events (subject to change at any time):

  • A Frozen Holiday Wish - 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
  • Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration - 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:55 p.m.
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
  • Holiday Wishes—Celebrate the Spirit of the Season - 10 p.m.
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas - 7:45 p.m., 8:35 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:35 p.m.
  • VoicePlay - 8:10 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 11:10 p.m.
  • Club Tinsel - 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Snowfall on Main Street - intermittently

Expected Character Greetings at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Sandy Claws Meet-and-Greet

Special characters are one of the main draws of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Rare characters such as Jack Skellington and the princes can be found, and “regular” characters are out in their holiday finest. This is such a fun, exciting part of the season and an excellent photo-op. (Don’t worry, PhotoPass+ photographers can be found with each character, except for those “roaming” as listed below.)

In years past, we’ve seen characters meeting as early as 4 p.m. before the party even begins. Note that you MUST have a party wristband to get in these lines. Some high-demand characters were even out at 5 p.m. when we attended this year’s Halloween Party! However, we had a much different experience at this year’s Christmas Party.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps

The only characters we saw out meeting guests prior to the party’s official 7 p.m. start were the Seven Dwarfs, Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps. We found them greeting beginning around 6:15-6:30 p.m. The Dwarfs were already at a two-hour wait at this point. While we expected the highly sought-after Sandy Claws (Jack Skellington) to make an early debut, he wasn’t on the scene until 7 p.m. hit. At this point, he already had a three-hour wait. This may vary from party to party, and we highly recommend asking a cast member upon arrival about your must-see characters.

While in the past we have recommended lining up for your favorite characters prior to the start of the party, we might be adjusting our technique. We found wait times to be significantly shorter later in the night. The popular Dwarfs were only at a 30-minute wait around 10 p.m.! Crowds die down later and characters become less of a priority. With so much to do at the party, we’d hate to spend so much time waiting in line. Most characters have at least an hour wait time, so be sure to prioritize who your Frog Squad REALLY wants to meet ahead of time.

Go ahead and take a screenshot of the character list below, as these details are not featured on the party brochure and some cast members may not even be able to tell you location specifics.

List of expected character meet-and-greets for the 2017 parties:

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Santa Claus (Main Street Courtyard)
  • Mickey Mouse (Town Square Theater)

Adventureland

  • Aladdin + Abu, Jasmine + Genie (alternating every 30 minutes next to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin)
  • Captain Jack Sparrow (across from Pirates of the Caribbean ride)
  • Moana (near Swiss Family Treehouse)
  • Peter Pan (roaming)

Frontierland

  • The Country Bears (roaming)

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws (in gazebo between Liberty Square Bridge and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe)

Fantasyland

  • Ariel and Prince Eric (across from Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid)
  • Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Aurora and Prince Phillip, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Tiana and Naveen, Princess Elena of Avalor (Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Snow White and her Prince (near Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Belle (near Gaston’s Tavern)
  • Pooh and Friends (next to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
  • The Seven Dwarfs (next to Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus)
  • Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck (to the left of the restrooms near the train station in Storybook Circus)
  • Donald and Scrooge McDuck (at Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station in Storybook Circus)
  • Santa Goofy (next to Barnstormer exit in Storybook Circus)
  • Mary Poppins and Bert (next to Mickey’s Philarmagic)

Tomorrowland

  • Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps (at the exit of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin)

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Entertainment & Rides

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

By far our favorite part of the night is Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime parade. We love it so much that we go to both showings! Dancing nutcrackers, gingerbread men, reindeer and the big man himself — Santa — join your favorite Disney characters for a gorgeous parade complete with scented floats. Keep an eye out for lesser-seen characters such as Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz.

The parade steps off in Frontierland Area, follows the waterway until it reaches Liberty Square, crosses the Liberty Square Bridge, circles Central Plaza in front of Cinderella Castle, heads down Main Street, U.S.A., circles Town Square in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad Station and ends next to Harmony Barbershop.

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Cinderella and Charming

If you want a prime parade spot along Main Street, U.S.A. or in front of the castle, we recommend snagging your seats at least 45 minutes ahead of showtime for front row viewing. If you don’t want to waste valuable party time waiting, try for a less popular spot in Frontierland or near the train station in Town Square. We were lucky enough to grab seats by the flagpole facing the train station with only 20 minutes to spare! However, we really recommend taking the time to view from one of our favorite spots like in front of Cinderella Castle facing the bridge from Liberty Square. If you’re OK with the tadpoles staying up past their bedtime, the 11 p.m. showing is usually much less crowded.

A Frozen Holiday Wish

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

Get swept up in the holiday spirit as Queen Elsa uses her powers to create a sparkling, icy centerpiece for the celebration. This show is short and sweet at less than 10 minutes long, and a must-see for Frozen fans. Even if Anna and Elsa aren’t your favorite, it is a truly magical moment to see the castle come alive with its iconic, glowing icicles. While you can catch Queen Elsa's lighting of Cinderella Castle in icy, glittering lights any time during the holiday season, not just the party, you definitely don't want to miss it. Anna, Kristoff and Olaf join her in a brief stage show leading up to the big reveal!

“Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” Fireworks

Since the beloved, year-round “Wishes” spectacular retired earlier in 2017, this holiday edition is only that much more sought after. Because this show isn’t too dependent on castle projections, you can really view the spectacular from anywhere in the park — but we like the spot in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. next to Casey’s corner best. Disney is offering a Holiday Wishes dessert premium package for this event at an extra cost.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Mickey's Merriest Christmas Celebration

Last year, guests at the party were treated to a new castle stage show called "Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration." Mickey and Minnie are hosting their very own holiday party and inviting your favorite Disney pals to ring and sing in the holidays with classic carols and new favorites. It includes medleys of holiday tunes, both classic and contemporary, and features Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, who are celebrating just a few days before Christmas. Woody, Jessie, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice, the White Rabbit and many more stop by! The highlight of this show for us is the iconic Clarabelle Cow belting out “All I Want for Christmas is You” in true Mariah Carey fashion while strutting her stuff in a silver sequin dress. Quick tip: Find a good seat for the 10:30 p.m. showing, and stick around in that same spot for the 11 p.m. parade!

“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” Show

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show

Taking place on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland, we find A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas to be the most underrated part of the whole party. This hilarious show follows the storyline of Stitch trying to hunt down Santa to bring snow to Tomorrowland. There are plenty of jokes along the way as Stitch tries to come to grips with who exactly Santa is, and the best way to hunt down his reindeer. In the meantime, Buzz Lightyear and Mike Wazowski each have their own brilliant musical numbers. Tad and Lily especially love this show as it’s suited for the younger audience and even has a kids-only area at the front of the stage. With five performances, this is one that you can fit in as you have time or in passing.

VoicePlay 

VoicePlay has returned to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for alternating shows between A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas. We really recommend checking out these shows back-to-back, and taking the small break in between to grab cookies and a snow-cone from Auntie Gravity’s. VoicePlay is an incredible a capella group that will wow you with its vocals-only performances of classic Christmas tunes. This show is a really great break from the chaos of characters at the party and will really get you into the spirit with their unbelievable talent.

Club Tinsel 

Dance the night away with a live DJ and holiday friends at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, where Sonny Eclipse can usually be found performing. Polar bears, reindeer and elves will groove with your tadpoles to fun musical hits. We love mingling with the iconic parade reindeer!

Snowfall on Main Street

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Snowfall and Cinderella

Snowfall in Florida is magical enough, but you can’t miss the beauty of snow fluttering down in Magic Kingdom. You can find flurries down Main Street during both parades and all of the Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration showings.

Rides

Because it is a separately ticketed event, one of the party perks are significantly less guests in the park. And with so many special experiences available, ride waits are typically much shorter. If you weren’t able to get ahold of a Seven Dwarfs FastPass+ during your trip, the party may be the perfect time to ride it.

The Frog Family is usually too busy hoppin’ from character to character and enjoying the special shows to tackle too many coasters, but we do have a few tips. In our experience, the wait times get shorter and shorter as the night goes on. Definitely don’t get in line right as 7 p.m. hits, because there may still be “day guests” remaining and there is so much more to do! Aside from waiting until later in the night, the best time to hit popular rides is during parade and show times. If you’re waiting to attend the 11 p.m. parade, then use the first showing time to hop on the high-demand rides such as Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan’s Flight. The wait times will be significantly shorter since so many people will be lined up on Main Street for the parade. The MyDisneyExperience app is live during the party, so take advantage of checking out wait times before hiking from Tomorrowland to Adventureland to take a trip on the Jingle Cruise. We found the popular rides anywhere between a 10 and 45 minute wait depending on the time of night.

While we may be alone in this — one of our favorite memories is seeing the Wishes fireworks while riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It’s a magical, surreal experience and a way to enjoy two magical things at once — and there are significantly shorter lines during the fireworks!

“Smaller” rides such as Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor and “it’s a small world” will have a consistently short wait that typically won’t exceed more than 20 minutes throughout the night. These are great to quickly hop on if you have time to kill before a show!

List of attractions expected to be open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parties for 2017: 

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • Town Square Theater

Adventureland

  • ­­Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland

  • “it’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Under the Sea~Hourney of The Little Mermaid
  • The Barnstormer
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Princess Fairytale Hall

Tomorrowland

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Space Mountain
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Snacks

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Pretzel and Snow Cone

We have breaking news, everyone! For the first time in party history, soft pretzels have been added to the holiday treat lineup. As much as we adore stuffing our faces with cookies for five hours straight (treats begin being distributed promptly at 7 p.m.) we are so hoppy to have a salty treat being offered as one of the complimentary delights. Keep an eye out for gigantic, inflatable peppermint sticks to signify a treat location!

Check out the brochure for the great variety of sweets being offered at this year’s party, and note that each location has different offerings. Our absolute favorite stop this year was Pete’s Silly Sideshow for the Peppermint Crunch Cookie. There are an assortment of beverages too, including Nesquik, Eggnog, Sparkling Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate and Sno-Cones.

In addition to these complimentary (and did we mention, unlimited?) sweets and treats, there are also special seasonal foods available for purchase such as Eggnog Custard and a White Chocolate Raspberry Yule Log. Yum!

Only select restaurants are open during party time throughout the park, so plan ahead. We recommend snagging a big dinner before the party and then snacking throughout the night as to not spend precious party time grubbing.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 MerchandiseChristmas is a dangerous time for my wallet and I to be at Disney. Not only do I adore all of the wonderful décor and wonderful present options, but the event-exclusive merchandise is pretty tough to say no to. This year is no exception — I think it is the best year so far in terms of cute Very Merry swag.

While of course general Christmas merchandise can be found throughout the park, the brochure highlights where to find party-exclusive gear. If you’re an annual passholder, there are special products just for you too. We found Big Top Souvenirs to be the one-stop shop for everything you could possibly be looking for, and it wasn’t too crowded.

While it’s not exactly “merchandise,” know that there is a special holiday Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card featuring Rover of Carousel of Progress. This is our favorite we have ever seen, so be sure to check it out!

For us, we love all the holiday hoopla surrounding Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 and savor our time (and the cocoa!) at this annual event. We'd love to hear your thoughts about the party, and especially for those of you have never attended, we'd love to answer any questions! Check out the When to Visit Orlando page inside our Orlando Planning Timeline for more tips!

Related: Complete Guide to Disney World Holiday Events

Hoppy holidays!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Dec 14, 2017 at 3:52 a.m. Julizza Says...

Interested in buying tickets for mvc party on 12/15/17. Pls let me know how, tried to do it through here but was unavailable. Thank you

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Dec 13, 2017 at 1:13 a.m. Elizabeth Porter Says...

Hi. I can’t find your Mickey’s very merry Christmas tickets? I see the link for them but don’t see them as a selection. Thank you

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Dec 12, 2017 at 4:13 p.m. Skylar Says...

We will be visiting the park on 12/26 of this year and was wondering if there is any special events going on to where you need an additional ticket to stay in the park late. Otherwise does it close at midnight? Also how early would you arrive at the park.

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Dec 12, 2017 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Skylar,

No, there will be no additional events requiring extra tickets to stay in the park. The park will be closing at midnight. That is a very busy day for the parks, so we recommend arriving before park opening!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 10, 2017 at 2:42 a.m. carolyn Says...

We will be attending the MVMCP on the 15th.My child will be 3 at the end of the month. Do I need to purchase a ticket for her? If not, do I need her birth certificate with me for her to enter the park for free?

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Dec 11, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carolyn,

Children under 3 are free to enter the parks. You shouldn't need to bring proof, unless she's particularly tall for her age and it would make you feel more comfortable to have it just in case. We think she'll be fine, though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 7, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. Calia Says...

Hi there - do I need fast pass plus for the rides at the party?

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Dec 7, 2017 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Calia,

Unfortunately, FastPass+ isn't available during the party. But the wait times tend to be less during the party, so you really don't need them!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 7, 2017 at 3:51 a.m. Christine Says...

Hi!

Quick question. Can you use the DAS pass at the Christmas party? I have 2 Autistic kids who can't wait in lines very well.

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Dec 7, 2017 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

Yes, you are still able to use DAS during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 5, 2017 at 12:11 a.m. Tony Says...

Hi,

Is it worth spending a park day + the special event for the Xmas party?

Or should I just do the Xmas party and save the park pass for another day?

Thanks

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Dec 10, 2017 at 4:23 a.m. AshleyAnnualPass Says...

Definitely don't try to do a park day and the party at night. Enjoy your morning, sleep in, eat a big late lunch...whatever. But if you try to do both, you will be exhausted and probably not enjoy it as much as you would otherwise. This is especially true with young children! They simply shouldn't be trying to spend that long in the parks...probably will lead to massive meltdowns over nothing.

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Dec 5, 2017 at 12:08 a.m. Dhalia Says...

Wow! What a guide! Thanks for deep, deep insight! Wishing you all the warmestMerry Christmas Wishes

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Dec 4, 2017 at 3:13 a.m. Michelle Says...

I have a question. I have friends that are going to the Mickey's Xmas Party this coming weekend. They have never been to disney so do not have magicbands. They only purchased the tickets for the party. I helped them make fast passes for before 6 pm but i was wondering how to tell them to use the fastpass if they only have the paper ticket and the wristband for the party. Do they show their paper ticket?

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Dec 5, 2017 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Once they've arrived at the park, they'll exchange their paper ticket for another ticket at the ticket booth. They'll be able to scan that ticket when using FastPass+.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2017 at 3:59 p.m. Madison Says...

One more.. we have been here for several days and we have done Magic Kingdom so we don’t necessarily need to get in early to do other attractions. Would it be best for us to arrive before the park closes at 6 or would we be fine to get there at 7? We have a 3 year old so just trying to make him last as long as possible!

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Dec 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madison,

If you don't have any high priorities for the party, then you should be fine getting there at 7.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2017 at 3:43 p.m. Madison Says...

Is the Christmas merchandise that’s available during the party also available durIng regular park hours?

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Dec 1, 2017 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madison,

Yes, you can purchase the merchandise during regular park hours.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2017 at 4:47 a.m. Ashley Says...

I know this is ridiculously early, but do you have any idea when dates are typically posted for the following year? We are already planning on a Christmas trip to Disney in 2018 and want to make sure we book our dates to be in town for this!

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Dec 5, 2017 at 2:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

The dates are usually announced sometime in April or May.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2017 at 4:07 p.m. Scott Says...

What time is the firework show for the Christmas party?

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Dec 7, 2017 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

The fireworks are at 10 p.m. during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2017 at 6:32 a.m. Destinee Says...

I was wondering if you knew, or if it is on the Disney website about what restaurants will be open for their normal food during the party? I'm so sad that Columbia Harbour House is closing at 6 pm on the night I am going with my school, as that is where I worked during my college program!

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Nov 29, 2017 at 8:31 p.m. Sara Says...

Will the princesses and their princes be across from the Carousel in Fantasyland and there is one line for all of them?

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Nov 29, 2017 at 3:52 a.m. amyjo70 Says...

Our Family loves Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Yearly tradition that I hope will continue for years to come!

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Nov 28, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. EJ Says...

It's worth noting that if you don't have annual passes, but rather 3-day passes or even regular one-day parks tics loaded on your 'My Disney Experience', that you WILL have to use one of those days to cover any fast passes that are booked before the party. I asked the customer service person if I'd be able to book fast passes since we planned on arriving to the party at 4, but since the party doesn't allow fast passes, we would have been required to use on of our regular passes even if only entering the park at 4pm. Just a FYI

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:34 a.m. Jenn Says...

Where do we find the party exclusive merchandise?? I’d love to make sure we get something.

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

We recommend stopping by Big Top Souvenirs inside Storybook Circus (Fantasyland) for party merchandise.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 27, 2017 at 8:16 p.m. Laura Says...

Hi! This is so helpful! Two quick questions. Do you know if there is definitely a 6:15pm showing of a Frozen Holiday Wish? The brochure only says 8:15pm. And if we are looking to go to the

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Nov 27, 2017 at 2 a.m. Denise Says...

We are attending MVMCP on 12/12. Crowds are green 3/10. We haven't been on Peter Pan yet even though this will be our 7th trip in 5 years. So we have a fast for that at 4:30. I noticed however that Splash Mountain will not be running during thw party whichbis our favorite ride. Should i change our fp to Splash Mountain? Or is Peter Pan worth it?

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Dec 6, 2017 at 5:32 a.m. Elizabeth Gerhardt Says...

Splash Mountain is MOST CERTAINLY open during MVMCP. Trust me on this. I'm currently sitting on a Disney bus, headed back to my hotel after the party, with annoyingly damp clothes from riding Splash Mountain three times during the party. You can definitely ride Splash Mountain during the Christmas party event. Happy holidays!

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Dec 5, 2017 at 1:59 p.m. Kim Says...

Hey! I don’t know if you have thought about this or if it’s important to you ...but when you fast pass Peter Pan you do not get to wait through the que line which is one of the most amazing parts of the ride. It is completely worth waiting through if you can get a decent wait time. We usually don’t fast pass Peter Pan for that reason.

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Dec 3, 2017 at 1:38 a.m. Jennifer Domanski Says...

How and where do you obtain the information that the crowds are a 3/10 or green. I am planning on going the same week, probably on Thursday.

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Nov 27, 2017 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise,

It's really up to you. If Splash Mountain is your absolute favorite ride, then you should definitely ride it when you can! You could always brave the lines later for Peter Pan since it is opened during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 26, 2017 at 3:59 p.m. Kourtney Says...

Do I have to purchase admission into the Magic Kingdom in addition to a ticket to MVMCP? Or can I just purchase a ticket to the party?

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Nov 27, 2017 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kourtney,

If you just want to attend the party, you just need to purchase a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 25, 2017 at 6:47 p.m. Laura Says...

Hi! This is so helpful! Two quick questions. Do you know if there is definitely a 6:15pm showing of a Frozen Holiday Wish? The brochure only says 8:15pm. And if we are looking to go to the 7:40pm Mickey show and watch the 8:30pm parade, what is the best place to stand to see both? The back of the castle forecourt and then turn around to watch the parade? Thanks!

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We recommend grabbing a spot in front of Cinderella Castle facing the bridge from Liberty Square. This puts you in prime viewing spot for the parade. Yes, on party nights A Frozen Holiday Wish takes place in front of the castle at 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 5, 2017 at 4 a.m. Isa Ramos Says...

Going to Disney this weekend and I have one question about night show. Can I watch Mickey Show (7:40pm), Frozen Wish (8:15pm) and Parade (8:30pm) from the same spot? Where is the best place to see all and what time should I be there to “secure” my spot? Thanks!

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Dec 6, 2017 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isa,

Yes, you can do that. We suggest securing a spot at least 30 minutes before.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. Jess Says...

Do you know how long the VoicePlay show Is?

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Nov 28, 2017 at 1:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

The show's duration is around 17 minutes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2017 at 2:12 a.m. Mona Says...

Hi,

We purchased the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package which includes the MVMCP and 4 park hopper tickets. Since we cannot be at the park before 4pm anyways (driving down from NC) would you know if this means attending the party means we are using one of our park hopper passes? I ask this since I do not see separate tickets for our MVMCP.

Thanks in advance!

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Nov 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. Laura Says...

This is great, thanks! Two questions, is there definitely a 6:15 Frozen Holiday Wishes show? The official brochure only shows the 8:15 show. Also if we want to see the 7:40pm Mickey show and the 8:30pm parade, what is our best bet for a spot to stand? Should we try for the back of the forecourt stage area and then just turn around to watch the parade? Thanks!

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Nov 20, 2017 at 11:25 p.m. Shelby Grill Says...

I have read that Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws is meeting at storybook circus and liberty square. Does it change nightly? Or is the other place I read this wrong?

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Dec 7, 2017 at 12:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelby,

We've only seen Jack Skellington in Storybook Circus.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 20, 2017 at 2:36 p.m. jassi Says...

this is really a great post

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Nov 20, 2017 at 3:40 a.m. BNiz Says...

I am attending the party 12/21, and have booked the dessert party w/ Plaza Fireworks Viewing.

I am trying to find out how early they will let us go to the Plaza, and what shows we will be able to see at that time.

Does anyone have that info?

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Nov 18, 2017 at 4:43 p.m. Zareena Says...

I called in and they said we wouldn't be able to enter the park until 6 pm with the xmas party tickets. is this true? Have they changed policy? Also I've seen you can use fastpassplus during the 4-6 pm time before but not sure how to do it with these tix without burning one of our days on the multipark.

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Nov 16, 2017 at 3:48 p.m. KK Says...

I have tickets to the MVMCP, when I enter the park will it deduct a day from my 5 day passes or do I use a different pass/ticket to enter? I purchased the party tickets online. I have linked the party tickets to my My disney experience account.

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Nov 19, 2017 at 8:10 p.m. Steve Says...

If you are only going to the party, then you can get into the Magic Kingdom at 4 pm using your party ticket. If you are planning to be in the Magic Kingdom before that time, then you would be using one of your day tickets plus the party ticket.

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Nov 17, 2017 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You will use your MVMCP ticket to enter the park during the party hours. It won't deduct any days from other tickets you might have.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 15, 2017 at 12:08 a.m. Kim Says...

Do you know how allergies are handled regarding the treats? I have a gluten-allergic person in my group... will there be alternatives at some locations?

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Nov 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Just be sure to mention the food allergy and ask for alternative options. Disney World is good about having alternatives.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2017 at 6:06 a.m. Angela Says...

My family of 8 will be in Disney from December 23rd to December 30th. We are planning on going to magic kingdom on Christmas Day. Can I purchase the tickets for magic kingdom once I arrive in Florida and what time should I arrive at the park to guarantee entry on Christmas day?

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Nov 16, 2017 at 12:42 a.m. lisa pyne Says...

Hey Angela...Christmas is the busiest day of the year..we arrived at the magic kingdom at 10am,Christmas day,as they closed the gates behind us. They were at capacity. Hope you have some fast passes

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Nov 15, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

You can purchase tickets at the park, but we recommend purchasing ahead of time to save time. The parks are extremely busy during the holidays, so you'll want to save as much time as possible for actually enjoying the parks. You should arrive before park opening so you can be in line to get inside the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2017 at 3:29 a.m. Meredith Says...

Do you know what Belle is wearing at the party yet? Is she confirmed there?

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Nov 17, 2017 at 6:51 p.m. Kristen Says...

We just went on Tues 11/14. Belle was in Gaston's area, in her blue village dress and coat. She was in Christmas dress for the parade.

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Nov 13, 2017 at 3:27 a.m. Alexis Says...

I called Disney tonight to confirm some of the information I read here. The girl said in previous years you can get in at four, but not this year. Has anyone been able to get in this year at 4?

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Dec 6, 2017 at 8:14 a.m. Barbara Says...

I called as well and they told me that yes, we can enter at 4pm

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Nov 15, 2017 at 3:29 a.m. Bessie Byrd Says...

I called tonight and without asking. The guy on the phone told me I could get in at 4 for the party.

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Nov 13, 2017 at 1:38 a.m. Nat Says...

My family of 5 will be attending MVMCP in December, but will not be staying on property. How are we able to get any kind of fast passes between 4 & 6 pm? Do we need to purchase Magic Bands?

Thanks!

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Nov 14, 2017 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nat,

You'll just need to link your tickets to My Disney Experience and once you're 30 days out from your party date, then you can book your FastPass+ for that time frame.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2017 at 7:44 p.m. carolina j mello Says...

Mommy Frog, I bought my tickets directly at Disney´s website, but I am not able to get any fastpasses on the date :(

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Nov 10, 2017 at 10:45 p.m. Sam Says...

Hi! I was making our plans (we have little ones) based on the assumption that we can access the park as early as 4pm with Christmas party tickets, but a Disney rep on the phone today insisted that this has been changed for this year and that there will be no allowed entrance until 5:30pm! Can you verify? This definitely affects whether we will decide to go or not.

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Nov 9, 2017 at 8:18 p.m. DA Says...

I am planning to attend the event on Dec 21st. On the Disney website it says event starts at 7pm. Is it true that people who attend event can enter at 4pm?

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Nov 17, 2017 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, you are allowed to enter the park at 4pm for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. Jo Says...

Hi

My little boy would love to see Jack Skellington dressed for Christmas. Does anybody know what time he arrives for Photos.

Thanks

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Nov 14, 2017 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jo,

In our experience at the party this year, Jack wasn't out until 7 p.m. But you'll definitely want to get in line way before that, as the wait to see him easily grows up to 3 hours!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2017 at 8:44 p.m. Carrie Says...

We will be in MK all day prior to the MVMCP. I have bought tickets for the MVMCP, where do I pick up the MVMCP tickets/wrist bands? I don't want to have to go back out to the TTC as we will have been in the park all day already. I do have the MVMCP tix already downloaded on to My Disney Experience app. Thanks for the insight!

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Nov 15, 2017 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

You'll just need to stop by a wristband station in the park to swipe your ticket and receive your wristband.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2017 at 7:47 p.m. Ami Says...

We have the platinum annual passes and we bought tickets to Mickey’s Christmas Party. We were planning to get to MK around 4pm and stay until about 10:30 or 11:00 (we have two young kids 2 and 4).

Can we see most of the shows from Main Street? Would you recommend going to Tony’s for dinner and staying close to Main Street most of the night? My girls love Mickey and crew and the Princesses. Where can we expect to meet them?

Is it worth it to get FP’s for 4pm and 5pm before the party starts?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Nov 15, 2017 at 10:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ami,

Yes, you'll be able to view the parade and Holiday Wishes from Main Street. You could most certainly catch dinner at Tony's and grab a spot on Main Street. You'll want to make sure to hit up the other entertainment (like characters, etc.) and anything else you'd like to do during the beginning of the party. Jasmine meets next to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland, Moana near Swiss Family Treehouse and most of the other princesses will be found in Fantasyland. Ariel is across from Under the Sea, Belle near Gaston's Tavern and you'll see Rapunzel, Aurora, Cinderella, Tiana and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2017 at 1:16 a.m. Steph Says...

First time attending this event. What is the best show/activity for my 2 1/2 year old son? He has never been to MK before. I don't think he will want to do the rides. After reading this, I'm afraid this all maybe too overwhelming for the little guy during the evening time, but tickets are already purchased. HELP!

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Nov 14, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steph,

You'll definitely want to see Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime parade and the Holiday Wishes (fireworks show). There are also a ton of characters to visit! It all depends on what you think he would enjoy. There are also other shows during the party, like Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration and A Totally Tommorrowland Christmas Show.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2017 at 7:17 a.m. Lyndsey Says...

Hi

We have a dining reservation on 7th December for a restaurant in Magic Kingdom at 7pm. We aren't attending the Christmas party.........are we going to be able to get in?? we weren't advised of this when making the booking, and wont be amused if we get charged a cancellation fee if we cant get in.

Thanks

Lyndsey xx

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Nov 10, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. Rob A Says...

Hello, we were in a similar situation last year. They allowed us to eat, but when completed, an employee from the crystal palace physically walked us out to the exit of the park.. Enjoy !! PS.. the pierogies are phenomenal :)

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Nov 7, 2017 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lyndsey,

We recommend calling Disney Dining at (407) WDW-DINE to confirm how that will work. Normally, guests that do not have party wristbands are not allowed into the park once the party starts. Give them a call and let us know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2017 at 11:47 p.m. Crystal Says...

Hello!

I am wondering if anyone can answer this. We have 6 pm reservations at Crystal Palace for the Christmas Party. Will the characters be dressed in their holiday garb at the dinner? Or will we still have to wait in line after dinner to get photos with them in their holiday outfits?

Thank you!

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Nov 5, 2017 at 1:33 p.m. Susan Says...

Thank you for all of your information. This question may have already been asked. We have tickets for Magic Kingdom for the day and tickets for Mickey’s very merry Christmas at night. Can we get fast passes for the day on our regular ticket and also get fast passes from 4 to 6 prior to the party starting if we have checked in and have our wristbands activated? Thanks so much! ????

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Nov 5, 2017 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

In our experience, people that visit the Magic Kingdom during the day and the party have not been able to book additional Fastpass+ during the 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. time period. You'd still be under the daytime ticket. Feel free to try with both your active tickets and let us know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 10, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

You are not able to book Fastpasses if you only have a ticket for the MVMCP. I have tried and it only uses the days left on my regular Park Hopper ticket.

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Nov 22, 2017 at 3:02 a.m. Shalyn Says...

This is not true. I was actually able to book 3 fast passes for my family on 11/26 and we are only attending the party. All Fast Passes for the day end at 6pm.

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Nov 5, 2017 at 11:21 a.m. Mia Jordan Says...

This is our first visit to Disney at Xmas with our kids. We have already purchased 14 day disney/universal tickets but do we need to purchase SEPARATE tickets for the Xmas Party outside of these? We will be there from 18th Dec - 4th Jan so which are the best days to go crowd wise to the party. Thankyou

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Nov 5, 2017 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mia,

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate-ticket event. We are selling discount tickets on our website. As for days, Friday and Sunday tend to be most crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2017 at 3:58 a.m. Bobbi Says...

We have 5-day Park Hoppers attached to our Magic Bands and also plan to purchase a Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. We do not plan to go to any park the day of the party - just arrive around 4pm at MK for the party. How do we ensure that our Park Hopper day is not deducted when we go in at 4pm rather than our VMCP ticket if we link it to our Magic Band in order to be able to take advantage of Fast Passes from 4 to 6pm?

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Nov 8, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Bobbi,

Every event has special entrances. So, when you get there at 4PM, just look for people with the signs and go through those and they use the party ticket. Normally this is on the right-hand side of the entrances. All the cast members on that side will be dressed in their holiday costumes as well, so you can't miss it.

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Nov 5, 2017 at 2:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobbi,

Great question. Call My Disney Experience at (407) 939-4357. They will help you make sure you're selecting the correct ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2017 at 1:19 a.m. SCherry Says...

Hello! First time attending MVMCP :) We have tickets just for MVMCP on 12/5 and entering park at 4pm. Booking FP tomorrow and wondering if I should FP meeting the princesses? Or skip them and FP rides since characters will be around to meet during party? Any tips would be great! Traveling with three kids under 5 :)

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Nov 5, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

It depends on what's important for you. Lines for rides are usually short during the party. Know that the princes have been known to pose with their princesses during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 4, 2017 at 5:26 p.m. Elaine Says...

Is fast pass available during mickeys very merry Xmas party? I

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Nov 5, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

HI Elane,

Fastpass+ is not available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2017 at 11:12 p.m. Cathy Says...

How do they know if you paid for a separate ticket, or just a day guest trying to sneak into the event? Do they monitor at the rides, etc? I bought a ticket for the event because I hear it is better.

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Nov 5, 2017 at 3:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathy,

Party guests will receive a wristband. Guests without wristbands will be escorted from the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2017 at 2:34 p.m. Kara Says...

If we have regular passes for the day and purchase mickeys very merry Christmas passes as well, will we have to leave the area and come back in at 4?

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Nov 3, 2017 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara,

If you have day tickets to the Magic Kingdom as well as MVMCP tickets, you do not need to leave the park.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 1, 2017 at 11:17 p.m. Tracy Says...

Hi,

I have a two questions.... Do you know if the 7 dwarfs will be there. and also where they will be located?

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Nov 2, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy,

We expect the Seven Dwarfs will make an appearance at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. We don't know where quite yet but will update the post when we know.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 1, 2017 at 9:42 p.m. Jon P Says...

My family and I are traveling to WDW starting this Friday. We were hoping to get tickets to the MVMCP on November 9th but noticed it is sold out. Is there a chance tickets can be transferred if a party cannot make it? I know they are non-refundable, but are they transferrable. If so, is there a place I can go to get tickets.

Thank you!

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Nov 2, 2017 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jon,

Unfortunately, tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2017 at 9:46 p.m. Erika Says...

Hi. I will be visiting mvmcp in 17 dec. Is it possible to assign for fast pass today? I'm trying to do it using app but I was not possible. Can you help me? All tkts appears in app yet. Tks

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Oct 31, 2017 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erika,

For the Dec. 17 MVMCP, you will be able to reserve Faspass+ 30 days before that date — Nov. 17.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2017 at 3:32 p.m. Darrel Says...

I heard that the Christmas party ticket serves as a hopper and you can use it to go to one of the other parts until 4 o’clock and then go over to Magic Kingdom and enter for the party is this true

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Oct 29, 2017 at 9:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darrel,

Unfortunately, that's not true. You may enter the Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m. to get started on your party fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2017 at 1:32 p.m. Kristi Says...

We will be attending the MVMCP for the first time this year and I was also able to snag a dinning reservation for BOG at 6:30, but I'm concerned about missing out on the party. I was able to get one for another night we will be there but its at 9:55 pm. Which one would you recommend me keeping, a late night reservation or an earlier one but during the party?

Thanks!

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Oct 29, 2017 at 9:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi,

We recommend visiting BOG on your non-party day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 27, 2017 at 11:13 p.m. Zach B Says...

Hi, I have a question regarding the party event ticket and fast passes. My family just bought tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. We are planning on going to Magic Kingdom at 4pm the day of the event, so we will not have regular park admission cards. My question is how do we use our fastpasses without being given an RFID card? Can we get the cards from guest services or do we have to purchase MagicBands? Also, if we have to purchase bands, are we able to reuse cards from a trip two years ago? I'm not sure if those cards only last so long or die after an extended period. Thanks for your help! :)

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Oct 29, 2017 at 9:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Zach,

We recommend adding your MVMCP tickets into the My Disney Experience App, making Fastpass+ reservations, purchasing MagicBands, and connecting them to the tickets. You won't need to worry about picking up tickets or losing them. As for the old cards, if you used them for all of your admissions, then you don't need them.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2017 at 11:44 p.m. Cheriese Youngblood Says...

If we already have an annual pass and purchased Very merry Christmas ticket will they be mailing me a ticket or is it just attached to my annual band?

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Oct 31, 2017 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheriese,

If you purchased an e-ticket to MVMCP, you may scan the barcode or enter the ticket number into the My Disney Experience app. That will connect it to your MagicBand.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2017 at 12:20 a.m. Marlana Says...

Hello. My son really wants to meet Jack Skeleton and I know that he is in high demand. I really want to let him meet him but I do not want to spend our whole evening waiting in line. Can anyone give me any tips on where and how to meet him? I understand that I may have to stand in line beginning at 4 pm. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Nov 12, 2017 at 11:29 p.m. Arlene Says...

Hi!

If it is anything like the halloween party,

if you get there at 4 to line up, you'll be done just a little after the party starts

For halloween me and my mother took my daughter and did this, plus also since he does not sign autographs the line tends to move pretty decently,

since it was just me and my mom and we only had the 1 child, i sent here ahead to another high demand character so that we didn't waste a ton of time, i am very mindful when doing this and try not to hold up the lines with pictures with each person, very one and done with me and i like to think people appreciate that lol have a great time! i will be attending the party on the 8th!

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Oct 31, 2017 at 11:29 p.m. Anna Johnson Says...

I don't know if it is the same as the not so scary Halloween party but at that Jack was out in the gazebo at 6 and the line had started forming around 5:30 even though the party didn't start until 7. Once the parties have started later this month it should be easier to get specifics from party goers. If you are in line early you can be back to the party in fairly short order. We were third in line to meet the queen of hearts at nsshp-she came out at 7 and we were done by ten after 7. Hope that helps!

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Oct 25, 2017 at 11:25 p.m. Connie Says...

If we do both regular park tickets and MVMCP tickets on the same day, can we make 5 (or 6) fast passes for Magic Kingdom on that day?

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Oct 26, 2017 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Connie,

It's likely that you will only be able to make your initial 3 Fastpass+ reservations, then other reservations as they are available. The MVMCP will not give you "extras" since you'll already be in the park that day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2017 at 2:15 a.m. Ashley Says...

Hi!! Two questions!! I was looking for suggestions on where we can sit/stand to see all three Holiday Wishes, Mickey's Merriest Celebration and the Parade at 11pm. We are going Dec. 22nd since that is the only day we will be able to make it too and going back to magic kingdom the following Wed. Dec. 27th. Do all the celebrations/parade also happen on that day as well as the night for the party?

Thank You!!

Ashley

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Oct 25, 2017 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade is scheduled for Dec 27, but not Holiday Wishes.

As for where to stand during the party, if you hop into the central hub area near the Partners statue you should be able to see all three shows.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2017 at 5:37 p.m. Trisha Fox Says...

Hey, thanks so much for the helpfull info!

We bought a Party ticket for December 8th, for this year. We will also have a regular park ticket and be in the MK for the rest of the day as well. I was wondering how popular is the Captain Jack Sparrow meet and greet? Is he one of the characters that you have to line up extra early to meet? Does he usually meet throughout the whole party or only during certain hours? And how long does the line usually get to meet him? Any tips on the best time to line up for this meet and greet? Thanks so much!

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Oct 20, 2017 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trisha,

That's a good question, and one we're not sure of. Jack's not one of the characters we hop over to see. If he's important to you, make him your first priority. Who knows. You may see him in the park during the day!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 21, 2017 at 4:23 a.m. Trisha Fox Says...

Thanks so much for the reply. What about the Rapunzel and Tiana with Flynn and Naveen meet and greet? Does that usually get really long lines? And do they meet throughout the party? Right now we are planning to possibly meet Captain Jack at the beginning of the party and then possibly try to do the princess/princes m&g after the fireworks. Any tips you have are greatly appreciated! Thanks so much! And thanks again for the quick reply!

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Oct 23, 2017 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We did not notice the lines for those characters. If they are your priorities, make sure you visit them immediately after Captain Jack! The characters are out for the length of the party, but the lines may be cut off near the end of the night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2017 at 4:31 p.m. Daily Says...

Hi! I plan on attending the Christmas party on Friday, Nov. 10. I haven't bought the tickets though because we are still not sure if my husband will be able to take the time off. I may have to wait until that week to buy the tickets. What are the chances the day will sell out? Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2017 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daily,

It's hard to say if a party day will sell out. The first two days of the party, Dec. 9 and 10, tend to be popular. As soon as your husband has the okay to go, hop over and purchase your discount Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets through us.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2017 at 12:46 a.m. Wendi MacAllister Says...

We are going to MVMCP on December 3! It’s the only time we’re visiting the Magic Kingdom on this trip. If we get there at 4 do you think we’ll be able to ride most of the rides as well as enjoy the festivities.

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Oct 13, 2017 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendi,

If you prioritize the attractions you want to see and make Fastpass+ reservations between 4 and 6 p.m., you may be able to pack in plenty of rides.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2017 at 2:24 a.m. Jodie Kaye Waldheim Says...

Hey! I'm piggy backing on this question/reply. We have tickets for MVMCP on dec. 19th....we plan to visit Epcot that morning, nap, then go to the party with our 2 y/o. I can book my FP+ this upcoming Tuesday. How does FP+ work for MVMCP? Can I only book for Epcot that day or for both?

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Oct 16, 2017 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodie,

If all of your tickets are loaded into My Disney Experience, then you should be able to book Epcot Fastpasses for the day, then Magic Kingdom ones after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2017 at 7:42 p.m. Wendi MacAllister Says...

I thought we couldn’t use Fast Pass during the party.

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Oct 16, 2017 at 9:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendi,

If you're arriving at the park for the early entry, you may book Fastpasses between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. Rin Says...

My MVMCP ticket isn't working when I try to book a fast pass for 4-6 pm. I contacted Disney about this and they said MVMCP ticket can't be used to book any fast passes.

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Oct 23, 2017 at 6:53 p.m. Wendi MacAllister Says...

Hello, I just tried to link my MVMCP tickets bought from UT to “my Disney experience” and it said it is unable to add “will call” tickets. I want to get my Fastpasses ahead of time. Is this true that I can’t link these tickets?

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Oct 23, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendi,

Sorry you're having trouble. Have you tried scanning the barcode on the tickets with the MDE app? If that doesn't work, call Disney MDE help at (407) 939-4357.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 20, 2017 at 3:09 a.m. Boilert Says...

We purchased MVMCP tickets last week, the voucher code had to be entered on the My Disney website - the app wouldn’t take it. Strangely it appears the ticket did allow FP+ bookings between 4-6, as my daughter had only this ticket in her account. For the other family members who did have tickets it appears to have pulled them for the FP reservations. Hoping this won’t be an issue when we enter the park on party day at 4.

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Oct 14, 2017 at 5:59 p.m. Erin Says...

So, if we have MVMCP tickets (for 7:00pm) and we arrive at the park at 4:00pm - we CAN get Fast Pass reservations for between 4-7? I know you can't use fastpasses during the party itself)

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Oct 16, 2017 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin,

You may book Fastpasses between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2017 at 5:25 p.m. MDM Says...

Thanks for all your insight.

We'll be traveling with our toddler, and we're wondering if we'll be able to make it to the MVMCP after finishing up at Mickey's BBQ? If we don't make it in right at 7, will we be missing anything, or not getting our money's worth?

thanks!

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Oct 12, 2017 at 6:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

That depends on what you want to see. Arriving after 7:00 p.m. means you'll have long lines for characters, merchandise and perhaps miss an early show. You can enter as early as 4 p.m. If you can, move Mickey's BBQ to another day and arrive early for the party festivities.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2017 at 6:25 a.m. Page Says...

Hi there,

I love your posts whenever we visit. My question is, if we visit Magic Kingdom in December, will there be any opportunity to see a fireworks show or Cinderellas castle lit up if we don't have Mickeys Party tickets this year? Maybe on the off days. We will be with a group and half will not be there on a party day. Thank you!

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Oct 9, 2017 at 8:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Page,

Thanks for the love for our posts!

On non-party days, Cinderella Castle will be lit up and the fireworks will be Happily Ever After.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2017 at 7:08 p.m. Katharine Says...

Hello! I think part of this question has been addressed above but I want to make sure I understand correctly.

My family is checking into the Polynesian on Dec. 19th and staying through the 23rd. We only have Christmas Party tickets, not park tickets, for the 19th - so we are planning to enter the park at 4 PM and take advantage of a few rides using FP+. We have three-day park hoppers for the 20th, 21st, and 22nd. My question is - will My Disney Experience let me make FP+ reservations for all four days (Dec. 19-22nd) starting 60 days in advance of Dec. 19 since we only have three days of park tickets (i.e., does the system recognize the Christmas Party tickets as something that gives you access to FP+ reservations)? Hope that makes sense. Thanks so much for the help!

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Oct 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Emster26 Says...

You will get 2 FastPasses. Just start the first one anytime from 4:05 on. I just got two myself. Have fun!

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Oct 13, 2017 at 5:27 p.m. Zena Says...

I booked the ticket but unable to select online Fastpass. It says "not recognized ticket?"

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Oct 16, 2017 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin,

The Q&A sessions are available to all ticket holders.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Oct 11, 2017 at 2:26 a.m. Richard Says...

If you make your first FastPass to start before 4:00, you can get 3. For instance, make one for 3:30-4:30, one from 4:30-5:30, then you get another from 5:30-6:00. You’ll have to hurry to get the first one as you cannot wnter until 4, but if you head directly to that ride, you should be able to make it before you lose it.

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Sep 28, 2017 at 5:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katherine,

We've had different results with getting MDE to recognize the party ticket over other ones. Disney needs to prioritize the ticket in MDE. Call My Disney Experience at 407-939-4357 for help with that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2017 at 12:08 a.m. Valerie Says...

I just purchased tickets to MVMCP for Dec 22 (I know this will be a busy night). I purchased them over the phone and the person I spoke with told me that they would not be letting people in at 4:00 this year. She said that since they were closing the park at 6:00 they would not be letting party guests in until 7 o'clock. Do you think this is accurate? It seems like if they didn't start letting guest in till 7 o'clock the party would be half over before the end of the line made it in. just wondering what your thoughts were. Thanks

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Oct 10, 2017 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie,

That's interesting. We called Disney and were told that guests would be let in starting at 4:00 p.m. Since that's been the operating procedure for many years, we'd stick with that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2017 at 6:55 p.m. Z Says...

I was able to book fast passes. If we don't want to get magic bands can we still use the fast passes? I read somewhere that you can get an rfid card at guest services.

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Dec 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, you can still use FastPass+ without MagicBands.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2017 at 6:53 p.m. Z Says...

I was told no early entry once. Then called again and was told 4.

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Sep 27, 2017 at 7:42 p.m. sheena Says...

Are there party dates that are less crowded than others?

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Sep 28, 2017 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sheena,

While Disney does not release party attendance numbers, a good idea to see which parties will be less crowded is by seeing which party tickets are least expensive. Right now, that looks like the week before Thanksgiving.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2017 at 4:23 a.m. Fernando Says...

Hi! I already have regular tickets for Magic Kingdom but also wondering to attend MVMCP. Would you recommend a single day visit or to return a 2nd day for the special event?

Are regular night shows/parades too different from MVMCP ones?

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Sep 27, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fernando,

If you're in town and can afford the extra expense, go to the party. For much of the month, it's the only time to see the Christmas Parade and Fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2017 at 3:48 a.m. Marisol Says...

So, just to have this very clear.... are you saying that people with regular tickets that have to leave an hour earlier on MVMCP are NOT going to enjoy any parade or any type of fireworks ?

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Nov 7, 2017 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marisol,

During MVMCP nights, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks are exclusive to guests attending the party. On some party days, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will run at 2 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2017 at 10:36 p.m. toni Says...

so I do not need a separate park ticket for the event? just my Christmas party ticket gets me into the park starting at 4 pm on party day?

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Sep 22, 2017 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Toni,

Your Christmas Party ticket will allow you to enter the park at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2017 at 6:52 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hello,

We have both Park and Christmas Party tickets and were planning on spending the entire day at Magic Kingdom. Will we have to exit the park and reenter?

Thanks,

Melissa

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Sep 21, 2017 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Nope. There will be cast members inside the park to check tickets and distribute wristbands.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2017 at 6:36 p.m. Rachelle Says...

Hi!

We will be attending MVMCP this year. We will not buy a park ticket for that day but just use the party ticket so we plan to enter the park at 4pm. My question is, will the rides that remain open for the party be available during the hour between 6-7pm? Also, if the rides are available, would we be able to use FP+ during that time, or only between 4-6?

Thank you!

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Sep 20, 2017 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

Yes, the attractions that are available for the party are open between 6 and 7 p.m. Fastpass+ is only available until 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2017 at 2:47 a.m. Analisa Says...

So is the Christmas Party NOT an ideal time to do Cinderella's Royal Table? We have a reservation for that dinner at 8:30, but that's also the time of the parade. Should I cancel?

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Sep 19, 2017 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Analisa,

We recommend spending time to do Christmas Party-specific activities over sit-down dining experiences that can be done on other visits.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2017 at 6:18 p.m. Kristin Says...

so the Christmas party isn't during thanksgiving week? i don't see any tickets available, is this why?

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Sep 12, 2017 at 1:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

That's correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2017 at 3:04 p.m. Drew Says...

What are the frog's thoughts on MVMCP for just the rides/attractions? In other words, is it a good opportunity to ride with shorter lines (not to mention a discount) if our family is not interested in the parades/holiday characters/etc? We would plan to tour from 4pm til midnight and hit the Mountains and other highlights. Thanks for any insight.

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Sep 12, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Drew,

If you're able to hit the rides that are not open during MNSSHP, then the party is a great way to see your favorites with shorter wait times.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2017 at 5:23 p.m. Elizabeth Brown Says...

Official Disney told me on the phone that they have not finalized the entertainment schedule for the Christmas party this year and the credible information would more then likely be finalized and published in early October. In addition numerous Disney cast members told me Elsa, Snow White and other characters would be out that are not mentioned on this site. The time of the fireworks and parade may be correct and likely to reoccur at the same time however, websites should not being publishing misinformation based on last year's event.

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Sep 5, 2017 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for the feedback. We keep this post updated when official information is released. We keep last years information available on the post as a way for people to understand what/when things may occur so that they may plan a visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. Travis Says...

Are fastpass+ selections available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?

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Aug 29, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Travis,

Fastpass+ is not available during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2017 at 6:40 a.m. Paige Says...

Will they we doing a new firework show since they changed Wishes to Happily Ever after? Or will the show still be Holiday Wishes?

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Aug 27, 2017 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paige,

It's still Holiday Wishes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2017 at 8:17 p.m. Las Castillo Says...

Hola! We are planning our vacation for 21/11-28/11, we will be coming all the way from Panama. We will be attending MVMCP on the 26th. We are planning to buy the memory maker, do you know if the disney photographers will be working during MVMCP? Gracias!

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Aug 30, 2017 at 4:33 p.m. Michelle Says...

We have attended in the past and had our pictures taken during the Christmas party! :) We'll be there again this year!

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Aug 27, 2017 at 11:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Las,

Yes, there will be Disney PhotoPass photographers at the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2017 at 7:10 p.m. Michelle Says...

We have reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table for 5:30. I understand MVMCP doesn't start until 7 pm, but I read that this year they plan to make people not attending the event leave at 6 PM. Will this affect our dinner, since it starts at 5:30 or will we be ok leaving after dinner?

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Aug 20, 2017 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

If your reservation starts before the park closes, then you'll be fine. After your dinner, a Cast Member will escort you to the exit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2017 at 5:21 a.m. Debbie Says...

If Liberty Tree reservation is for 6:10 and I don't have ticket for Christmas Party do I need to change reservation time?

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

Yes, we recommend changing it to a time before 6:00. There's a chance they *may* seat you at your 6:10, but we hear they are only seating Party guests after the posted regular closing time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. Jennifer Says...

We are still up in the air budget wise about the tickets for MVMCP. If for some reason we cannot squeeze them in, didn't I read somewhere that the parade and Christmas themed castle and fireworks are still done in the park? I thought after a certain date this happened. Can you tell me the dates? We will be there December 15-21st. I'm hoping to catch at least that much of the festivities.

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Sep 21, 2017 at 6:07 p.m. Amy E Says...

After Dec 19th the parks will have the parades , snow and fireworks included in a reg admission ticket. The parade is durning the day though and it at night like it is for the party.

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Aug 20, 2017 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

As of now, the Christmas fireworks/parades do not appear on the Magic Kingdom schedule past the last MVMCP date. If you want to definitely want to see the Christmas parade and show, we recommend getting party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 18, 2017 at 2:09 a.m. Lisa Says...

Can you use fast pass during Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party?

thanks!

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Aug 18, 2017 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Fastpass+ is not available at the party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2017 at 2:05 a.m. Amanda McDermott Says...

I will be there December 5, 2017....is there any way to find out which characters will be there that day? I'm doing IVF and will (hopefully) be pregnant then and want to do a special announcement personalized to one of the characters.

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Aug 17, 2017 at 6:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

We won't know which characters will be there until the first party in November. We'll hop down and update that post with the current characters.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2017 at 11:03 p.m. jp Says...

I have a question, our family is going to WDW for the first time this coming December. We have resort tickets from the 4th through the 9th as well as 5 days of park tickets. We made reservations at Crystal Palace at 6:35.

Does this mean we still have to pay extra for the Christmas Party? Or would the fact that I already have Park tickets for the Friday be enough? I sure hope it's not extra as $1,000 for park tickets for 3 is expensive enough.

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Aug 17, 2017 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jp,

According to Disney Dining, if you want to dine at 6:35 on the day of MVMCP, then you would need a ticket for the party. Anything after the official closing time for Magic Kingdom is for guests of the party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2017 at 10:52 a.m. Daniel Says...

Hi there,

We are visiting Orlando from 26th October to 8th November so unfortunately will miss Mickeys Christmas Party (we are doing halloween instead), but we were hoping to get a bit of the Christmas feel so I was wondering when the Christmas decorations would be completed and if the tree etc is unveiled before the Christmas Party days which I know starts on the 9th (the day we leave).

Just working out what days would be best to visit the park.

Thanks

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Aug 8, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel,

The Christmas decorations start to go up during the first week of November. With MVMCP happening that week, it's a good bet that Magic Kingdom will be decked out during your visit.

Keep Hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2017 at 7:34 p.m. Bmanlegoboy Says...

Has there been any word on Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Zootopia returning to the party? Last year, I was suppose to go and see them, but the party sold out and my mother took too long to book them, I won't go unless they're there. Anything would be helpful.

Thanks, Bmanlegoboy????

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Aug 9, 2017 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We won't know the character lineups until the parties start. Keep checking in!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2017 at 2:17 a.m. Russ Says...

We have dinner reservations at Cinderella's Castle during the Christmas Party. Does this dinner look differently because it is during the Christmas party or will it be the same as any other dinner at the Castle?

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Aug 7, 2017 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Russ,

It's the same dinner during the Christmas Party.

Keep Hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. JenA Says...

I have made reservations for my daughter & I to attend the Christmas event on Dec 8, 17. I have purchased the specia ticket, but do we need an actual park ticket also? We don't plan on going until 5pm. Thanks!

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Aug 4, 2017 at 5:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

No, you do not need an additional park ticket. Your MFMCP ticket will be all you need at 5 pm.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 20, 2017 at 7:41 p.m. Lindsey Says...

My husband works for a Disney owned/affiliated ABC station -- We get park hopper passes through his work....are those accepted for this event or do we need to purchase special event tickets? Thanks!

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Aug 2, 2017 at 6:01 a.m. Paige K. Says...

You will still need to purchase.

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Jul 27, 2017 at 7:23 p.m. Richard Says...

You will need to purchase event tickets.

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Jul 18, 2017 at 12:03 a.m. Dani Says...

Okay, sorry if this is a repeat, but to clarify:

1. If I've made reservations at the Crystal Palace during the event I'll have to purchase tickets to the event to go to dinner?

2. Will other parks be open normal hours so that we can park hop if we aren't attending the event?

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Jul 19, 2017 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani,

Yes, you would need event tickets if the dinner is during the event; you can still visit the other parks during their normal hours if you aren't attending the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2017 at 10:06 p.m. Ashley Says...

Are you able to leave the park and then return during MVMCP? We have reservations at ohana at 825?

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Jul 17, 2017 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

Yes, as long as you have a valid ticket to the party, then you're able to leave and return.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2017 at 12:16 a.m. kim Says...

I have reservations at the crystal palace at 7:25 during Mickey's Christmas Party. How long will dinner take. Will it interfere with seeing all the festivities? Is it better to just do a quick service meal?

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Jul 13, 2017 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

It's hard to say exactly how long dinner will take, but you should plan for at least an hour. All of the shows and parades during the party occur several times throughout the night so you should be okay in still joining in on the festivities!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2017 at 2:39 p.m. Tom Cottone Says...

If I purchase the separate party tickets and arrive after 4

1) Will the ticket be on my magic band

2) How do I avoid a MYW day being deducted

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Jul 10, 2017 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom,

As we understand it, you should visit Guest Relations at the Magic Kindom and ask them to re-arrange the ticket priorities on your MyMagic Plus account. They will need to prioritize your party ticket.

Consider printing out your MVMCP tickets and having those scanned at the entrance as an extra step to make sure your regular tickets are not scanned.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2017 at 6:53 p.m. Madison Says...

My boyfriend and I got reservations to Be Our Guest during the party, but won't be able to book our resort until September. Will this be too late to get tickets to the party?

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Jun 29, 2017 at 7:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madison,

If you have confirmed dinner reservations, we recommend purchasing your MVMCP tickets as soon as possible. Some days will sell out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2017 at 12:54 p.m. Alena Says...

Hi! We have reservations at 8:20 for Cinderella's Royal Table. Will we be able to see anything from inside? Parade? Frozen Wish? I wasn't sure if there was anywhere to view any of the Christmas Party events while inside the castle for dinner. Thanks

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Jul 10, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alena,

There is no viewing area inside Cinderella's Royal Table for the shows that take place in front of the castle.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. Courtney Says...

I couldn't read through all the comments so I am sorry if this is a duplicate. We have dinner reservations at Be our Guest at 8pm during the MVMCP. Do we need tickets to enter to meet our dinner reservation or will they let us in just for dinner?

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Jun 29, 2017 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

You will need a ticket to MVMCP in order to dine at Be Our Guest during the party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2017 at 2:42 a.m. Melissa Says...

I am staying at Disney between Nov 5-11 and I noticed we will be there for the second day of Mickey Very Merry Christmas, I have a 7 yr old it will be our first trip to Disney so I am trying to give her a great experience. Any thoughts on how to proceed for this event? Any advice will be gladly appreciated

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Jun 28, 2017 at 7:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Glad to hear you're making your first visit to MVMCP. To get the most out of the party, make your plans before you arrive. If characters are a priority, get an idea of who is appearing and where then make your plans around that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. Melissa Says...

Also do you think reservations at be our guest 905pm will cause us to miss any of the scheduled festivities? Would you be posting or do you have a list as to where the characters are located

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Aug 8, 2017 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Reservations at BOG will take time away from the party. Depending on what's important to you-parade, characters—you could schedule your must-sees around your dinner. That said, don't rush through dinner. We'll know where the characters are located once we hop down to the first party. Once we know, we'll post it here.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 21, 2017 at 6:29 p.m. Anna Says...

Hi. This is great information! Thank you!

We are going to be at MVMCP on December 14th. Yay! When I was making my advanced dinner reservations, I was able to reserve Dinner at Cinderella's Royal Palace for 8:50 pm on this day.

Do you know if it's a good use of our time during the party and of our $$ to pay premium for the experience? Thanks!

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Jun 21, 2017 at 3:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

That's really up to you. It's nice to see the fireworks from the restaurant, however, that time in the restaurant does take away from seeing shows, parades and characters. It all depends on what is important to you and your family.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2017 at 2:05 a.m. heidi Says...

how long should we expect to be at dinner for cinderella royal palace?

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Jul 7, 2017 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi,

We recommend setting aside 1 to 1 1/2 hours for Cinderella's Royal Table.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2017 at 3:19 a.m. jenn Says...

Is the schedule of events the same after December 22? For example, will the show times and fireworks be the same on Christmas Eve?

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Jun 20, 2017 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

The shows and parades at MVMCP are not usually held outside of the party dates. Think of them as "exclusive" to the party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2017 at 3:16 a.m. Mish Says...

For the MVMCP, can we just purchase to attend the desert package @tomorrowland or do we need to purchase both the desert package and a MVMCP ticket? Thanks!

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Jun 20, 2017 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mish,

You would need to purchase an MVMCP ticket and a dessert party ticket.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2017 at 9:51 p.m. Stephen Says...

Do you think KRistoff will be doing a meet and greet this year since he is currently at Blizzard Beach and meting at all the other parks world wide?

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Jun 18, 2017 at 5:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephen,

We won't know who will be available at MVMCP until a time closer to the event.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. Andres Vizcaino Says...

Hi, we will be visiting MVMCP on Dec 7th. I am unclear if we can assign fast passes to our visit if its only during the night time party.

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Jun 16, 2017 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andres,

FastPass+ is not available during MVMCP.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2017 at 4:09 p.m. Karen Says...

I'm a bit disappointed the Christmas Party is the day we had planned. We are doing a quick side trip to Disney - for MK on Dec 1st. I didnt realize the park would close at 6pm. Adding the party tickets are not in our budget :(. Traveling with my husband, 4yo and will be 13mo old. Are we making a mistake spending so much money and missing evening hours? We also can't afford to stay on site so we will miss the extra magic hours.... Cheapest hotel is 260 a night.

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Jun 21, 2017 at 11:45 p.m. Cindy Says...

Sorry for jumping in here after Mommy Frog already replied, but one major benefit to going into the MK on a Party night is that many regular visitors folk will avoid the park as it closes early. This makes for much shorter lines and more pleasant walk down main street and through fantasy land where elbow space is at a premium.

You will miss the evening fireworks. But being off site guests my guess would be you'd want to leave early to get the little ones off to sleep.

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Jun 16, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

If there's flexibility, then we recommend switching your Magic Kingdom day to one where the park is open later. If that's not possible, then you can make the most of your time by arriving before opening and making use of the first two hours when lines are shortest.

Hoppy Planning!

Leap

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Jun 14, 2017 at 3:40 a.m. Kristi Says...

This is a fabulous website!!

I am curious if you think a 16 month old would get anything out of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party? We are going to Disney this December and the event sounds wonderful but I am not sure if it would be too late and too much for him, your thoughts would be appreciated:)

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Jun 14, 2017 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi,

It's not about what your 16-month-old will get out of it, it's what you will get out of it with your 16-month-old! If they will be tired or sleep through it, is it worth it? If you'd really want that picture of your group with Mickey in his holiday outfit, then do it!

Thanks for the kind words about our site!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2017 at 3:21 p.m. Matt Says...

Do any of the rides change to a Christmas theme? I read that Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise (Jingle Cruise) have changed for the party in the past. Do they still do this?

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Jun 6, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

The only attraction that changes to a holiday theme at Magic Kingdom is the Jungle Cruise (Jingle Cruise). Haunted Mansion Holiday only happens at Disneyland.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 12, 2017 at 3:20 a.m. Marissa Says...

Hey I was wondering if you might be able to help me...I am going to the MVMCP on December 12 and was able to book my dining reservations starting today yet Be Our Guest doesn't have any openings for dinner yet, I called and was told that they haven't released dinner reservations yet. Any idea when they will?

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Jul 2, 2017 at 7:19 p.m. Debbie Says...

My husband just happened to have been on line last week and saw that the restaurants had just opened booking times. We had no idea that there would even be any restaurants opened. We got Be Our Guest for 8:15 pm the same day you will be there! Good Luck!

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Jun 14, 2017 at 11:43 a.m. Don Says...

Last year they released for dining reservations for during the party on June 24th. I would anticipate something similar. Until then the latest reservation they have on party dates is 6:00pm.

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Jun 12, 2017 at 7:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marissa,

It's possible they will open up in the next few days. Currently, they are open up until the week before December 12th.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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Jun 22, 2017 at 8:29 p.m. Laura Says...

In case you haven't seen it yet, reservations for during the party opened up today!

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Jun 22, 2017 at 3:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Great catch! Thanks Laura,

Hoppy planning,

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. Jen Rav Says...

We have tickets for the Christmas Party in 11/16. I am trying to get dessert party tickets for 8 and I am so worried I am not going to be able to secure them. I call Disney Dining almost every day to see if they have been released yet. Do you have any insight to when they may be released? Thank you!

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Jun 6, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

We don't have any insight into the Dessert Party Package on-sale date. Just keep checking!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 5, 2017 at 7:21 p.m. Anna Says...

I'm having trouble finding details of the events - how long is each show? We will not be able to stay all night with small children, so I'm trying to figure out which overlap in different locations. For example, could I do all this (in this order)? Or are the shows long and I would have to pick and choose?

Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration, 7:40 p.m.

A Frozen Holiday Wish, 8:15 p.m.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Wishes—Celebrate the Spirit of the Season 10 p.m.

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Jun 5, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

If you find a spot in front of Cinderella Castle where you can see the stage and parade route, then you could see the shows, parade and fireworks show from that spot. The shows are around 15 minutes long.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 3, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. jenn Says...

We are coming to Disney for the first time on December 24-28. It seems that this show only runs until Dec 22; is there no way to see it after that? What do people do for Christmas in the parks?

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

We have a post that lists all of the Disney World Holiday Events.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 31, 2017 at 11:39 p.m. Noa Says...

We will be arriving from overseas for our first (and possibly only) trip to Disney December 10-15. We will not be buying tickets for MVMCP. Would it be better to go to Magic Kingdom on a day that does NOT have the party (December or 11 or 13) or going on a day that has the party (even though we will have to leave at 7 pm) becuase the crowds will be smaller? We plan on visiting each of the parks for 1 day only. Thanks

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Jun 1, 2017 at 12:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Noa,

We recommend visiting Magic Kingdom on non-party days due to the longer hours, which will help you see more attractions and shows.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 27, 2017 at 4:13 a.m. Trisha Says...

My husband and I purchased tickets for the Dec. 8th 2,017 party, for us and our 11 year old daughter. This will be our first Diisney trip at this time of year and our first MVMCP. We will also have a regular park ticket for MK that day. The shows are our priorities since we will have other time during our trip to do MK rides, etc. What time do you need to be on Main St. to get a front row spot somewhere around Casey's corner if we want to stay there for all the shows, and leading up to the fireworks? Also, when and how will we get our wrist bands since we will already be in the park? You don't have to leave and then come in again, correct? And is It possible to see the princesses with their princes after the fireworks? What time do the characters stop meeting? And does Tinkerbell meet with Periwinkle or any other fairies, or is it just her, and what time does she stop meeting? Thanks so much!

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May 30, 2017 at 5:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trisha,

- We would suggest arriving at your preferred spot 45 minutes before the first show, which usually starts around 7:40 pm.

- There will be Cast Members along Main Street available to hand out wristbands before the party begins.

-As for character meetings availability is always subject to change. Times are not posted and locations are different for every character meeting. We suggest prioritizing your character needs first, identifying where they are when you arrive, then settle in for the shows. After fireworks, head back out for those characters!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2017 at 6:44 p.m. C D Says...

This will be our first year attending the MVMCP. I have a 3 and 5 year old that I'm going to try and keep up. Do you recommend that we get to the castle around 7 for the Mickey's Celebration show, stay in that spot for The Frozen Holiday Wish (8:15), remain there for the parade (8:30) and then come back for the fireworks? Or will there be too much standing around, or should I move to Main Street for the Parade? TIA

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May 24, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi C D,

With little ones, it makes sense to find one convenient spot and stick with it. Packing up and wandering around can take up time. Your main priority is keeping the kiddos engaged, so come prepared with snacks and games to help pass the time.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. Shay Says...

We are visiting WDW the 2nd week of December and will not be attending the MVMCP this year. However, we will visit Magic Kingdom the day of the party, as we find the crowds tend to be less. Could we do dinner at Be Our Guest at 6:00pm? We would leave right after dinner.

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May 24, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shay,

Yes, if you can get a 6:00 Be Our Guest reservation, book it. After you're done, a Cast Member will escort you back to the front gate. No sneaking into the party!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2017 at 2:29 a.m. Maria Says...

We are doing MVMCP, I understand you can not book fast passes during the party but if you come at 4 can you book Fast Passes then? Thanks

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May 14, 2017 at 7:56 p.m. Carly Says...

Can you still watch the fireworks if you arnt attending mickeys very merry Christmas party?

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May 14, 2017 at 5:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carly,

Yes. People watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the beach the Polynesian Village Resort and the California Grill at the Contemporary.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2017 at 3:23 p.m. Barbara Says...

Hello Frog Family, do you know if the seasonal Wishes will be also replaced by the new Happily Ever After show?

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May 15, 2017 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara,

Specific entertainment information for the party hasn't been released yet. We'll see!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2017 at 6:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Yes, FastPass+ will be available at that time.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2017 at 12:55 a.m. Alex Says...

I am very confused about this event! We will be in the Magical Kingdom on December 5th and already have tickets for this day. We want to attend the Mickey Christmas Event, do we have to purchase additional tickets for that event? We will already be in the park, does that mean that they close the park down and everyone leaves? Then at 6pm only people with Mickeys Christmas tickets can enter? I am not sure about how that day works and we want to make sure we experience the event and they don't make us leave the park that day. Can you please clarify what we should do that day! Thank You

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May 15, 2017 at 5:08 p.m. Becky Says...

Cast members will ask to see your tickets and will make you leave if you do not have tickets to the party. They will keep asking people.

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May 21, 2017 at 12:13 p.m. Joan Chiari Says...

Hello, additional to the christmas party tickets do we need magic kingdom tickets for that day to enter the park for the party? Or we can just need the party ticket? (We are only going for the party)

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May 21, 2017 at 5:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joan,

The MMVCP is a separate event ticket. You just need the party ticket and may enter at 4 p.m.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 10, 2017 at 11:18 p.m. Ashlyn Says...

I was wondering the same thing (all you need is the ticket for the party to go) and I had asked about entry time and the chat representative said we couldn't get in before 7pm?? I'm not sure if that's just what they tell everyone or not??

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May 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alex,

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate-ticked event. You will need to purchase additional tickets to attend the party and stay in the park past 7 p.m. when the party begins.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2017 at 12:04 a.m. francesco Says...

White time do the character meet and greets (specifically santa / dwarfs) start at? I think we will likely try to make Santa a priority as soon as he is available but if we can avoid going to the park until 7 that might allow for a later departure too.

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May 11, 2017 at 7:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Francesco,

Characters appear intermittently throughout the event, and times vary. The dwarfs are very popular, and many people line up early. Consider arriving at the party at 4:00 p.m. and making your way to where the dwarfs are.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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Jun 4, 2017 at 1:10 a.m. Isabel Says...

My family is also interested in the dwarfs. I understand they don't actually come out until 7pm. Do we really need to line up 3 hours in advance on one of the less popular nights? Also, where exactly do they meet?

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Jun 5, 2017 at 12:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabel,

The locations of characters changes from year-to-year. We won't know this year's location until the parties start. If the Dwarves are your top priority, we recommend waiting for them well before the party starts.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2017 at 2:13 p.m. SAM Says...

Trying to plan early. We want to go during Christmas season but the times are not on the calendar for the MK park. What times are they open during the week of 12/16 - 12-22? and do they close early for the party? If so, if we are there on that day do we go back to the gate and give them the party tickets?

Would it be best to visit the park on non-party dates?

Thanks

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May 11, 2017 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

The Magic Kingdom will close at 7:00 for regular guests on non-party days. Other days vary, anywhere from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Since many guests do not visit attractions during the party, it makes sense to visit MK on a non-party day to get in all of the attractions and shows you want to see, then visit the party on another day when you can focus on the festive fun.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2017 at 4:57 p.m. Lisa Says...

Hi!! We have our trip planned fro Dec. 15th - Dec. 18th and are hoping we'll be able to purchase for the Christmas party! We have a meal plan and are trying to figure out what we want to do meal wise. Does MK offer special dining for those attending the party? Or is a more of a regular meal experience?

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May 8, 2017 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Dining at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a regular meal experience.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2017 at 1:47 a.m. Laura Says...

I notice this year on Christmas pArty days, the park closes at 6pm instead of 7pm. Any thoughts as to why the change?

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May 7, 2017 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We would guess that it gives the park more time to prepare for the party.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2017 at 2:54 a.m. Linda Says...

We are planning our trip beginning 11/26/17 to 12/1/2017 a lot of the websites state the crowds seem to die down during this week they also suggest MVMC best day would be Tuesday, November 28. Do you know this to be true?

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May 7, 2017 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

Disney does not report crowd attendance for the party. With the Thanksgiving week crowds heading back home, it would make sense that the Nov 28 party would be less crowded.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 1, 2017 at 12:12 a.m. Jody Says...

We're currently book for Dec 22nd through the 28th. I was thinking of flying in early and resting before heading to the party at 4pm.

Is it worth coming in a day early on the 21st to attend the party on that day? Not sure if there is a big difference in crowds on either day.

It will be myself and my 6 year old.

Thank you.

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Apr 30, 2017 at 7:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jody,

Regardless of crowds, we're big fans of keeping a park day separate from a travel day. You never know if a travel delay will happen. Consider flying in on the 21st and visit the party on the 22nd.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2017 at 12:18 p.m. Lindsay Says...

We are planning a late November, early December Disney World Vacation. When do tickets for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party typically go on sale?

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Apr 24, 2017 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

We're expecting tickets to go on sale in May or June.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2017 at 3:48 a.m. Amanda Says...

We have our first Disney trip booked for 11/25-12/1 and are planning to attend MVMCP. Our available dates would be 11/26 (Sun) or 11/28 (Tues). Is there typically a big difference in crowd level on those two days?

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Apr 13, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

The best way to gauge crowd levels is to see what the prices of the tickets are when Disney makes them available. Higher prices = higher crowds. Last year, those dates were high, but not not top price.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 12, 2017 at 8:13 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hi there. A couple of questions about the 2017 Christmas Party. We are planning to attend this party on one of our vacation rest days. Is it correct that we will not need to purchase park admission that day, but rather just tickets for the Christmas party? Additionally, if attendees are allowed to enter the park at 4, but the party doesn't begin until 7, are FP+ allowed to be used between 4 and 7? Could we take advantage of FP+ to do rides we didn't get to do on our MK day earlier in the week?

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Apr 12, 2017 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate-admission event so you will not need additional theme park admission.

By attaching your party tickets inside the MyDisney Experience app, you will be able to select available FastPass+ attractions between 4:00 and 7:00.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2017 at 8:42 p.m. Danielle Says...

If you have Park passes and The Christmas party tickets can you do 3 fast passes that day and an additional 3 in advance after 4 when ur ticket starts at magic kingdom????

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May 16, 2017 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle,

Nope. You're only allowed 3 FastPass+ reservations per day, and that does not reset when the party ticket starts at 4 p.m.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 12, 2017 at 6:59 p.m. Lauren M Says...

I see that the week of Thanksgiving is excluded from the dates for 2017. Is this usual? Is it possible they will add dates during this week? Our family just booked our trip Nov. 19-25

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May 2, 2017 at 4:42 a.m. April Says...

We did too my niece wanted this as a birthday present to go to that party so we booked Nov 17-26 and what do u know the party is dat we come and go so we won't make either. And had I known it was that thanksgiving I would not have booked that week I would have waited ;(

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Apr 12, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

The week of Thanksgiving is extremely popular for families visiting Orlando, so Disney puts the party on hiatus and keeps the park open later. Once the Thanksgiving crowd leaves, the party returns.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2017 at 2:46 p.m. Katie Says...

We are arriving on the 16th and want to do the party on the 17th. Is this party historically one that sells out? I would think it would be busier because it's the only one within a week of Thanksgiving (before, I mean).

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May 9, 2017 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

We noticed that last year, only dates in December near Christmas Day were selling out. Just to be safe, purchase your tickets as soon as they go on sale.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2017 at 8:24 p.m. Eric Says...

We have a trip planned Nov.8 - Nov. 13

There are 3 Xmas dates to choose from. I'm figuring Sunday Nov.12 would be best - your thoughts?

Thank you!

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Apr 6, 2017 at 7:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric,

The best way to know if Nov 12 will be a good day is to wait until Disney releases prices for the tickets. In our research, we've found that High Prices = High Crowds. If Nov 12 is not one of the higher priced tickets, that means they're not expecting high crowds.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Apr 10, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Heidi Says...

Hello... We are checking the dates for the MVMCP and I see some sites are stating the party starts on Nov 8, 2017 with Nov 10 not available and Walt Disney states the party starts on Nov 9, 2017 with Nov 10 available. Which is correct?

Thanks, Heidi

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Apr 10, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi,

We double checked the Disney Blog which lists November 9, 10.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2017 at 4:56 p.m. Jon Says...

If my vacation is already planned for opening week, so I have any special access or pricing for the Very Merry Christmas party?

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Apr 6, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jon,

In the past, Disney has not offered special access or pricing for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets to guests staying on-site.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2017 at 3:03 p.m. Towanda Says...

Hello,

I’ve booked a 9 day trip for Christmas 2017 and plan on attending MVMCP! My only concern is that I’ve read on several sites that once the park reaches its maximum capacity they will stop letting people in. I’ve purchased a regular park ticket so that we can explore Magic Kingdom before the party, leave for a short break and then come back for the party. What happens in the event that the park is overcrowded when I return? Will I still be allowed to enter as long as I have a ticket for the party?

Thank you in advance !!!

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Apr 5, 2017 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Towanda,

Since only a select number of tickets for MVMCP are sold, the park does not close to capacity during these events. If you have an MVMCP ticket, you're in.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2017 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Towanda,

Since only a select number of tickets for MVMCP are sold, the park does not close to capacity during these events. If you have a ticket, you're in.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 3, 2017 at 11:40 a.m. Dan Says...

Hi there,

We have visited Florida a few times and this year are returning between end October and beginning of November to get some of the Halloween and Christmas vibes.

My question is that I am looking at Mickeys Christmas Party tickets, but what extra can we expect for going to this compared to a normal night? We are thinking of just doing the party as a full day and night will likely be to much for the young ones.

We have read elsewhere that most entertainment (castle stage show / parade) is the same regardless of whether we visit on a normal night the party night. So what extras do you get by attending the party that you wouldnt get on a normal night at the same time of year?

many thanks in advance :)

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Apr 19, 2017 at midnight Shannon Says...

The week of Christmas you will get all the party shows/parades, but the crowds will be insane.

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Feb 3, 2017 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan,

During Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is the only place to see Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season and special meet and greets with your favorite Disney Characters in their merry holiday outfits.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 28, 2016 at 11:17 a.m. Jessica Says...

When are the release dates for the party? Planning a Dec 2017 trip and MVMCP could throw a kink in planning ahead. I'm trying very hard to snag Dessert Party Reservations, but if I actually get them for the 1st time, and there is a party that day... that will mess up all my plans. I have decided against MVMCP because it will cost us $500 extra to go vs. $60 extra to purchase an extra park day ticket.

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Dec 28, 2016 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Disney usually releases dates for the party in spring. April or May.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2017 at 4:17 a.m. Corinne Says...

What is the Dessert Party she mentioned? We just booked our Dec2017 trip & are debating whether or not we'll want to purchase tickets to MVMCP

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Jan 18, 2017 at 8:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Corinne,

Last year, guests were able to purchase the Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. We don't have any more information if the same package will be offered at this year's party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 21, 2016 at 8:14 p.m. Shannon M. Says...

Hello! I will be coming down to Disney World from NYC with my grandma for a late bday gift and I have tickets for MVMCP on Dec. 1st. I've been checking the weather forecast, and as of now, there is a thunderstorm prediction for that day. Hopefully the forecast will change between now and then, but if not, will the parade still take place in the rain? Thank you.

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Dec 16, 2016 at 1 a.m. Julie Westhoff Says...

We had a great time! Thank you! But we left Disney without getting our Christmas card. How do I get one?

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon,

The weather can change rapidly, so let's hope it clears up. If it is raining heavily, the parades can be canceled or scaled back. When we attended last year, the second parade of the night was scaled back because of the rain.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2016 at 2:45 a.m. Georgina baker Says...

I'm coming 27th November party of 6 2 adults 4 children all the way from England I'm very excited but very nervous too as we went to universal last week and it was awful ???????????? but reading comments I think we're have. A great time? Are stheh atoll doing free coco and cookies??

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Nov 27, 2016 at 4:11 p.m. Dawn Says...

We are also coming for Tennessee after thanksgiving with my prints in Florida. I'm excited but worried about the past

Comments. They party is expensive almost as much as a full day ticket. I've heard from many of friends that have been complain of still

Long wait times. Very crowded and many people stay and not leave the park. Many people said that the staff does not check for arm bands and the rides are long the several locations for snacks are packed.

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Nov 24, 2016 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Georgina,

Yes, they are still giving out cocoa and cookies! These parties are always crowded, but you can still have a great time since there is much to see and experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 18, 2016 at 5:07 p.m. Michelle Says...

Do I need to print my tickets to the christmas party or will they be on my magicbands? they show up in my reservation

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

You can do both. If you want to make FastPass+ reservations for Magic Kingdom before the party starts, you would need to add them to My Disney Experience. I would still bring the printouts with you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:17 p.m. Kristin Says...

If I'm going to be spending all day at MK anyways, where do I check-in to get my party wristband. I only see information for arriving guests going through the main turnstiles, but what if we're already inside the park? Thanks!

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin,

You will find cast members near Main Street to validate your ticket and give you your wristband.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2016 at 10:38 p.m. Brian Says...

Hello, thanks for all the info here, I just have a quick question. We have tickets to the park and plan on staying there all day, at 7pm when Mickeys party starts, do we have to exit the park? Or are we allowed to stay in the park but not allowed to go on any rides after 7? Let me know, thanks!

-Brian

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Jun 23, 2017 at 12:48 a.m. Lesley Says...

It DOES NOT work like Extra Magic Hours where you can stay in the park and roam around. You have to have a ticket specifically for the party in order to remain in the park.

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

You do not have to exit. You will just have your ticket scanned and get your wristband from cast members inside the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2016 at 12:51 p.m. Daniel Krause Says...

Not that impressed. We were led to the impression that the employees swept the park around 7pm and all that are left are the ticket holders. We did not see that happen as it was very very crowded around the castle stage and the parade. These were the two events we wanted to share with our 4 year old granddaughter, but the crowds wee too large to get close. It appears you can stay and not buy a ticket and still see all the shows and the parade. You might not be able to ride the rides, but we did not go to this event for the rides. Although the few rides she did go on, no one was checking whether you were wearing a band or not. If you want to see the shows, just stay and not waste your money on the tickets. Will not go back for this nor recommend to friends.

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Nov 18, 2016 at 5:31 p.m. R Haines Says...

I totally agree we have witnessed this several times hoping it would be corrected But never was therefore we will NOT be attending this seasonal attraction until Disney finally gets it and corrects the problem

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:04 p.m. Nicola Says...

What are the official rules here if you don't have the extra ticket, just normal pass? We have our last fastpass at 6:30 but wondering if we are allowed to go to a restaurant for food and browse Main Street prior to leaving the park? How is this validated, would they not take our money at the shop or food outlets past 7:00?

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Nov 7, 2016 at 3:32 p.m. Laura Says...

What is Mickeys Most Merriest Celebration?

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Nov 8, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

It's a new castle stage show that will take place during the party. Look for a new video of it from Tad in a few days!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 11, 2016 at 6:05 p.m. Aimee Says...

HI Mommy Frog I need your advice. I will be in Orlando this xmas for unrelated business but have a day to visit the park with my 5 year old. I was originally planning to take him to Animal Kingdom but am now considering the Merry Christmas Party. I am curious, as an expert, what your opinion is for a kid who has never been to any of the parks.

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Nov 15, 2016 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aimee,

It's a magical treat. If you only have one day/night, I would do Magic Kingdom. Just keep in mind that there is a lot to see and do during the party in addition to the regular entertainment, so you should have a plan for what you want to do.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2016 at 10:47 p.m. Daniel Hernandez Says...

Hi! I am going to the xmas party on november the 15th. I just read in the disney website that you can get fastpass+ for priority viewing for the parades but i havent been able to find the option yet. Last year we went to the halloween parade but no priority viewing option either..

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Nov 5, 2016 at 4:23 p.m. Melanie Says...

We only have tickets for MVMCP and are not doing any other disney beyond that while in Florida. My question is, a) Are we still allowed to get into the park at 4pm with just that party ticket and b) Are we allowed to book fastpasses on the party tickets for between 4-7 even though we have no other park tickets and just the party ones. I keep hearing different things about this so I'm a little confused.

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Nov 17, 2016 at 4:29 a.m. Efy Says...

Absolutely not. The actually close the park at 5:00 pm. The patk actually stays closed for 2 hours. The tickets are different. You still can go on some rides with the night tickets, but you will be very busy with the parade and the fireworks that are better than the daily parade and the nigthly fireworks displays.

I recommend to get in immediately as they open and get in place for the parade before the first row is full and all taken. Get a map of the parade road and situate yourself close to a place with easy access to bathrooms. The place gets really crowded.

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Dec 1, 2016 at 10:45 p.m. Scott Says...

All that is totally false

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Nov 8, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

Yes and yes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2016 at 12:25 a.m. David Says...

If we have Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets can we book fastpass+ 30 days in advance ?

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

Yes, you just need to link the tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 1, 2016 at 3:40 a.m. Hannah Says...

We have tickets for the party only and plan on entering at four but we booked a fastpass that ends at 4:15 hoping to be able to get in the park and rush over. We know it's a gamble but I was wondering how the party entrance lines are at the front gate to get in at 4?. What time should we get in line to be able to get to our fastpass and what time should we get to the TTC? Thanks.

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Nov 15, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hannah,

This will likely be OK, and you get a little bit of padding if you are late to your FP+ reservation. The cast member at the queue also has the discretion to let you in late. What ride or attraction is it?

I would plan to be at TTC by 3:00, so you can factor in parking, transportation over to Magic Kingdom etc.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2016 at 1:11 p.m. Summer Jackman Says...

What are the prices if you get a season pass? I don't have a season pass yet but am planning on getting one soon.

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Nov 7, 2016 at 11:48 p.m. James Says...

We just purchased ours with our annual pass and they were 89$. Saved about 10$.

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Oct 27, 2016 at 3:36 p.m. charlotte Says...

Hi

I have Sunday 4th December and Monday 5th December to visit Magical Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. We are not too bothered about the Micky's Christmas Party as we don't want to pay more. My question is do you think Magical Kingdom will be quieter on the Sunday or the Monday? I am guessing Monday? We basically want to do Magical Kingdom one day and Epcot and Animal Kingdom on another day. We are two 30 year old "big kids" from the UK. Please could you give us some tips as to which day to do which?

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Nov 3, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlotte,

With the crowd levels and park hours those days, it's really tough to say which day Magic Kingdom will be more crowded, but I think Monday is slightly better.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 23, 2016 at 11:45 p.m. Susan Says...

Hello. Other than the Mickey holiday parade w/ Santa, don't they show everything else basically with a reg Disney ticket? Like the Frozen Holiday wish and fireworks, dont they show that w/a regular ticket on a night that is open to 10pm? Im trying to see why I would really want to do this over say spending $20 more dollars for a reg all day ticket. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Yes, most of the shows are available on other dates, but the parade, fireworks and princes are available during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2016 at 8:04 p.m. Kelly Says...

I'm sorry, I'm trying to determine this as well. The main thing then is the parade and the princesses - as well as some special shows? Is that correct? Are there additional fireworks?

Also, I was looking at Monday, December 12th for Magic Kingdom (non VMCP night) and although the overall day is rated a 6- MK is not recommended. Are there more details on this?

THANK YOU!!!

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Oct 30, 2016 at 10:16 p.m. Samantha Says...

Hello! We have MVMCP tickets for nov 18. We also have a 945 reservation at BOG. Wondering if we should cancel our reservations? Thanks!!

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Nov 4, 2016 at 10:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha,

It really depends on your priorities, but you would likely miss the fireworks with your reservation, and it's a great show. It also takes you away from the other party merriment. It really comes down to how big a priority eating at Be Our Guest is.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 22, 2016 at 2:29 a.m. Jennifer Says...

Hi we are going to Disney just for the Christmas party November 11th will we be able to buy the shirts ahead of time online so we could wear them that night? Thanks!

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Oct 22, 2016 at 1:29 a.m. Stacy Says...

I am trying to figure out why you would want to buy this extra ticket if you already have a ticket for your full stay at Disney. It sounds like regular park goers will be there too. So what is the advantage of this ticket? Sorry to be so confused? :(

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Dec 1, 2016 at 7:57 p.m. Chuck Says...

Paid the first year but never again. Nobody checks anything and you will just pay extra for larger crowds. Go to the park and just stay.

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

After 7 p.m., only party ticket holders will be allowed to stay.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2016 at 7:31 a.m. Karen Says...

Hello, question, so If I go on Nov 18th to Magic Kingdom (which are my plans) with a regular ticket for the park, I will not be able to stay and watch the parade, celebrate the magic and the wishes fireworks like in a NO "MVMCP" day??

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Nov 8, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Yes, that is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

After 7 p.m., only party ticket holders will be allowed to stay.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 10, 2016 at 7:07 p.m. Single traveler Says...

Hi, I was there a few years ago on aregular ticket and stayed in the park. I didn't know it was aparty night and at no point I was checked to validate if i had paid the extra. I didn't go on any of the rides but did enjoy the entertainment. So how does Disney enforce this? I will be there again this year and was just going to do the same

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Oct 20, 2016 at 11:08 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hi Frog Family!

This year we will be going to MVMCP four times! ( We are pretty darn excited!!) Anyway, I was hoping we could lose an hour or two and hop on the monorail over to a hotel for dinner one of those nights? Do MVMCP allow reentry? Just wondering! Thank you so much!

-N

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Oct 21, 2016 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Yes, re-entry is allowed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. Kyle Says...

Hi! Loved your blog!

Do you know what can I do if I buy the ticket for a specific date and could not make it? I'm going to Florida to work but not sure if I could go on the date that I bought the ticket.

Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2016 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kyle,

Reach out to Disney directly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2016 at 6:44 p.m. Yinping Rue Says...

Hi, I want to buy ticket for MVMCP. Do I have to buy another ticket to enter the park? Thank you! :)

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Oct 20, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

If you wish to enter the park before 4 p.m., you will need regular admission plus the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2016 at 5:54 p.m. Flgirl Says...

How early do you recommend buying tickets for the party on December 15th? Historically, about when do they sell out?

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Oct 20, 2016 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

These dates can sell out at any time. I would purchase as soon as you can to be sure.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2016 at 2:35 a.m. Nicole Says...

Hi there!

I have purchased tickets for the park during the day and for the christmas party. Will i have to leave the park and get in line to come back in for the christmas party or will i be able to just continue in the park as normal??

Thanks,

Nicole

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Oct 20, 2016 at 3:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

No, you will not need to exit the park. Starting at 4 p.m., you will be able to get party wristbands from cast members near Main Street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2016 at 10:25 p.m. Brian Says...

Hello there, love your blog. We plan to be in Disney World this December and have tickets to the MVMCP.

So a couple of questions for you...

We finally managed to let our daughters meet all 11 main princesses plus Anna and Elsa on our last trip. This year we are mostly interested in the Princes, Dwarves, Scrooge, and the Genie. What is the setup for the princesses like? Are they all in one place or separate lines? Are their Princes with them all day or just after 7pm? Are the Dwarves only there for the party? Will we receive specific information from Disney about their locations?

Are any of the Princes (other than Aladdin, Charming, and Naveen) available to meet outside of the party? I ask because if they are we will place less of a priority on them.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

We don't yet know if the princes will return, but we expect they will. With Elsa and Anna at Epcot, most of the princes will likely be at Princess Fairytale Hall. They and the Dwarves are only here for the party, starting at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 27, 2016 at 1:37 a.m. Brian Says...

Thank you for the information!

Do you know if it's one line for all of the princesses typically? Or separate lines to meet each?

Thank you again.

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Nov 28, 2016 at 12:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

They are usually on their own or with one other princess. Snow White and Aurora, and their princes, are together in one line.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Amy Says...

Hi!

I'm just a little confused. We're going to WDW next year (Nov 25th - Dec 9th) and staying at a disney resort. If we don't buy MVMCP tickets, do we get kicked out of MK before the party starts? Or are we able to still go on rides? And is Wishes just for MVMCP too?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

If you do not have party tickets, you will not be allowed to stay in the park once the party starts.

Hoppy planning!

Momy Frog

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Oct 7, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. Jen Says...

Hi. We are arriving November 5th and heading to magic on the morning of November 6. Will there be trouble with parking/traffic since there is the half marathon? Any hints if so? I wasn't aware of this event. Thank you!

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Oct 10, 2016 at 1:17 a.m. Danielle Says...

We are going to be in Orlando the 9-16 and I want to go to magic kingdom but most days that the crowd calendar is low there is the Christmas party. I am more into rides. I would like to meet a princess or two should I go and leave at 7 or come at 4 for the party and stay late. I really don't want to pay for both times. Any words of wisdom.

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Oct 7, 2016 at 11:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

The race should not impact parking at Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2016 at 7:57 p.m. Ashlyn Simon Says...

If we have a regular admission ticket to DW on a night that is also the MVMCP, what time do we have to leave the park (not having a ticket to MVMCP)?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashlyn,

You would need to leave the park at 7 p.m. on non-party days.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 a.m. Cynthia Says...

I have purchased tickets for Nov 10th MVMCP, but now our travel plans have changed. Will Disney allow Me to switch the dates to November 8th, provided I pay any difference in the ticket costs?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 6:43 p.m. Suzanne Says...

I accidentally booked the wrong date, spoke to Disney and they were very helpful and didn't hesitate to change the date :). 100% recommend you ring Disney.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cynthia,

You should reach out to them directly. While the tickets are technically not refundable, they may work with you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2016 at 2:38 p.m. Erica Says...

Hi - if i'm already in the Magic Kingdom during the X-mas season with a regular ticket, do i need the special very merry x-mas ticket to stay? How do they know if i left/stayed?

Thanks!

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Oct 7, 2016 at 3:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica,

Yes, you need a party ticket to stay after it has started. If you don't have a party wristband, you will be asked to exit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. Becky Says...

Do guests dress up in fancy dress for the Christmas party ?

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Oct 7, 2016 at 3:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky,

Generally no, although you are certainly welcome to. You will see people dressed in Christmasy attire.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2016 at 9:25 a.m. Jason Says...

I have purchased tickets for regular park admission as well as the party. Where do we get the wristbands?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason,

You will find cast members handing them out when you enter or near Main Street U.S.A. if you are already in the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2016 at 1:09 p.m. Matt Says...

Hi, We are looking to go to magic kingdom sometime between the 5th-19th November. We aren't looking to go to the MVMCP, is the park quieter on these days or should we avoid? Would you recommend a day in those two weeks? Thank you

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Oct 3, 2016 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

You can see the best dates to visit Magic Kingdom on our Crowd Calendar:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2016 at 9:53 a.m. cheryl Says...

If we just want to go to the Christmas party do we need regular admission tickets as well as party tickets?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl,

No, you do not need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2016 at 3:43 a.m. Kendell Says...

We are arriving for our WDW trip on Dec 1. We bought tickets for MVMCP that night and plan on entering at 4. I want to make sure they won't activate my park tickets as we wouldn't have enough days on our hopper tix to finish our stay. Has anyone done this and just "specified" that we only want to use party tickets and not regular tickets?

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Nov 6, 2016 at 6:23 p.m. Francine Says...

Kendall, we just got back from Disney and attended the MNSSHP. We entered the park on the right side and the terminals were marked with signs saying "event" . We were able to enter at 3:50pm. Enjoy!

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Sep 17, 2016 at 12:37 p.m. Christine Says...

Don't forget you can't get into the park until 4 pm if you don't have regular park admission along with the special event ticket.

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Aug 30, 2016 at 9:22 p.m. Meredith Says...

Hi, We're going to be in the MK all day and purchased MVMCP tickets. Do we need to go somewhere special to get a wristband for the party?

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Sep 8, 2016 at 2:40 a.m. Robin Fugate Says...

The cast members will be right inside the main gate with the wristbands and will also be scattered through out the park if you're already inside for the day.

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Aug 18, 2016 at 10:58 p.m. Bethany Gohres Says...

How early do people get on the parade line for good seats?

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Aug 22, 2016 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bethany,

We would really recommend at least 45 minutes early for the first parade if you want to be in the first row, especially around the castle or Main Street U.S.A. For the second parade, it's a little less, but you still need to be there early.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2016 at 3:57 p.m. Jenn Says...

Hi!!!

I am planning on going to the Christmas party December 8th this year! I'm bringing people who have never been to disneyworld and am wondering what the wait times will be like for the rides. We want to watch the fireworks and see the parade as it goes by but sitting down for it isn't necessaryily a priority. I was hoping everyone would be so preocupied with the christmas party/characters/parades that the ride times wouldnt be as long as usual for this time of year. I was also told by someone that they sell out of park tickets because they try to limit the crowds. Is that true?

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Aug 9, 2016 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

Ride wait times are significantly lower during the parties because the focus is on all of the party fun. You will be able to walk on, or almost walk on to most rides, excluding the most popular. Character meets are what take up most of the time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 29, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. M. T. Says...

There was an earlier post about a 710 BOG reservation on a MickeyXmas party night... We have 640 reservations and I'm wondering if we, too, will r harassed or if it will be all right. Any input?

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Jul 28, 2016 at 7:22 p.m. Julie Corbett Says...

Hello,

Will there be both the Frozen Holiday Wish and Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration? What time will Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration be? Thanks!

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Aug 8, 2016 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

It's not clear yet whether A Frozen Holiday Wish will be taking place this year. We'll update this post when it does!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. Amelie Says...

Hi,

We are planning to attend MVMCP on december 9th, and I wonder how much time I should plan in order to meet the characters? My kids reallly want to meet Jack, the 7 dwarfs, and Scrooge McDuck. Do you think it's realistic to do all that in one evening, or will we spend the entire evening waiting in line? (we also want to see shows and fireworks!)

I am a little scared cause last year we attended the first MNSSHP and the lines for the characters were simply ridiculous, we didn't get to meet any characters.

Thank you so much for your advice, I love your article!

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Aug 9, 2016 at 4:34 p.m. Alyssia Says...

Hello, this is my first time attending MVMCP. We have tickets for 11/18. I'd like to catch wishes and the first parade, preferably on main st (I've never actually watched a parade or fireworks on main st of all the times I've gone). Do you have any suggestions on what buildings to sir near or just any spot on main st that we can hang out at to watch both of these? Thanks for any response

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Aug 2, 2016 at 2:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amelie,

Meeting the Seven Dwarfs and Jack Skellington will take quite a bit of time. I would highly recommend you arrive at 4 p.m. and head back to Jack Skellington's area. Last year, he began greeting before the party began. If this holds true for this year, you could meet him early and then get in line for the Seven Dwarfs.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2016 at 2:04 p.m. Reginaldo Says...

First of all thank you for all the amazing information.

I would like to know if it is true that after Dec 25th we can see a similar parade as Very Merry Xmas (excluding the snow) at Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately we will not be able to go before, so I would like to show a bit (sample) of that to our kids only :) ..

Thanks and Best Regards,

Reginaldo & family

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Reginaldo,

Yes, this is true, but it will be held in the daytime on Christmas vs. nighttime for the parties.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2016 at 6:48 p.m. cassie Says...

Hello,

If you had to decide between December 16th or 18th for the MVMCP which would you choose?

Thank you

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cassie,

I would go for Dec. 16.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2016 at 7:45 a.m. kim Says...

What dates sold out last year? Maybe add that to the info so we know for which dates to buy tickets in advance. Anyone remember when the last date old out for example?

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Last year, Dec. 8, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18 all sold out. The changes this year will likely influence what sells out this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 25, 2016 at 10:07 a.m. SHELLEY Says...

CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT RESTAURANTS WILL BE OPEN DURING THE X-MAS PARTY. WE WILL BE THERE ON DEC. 13TH. I ALREADY HAVE RESERVATIONS AT BE OUR GUEST AT 2:25. ANYTHING LATER WE CAN SNACK ON?

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Jul 22, 2016 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelley,

We expect the following quick-service restaurants to be open, although none are confirmed yet: Main Street Bakery, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Casey's Corner, Aloha Isle, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Westward Ho, Sleepy Hollow, Liberty Square Market, Columbia Harbor House, Pinnochio Village Haus, The Friar's Nook, Storybook Treats, Gaston's Tavern, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, Cool Ship and The Lunching Pad.

All of the table-service restaurants should be open.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2016 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelley,

We expect the following restaurants to be open, although none are confirmed yet: Main Street Bakery, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Casey's Corner, Aloha Isle, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Westward Ho, Sleepy Hollow, Liberty Square Market, Columbia Harbor House, Pinnochio Village Haus, The Friar's Nook, Storybook Treats, Gaston's Tavern, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, Cool Ship and The Lunching Pad.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 24, 2016 at 8:07 a.m. DebraAnn Says...

Hi,

We're planning to visit Disney on December 6th for the Christmas Party and I just made dinner reservations at the Castle for 9:35. Do you know how long the parade usually lasts? We're planning to watch the earlier parade at 8:30 and I just want to be sure we'll be able to make our dinner reservation in time and not miss any of the parade. Thanks!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DebraAnn,

The parade is about 20 minutes. You would just want to find out which direction the parade is coming from (ask a cast member), and then plan on being in place in that location, so you can hop over to the castle.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 16, 2017 at 9:28 p.m. Disney Die Hard Nut Says...

Can I ask what you mean by jump over to the castle? Do you mean for the fireworks?

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Aug 17, 2017 at 7:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes. Exactly.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 22, 2016 at 5:28 p.m. Janelle Says...

Hello!

If we only have a ticket for the christmas party what time can we get in to the park? I have heard people say 3 or 4:00 but on the ticket it clearly says 7, do we really have to wait until 7?

Thanks

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Jul 11, 2016 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janelle,

You can get in at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 18, 2016 at 7:13 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hello! So quick question- we already got our tickets for this, however we also booked dinner that night at 7:15 at Cinderellas castle because it is our daughter 4th birthday that day. We don't however want to miss a lot of the holiday things going on. Do you think we should move our dinner? Thanks so much!!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

If you can, I would try to move it, but that will likely be tough, so you should decide what is most important for you and your family. Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table is quite the experience, but so is the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2016 at 8:47 p.m. AK Says...

We will be at Disney during the MVMCP this year but do not plan to attend the party. I booked Be Our Guest for 7:10, not realizing until I got the confirmation email that it was during the MVMCP. Will we be able to check in early and still use this reservation? Amazingly, there was nearly nothing left at 6am Eastern on our 180+ booking day for our trip.

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Sep 24, 2016 at 3 a.m. Brooke Says...

The same thing happened to me this year- we're going to be at Be Our Guest during MVMCP. I called because our reservation is at 7:30 PM. They said as long as we have reservations, we just let the CM's know. I'm planning on staying in the park that day then going over to Be Our Guest around 6:30-6:45

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Jul 8, 2016 at 4:41 p.m. Tiffany Says...

This same thing happened to us last year. The reservation for BOG was not until 8:30 pm and I did not want to spend the extra $$ for the holiday party. I called Disney Customer Service who said that I should not have any problems. That being said, on the night of our dinner I almost felt like a criminal. There were no less than 5 groups of Disney cast members that approached us and attempted to remove us from the park. When we explained that we had dinner reservations they had to call a supervisor over an get permission for us to be in the park. This happened so frequently in the 1.5 hours between the start of the party and our dinner reservations that I actually wanted to leave and skip dinner all together. I LOVE WDW and the MK, but if you plan on keeping the dinner reservations and not pay for the MVMCP, be prepared to be harassed.

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AK,

I don't think you will. Your best bet is to contact Disney to confirm.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2016 at 2:29 p.m. Steph Says...

We will be staying on a disney resort for 7 nights in October. To save some money I was going to buy 5-day tickets through Undercover Tourist and use these tickets to link to my MDE and reserve our FP 60 days out. However, my ultimate goal was to upgrade to an annual pass on our 1st day there and bridge the gap on the rates I paid through UC and save some money. Now I'm concerned though that I would not be able to make FP reservations the length of our stay since I'd only have 5 day tickets at the 60 day out mark. Can I make FP reservations the length of my stay or is it determined by the tickets I have at the 60 day mark?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steph,

It is determined by the ticket length, so you are correct that you would only be able to make reservations for five days under this scenario.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2016 at 1:28 p.m. Melissa D. Says...

Hi! We are planning on celebrating our daughter's first birthday at the Magic Kingdom in December. It will be her first trip to Disney World. We want to get tickets to MVMCP for either 12/16 or 12/18, but were wondering whether it was worth it to buy a full day park ticket for the day we go to the party as well? That was our original plan... But reading this, I see we can get to Magic Kingdom by 4:00pm and still have three hours before MVMCP starts. Not sure if it is worth the extra expense to pay to spend the full day at the park, since the baby will be so young, but I don't want her to miss out either? Help!

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

How old is your daughter? That will also be a factor.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 5, 2016 at 7:39 p.m. Lisa D Says...

I see you say multiple times you can link your MVMCP tickets to your MDE, but I got print at home tickets through DVC and they don't have a ticket number on them. Do you know how I would link them to our MDE so we have them on the bands?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

You should be able to link your reservation or confirmation number for the tickets in My Disney Experience under My Reservations and Tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 5, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. Boudy Says...

Do you need both a MK ticket and the Christmas party ticket to get into the after hour party?

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Boudy,

No, you just need the Christmas Party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 2, 2016 at 5:46 a.m. Sarah Says...

Hello,

My family and I are going to Disney this year Dec. 17-Dec.22nd. Do you know when the extra magic hour times for these dates come out? And are times different during the week before Christmas, because I saw in the past and a week before our trip that MK closes at 7pm even when the MVMCP isn't going on that evening?

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Jun 2, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

These typically come out six months in advance, but Extra Magic Hours do get added even with days and weeks of the actual dates depending on expected park attendance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2016 at 1 a.m. Jennifer Smith Says...

Do I still have to purchase a ticket to MVMCP if I want to stay in the park to ride the rides but do not wish to go to the Christmas party?

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Jun 2, 2016 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Yes, you would.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. Jennifer Says...

We already have park tickets for the time of the Christmas party. We didn't know about it at the time. Since we already have park admission for the days of the party is it worth and extra $400 for the party from 7-12. If we hadn't already paid for the day, it would be one thing. However, reading what happens during the party, I'm just not seeing that much extra that we don't already see for the price. I'm a park Newby though so please send share your thoughts.

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Sep 16, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. Caroline Says...

If it helps we did mickeys Halloween. First we people booked as the sanders on sisters were back. It was so amazing we paid to see it all again 6 nights later. It may be a one time thing you do and will regret missing it. Go for it

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Jul 2, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. Whitney Says...

The park actually closes for those not attending the Christmas party at 7pm. So if you wish to stay at the park past then, the holiday tickets will be required. The shows and parades are really wonderfully done though.

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May 29, 2016 at 3:50 p.m. AmySparkles Says...

Hey I was wondering if the tickets sell out, how late can I leave it before buying them?

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Jun 2, 2016 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

We'd recommend purchasing when you can. The Christmas parties don't typically sell out as quickly as the Halloween parties, and typically might only sell out a day or two in advance, but you never know.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2016 at 7:47 a.m. rodgermouse Says...

I have heard that after the last MVMDCP on 22nd Dec there will be chance to see the same Christmas parade in Magic Kingdom during standard days 23rd onwards. Please can you advise if this is true? As in, to save paying the extra $90pp for MVMCP we could just go to park after 22nd and see parade? Trying to decide if worth booking MVMCP for 3 and 5 year old. Thanks

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Jun 2, 2016 at 1:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

This is usually true, but the Christmas parade will run during the daytime instead of the evening after the parties end.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2016 at 3:24 a.m. C Says...

We will be at MK on December 4th for my daughters 4th birthday. We just realized that it is a party day! If we buy tickets to the Christmas party, will we be required to leave MK and re-enter for the party? This has totally thrown a curve ball into our plans...but seeing the fireworks are a must for us! Any idea is they are similar to the normal Wishes ones or totally different? Someone suggested that we do MK on a non-party day to celebrate her birthday but I feel guilty if we do not do it on her actual birthday. Any advice/recommendation? We are planning the full princess experience (BBB, CRT, etc)

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May 31, 2016 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi C,

You do not need to leave the park to come back for the party, but you might want a little bit of downtime. Holiday Wishes is absolutely spectacular and above and beyond, but the Disney fireworks are ALWAYS above and beyond most fireworks show you've ever seen. This is ultimately your call. When would you plan your CRT reservation for? Earlier in the day is probably the best so you can fully enjoy the party time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2016 at 2:06 a.m. Cal Says...

I noticed that MK is closing on Nov 17th at 4:30 pm according to a calendar I saw. I've never heard of it closing that early. It will be our first day there and is it possible that closing time is a mistake?

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May 30, 2016 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cal,

We don't yet know what is going on here, but it's possible it's closing for a special event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 20, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Karla Says...

We are wanting to attend MVMCP during the week of December 5-10, which date would you anticipate being the least crowded? Disney lists pricing all the same for that time. We would prefer Thursday but not if Tuesday will be significantly less crowded. Thank You for your opinion.

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Jun 30, 2016 at 1:36 p.m. Jennifer Says...

We are also going that week and the only day they had tickets left for was that Tuesday evening...

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May 30, 2016 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla,

I think Dec. 6 or 8 would be best.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2016 at 4:47 p.m. Mitzi Rosales Says...

hello my husband and me are going to disney world for are honey moon if we do not buy tickets for the Mickey Christmas party do we have to leave the park early?

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May 18, 2016 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mitzi,

You would have to leave the park at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 14, 2016 at 8:41 p.m. Emily Says...

Do they still do the goodnight kiss after the MVMCP?

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May 16, 2016 at 11:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

We don't know for sure that it will continue for this year, but we expect it would!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 20, 2016 at 4:16 a.m. DOwens Says...

We were there last year at MVMCP and waited for a LONG time for the Kiss Goodnight. We finally asked a cast member and were told they do not do it on the nights where they have special events.

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May 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. Dena Way Says...

We will be at Disney November 11-16, 2016. We are thinking about the MVMCP on November 11 or 13. Do you have any advice about which night might be less crowded. Also, are our meal plans good during the party? Thanks, Dena

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May 16, 2016 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dena,

If we go by Disney's ticket pricing, they are expecting the 13th to be less crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2016 at 7:46 p.m. Christy Says...

Hello,

My family has visited Magic Kingdom on Dec. 20th and 21st during different years, and we've always been able to see the Christmas Parade during those days and Holiday Wishes on those nights. We will be back at that same time this year but are concerned that the Christmas Parade and Holiday Wishes won't be available to us this year without paying to attend MVMCP. Do you know if those events will take place before the last MVMCP on Dec. 22nd this year? Thank you for your help.

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May 17, 2016 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy,

We do not know for sure, but we would expect them to not be available until after the last Christmas party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2016 at 5:49 p.m. Kari Says...

Hi there! We are heading to DW the week after Thanksgiving and trying to decide which night to buy tickets. I was originally going to by then for Tuesday November 29 but for some reason Thursday December 1 is slightly cheaper and that made me think Thursday night be slightly less crowded? Which date would you suggest? Thank you!

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May 17, 2016 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kari,

Disney's pricing is the strongest indication of crowd levels. I would go with Dec. 1.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. Christina Says...

We've never attended MVMCP before, but just bought tickets for our trip in December. We have about 20 days until we can make dining reservations, so I'm trying to get my touring plans in order to figure out best times to make dining and fast pass reservations. We are 2 adults and 1 14 year old boy. We plan to do MK the whole day on December 4th, with possibly a short break at the hotel to recharge before heading back to MVMCP that night. Do you have any suggestions on what hours we should leave the park to rest and be back. Also, if we want to have dinner at Be Our Guest, what time do you suggest we do that? We are currently booked at Saratoga Springs, but are wait listed for Bay Lake (fingers crossed).

Thanks!

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May 17, 2016 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

I would try to schedule BOG as early as possible, preferably before the party, so you don't miss any party fun. If visiting characters is important to you, keep in mind that party-goers were allowed to meet some of the characters (Jack Skellington) before the party started last year. Will you be visiting Magic Kingdom another night? If so, I would recommend trying to make the BOG reservation for that night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2016 at 7:18 p.m. Iliana Perez Says...

Hi, thank you so much for all this helpful info. Do you recommend going to a different park during the day? We are taking my 3 year old daughter and have 4 full days in Disney to work with and want to make the best use of our time. Thanks in advance for the info! :)

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May 17, 2016 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Iliana,

We do like to plan for a different park on party days, but for some people, this just won't work out. If this is a first visit, we suggest trying to do a regular day at Magic Kingdom first.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2016 at 12:20 p.m. Kristy Says...

I am bringing the family for the week, Nov 27 through Dec 5, and was hoping to spend two days at Magic Kingdom. There are five kids coming with us, all under age 7, so the Christmas party ticket doesn't seem like good value for us, since they won't be staying up too late, not past 9 or 10. On your crowd calendar, the green MK days are only for party days that week. Is this because the parks are typically super light during the day for party days, until 4? If we were to go a non-party day, what is your suggestion for the day or should we just go during two party days and leave by 7?

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May 29, 2016 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy,

Magic Kingdom is green on party days because the shortened park hours typically keep many folks from visiting those days. If your group isn't going to be staying out late anyway, then those days would probably work just fine for you. The only thing is you might one day to stay late so you can see the parade and fireworks. That might be a day where you visit on a non-party day, start your day early in the park to avoid the crowds, then take a break in the afternoon when the crowds reach their peak.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2016 at 3:40 a.m. April Says...

We will be at Disney 11/11 to 11/19. What would be your suggestion for MVMCP - 11/13 or 11/15? Thank you in advance!

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May 17, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April,

We'd go with Nov. 13.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2016 at 3:05 a.m. Lou Says...

I got my ticket for the November 18th Party and will be coming to the Park at 4 PM. Is there a way to get FastPass + for the 3 hours before the Party and, if yes, how to do it using My Disney Experience?

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May 29, 2016 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lou,

You would need to have regular valid admission such as a Magic Your Way and book your FastPasses using it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2016 at 1:46 a.m. Kevin Says...

I have a question about getting FP+ for the Christmas Party. I have purchased regular park tickets for MK on the same day that I have purchased the Christmas Party tickets. For the regular park tickets, I have already booked the 3 fast passes 60 days ahead, as I am staying at a Disney resort. My question is: Can I book additional 3 FP+ 60 days ahead of time for the Christmas Party, from 4 - 7 pm? Or, am I only allowed to book fast passes on the same day of the party?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

You are only allowed to book three FastPass+ reservations per day in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2016 at 9:17 p.m. joie Says...

How do you get into park with your tickets? Are they a paper ticket or attached to your wristband? Does my three year old really need a ticket? Will they know?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joie,

These are paper tickets. You can attach them to your MagicBand, but we prefer to keep these separate so that there is no confusion if you have other tickets linked in My Disney Experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2016 at 4:58 p.m. Stacy K Says...

If you had to choose between Nov 10th or Nov 11th for the Christmas Party - which would be your choice?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

we think Nov. 10 would be a slightly better day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2016 at 5:02 p.m. Shaun Says...

Do annual pass holders get in to party without extra ticket cost?

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May 8, 2016 at 8:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shaun,

No, but passholders do get discounts on advance tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2016 at 12:44 p.m. Jen Says...

About how many tickets are sold to each party night? Thnx.

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May 8, 2016 at 8:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

Disney does not publish this information, but we would estimate a sold out party is around a crowd level 7-8.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2016 at 12:16 a.m. lisa lee Says...

on the website they no longer mention offering hot chocolate and ginger bread cookies! raised the price and cut out the cookies and chocolate!! the first season the website hasnt list them!

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May 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Robyn Says...

In your opinion, what day might be better for crowd levels at MVMCP, as we would like to attend and could add it to the schedule for Nov 8, 10 or 11th, 2016 dates.

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May 17, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robyn,

We would go with Nov. 10.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2016 at 2:54 p.m. Lou Says...

Hi,

I've got my ticket for the November 18th Party and will be arriving at the MK at 4 PM. Can I schedule PastPass+ for the 3 hours before the Party starts and, if yes, how do I enter it into My Disney Experience to go onto my Magic Band? Thanks.

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May 29, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lou,

In order to do this, you would need to have another valid park ticket. For example, you had a 4 Day Magic Your Way, you could book your FastPasses with that ticket if there was eligibility. I would recommend not adding your party ticket to My Disney Experience, so there is no confusion over which ticket is prioritized when you enter the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2016 at 2:51 p.m. Colin Says...

Hi, my family and I are staying on Disney in mid-November. Even though Disney has not officially released the park hours yet for the dates we are staying, I have seen a pdf document online that seems to accurately list the park hours. It appears Magic Kingdom will be closed fairly early every day we are there (as early as 4:30pm on one day)...except 2 days for the Christmas event, which is a separate ticket. Can this be right? Is this what usually happens in November? We feel like the Magic Kingdom park hours in mid-November are really poor for those visiting for only a few days. I'm really hoping it is a mistake, but I won't know until the hours are officially released.

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May 8, 2016 at 8:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colin,

No, we do not think this is correct. If you could just wait a few weeks, we'll have the other dates on the crowd calendar.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. jen Says...

Hi! We are planning to go to the MVMCP the week before christmas. We would like to go one additional time where we would go early and leave around 5-6. Would going on the other MVMCP day be wise since we will be leaving, or is it typically very busy all day on party days? Thanks!

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May 8, 2016 at 8:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

Yes, going on a party day would be recommended!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 7:49 p.m. jen Says...

We are trying to figure out the best day to go to MK during the week prior to christmas in addition to the Party. We will be there the 18th and 22nd. was thinking of going to party on 22nd with a late arrival to the park. Our "early" day we would arrive at opening and stay until 5-6. would going on a party day be wise since we are not staying late, or should we avoid the park all together on party days if not attending? Thanks! Jen

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May 8, 2016 at 8:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

Yes, this is a good strategy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 2:37 p.m. JT Says...

We will be taking our 6 and 4 yr olds during the week after thanksgiving. The pricing just came out, and its almost $100 per person for the christmas party this year. In your opinion, Is it worth the steep price tag for MAYBE 5 hours of special activities? We can get another day on the park-hopper for much less, and extend our time across all of the parks. Thanks, in advance, for your feedback!

JT

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May 16, 2016 at 12:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JT,

Perhaps others will chime in, but that is ultimately a decision you have to make.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 25, 2016 at 3:41 a.m. michelle stephen Says...

Not worth it. We did it (and it was fun) but character lines are loooong, and it is more fun to just add another whole day and skip it. We are going in December and won't be doing the event this year.

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May 5, 2016 at 1:51 p.m. Sarah Says...

How crowded do you think MVMCP will be on 11/7 compared to the other parties that week?

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May 12, 2016 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

For that week, Disney is pricing it lower than the others, so I would expect it to be the least busy. The following week, though, November 10 and 13 are likely better. Many families are now planning trips so they can attend both the last Halloween Party of the season and the first Christmas Party of the season.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 1:13 p.m. Olivia Says...

For meeting the princesses at the MVMCP, do you stand in line once and make your way through to meet all of them? I'm assuming there's not individual lines for each couple? Thanks!

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May 16, 2016 at 12:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Olivia,

You stand in one line to meet both Snow White and her Prince, and Aurora and Prince Phillip. Cinderella and Prince Charming, and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2016 at 9:51 p.m. Ann Marie Wells Says...

We have our Disney vacation booked from 11-17. Which Christmas party would be best? We can make 11,13, and 15.

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May 12, 2016 at 4:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann Marie,

November or December?

Mommy Frog

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May 3, 2016 at 9:51 p.m. Jenny Says...

Hi,

I have reserved Cinderella Royal Table for 5.30 on one of the nights of Mickeys Halloween Party (didn't realise it was one of the party nights) - will I have to purchase a special event ticket to go to this meal? Or will it be ok, if we leave the park when we have finished our meal?

Thanks

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May 8, 2016 at 8:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

You will not need a party ticket for that time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 3, 2016 at 7:27 a.m. rodgermouse Says...

Hi We are a family travelling over from the UK for Christmas in Orlando. We are very keen to go to the MIckey Very Merry Christmas Party and the 22 December is the only one we can make. Do you have any tips/ideas when these tickets come on sale? We really do not want to miss out as our boys will be dissapointed. Also do you have links to where they go on sale so I know i'm checking the correct sites? Many thanks :)

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Jun 10, 2016 at 10:06 p.m. Mrs Ush Says...

You won't be able to buy the tickets for MVMCP from the UK version of the Disney website and it helpfully (not) turns it back to the UK site everytime you try to change it to the US site. If you google Disney US site access, there are links and information on there on how to get onto the US version of the site without that happening and you'll be able to buy them there as well as getting a better deal on the park tickets if the exchange rate is good.

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May 12, 2016 at 4:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You probably have seen, but these tickets have go on sale already on Disney's website.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 2, 2016 at 10:47 p.m. Janet Says...

Any idea when the tickets will go on sale for the 2016 party?? I keep checking websites and calling but no one seems to be able to give a certain date. Thanks for any info!

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May 12, 2016 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

Hope you have seen by now, but these tickets are now for sale on Disney's site!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2016 at 9:43 p.m. Ann Marie Wells Says...

Hi,

We are planning a Disney vacation from 11-17. Which party would be best with the lowest wait times? We can make Dec. 11,13,15, or 16. Also, is it worth going twice?

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May 12, 2016 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann Marie,

We think the 13th is the best date followed by the 11th. It's awfully expensive to go twice, but that is ultimately your call.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2016 at 8:05 p.m. Susan Says...

I'd like to do the Christmas party in November because it might be less crowded, but I'm worried that the Christmas decorations won't be out in full force by then. Is it better to wait until December to see all the Disney Christmas magical transformations - not just at the MK, but at the other parks and also resorts?

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May 2, 2016 at 12:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Most decorations should be in place by the week of Thanksgiving.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Mandi Says...

How does the Christmas Party work? I am looking to go the Disney the week after Thanksgiving and see that the Christmas party is an additional ticket. If I just have my base ticket, will I be asked to leave the park once the Christmas party begins or will this be included in the price of my base ticket?

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May 8, 2016 at 2:31 a.m. Jacalyn Says...

U will be asked to leave with just a base ticket at around 6 or 7 to go to the Christmas event u have to pay a extra $100 ( or so) and u get a wristband if u don't have it one and there are a lot a lot of Disney staff looking u get kicked out

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May 15, 2016 at 7:25 p.m. Michelle Says...

Is it worth the extra $100 to go to the party?

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May 17, 2016 at 12:04 p.m. Jasmine Says...

We only purchase the Party ticket and arrive at 4pm and stay until closing. So we get a full 8 hours at the park for the Christmas Party. We have gone the past 3 years in a row and it has been worth every penny :)

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Apr 26, 2016 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandi,

If you do not have a party ticket, you will be directed to the exits once the party starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2016 at 7:31 p.m. Sara Says...

Hi there, we are planning to visit the park on Sunday, December 18th, specifically for MVMCP. We also want to do Cinderella's Royal Table. Given that we are allowed into the park for 4 PM, what time would be best for us to reserve dinner? We were thinking either right at the start (4:30) or at the very end of the night (9:30) if we can get a reservation for either, but would like your input. It will be me, my husband, and our 5 year old daughter. Thank you for this blog, just found it today!

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Apr 26, 2016 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

This really depends on you and your preferences. If you don't want to miss out any of the party fun, then I would opt for closer to 4 p.m. If you wait until about 9:30 p.m., though, you would have the treat of watching Holiday Wishes from inside the Castle, which is quite spectacular. Totally up to you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2016 at 6:11 p.m. katie Says...

hello, we are going to DW dec 23-26th and I just saw that MVMCP ends the day before we arrive. Is it worth me adding a whole day to see this show or will we be able to see almost the same on the days we are already going? I want this to be special for my daughters but if theres not much of a difference on the events I would like to save the money but I also don't want them to miss out. Please help. Thanks

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

You would get to see special characters, the snowfall on Main Street and the holiday cheer ... plus complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. The Christmas parade and fireworks will be shown during your current dates. It's a special event, but hard to say whether it's worth it to you and your family.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2016 at 8:05 p.m. Melissa Says...

If you could go to any of the 2016 parties, which ones would most likely be the least crowded?

Thanks!

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Our pick would be the Nov. 15 party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 12, 2016 at 12:59 a.m. Alena Says...

Hi, we will be going on our first Disney holiday Oct November this year. I am planning on doing Mickeys not so scary Halloween party on the 31st. Would it be silly to do The Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party on the 7th or 8th too? My kids will be 3, 4, 6 and 8 years old. Thanks

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May 2, 2016 at 4:03 a.m. Dawn Says...

We did just that in 2012. Aside from some pixie dust that had us leaving NJ 2 days after Sandy, It was really magical. It is amazing. MK goes from Halloween to Christmas literally overnight!

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alena,

It's not silly—many people plan their visit to do this very thing!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2016 at 7:04 p.m. Lisa R Says...

Hi! Having never been to Disney during the holidays, I want to try to plan as much holiday hoopla as possible. When is the schedule for the candlelight procession announced? Other then Mickey's party, what other major or minor holiday events and attractions should I look into? We've been there 15/25 years so I'm not as concerned with all the rides but looking for more special or unique ideas. We would be a husband/wife and two daughters ages 22 and 24 at the time. Thank you in advance for any advice!

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Apr 20, 2016 at 5:53 p.m. Claire Says...

Hi

after 22nd do any of the elements of MVMCP continue? What parade is it after this date etc We are there from 22nd through to new year

thanks

Claire

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

Yes, the Christmas parade continues (during the day), and holiday fireworks will be shown at night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2016 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

HI Lisa,

This is a lovely time to visit. We've put together this post that outlines all of the holiday happenings at this time:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/complete-guide-disney-world-holiday-events/

The Candlelight Processional lineup usually gets announced at the end of summer, but it is usually not complete by then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 1, 2016 at 5:43 p.m. Mike Says...

Going to Orlando from 11/5 through 11/12. Would like to take the kids to one of the MVMCP's available during that week. Of the 4 dates, which do you recommend? I'm assuming that 11/7 will be most crowded compared to the others because it's the very first MVMCP?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

The 8th would be our pick.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2016 at 7:31 p.m. Lauren Says...

I have the Xmas party possibly scheduled 11/10. Do you think that is a good time? We are going 11/6-11/13.

Thanks!

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May 12, 2016 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Going by Disney's pricing schedule, the 6th might be better. The 10th would be OK too, but any of these October dates could sell out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2016 at 8:12 p.m. Jacqueline Says...

Overall, are the Christmas parties more crowded than the halloween parties? Or visa versa? We will either go last week of Oct. or the week before Thanksgiving. I can't decide which party we should attend. Which would be less crowded?

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Mar 30, 2016 at 3:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline,

The Halloween parties were more popular last year than the Christmas parties. That said, there is generally more variability in crowds for Halloween than Christmas. We'd expect that more this year, with the first few September dates.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2016 at 9:48 p.m. Jacqueline Says...

If Halloween parties are sold out, do you know if there are long waits for rides and characters? If we go in Oct, we would do the Tues. 25th party. Do Halloween parties get nuts? I would imagine Christmas parties not as nuts? Thank you for your time and help. We've bought our tickets from UT and will book hotel thru you guys as well :)

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline,

Thank you so much for purchasing from us! We really appreciate it! Halloween parties are generally more popular than the Christmas parties, but even sold out parties don't have super high waits for rides. Most people are enjoying all of the fun Halloween activities.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline,

Thank you so much for purchasing from us! We really appreciate it! Halloween parties are generally more popular than the Christmas parties, but even sold out parties don't have super high waits for rides. Most people are enjoying all of the fun Halloween activities.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. Sarah Says...

If you want to visit the park with a park ticket, but not attend the party are you required to leave the park? How does that work? (Ie. We'll probably go to the party on a Thursday, but would like to spend the whole day at the Magic Kingdom that Friday without attending the party.)

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Mar 30, 2016 at 3:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

When the park closes for the party, if you do not have a party wristband, you will be directed to the exits.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 29, 2016 at 11:29 p.m. Kassandra Says...

While the party seems amazing and I'd love to go someday we're planning on going to WDW in December 18-21st, 2016. Our group isn't willing to fork up the extra cash this time, I'm worried we wont get the full time in the parks. We're planning to go to MK Dec 20th. Does MK just do the regular wishes on those nights that the MVMCP isn't going on?

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kassandra,

Yes, Wishes will be held on non-party nights. You will love Magic Kingdom at Christmas even if you can't make it to the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 14, 2016 at 9:55 p.m. jane Says...

Will they have the Christmas parade on the 20th and 21st of December?

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May 16, 2016 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane,

No, there will not be a Christmas parade on these days.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 28, 2016 at 5:18 p.m. Mona Says...

Do you think the last date (22) will be very/moore crowded than earlier dates? 22 is our only chance, but a bitt worried about the crowds.

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mona,

Honestly, all of those end dates could sell out or will likely be close. If you don't have a ton of flexibility, I would just pick the best day that works for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 25, 2016 at 4:13 p.m. Stephen Says...

Is there an ETA on when the Party tickets will be on sale? when was it in 2015?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephen,

There is no ETA. They went on sale in April last year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 16, 2016 at 7:33 p.m. silvia cassini Says...

Hello,

Do you remember when Disney started selling tickets? Do you have any forecast for this year already?

Thank you,

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Mar 16, 2016 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Silvia,

We expect these tickets will go on sale some time this spring.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 15, 2016 at 2 a.m. nixmom Says...

Hi we are planning a trip for Nov 12-20 2016 and were hoping to do the MVMCP on the night of the 17th . This will be my 3yr old's first trip to Walt Disney and we were hoping to introduce him to Magic Kingdom on Tuesday and then back for the party on Thursday. I am just concerned about the crowd level-- do you think there would be a really big difference between the crowd levels from Tuesday to Thursday of that particular week?

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You would likely see more crowds on Thursday, but I don't think it's going to be a big enough difference to worry too much about it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 13, 2016 at 12:52 a.m. Michael Menten Says...

Hello !

I will be in Orlando the 16,17 and 18th december 2016.

I am looking for planning my trip but I don't know when the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be scheduled. I can't stay the 3 days in Magic Kingdom... Do you know when the dates for the shows will be know ? Do I have a chance to assist to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party during 1 of these 3 days?

Thanks a lot !

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Mar 21, 2016 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

The dates should be announced pretty soon. I think chances are good the party will be happening for at least one of your dates.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 18, 2016 at 4:01 a.m. Lindsay Says...

Would you say the party is worth the price if my family is not into character meet and greets?

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

If you're family is really into Christmas, then yes. The parade and fireworks are spectacular, and there are cookies and hot chocolate too!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 13, 2016 at 3:56 a.m. Amber Pittman Says...

My new mom in law has asked me to help plan her surprise anniversary trip to WDW. It's her gift to her husband of soon to be 40 years!

Due to being employed by the local school district and not really wanting to deal with the heat, she's wanting to go the week of Thanksgiving. They LOVE Christmas and I know they both would have a blast at the MVMCP.

That being said, my question is - does WDW do any party days the week of Thanksgiving (that's not the Friday before or the Monday after)? I ask because it didn't look like it based on the 2015 dates.

Truly limited windows to get her the best 1st time ever experience. :-/

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Jan 13, 2016 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber,

How sweet of you to help out! Unfortunately, the parties are not held that week. Is she set for those dates? The week before or after Thanksgiving would be less crowded, and they could then do a party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 13, 2015 at 3:58 p.m. Tink Says...

Does anyone have first hand experience with being at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party during inclement weather? Do they still do the snow on Main Street? Fireworks? Parades? I know there is a no refund or transfer policy, but I'm just curious if many of the party activities are shut down for rain.

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Apr 4, 2016 at 8:32 p.m. Kim Says...

Hello - we went last year and it rained all night. The fireworks took place, but at least one of the parades was cancelled. Due to the weather, people flocked to the indoor attractions making waits for Pirates and Peter Pan about 30-45 minutes. Most of the characters scheduled for the outdoor meet and greets (like the 7 dwarves) came out when they could, but it was very limited. Most parents with very small children left quite early. It was a little unpleasant overall. Certainly not the magical experience we had hoped for but worth the risk, I think. Even with ponchos, the wet feet finally gave us motivation to leave the park. We will try again this year!

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Dec 11, 2015 at 6:05 p.m. Irasema Says...

Hi¡¡¡.. if I alrady have WDW Magic your Way Tickets, and also have the Christmas Party Ticket, this day a dont need to use the WDW Magic Ticket to entrance,, i only need the Chrsirtmas party??,, Am i correct?

Thanks

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Dec 17, 2015 at 10:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, this is correct as long as you enter after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 7, 2016 at 6:44 p.m. Katie Says...

So just to be totally clear, we do NOT have to purchase park tickets if we just want to attend the party and arrive after 4pm, correct? We just have to purchase party tickets?

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Apr 7, 2016 at 2:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

Yes, that is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 10, 2015 at 1:41 a.m. Courtney Says...

I'm going to the party on the 10th and I was just wondering like the people who come in with just a regular ticket, what stops them from staying for the party?

Thank you

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Dec 15, 2015 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Party-goers get event wristbands. Cast members around the park will be looking for people who are not wearing them.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 9, 2015 at 2:57 p.m. Tam Says...

Hello...my family and I are headed to MVMCP next week and meeting the princesses are at the top of our agenda as it will be my niece's birthday. I noticed you said head to the line to meet the princesses before 7pm...is this the earliest time you can get to the line? Do you have any other suggestions for making sure we meet the princesses? Thanks!

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Dec 15, 2015 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tam,

If meeting princesses is the priority, you can do this before the party and use FastPass+. If you want to meet princesses with their princesses, you would be able to do this after 7 p.m., but you would want to get in line by 6:15.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 7, 2015 at 3:20 p.m. Steven Says...

I don't understand the crowds. If they are sold out Tuesday Dec 8, how is that less crowded on a sold out Friday Dec 11? Wouldn't it be the same crowds?

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Dec 11, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. Mike Says...

We will able attending the Christmas party on the 15th. Is Mickey dressed in Santa suit? And is Santa available for pictures? If so, where are they located?

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Dec 9, 2015 at 1:48 a.m. Jordan Says...

They are saying that December 8th is a recommended day to go, but the 11th will be sold out.

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Dec 7, 2015 at 6:01 p.m. Gy Says...

Another question about crowds-

Do people with regular tickets have to leave with the MVMC party starts? If not, it seems that crowds would be super crowded! Thanks!

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Dec 7, 2015 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steven,

It is no different. Sold out is sold out in terms of crowd levels.

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2015 at 9:47 p.m. Jodie Says...

I see that you compared a sold-out party to a crowd calendar 7 -- is this true for the attractions as well? At the Halloween party we thought that the streets and events (parades, shows) were super crowded but the lines were very reasonable. Is this true for MVMCP? Or can we expect long attraction lines as well? We have our tickets for Dec. 13 (not sold out yet but who knows) but it's a short WDW trip so the party may be our only time at MK and we want to see some attractions as well as other things (2 adults, no kids, lots of stamina). Thoughts?

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Dec 7, 2015 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodie,

This is more for parades, shows, restaurants etc. The lines for rides will still be lighter than a regular day crowd level 7.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2015 at 3:49 p.m. Jim Says...

Is FastPass Plus available during the Christmas Party?

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Dec 4, 2015 at 12:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jim,

No, it is not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 3, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. Missy Knapp Says...

Hi...Read your blog...great tips for do's/don'ts. Thank you. Thinking about going to MVMCP. If I go to the park at 4:05 pm...am I reading the blogs correctly...I don't need a day pass? Thanks.

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Dec 4, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Missy,

You are correct! Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 3, 2015 at 3:21 a.m. Tom Says...

We will be @ MK Friday Dec 4 with two kids under 3 years of age. Got lucky and scored a 7:05pm reservation at Be Our Guest but really don't want to pay for the party since we will likely just leave after dinner (kids will be exhausted and way past bedtime). Since the park is open until 7pm do you think its possible I could get to the restaurant early and be seated without a party ticket? Will they enforce this at the restaurant? Thanks!

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Dec 4, 2015 at 1:44 a.m. Walsh Says...

When you booked the 7:05 reservation did it give a warning message that a special event ticket is needed? I think 7:05p to slot is the last reservation where you don't need the special ticket. I would just arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation as suggested by Disney.

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Dec 3, 2015 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom,

I would reach out to Disney directly on this.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2015 at 9:40 p.m. Izabel Says...

can you help on something, I bought a ticket for me and filled all information while buying it ( puted my name and my age...), but paid with my mother`s card and used her account on the Disney site . And when he got the voucher, the ticket was in her name, thats normal?

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Dec 2, 2015 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Izabel,

It doesn't matter whose name is on the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 2, 2015 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Izebel,

It doesn't matter whose name is on the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 1, 2015 at 2:20 a.m. Disney fan Says...

Hi there,

Can you purchase tickets ONLY for the party and arrive to the park at 7? Or do you have to buy a regular ticket PLUS the party ticket even if you plan to arrive when the party starts?

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Dec 1, 2015 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

In this case, you only need the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2015 at 9:29 p.m. Terrilyn Jones Says...

Good afternoon! My husband and I won't be going to Disney World till November 2017, leaving the day after thanksgiving. But I'm one that likes to plan ahead. LoL. so I wanted to ask a question, I know MVMCP is a separate ticket event but would that still be considered as "Park Hopping" if we went to one of the other parks the day of the party? This will be my 3rd visit but my husband's 1st visit, we weren't getting the park hopper option because even though we want to enjoy the rides and shows we still want some relaxation time once we're done with a park for the day plus on a previous family vacation we all purchased it and it turned out to be waste but I wasn't too fond of it anyway. Long story short I know it's still a long ways away but I'm always writing and adding notes to my Disney Planner so we came plan ehich days to visit which parks once we purchase tickets. Thank You!

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Dec 1, 2015 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terrilyn,

We LOVE planners, and this is a good question. It won't be considered park hopping since it's a separately ticketed event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2015 at 3:39 p.m. Julie T Says...

In your opinion is it possible to see the Osbourne lights and Mickey's Very Merry? Or would that be too much to accomplish in one evening? Any idea on when the lights turn on for Osbourne?

Thanks!

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Nov 30, 2015 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

I would not schedule these for the same night. The lights turn on around 6 p.m.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2015 at 2:52 a.m. Alyssa Says...

This may not be the smartest question but would I have to purchase a regular park pass plus a party ticket to go to Magic Kingdom before 4pm?

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Nov 30, 2015 at 6:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, you would.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2015 at 3:36 p.m. Jamie Says...

We are planning to purchase tickets to attend our first MVMCP. We have never dined at Cinderella's Royal Table and saw there were reservations open for 8:40-9ish. Do you recommend this or should we skip CRT and enjoy the festivities?

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Dec 7, 2015 at 12:51 p.m. Terrie Romaine Says...

Hi Jamie, as someone who had dinner at same location, same time frame, the fireworks show from Cinderella's Table is amazing. My girls and I sat on the floor under the windows to watch :)

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Dec 7, 2015 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Terrie.

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2015 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

This is a tough call. You would miss the fireworks, which are really spectacular. If you have another night you will be around, you could see the holiday fireworks from Ticket and Transportation Center or Disney's Polynesian or Grand Floridian, and the music is piped in!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 27, 2015 at 9:02 p.m. Beth Says...

We are planning on attending a MVMCP early in December with our 5 year old. If we get into the park after 4 and do the rides early on and stay till the park closes what's a good schedule to see all the show's, parades, etc?

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Nov 25, 2015 at 12:54 p.m. KC Says...

Will all the stores be open as usual during the party? We are only in for the day so we want to make sure we can still hit everything we normally would on a MK visit.

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Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KC,

Yes! All the stores will be open.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 25, 2015 at 1:57 a.m. Kelly Says...

Hi there!

My son and I are going to WDW weekend of Dec 18th. We are going to the Christmas party on Friday, and have Saturday and Sunday to be in parks. I originally was thinking MK on Saturday all day and Sunday split between Epcot and Animal Kingdom. Do you think we need to have any time for Studios? He is 7 years old. Just want to maximize our time the best way. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Dec 3, 2015 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

I think this is a good option. With all of the holiday happenings going on at Epcot, you will enjoy having more time there and conceivably devote a whole day there, just something to consider. Personally, I think Animal Kingdom is a better choice than Hollywood Studios for a boy your son's age, but the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights is pretty amazing. It's possible you could hop over there Saturday evening for a few hours.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2015 at 7:42 p.m. Laurie Says...

We will be there on Tuesday, December 1. Is the Very Merry Christmas another ticket on top of the regular park pass or is it something happening during regular Magic Kingdom hours?

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Nov 30, 2015 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laurie,

Yes, it is a separately ticketed event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2015 at 2:44 a.m. Jennifer Says...

We have 3 day tickets and Christmas party tickets - all linked to magic band. The party will be our first night (Tues Dec 1). If we go in the park at 4, how does the system know that we want to use our party tickets and not the regular ones (which we need for Wed - Fri)? I could just use the paper tickets to get in the party, but was wondering about the fastpasses from 4-6:30. I just want to make certain that we won't be chancing having a regular ticket used that first day.

Thank you!

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Nov 24, 2015 at 7:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

This is a smart question. I would use the paper tickets to insure that you are not using your other tickets for the party. With your party ticket linked in My Disney Experience, you will be good to go on the FastPasses.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. Kim Says...

Are regular park tickets cheaper the day of the party since you must leave at 7?

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Nov 24, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Unfortunately, they are not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 22, 2015 at 10:39 p.m. jcjs Says...

Hi may I know what are the transport option available if we stay till the end of MVMCP on 10 dec around midnight? Are taxi readily available? From MK to Holiday Inn Disney Spring how much would it cost via taxi? Are there free shuttle to disney spring from MK at that hour? Complimentry shuttle by hotel may not be available at that hour. I received a quote for over $100 for a town car. Is that reasonable? I find it rather high as my airport transfer from MCO to HRH cost almost as much even though distance covered a lot more. Kindly advise. Thank you.

Jcjs

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Dec 14, 2015 at 1:33 a.m. Keith Says...

Try Mears Transportation. I have A quote of $35 for a one way from Wilderness Lodge to Disney Springs.

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Nov 24, 2015 at 7:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I would check with your hotel directly to find out when the last shuttle pickup is.

While buses run between the Disney resorts and Disney Springs until around 2 a.m., I am not certain there would be one from Magic Kingdom at that time. Cast members would definitely know and be able to help you, but you could hop on the monorail to Disney's Contemporary or boat to Disney's Grand Floridian, and then take the shuttle to Disney Springs and then walk back to your hotel. If need be, you could take a taxi from those destinations too. You would need to pickup a taxi from Ticket & Transportation Center if you decided you want to do that instead.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 22, 2015 at 3:30 a.m. AE Says...

We are traveling to Disney World over Thanksgiving. I am about to buy tickets for MVMCP for the 29th. I just read about the negative experience that some have had. My children are ages 16 and 13. What are your thoughts. Is it worth the admission? Also, would you recommend printing tickets at home or picking them up at Will call? Thanks!!

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Nov 24, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AE,

We think it's worth it and such a great experience, but it is VERY busy. You need to set priorities and give yourself plenty of time to get in position for parades and shows. I would definitely print tickets from home so you can link them in My Disney Experience and use FastPass between 4 and 6:30 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 28, 2015 at 12:57 p.m. Jennifer S Says...

I have MVMCP ticke s for Dec 8. It's supposed to be a great day to go. I've heard about getting in at 4 but never thought of using FP for those few hours until reading this. I appreciate that. I'm new to the Disney app so how do I link my MCVMP tickets?

Also, will Elsa and Anna be around to meet? We are big Disney goers so these 2 are the only ones left to meet this season.

Thanks!

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Nov 30, 2015 at 6:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

It's really easy to do. Once you have created your profile, you would go to My Reservations and Tickets in the navigation, and then select Link Tickets. You could then key in the ID number. Alternatively, if you use the app, you can actually scan the bar code on your ticket.

Elsa and Anna will be there! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2015 at 5:27 p.m. Mandy Says...

I am bringing my 21 month old son on December 17th, who adores Mickey Mouse and this was extremely helpful. So, I just wanted to say thank you for writing this.

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Nov 17, 2015 at 7:19 p.m. Fredy Says...

We will travel to Disney on Dec. 17 -23, we buy the tickets for the MVMCS on Dec. 18. I have a doubt, we need to buy a Magic Kingdom Park Ticket? or we only need the MVMCS's ticket?

Thanks,

FP

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Nov 17, 2015 at 3:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fredy,

You do not need regular admission if you enter with your party ticket after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2015 at 3:28 p.m. Heidi Says...

Hi!

I'm planning to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party with my boyfriend this year. However, he's not sure if he will be able to get off of work the date we are planning to attend, and I definitely want to purchase our tickets in advance. Do you know if Disney will allow another guest to use his ticket if he is not able to go on that specific day?

Thanks!

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Nov 17, 2015 at 4:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi,

I am not sure about this, but I have heard that Disney did let someone change their party dates for another. It's worth reaching out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2015 at 3:59 a.m. Christi Says...

Attending MVMCP on 12/3 (hope it will be a good night to go). I am wanting to meet sandy claws, 7 dwarves, mcscrooge said gang, princesses with princes and Aladdin and genie, then watch 930 fireworks, 1030 parade and then the tomorrow land show at 1145. Is this possible? If so, which character line do you think I should get in first? First timer to MVMCP and want to get the most out of the time but no kids so we will be closing the park down. Hehe. Thanks.

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Nov 17, 2015 at 6:07 a.m. CJ Says...

I apologize in advance for adding my experience here which I feel compelled to share.

I have been trying to find a placeholder to add my recent experience with MVMCP on Nov 10th. I read this blog many times before making up our mind that we would spend extra ~230 for buying 3 tickets (2 adults + a 5yr old daughter) for this Party.

I regret to say that the experience was not great and I won't recommend anyone to waste time and money, unless you are really into the spirit of Christmas that anything dressed red and green will fill your hearts with joy of Christmas. Here's how the evening went for us. We reached park at 5PM as it allows the Party guests to enter after 4PM. you will get a special wrist band (paper) to distinguish from the day guests. As we went with our 5 year old daughter to celebrate her 5th birthday in Magic Kingdom, meeting princesses was bit high on our agenda. we thought that including Christmas night and one more full day in MK, we will be able to really fulfill her wishes. Now for starters anyone who says that the crowd is less for these Christmas party, has really not seen it. when you enter before 7pm, you would be jostling with the Day crowd who are also trying to make the most of their day (early close but paid full price) and have advantage of fast pass. Yes, first setback was there are no fast passes for MVMCP. As I spoke with Disney cast members. per them they don't expect much crowd because of the "limited" number of tickets, hence they don't think fast pass is needed. there was a show at 6:45PM at the castle which both day and party guests were jostling to get a space. We stood early on in the lines of Elsa + Anna (one line) and was glad that we managed clicks with them in 30 mins. but then next we got into lines for Cinderella and Rapunzel. took 45+ mins. Was told that both of them are with their prince and are "talkers" and hence line moves painfully slow. What we later realized that all these characters go on long breaks in between (30 - 45 mins) and almost simultaneously. the cast members will not tell you when exactly they are going to come back (its always "will be back shortly") and will warn you that if you leave the line you will loose your spot. so after standing 30 - 40 mins in line - what choice you are left with - stand for another 40 - 60 mins when the character will come back and you will finally get to them. Next, stood in Snow white and Aurora's line (outdoors) for 30 mins and missed the 8:30PM parade. They went on break with no ETA. So we thought, OK, let go the spot and do some rides. Rides - long lines. got back again in line at 9:30 - hoping that we will be able to get the click and would manage 10:30pm parade. Little did I know that they will again go on break 20 mins into the line. again - cast member have no ETA ('ll be back shortly). we didn't want to miss the Laser show and parade which were really beautiful, so we requested them to allow us to join back in line after we do a ride or two more and attend the parade. We assumed that since the park is open till midnight, we would have good shot to stand in the line at 11PM after parade and still get the click. Little did we know that they close the character line between 10:30 / 11pm. we rushed to join back the line as soon as the parade ended and the cast members just refused to let us in with very cold face. We literally begged them as it was my daughter's birthday and she started to cry for not being able to meet her favorite princesses, but it was a stern NO. Nothing magical, Wish didn't come true. we were heart broken. with very heavy hearts, we just decided to just do couple of more rides. thankfully by that time the lines thinned out so we managed to do Seven dwarfs and Peter Pan. liked Severn Dwarfs. Peter Pan is over rated. Most of the rides lines are close before midnight and so did the "famous" free hot chocolate stands. Coming to the another "famous" selling point of snow at main street, anyone going from North will laugh at that. there were very small flurries which won't even make to 6 ft above the ground of Main street, during parade.

I would say only go to this party -

1. if you are really into Christmas, decoration and special parade.

2. if free hot chocolate, cookies and apple slices are your calling.

3. if you have never seen snow in your life such that anything which distantly resembles it, will fill your heart with joy.

4. You are definitely not into meeting princesses or characters. Much better chances of meeting all of them in Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios.

We spent one more day (till 7PM because of another Christmas night) in MK and managed to get better milage / bang for the buck with the help of fast passes. I would recommend doing two days in MK including night fireworks and parade over the special party.

Also, just want to warn you, as we went to MK again on Nov 12th (another MVMCP night), make no mistake, Disney staff really push you out of the park after 7PM if you don't have the band. and they are not polite or gentle about it. We were tired as hell at 7pm and thought to just sit down for a bit and munch some pop corns near castle. but they just forced us to march towards the exit gate. No warm smiles, No warm good byes, No Thanks for visiting. No - can't even stop to click last pictures of entrance or lighted up castle.

Magic Kingdom has lost its magic.

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Nov 22, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. BR Says...

I'm sorry CJ I know a lot of families come from far and wide and may have barriers that do not allow them to look too closely at an expensive event in O-town but this tragic story could've easily been prevented and I find it quite amusing! Nobody who seriously wants to take pictures with 6+ princesses in one night should ever go even the week before Christmas, that is laughable and I'm actually surprised you fit as much in as you did. People are flying in from all over the world for this event and can create max capacity crowds quite rapidly. MVMCP is not about dragging an over-tired, exhausted 5 year old to "make magic memories" with every character in less than 7 hours- it's about taking it slow, enjoying your family, the lights, the memories. Life, much like theme parks, is often full of disappointments but if you set your goals properly (and do not visit any theme park from December 23rd-January 2nd lol) you'd be surprised at how much happiness you will find!!

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Nov 19, 2015 at 5:28 a.m. dee Says...

thank you for telling your experience with MVMCP. i was debating if i should pay all that money for a few hours, fight the crowds, dealing with rude people and of course trying to keep up with my kids....not to say its at night...can my kids survive...or better yet...can mommy survive with their whining or crying?!?!?!?!?! i appreciate your input and i have come to a conclusion...i don't need to be there with 2 young kids, in the dark in an overcrowded park! thanks again......maybe i'll go in a couple of years when the kids are older!

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Nov 18, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. Viiki Says...

Hello we are flying in on the 16-26 as a massive suprise for my children.

We have booked some lovely bits including MCP. ????

We will be around for Christmas day but can't get booked in anywhere for dinner.

Where would you suggest we take them... They are 6 and 7 and this is there dream holiday?

Thanks so much.

Vikki UK xx

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Nov 20, 2015 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I would keep trying for reservations. You don't mention which park you'll be in or if you'll even be in a park for Christmas Day. Have you tried Open Table for reservations? Many of the Disney Springs restaurants, including The Boathouse, Morimoto, Raglan Road and House of Blues also offer reservations through this system. As of now, I see reservations for all of these restaurants on Christmas Day for lunch and dinner.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 17, 2015 at 4:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CJ,

Thanks for sharing your experience and so sorry to hear about the characters. These parties are getting more and more crowded, and the time before the party starts when regular guests are still in the park, can be very crowded. The characters and other entertainment are a major draw, especially the princesses, as you learned.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2015 at 4:36 a.m. CJ Says...

Agree about the crowd. but it was more of a mismanagement of Disney and rude behavior of some of the cast members. They should have clear times including break times of the characters mentioned on their schedules, if characters are going to take 30 - 45 min breaks. I understand Disney parks are going to be crowded and characters are big draw but I felt that Disney intentionally does this to keep characters available for limited time slots, longer breaks to keep long lines (demand and supply). i am sure most families on an average would spend an extra day in parks for getting the characters or catch up on rides and parades - more revenue for Disney. However, what hurt most is very "mean" behavior of cast members who perhaps are trained that way. How can you not know how long a character will go for a break and why you will not allow people to also take a break and reserve their spots? I felt humiliated that I have to beg a cast member half of my age just to be refused coldly and threatened to call manager, in front of my child. I still feel anguished remembering the whole thing which overshadows the good moments also which we spent there.

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Nov 19, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CJ,

I hear what you are saying. No one deserves to be treated rudely. If you haven't already done so, you can share information with Disney World guest communications at wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com or 407-824-4321. We've used it before to share praise for cast members, who went above and beyond.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christi,

I think this will be tough to pull off to see all of these characters but you might pull it off if Jack is meeting early. I would head to Sandy Claws early (5 p.m.) and see if he is meeting early. If, yes, get in that line. If no, then check out the situation near the dwarfs. I would get in line for the dwarfs by 5:30-6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 17, 2015 at 7:25 a.m. Christi Says...

Is there anywhere else at Disney world to meet Genie from Aladdin or only at mvmcp?

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Nov 17, 2015 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christi,

Genie occasionally comes out in Adventureland with Aladdin, but this is pretty rare. He is available at the Christmas and Halloween parties.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 11, 2015 at 3:54 p.m. Theresa Ivey Says...

We are planning on going to the party on Dec. 1. We have wristbands from last year....when I buy them online, can I link them to the bands we already have and use the bands to get into the park for the party? FYI...we arent staying at a Disney resort this time, don't know if that matters.

Thanks!!

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Nov 13, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Theresa,

Yes, you can do this, but please bring your party tickets or printout with you just in case.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Brian Says...

We will be attending Disney World from Dec. 13 thru 19. I have MVMC tickets for the evening of Dec. 15. We decided to book our Disney trip approximately 85 days out so I was late booking my dinner reservations. We purchased the basic Disney dining plan. Obviously, when I initially started booking reservations, "Be Our Guest" reservations were booked for our time at Disney World. I kept looking daily for people to cancel and one evening I got lucky and an 8:10 pm reservation became available for Dec. 15, the evening we will be attending the MVMC event. I have recently found a brochure of the MVMC event and all the times of the various parades, shows etc. The "Celebrate the Magic" castle transformation will be happening at 9:15 with Holiday Wishes right after at 9:30. This will be our first and probably only Disney trip during Christmas time. I'm worried that the "Be Our Guest" reservations will be running late and other than cramming the food down our throats as fast as possible "as opposed to truly experiencing "Be Our Guest" as it should be", is the only way to get back to main st. and get a good location for Celebrate the Magic and Holiday Wishes which should be at least 30 minutes in advance. We have a 4 year old, 6 year old, and 9 year old that will be enjoying the festivities also. My question is, Should I cancel the "Be Our Guest" reservations so that we will have plenty of time to stake out a good location and guarantee we see the Celebrate the Magic and Holiday Wishes shows or is "Be Our Guest" reservations too valuable and also a once in a lifetime experience that needs to be done too. First time doing the dining plan and probably won't do it again so "Be Our Guest" will not be on the list in future trips. For what it is worth, We will be at Magic Kingdom on Saturday, Dec. 19 (last day) and I know some of the events that were just for MVMC events will be done on that day but I don't know if "Celebrate the Magic" will be done that day.

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Nov 18, 2015 at 3:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

Ultimately you have to make the call, but I would keep checking for reservations on the 19th. Be Our Guest is a fantastic experience, and you really need to allow at least 45 minutes for dinner. If you can't get the other date, it's possible that you could skip Celebrate the Magic on the party night and see it on the 19th and head over to the backside of Cinderella's Castle after you get out for Holiday Wishes. You don't want to miss this fireworks show - it's really quite spectacular - but you can see it from that back side of the castle and there will be other people watching from there as well. It's not as good a spot as the front, but depending on when you get out from dinner, it's going to be tough to get over there and get a decent spot to watch.

You're best chances of getting a reservation at BOG will be in the couple of days leading up to the date as people's plans change and they don't want to pay the no-show reservation fee. If there is a solid chance of rain on that Saturday evening, your chances would also increase. It's possible you could even walk up for dinner. Let us know what you decide.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2015 at 9:48 p.m. Shannon Says...

we cancelled our BOG reso for 7:10 on the 17th, was too worried about rushing through our meal or missing the first parade. We paid a lot of money for the party, so didn't feel it was worth it to risk missing events at the party. I really wanted to have a drink at MK :)

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Nov 9, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. Audrey Says...

Autocorrect will be the death of me. Meant Disney instead of Cindy in previous comment, lol!

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Nov 9, 2015 at 3:07 p.m. Audrey Says...

Hi! I am planning a trip to Disney with a friend in the beginning of December. I was wondering if you could help me decide what tickets to purchase? We want to go to Cindy for sure on the 10th, but if we needed another day could go the 9th after about 2 P.M. We are High School Seniors, and we both think it would be fun To attend MVMC the 10th, if we went early in the day would we also need to purchase a day pass? Also I would like to see The Osbourne Light Show, is there anyway we could work that out for maybe the 9th?

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Nov 13, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Audrey,

On Cindy, do you mean Cinderella's Royal Table? If so, you definitely need a reservation. You could get a 1-day Park Hopper and visit Osborne lights along with Magic Kingdom, and also get the party ticket, which would allow you to enter Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m.

Now I see your followup comment ;) You could get a 1 Day Magic Your Way ticket for the 9th to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then get the party ticket for the next day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2015 at 2:22 p.m. Kaleigh Kirkpatrick Says...

Any thoughts on November 17th being more crowded than expected because Hollywood Studios will be closed? I am debating between going on November 17th or 19th and want to pick the best date between the two.

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Nov 13, 2015 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kaleigh,

I think they will be close.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2015 at 2:54 p.m. Roberto Lopez Says...

Hello! I'm going to be in the WDW area Nov 14-21 and was wondering which is the better day to go to the party and If I already have a base ticket to MK, Do I still need the ticket for the party?

Thanks Mommy Frog!

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Nov 13, 2015 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roberto,

You need a party ticket to get in to the party. I would pick the 15th, 17th or 19th.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2015 at 3:32 a.m. Millie J. Says...

Hi! I'm planning to go to the Christmas celebration and I noticed that you posted November 8 like one of the least crowded, however when I went to the Crowd calendar, it says that that day is really

crowded! :/ now I'm not sure what to do, I'm taking my husband with the promise of not many people there that day... Help! (of course, we all know that Disney is a crowded place, but I don't want to go the worst day)

Thanks for all the info!!

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Nov 10, 2015 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Millie,

The Crowd Calendar does not apply to the party. They are separate. I wouldn't let that stop you from going.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2015 at 5:09 p.m. HS Says...

Hoping you can advise me: we're two adult FL residents who have been to MK 50+ times, but love it best at night! Trying to decide between visiting on a non-party night (Wed 12/9) or the party Fri 12/11. I know the Fri party will be busy/sold out, but Wed, 12/9 is an EMH night. With MK open very few evenings that week, I hear those nights now get extra busy. I don't mind busy, but hoping to avoid insanely overwhelming peak holiday crowds where you can't even walk or navigate through. We love the holidays and would enjoy Christmas atmosphere, but would get that on either night. Disregarding price, which night do you think would be best for us: a little less crowded? Really appreciate your help

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Nov 9, 2015 at 5:22 p.m. Lindsey Jackson Says...

Hi there.. We have tickets to MvMCP for December 10. We want to catch the 8:15 parade. Where would you recommend getting some dinner around 7 before the start of the parade but also allowing us time to get a good spot for the parade? Also, is the fast pass option available for ticket party holders from 4-7 that evening? Thanks!

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Nov 4, 2015 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I think the 9th is the slightly better choice, but with few non-party nights at Magic Kingdom that week, it will be busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2015 at 9:19 a.m. Heather Says...

Hello there!

I wanted to run my possible vacation plans by to ensure I'm not messing up my planning.

We'll be driving down to Orlando on December 11th and staying through the morning of the 18th. Most of the trip (12/15-17) will be spent at Cabana Bay/Universal Studios since I won tickets to the parks. However, as a surprise, my significant other surprised me by purchasing Hollywood Studio tickets for Monday, December 14th (given the Osborne Lights will be discontinued). Best Christmas present to date! To top it off, he booked an All-Star resort stay for the night of 12/13. Very excited!

Since we won't arrive until roughly 3PM, I was thinking about purchasing the party tickets as a special surprise for HIM considering he hasn't been to the Magic Kingdom in 20+ years, but I wanted to be sure I didn't need to purchase the additional park ticket base (since we won't be able to be at the park until around 4PM, thus a full ticket wouldn't make financial sense), only the special event ticket.

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Nov 2, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Wow, how lucky for you! Sounds like a great trip, and the party tickets are a great idea. Yes, all you would need are the party tickets to get in Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2015 at 8:24 p.m. Cathy Says...

hi Mommy Frog - follow up question, I am also going to the party on the 10th but I was under the impression we could not enter the park until 7 pm. I am not purchasing day tickets to Magic Kingdom that day as we are just flying in.

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Nov 4, 2015 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathy,

You can enter the park at 4 p.m. with the party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2015 at 2:10 a.m. Lindsey Jackson Says...

A follow up question..

We have purchased party tickets for December 10. Is the fast pass option available for party ticket holders from 4-7? Thanks

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Nov 10, 2015 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsey,

Yes, it is until 6:30 p.m. Just link your tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2015 at 3:42 a.m. Amtrev Says...

Hi there, ice purchased tickets for MVMCP for 17th Nov but ive also got unlimited 14day access to all the disney parks. Did I need to purchase the party tickets ? If I was in the park from earlier that day with no party tickets - how would that work ?

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Nov 17, 2015 at 4:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, you would still need to the party tickets to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. Says...

Hi! I love that you have this blog to offer support and answer questions, thank you!!!

This is our first trip to Disney. I've been lucky to have some suggestions along the way to help me plan well for dining and fast passes, but I've been unable to score any princess dining for the trip yet for my 5-year-old daughter...still trying everyday to find an opening...

Right now, we have dinner reservations for 7:25 at Be Our Guest on 11/12. We plan to catch the beginning of the Christmas party, then run over to our dinner, then come back to party until close. We definitely want to catch Santa, a parade, and see the special shows with Elsa, Jiminy, etc.

We are already eating dinner at Epcot at 3:00 that afternoon, so we won't be starving by any means...we could probably cancel the BOG reservation and just catch a snack on the go...but I hate to not have that experience (especially since we can't get a reservation at any other MK places). What are your thoughts?

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Nov 4, 2015 at 2:24 a.m. Mlissa Says...

Hi,

I read your comment I will also be in MK the 12th with my 9 month old. This was a last minute trip planned by my parents for my sons first disney trip. (My husband is missing since he has to work :-( We originally were leaving MK to have dinner but we checked every day found something in MK at the Plaza restaurant but that also happens to be where we are having lunch. We kept checking and found a reservation at Tonys. Just keep checking daily and more. People cancel reservations all the time. You might get lucky and find something or keep the one at BOG. And just give your daughter a snack or fruit or try a quick service meal for her if she cant wait til 730.

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Nov 2, 2015 at 8:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Be Our Guest reservations are very hard to come by. So long as you don't mind giving up some of your party time, I think it's still a good idea. You didn't mention what your Epcot dining reservation is for, but I would consider giving that one up. There are lots of quick dining options at Epcot, and Be Our Guest is one of the best dining experiences in all of Disney World.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2015 at 2:15 a.m. Shabhi10 Says...

Hi, I would really appreciate if you can help us plan our trip. We will be visiting magic kingdom in mid november, My question is that if we purchase single day park ticket, can we still stay in park at time of mickey's party, we do not plan on using rides/ meets and greets during party hours its just watching snow fall and parade... We have only one day when park is closing early due to party. Can we just feel the atmosphere of party with the full day park ticket?

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Oct 30, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Unfortunately, you cannot. You would need to purchase the party ticket to enjoy the party entertainment.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2015 at 8:11 p.m. Sandy Says...

Since this is a party, would there be free food too?

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Oct 29, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy,

Just free cookies and hot chocolate :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 27, 2015 at 7:14 a.m. jcjs Says...

Hi staying in holiday inn disney spring 3 dec to 12 dec. Rookie in orlando. Not sure how to split up my days to visit the 4 parks in wdw. Intend to get a 6 day single park tix. Read about MVMC from your website and would like to attend it too. Problem trying to figure out which day to attend which park as well as MVMC. Tried using the crowd calendar and take into consideration the operation hours of the various parks and MVMC. Getting overwhelmed and confused. Family with a 10 yr old. May you kindly offer us some good pointers eg if we hv tix to MVMC we can enter MK at 4pm. For that day do we go shopping at outlet or shall we go to AK which has the shortest opening hours. Looking forward to some good advice. Have been following your website and learned a lot but now very stressed due to information overload. Thanks.

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Oct 31, 2015 at 12:26 a.m. jcjs Says...

Hi Mommy Frog thanks for your reply. Add to the stress is that one of our group member has her visa application rejected under Section 214b. We are reapplying but we cannot get the park tickets until her visa status is firmed up. If it is still rejected she will be deprived of this trip and it will be party of just 2A1C : (

Anyway this is our first and we do not know when we can again afford time and resources to fly half the world to Florida and so we really want to make the most of our precious trip.

We are arriving in MCO on 29th Nov. We will head to Universal's HRH staying there for 4 nights checking out on 3 Dec. We will get 3 day Universal Park to Park tix. From HRH we will make our way to Holiday Inn Disney Spring and stay for 9 nights. We intend to get the 6 days single park tix for WDW. Plus MVMCP tix we technically have 6 full days (and 4pm to midnight on date of MVMCP to visit MK). So need to work out which day to visit which park in WDW to take full advantage of the special events in Epcot, Animal Kingdom and DHS.. As we are staying off site we do not enjoy disney magical extended hours. The youngest in our group is 10. Will it be possible for you to recommend how we should split our visits to WDW 4 parks based our our schedule. For Univeral it is easier since only 2 parks there. We would also like to do some outlet shopping. Lastly if we stayed till end of MVMCP at midnight what options do we have to return to Holiday Inn Disney Spring? And the cost involved dor 3A1C? Sorry for the long post and appreciate help and advice.

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Nov 2, 2015 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

OK, thanks for the context. I would plan to visit Magic kingdom on Dec. 9 and do the part on Dec. 10. You could tour the deluxe resorts on the morning of Dec. 11. Here's how it could work:

Dec. 3 - Epcot

Dec. 4 - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dec. 5 - Free day/shopping/another attraction (SeaWorld, LEGOLAND etc.) or this could be a Magic Kingdom day (although not best crowd day)

Dec. 6 - Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney Springs in the evening

Dec. 7 - Epcot

Dec. 8 - Free day/shopping/another attraction or revisit a favorite Disney Park

Dec. 9 - Magic Kingdom

Dec. 10 - Resort tour/Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Dec. 11 Free day/shopping/another attraction or revisit a favorite Disney Park

Dec. 12 - leave

Since you want to shop, you may consider a day or two for the outlets and Disney Springs. Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) will have holiday entertainment that will be especially fun in the evenings, but it gets very crowded, so for hard core shopping, you'd be better off doing that during the day. Don't miss out on some of the new restaurants! We especially like The BOATHOUSE. For a fun excursion, you all could take the boat from Disney Springs to Disney's Port Orleans Resort, where you could just enjoy the ride or go fishing or take a carriage ride. For free evenings, you could do a dinner show such as the Spirit of Aloha at Disney's Polynesian or Chip and Dale's Campfire Sing-Along. The latter is free, and you can all meet Chip and Dale. You should check with your hotel to determine the shuttle schedule, but the Disney Springs hotels typically run an hour or so past park close. Additionally since you're so close to Disney Springs, you could take Disney transportation back to Disney Springs and walk to your hotel, which is likely more reliable than the hotel shuttle.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2015 at 10:33 p.m. jcjs Says...

Dear Mommy Frog

Thanks for your prompt and comprehensive reply. It certainly sounds good and brought a lot of clarity to our vacation plan.

Your blog is so helpful and informative. It is so wonderful to have it for first time visitors. Excellent job. Thanks for helping us in our holiday planning.

Cheers!

Jcjs

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Oct 30, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Oh no! Vacation stress is not what we're aiming for :) I would pick Dec. 8 or 10 for your party. As for the day, that is up to you, but doing something relaxing is preferable. By that time in your trip, it will be nice to have some down time. You don't mention any other attractions you might be visiting, but I would consider adding in Universal, SeaWorld or LEGOLAND (maybe a couple of these). Definitely plan to visit Magic Kingdom before the party, so maybe on the 4th. I will hold off on making specific recommendations until I hear more from you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2015 at 1:07 a.m. Nikki Says...

Hi! We have been to Disney World many times but this is our first time in Orlando when the Very Merry Christmas Party is happening, we will be attending on November 15th, do you recommend we buy tickets in advance for this date? Thank you!!

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Oct 26, 2015 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nikki,

We always recommend buying tickets in advance :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Susan Says...

Hi, I have a specific question about character meet n greet during the party? If my family is in line to meet a character near the end of the night, and say we get in line at 11:45, but still haven't had a chance to meet/take photos by midnight, will we be allowed to remain in line to do so, or does the character leave at 12 on the dot? We REALLY want pics with Scrooge McDuck, and are trying to figure out the best strategy to meet him.

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Oct 26, 2015 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

You will be able to remain in line, but keep in mind that cast members will begin shutting off the line toward the end of the evening so you do want to make sure you get in line before that happens. If Scrooge is a priority, I would get in line early, by 6:30-6:45 p.m. and meet him first thing when the party starts at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2015 at 8:34 p.m. Erica Says...

From this response and a few others, I wonder. Am I understanding correctly that to meet any of the characters I should be in one line by 630? Do all the characters pull from the same line so we only get to see one of them? Sorry if this is incorrect, I'm trying to plan my attack well. We want to meet Anna and Elsa and Rapunzel. Also see the parades, and ride a few rides. We plan to park by 330 and be at the gates for 4 o'clock entry

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Nov 30, 2015 at 6:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica,

The characters are all spread around the park.

You really need to be in line even earlier for popular characters such as the Seven Dwarfs and Jack Skellington. For Anna and Elsa, since you can meet them anytime, there is less demand for them during the party, so I would get in line for Rapunzel around 6:30. Ask the cast member to make sure you are in the line to meet her with Flynn Rider (he's so dreamy). After that, I would get in line for Elsa and Anna.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2015 at 11:55 p.m. Jarod Says...

We will be at MK on a day when MVMCP is scheduled. We plan to buy tickets for the party that day as well. I've read that people with hard tickets for the party can book FP+ between 4 and 7 pm. If I already have my park admission tickets and my FP+ booked for the regular admission day, can I get 3 more attractions with FP+ through my separate party ticket for 4-7 pm?

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jarod,

You would not be able to do this and you wouldn't want to anyway, because it would count against your other FP+ days in the parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2015 at 1:37 p.m. Laurel Says...

Hi, Great information. I am planning in advance for next December. My son, (14) and I will be cruising on the Dream from December 5th to 9th and I'm thinking of flying in on the 3rd to spend a little time at WDW since he has never been. Would like to do BOG for dinner and then considering doing the Christmas party and wondering about times. Would it be worth it to do just the Christmas Party? Trying to figure costs and time available to get the most for our low Canadian dollar...

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Oct 28, 2015 at 9:25 p.m. marilia Says...

If i by one day tickect with park hopper to go on december 18, can i see the christmas party? How can i do to go to epcot on mornig and magic kingdom in the afternoon and watch the party??

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laurel,

I think it's worth doing the Christmas party. Getting dinner reservations at Be Our Guest is going to be really tough, and with just one night at Magic Kingdom, I would recommend doing a quick dinner so you can enjoy more of the party. Let us know what you decide!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 22, 2015 at 2:38 a.m. Shanda Says...

Hi

I have a question I hope you can help with!! I have a Character Dinner scheduled at Crystal Palace @ 6:05pm on the same night that I have Very Merry Christmas Party scheduled!!! Should I reschedule the dinner? Thanks

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shanda,

That is up to you and your party priorities, whether you wanted to get a jump on meeting characters by getting in line early. It's entirely possible with a reservation that early you could enjoy dinner and then get hopping when the party starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 21, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. Missy Says...

So we have purchased our tickets for Mickeys Very Merry Christmas for the first time this year. I received cards in the mail similar to those to get into the park. What wristband are you talking about? Do they issue it once we get there? Thanks so much!

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Oct 30, 2015 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Missy,

The wristband is the MagicBand. You can add your ticket to your My Disney Experience account and use either the physical tickets that your have or the MagicBand to get in.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2015 at 8:02 p.m. Katie Says...

Hey! Great info! We are going Dec 15-17 and will only be going to Animal KIngdom and Magic Kingdom. Trying to decide whether to make a full day at Magic Kingdom and do the Mickey Party or go to Animal Kingdom first then head to magic kingdom for the party?

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Oct 22, 2015 at 10:55 p.m. Chrissy Says...

Hi Katie! If you have 2 full park days during your trip I would definitely do the MK on a non-party day and then split the party day between the AK and MVMCP. We did this last year and it was a great way to feel like you are park hopping without getting a park hopper, especially since AK already closes earlier. You really need more than 1 day to see the MK! Have fun!

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Oct 21, 2015 at 6:24 p.m. Love Disney Says...

I'd suggest going to Animal Kingdom during the day and heading over to Magic Kingdom at 4:00 when you can early enter for the party! That way you get the best of both worlds!!

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Oct 20, 2015 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

It really depends on how else you are dividing your days, but I don't really think the party is enough time to devote to Magic Kingdom for a first visit. If you want to experience all of the parks, and this is the best way, then go for it. Just keep in mind you won't get to see nearly all of Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 16, 2015 at 4:15 a.m. Candy Says...

Hello - we are planning to go to the Xmas event on either the 15th or 17th of November - is one of those dates better than the other crowd-wise? And do we need to purchase the tickets in advance or could they be available on the day? I am worried they might sell out!

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Oct 28, 2015 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candy,

The 17th is a better day. We always recommend purchasing tickets in advance, and these tickets can and do sell out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2015 at 1:44 p.m. Martijn Says...

Hi! This advice doesn't match with the main post and some comments from your side, where you state that Tue 17 will be more crowded that Sun 15 (due to the early closure of Hollywood Studios).

We have to make an decision between these dates. Can you give a final conclusion on crowds?

We will enter the park on one of these days directly at 4 and want to ride a lot of rides on this day, because it will be our only visit to Magic Kingdom. Thanks!

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Oct 30, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

With DHS closing early on the 17th, some folks will hit the Christmas party that night that weren't originally planning to. With the DHS closing early, the two parties are closer to each other in terms of crowd levels. Some people without park hoppers will be less likely to spend their day at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and so we'd see more people coming to Magic Kingdom (and all of the other parks) during regular park hours. I would still go with the one that makes sense for you schedule-wise. Crowds have been more unpredictable than usual this year for the Halloween party, and we expect some of that to continue for the Christmas party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2015 at 2:41 a.m. Jnancy Says...

We are planning our boys first trip to Disney the week of 11/14-11/21. We are visiting magic kingdom. Boys are 9 & 12. They do not care to do meet and greets. My question is should we go to mk on a less crowded day with regular tickets that closes early for the Christmas party (we don't plan to purchase tickets) or should we go on a busier day where the party isn't going on. They want to ride rides, I want to see the fireworks. Is there anywhere to see the fireworks off the park so I am not missing out? Thank you.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Visit during regular hours on a party day for the lowest crowds. Make sure to get there ahead of park opening to maximize your time in the park. As for fireworks, you can see them from Disney's Grand Floridian, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Ticket & Transportation Center. You can also view the fireworks from the observation deck at California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort. This is my favorite outside-the-park place to view the fireworks. You do need to have a reservation to do this, but you can get a reservation at any time of the day and then get back in for the fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 8:12 p.m. Kristine Says...

What restaurants are open during MVMCP. We bought tickets for November 12th. When I tried to make reservations months ago, there were NO tables available at MK. Will restaurants even be open?

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Oct 20, 2015 at 6:47 a.m. Kristen58 Says...

We just made reservations for Be Our Guest during the party, so I know that one definitely is.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristine,

All of the table service restaurants are open during the party. I would continue checking daily, something might open up, but keep in mind, that this is valuable party time. You might be better off eating earlier from one of the quick-service locations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 4:03 p.m. Annahleise Says...

On Christmas party days does the park actually close at 7pm. Do daytime guests leave? I read that you can enter as early as 4 pm. Can you get fastpasses for the time between 4pm-7? Thanks.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Annahleise,

The park does close at 7 p.m. for those who don't have party tickets. Party guests can link their party tickets to get Fastpasses between 4 and 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. Susan Says...

Hi there! We are arriving at Disney on Dec 19th (the day after the last Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade). I've heard that it still goes on the week of Christmas but no tickets are sold as its available to the general public who bought park tickets. Is this true? If not, are there any other kind of holiday events you would reccomend for that week?bthanks in advance!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Yes, the Christmas parade will run daily in the afternoon the week of Christmas. You can also enjoy the Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World at Epcot, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney' Hollywood Studios and the Holidays at Disney Springs.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2015 at 8:45 p.m. Lisa Says...

So when exactly is the Christmas Party in the afternoon... Im going the 15-21 and debating on buying tickets for it

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

It starts at 7 p.m., but you can enter starting at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2015 at 5:06 p.m. Roger Says...

Initially we thought we will take our 6 year old son to Magic Kingdom but came to know fireworks are not included because of MVMCP. My son also loves Legos. Is it a good strategy to go to Legoland during the day and come here in the evening?

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Oct 27, 2015 at 2:26 a.m. Disney and lego lover Says...

I would suggest you need a solid day for lego land. The kids really enjoyed all the hands on activities and they looked at stuff a lot longer than I planned. Plus From gate to gate, I estimate 1-1/2 hrs of travel with parking time and monorail ride to MK. It seems to take forever to move around Downtown Disney traffic and I 4

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roger,

This can work, but keep in mind that LEGOLAND is about 30 miles away. It's probably better to do LEGOLAND on another day, so you can spend your full day there.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2015 at 1:09 p.m. Brandi Says...

Hello!

We are not purchasing Park Hopper tickets to save money, but are planning on going to Animal Kingdom Tuesday 1 Dec., it is closing at 5 pm so I was going to purchase MVMCP Tickets for that evening - will be able to get into Magic Kingdom that evening (since we have already exhausted our 1 park per day for that day) using the MVMCP tickets?

Thank you for all of the information!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandi,

Yes, that will work, and it's a great plan!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2015 at 4:46 p.m. Patricia Says...

Hello!

I read through some of the posts and saw that questions regarding FastPasses were asked a lot. I'm sorry but it's still unclear to me. If I only purchased a ticket for MVMCP and not regular admission, can I still reserve FastPasses for 4pm-7pm that day? Do I need regular admission to get FastPasses?

Thank you!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patricia,

You can still reserve FastPass+. You just need to link your party ticket in My Disney Experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2015 at 7:37 p.m. Martha Says...

I saw a post where you said the rides that are open during MVMCP were listed in a previous post but I just can't find it. We are hoping to get in at 4PM and rides some MK rides and use our tickets for AK instead of another visit to MK. But want to be sure we can hit the high spots of MK during the party. Thanks!

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Oct 28, 2015 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martha,

So sorry! That list is now included in the post.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. Jose Says...

During MVMCP days, do they do any other parade in Main Street as usual days? or the only parade is the one of the MVMCP? I am planning to go with my daughters but was not planning to stay late for the MVMCP.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jose,

During the day, the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade is shown. It is very good — you don't want to miss it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. Nick Says...

So, we are going to Magic Kingdom on a MVMCP day. We were able to find dinner reservations at Be Our Guest for 7:20 pm. Would we need to buy MVMCP tickets to enter the restaurant, or would we be allowed to eat and then leave the park?

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Oct 13, 2015 at 5:40 p.m. Jorge Says...

Nick, I was in the same dilemma as you are. I booked reservations for Be Our Guest at 7:40 on November 10th, only to find out I would need to purchase hard tickets to the MVMCP in order to make that reservation. I spoke with 2 different Disney employees who confirmed a hard ticket is necessary to attend the dinner during the MVMCP times.

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Oct 8, 2015 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

You should contact Disney for confirmation, but my guess is that you will not be able to stay unless you have a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2015 at 8:08 a.m. Mrs jumbo Says...

Ours are at 7 pm we weren't planning on attending the party do I need to cancel since the park won't be closed if we show up 10 mind early for reservations

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Oct 26, 2015 at 12:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

I would reach out to Disney directly to confirm this.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2015 at 1:27 a.m. Jessica Says...

Hey there! My son will be 18 months when we go. What do you suggest we do? My hopes is we can ride things like Small World, Dumbo, etc with shorter ride times vs. a normal day. Do you think this is true or wishful thinking? What activities/shows at his age do you suggest we make a point to attend that night? He will probably be crashed by 9 so we plan to get there at 4 to get a decent amount of time. For me its just fun to be around the Christmas spirit, fake snow on main street, music, etc. What are the "dance partys?" Dinner shows? Thanks so much....love your site!

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Sep 30, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. Pam Says...

We have already received our tickets for MVMCP for December, we are staying on property and will be receiving magic bands for our vacation in the near future...Is there a separate magic band for the party, or do we just get the cards?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pam,

You can link your party tickets in My Disney Experience. They will be linked to your MagicBand. Take along a copy of your party ticket or the physical ticket if you opted for home delivery.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pam,

There is no separate MagicBand for the event, but the party tickets can be linked to your My Disney Experience account and resort MagicBands. All you have to do is log in to My Disney Experience and link the tickets using the number printed on the back of the card.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2015 at 9:46 p.m. Ashley Says...

I am travelling with 4 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 7 and we will be arriving to Orlando on December 18th. Our flight lands at 5:30 and we are planning on taking a taxi to our hotel, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Is there anyway of us making it to the party that night or should we just skip it and not worry about rushing? If we skip it, what do you recommend we do for our first evening?

Thank you!

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

You're earliest party arrival time would likely be 7 p.m. That's if you're flight isn't delayed and all goes to plan. Ultimately, you have to decide if you want to take the chance. If you decide not to do it, I would suggest spending that first night at Disney Springs. You could eat dinner (make reservations!), walk around and take in the new Christmas decorations, shop and even meet Santa!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2015 at 10:27 a.m. Victoria Says...

Hi this page is great, very informative, thank you!

Just wondering what the Christmas party actually includes, is it worthwhile?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 6:39 p.m. renee Says...

Hi. Just a quick question. We will only have a day in a half in Orlando and wanted to do something fun with our kids 11 &13. They haven't been to WDW since they were 3&6. Is it possible just to purchase tickets for the xmas party that evening and not daytime tickets...and if so are any rides operating at that time or is it just the parade and meet and greets?

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Oct 11, 2015 at 3:26 p.m. Tom Says...

We have been to both the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.....both are excellent and worth every penny. For both, all the rides are open and there are either very small or no lines at all. The parades and fireworks are different, incredible and memorable. You can enter the park at 4 pm to get three extra hours (although the tickets say 7 pm...you always get in starting at 4. An unbelievable amount of candy during the Halloween Party and unlimited cookies and hot chocolate during the Christmas party. So many special events going on.....it is worth every penny.

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

This sounds like a terrific idea! You can just purchase party tickets, and most rides are in operation (and waits are generally lower during the party).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Forg

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Sep 28, 2015 at 1:06 a.m. Courtney Says...

I'm planning a trip November 15-20, on November 17th, Hollywood Studios closes at 4 for a staff appreciation event. Do you still think the 17th will be a night with low crowds even though Epcot will be the only park open in the evening? Thanks!

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

We would expect that Disney's Hollywood Studios closing early would impact Christmas party and Epcot attendance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2015 at 3:22 a.m. Dani Bauerle Says...

Hi! We are planning on arriving for a MVMCP at 4PM with tickets to that event (not planning to use park tickets that day). The only ADR we could get for BOG for dinner was 4:10PM. Do you think they will allow us to go in a few minutes before 4PM to be able to make it to our ADR in time?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani,

Yes, I expect they would allow this. At worst, you would be just a little late arriving to your reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2015 at 9:21 a.m. David Says...

Trying to choose between attending the party on 10th, 11th, 13th or 15th December. The later dates (15th really) is the most convenient for us, but the earlier dates are possible. How much real difference in crowds do you think there will be between say the 10th (when you expect medium crowds) and the 15th (which you expect to be a sell out?). is it worth going for the 10th to have a significantly better experience do you think, or will it actually only make a marginal difference? On your crowd calendar you are actually showing green days at the MK for the 11th, 13th and 15th, whereas the 10th is a yellow day so unsure why it is the opposite for the actual party.....

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Sep 25, 2015 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

The parties are not included in the Crowd Calendar. Honestly, most of the Christmas parties sell out. If one of the dates works best for you, then go with that one.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2015 at 3:38 p.m. Danielle Says...

Hi,

This is an awesome article but I do have a question. We will be at WDW from Nov 15-20. I was originally planning on the Nov 17th party but HS will be closing that day at 4pm and I am wondering if you think that will impact crowds at the party? My plans are very flexible and we could move our party date to Nov. 19th but I see that is a moderate instead of a low crowd date. Do you still think given the early closing time at HS that the Nov. 17th party will still be low crowds?

Thanks in advance.

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle,

You are right. I think the early closing at DHS will definitely impact party crowds. Hard to say, but I think the 17th is likely to be as crowded or more crowded as Nov. 19.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 10:04 p.m. A_C Says...

Wanted to find out why the park was closing early on the date we were visiting WDW and found out this party is on! We are an adult couple in our 30s, will we still love this Chistmas party, or is it purely something for the children? Also is it worth us still going to WDW during that day and purchasing the separate ticket for the Christmas party as well, or should we choose one or the other given our ages? A final question - do you know whether the Kiss goodnight still happens on a Christmas party date?

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Oct 4, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. Kristy Says...

A_C, my husband and I are also choosing to go to the MVMCP during our upcoming anniversary trip to WDW. We are also a couple in our 30's and this trip will be without our children just us for our anniversary. We have done quite a bit of research for this event and found that there are certain things we may not enjoy that are also some things that we will choose to take part in. This is also a great way to enjoy the rides for an extra 5 hours with minimal crowds. I think for that alone especially if it's just the two of you would be well worth the price.

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Sep 24, 2015 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I am not certain about the Kiss Goodnight, but would expect it to still happen. The party would still be fun for adults, but that is really your call!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 7:57 p.m. Vaness Says...

Hi. We will being going to WDW this November for my son's Make a Wish trip. They included tickets to the Christmas party. I know we will not have to wait in lines and get "special " treatment, do you think this goes for the Christmas Party as well? Also if you are already in the park do you have to exit and go back in for the party? We won't have magic bands. They gave us credit card type things as our tickets to the party.

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Sep 25, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vaness,

I would think that your same special treatment would be in place for the Christmas Party. You won't have to exit to come back in the party. Starting at 4 p.m. cast members will be near the park entrances verifying party tickets and having our wristbands.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 2:29 p.m. Jen Says...

Which date would you recommend for MVMCP between December 11th and December 13th for smaller crowds?

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Sep 24, 2015 at 2:54 a.m. Maria Jose Says...

Which date would you recommend for MVMCP between December 11th and December 13th and 18 for smaller crowds?

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Sep 29, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

I expect all of these dates to be busy and/or sold out, so I would pick whichever one works best with your schedule.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

I would opt for the 13th!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 2:49 a.m. Kisha Says...

I've found your site very informative, thank you for sharing. I'll be taking my daughters (5 and 19 months) to WDW Oct 30 through Nov 9th. We have tickets for the last day of MNSSHP and the first day of the Holiday Party. My 5 year old has been to the Halloween Party before 2 years ago. We'll go back to Disney again so rides won't ready be an issue this trip. Do you have any suggestions on what we should do at each party. I guess I'm worried about them being "bored", probably not possible, by doing the same thing at both. We focused on trick or treating and characters. 5 year old is into the Princesses. I obviously would love photos with the characters in both holiday costumes but don't want to miss out on all the other festivities. Thank you in advance for any suggestions. Excited for our trip just not sure how to plan our visits.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kisha,

I don't think your little ones will be bored, and the parties are different. I would focus more on trick-or-treating at MNSSHP and the Halloween entertainment. If they aren't set on meeting the Halloween characters and villains, you could save that for the Christmas party, or do a little character greeting at both parties.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2015 at 5:24 p.m. BE Whitney Says...

This is all GREAT information- thanks!

Quick and silly question- we will arrive on the afternoon of 12/6, and don't want to purchase a park ticket for that day since we will not be in until 2pm. I was looking at the MVMCP on 12/6, but want to make sure that we only need to purchase a ticket for the Christmas party, and will not need to buy a general park ticket on top of it. Thanks!

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

You only need the party ticket! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2015 at 11:50 a.m. David Says...

Wonder if you could help as I'm really undecided.

We are trying to decide between going to MVMCP on Dec 10th or on Dec 15th - how much difference will there really be in terms of crowds? The 10th is the day after we arrive from UK so children are likely to be tired/jet-lagged and struggle to stay awake but it will be a less crowded option (which is v important to us), but the 15th is showing a busy sell out crowd.

Other option is to miss the MVMCP altogether and just schedule an extra day in the park on a regular park ticket (for our family it will cost an extra $380 to attend the MVMCP as opposed to just $50 to buy an extra day of regular park tickets so quite a big saving) as to be honest we are all far more interested in the fast rides and not having to queue ages for them than meeting characters etc, but also do really want a lovely christmassy experience at WDW and accept that there is a price to be paid for that.

If we don't go to the MVMCP at all then the only day we could visit MK that isn't an early closing MVMCP day (as we would want to see the fireworks once unless there is a good option to watch them from outside the park that is just as good?) is December 12th, which will be quite busy too I think (similar to crows on the 15th at the MVMCP do you think?)

What do you think? We have 6 days in total at WDW so I was planning one day visiting the Xmas decorations at the hotels followed by MVMCP, one normal day at WDW (OK for us to choose a quiet day and to leave early if it is MVMCP day as we wont need to stay for the fireworks etc), plus one day each at Epcot/Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdon, with the final day allocated to whichever park the children want to revisit. Please help me decide!

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

Maybe others here will chime in with opinions. The party is a lovely option, but budget must be factored in! Any of the parties could sell out, so I would keep that in mind. If the 15th works better, than go with it. You will still have a Christmasy experience, as the parks will be decorated, Christmas music will be playing etc. Touring the resorts is a great idea!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2015 at 3:19 a.m. LauraCerna Says...

Hi! If i want to go just for the party they let me in? Without the regular ticket?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Yes, you just need a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2015 at 10:20 p.m. Nicole Says...

I've gotten conflicted answers so far, but do you know if guests are allowed to dress up in costume at this even like the Halloween event?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

This isn't a costumed event, and you would need to follow the official costume policy:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/recommended-dress/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2015 at 5:46 a.m. Bill Says...

Hi,

I really like your site, and used it quite a bit to plan a trip to WDW last December for our 40th anniversary. I'm going back again this Dec, mostly because it will be last time that the Osborne lights will be at Hollywood Studios.

As several people have asked and you answered, the party requires a wristband, and several cast members did ask to see ours as they were shooing non-party-ticketed guests toward the exits.

And besides the cookies and hot chocolate, there is enough extra going on to justify going to a party rather than going closer to Christmas when most of the party attractions are included in the regular admission. I think the parade looses a lot in the daytime, with all the lighting that is on the floats.

My question is somewhat unrelated to the party - Everyone else last December was wearing retro Christmas light necklaces, but they were already sold out when we were there. Do you have any info on if they will be back this year, if they can be ordered ahead of time, and approx. when? Also, could I see the same thing happen with the "Glow With the Show" ear hats that you mentioned?

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Sep 17, 2015 at 1:28 a.m. Bridgette Says...

I am trying to weigh whether it is worth the expense of going to MVMCP. We will be there for the Nov. 17 and 19 dates. What rides are open during this? Just trying to decide if its worth it vs EMH the next day.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bridgette,

We list which rides are open at the top of the post, but most of them are!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2015 at 8 p.m. Diana Says...

Hi,

We will be at there from 12/15 to 12/21. I recently heard that after the 18th, all the MVMCP entertainment is "built-in" to the regular admission, and that there is therefore no need to buy separate party tickets. Is this the case and is all the same party entertainment (snow falling on Main Street, hot cocoa and cookies, etc.) provided on the 19th and after? Thanks!

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Sep 15, 2015 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana,

The Christmas parade moves to the daytime after the last party, but Holiday Wishes will be shown nightly. Sadly, no cocoa and cookies.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. Julie Says...

So, the Christmas parade on the 19th will be during the day? I'm assuming the regular evening fireworks on the other nights will not have Christmas music. How disappointing to spend so much going to DisneyWorld and not get to experience Holiday things without paying an extra arm and leg!

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Sep 17, 2015 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

After the last Christmas party, Holiday Wishes is expected to be shown nightly.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2015 at 3:36 p.m. Diana Says...

Thanks for your response! One more question about that - will they still make it snow during the daytime Christmas parade?

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Sep 17, 2015 at 11:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana,

No, unfortunately, there is no snow :(

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2015 at 3:51 p.m. Jeff Says...

Does the snow only fall at 7pm or at other times/throughout the night?

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Sep 14, 2015 at 5:19 p.m. Sherry Says...

Do you know when the tickets at Disneyland for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party go on sale this year?

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Sep 21, 2015 at 4:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sherry,

Disneyland does not have a party like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney World, but the holiday festivities are set to begin Nov. 13.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. Nousha Says...

Hi!

I'm looking into going to DIsneyworld during the christmas season for the first time, but I am really confused over how ticketing works. So during the MVMCP dates is magical kingdom closed completely? does tha mean in order to enter I'd have to buy a regular and an event ticket or would i buy regular but get booted out at 7? I do believe I'm going to go to one park per atleast one day, (and it sounds like id need to go to MVMCP twice to get the full experience since there's so many events going on at once), so I would go to MK twice, but in case i wanted to not purchase the event ticket but still wanted to go to MK on the day of the event could i? And i'm still not 100% on this vacation so how much time from now do i have before tickets sell out do you think?

thanks for all the help!

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Sep 16, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. Lori Says...

Yes, if you buy a regular ticket, you will be booted out at 7. If you do not have park hopper tickets, magic kingdom may not be the best value for you to visit on a day when a party is scheduled.

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Sep 14, 2015 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nousha,

You only need a party ticket if you want to attend during the party (you can enter starting at 4 p.m.). Most party dates that sell out do so a few days in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2015 at 8:17 p.m. Megan Says...

My husband and I will be there the first full week in december -- do they still have the parade and fireworks on the evenings when it is NOT the Very Merry party? I am trying to figure out what is "exclusive" to the party and if it is worth the $150 for two adult tix, seems pricy if all it would really get us is free cocoa and cookies.

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Sep 14, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

There will be a parade and fireworks, they just won't be the Christmas parade and fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2015 at 1:09 a.m. Carrie Says...

We are planning a trip this November around Thanksgiving. My question is should we book November 21-28 or November 23-30 and stick around for MVMCP on the 29th? I'm a teacher and very limited on when I can take time off. I have 2 daughters ages 7 and 4. I'm concerned if we go during the week of Thanksgiving the parks will be crazy busy and we won't get much in. On the other hand it lists the 29th as one of the busiest days, so this may not help fit things in either. Thoughts??

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Sep 9, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

There is not a huge difference in the crowd levels over these two sets of dates, so I would pick whichever one makes more sense for you and whether you want to do the party. It will be crowded, but you can still have a great time!

Check out our Thanksgiving survival guide: https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/a-thanksgiving-day-planning-guide-for-walt-disney-world/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2015 at 3:46 p.m. Bette Musto Says...

I purchased my MVMCP tickets and now I am not sure if I can make that day. I know they are non-refundable but I wondered if there was a way I could change them for a different date. How would I go about doing that?

Thank you for any help

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Oct 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Karen Says...

I was concerned about needing to change the tickets later, so I called Disney before purchasing them. I was told that if you are traveling from outside Orlando and your plans change, they will change the dates for you or issue a refund. Might not be a bad idea to double check

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Sep 9, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bette,

Your best bet would be to contact Disney directly, but unfortunately, I don't think it's going to be possible.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2015 at 5:36 p.m. Carolyn Says...

I see that they are doing a special dessert party at the Halloween party. It is offering reserved viewing for the parade and fireworks. I willing to pay for it if the offer it for mvmcp. Will they be offering it?

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Sep 7, 2015 at 2:11 a.m. Paige Says...

I am thinking of giving my kids a trip to Magic Kingdom for Christmas. I know this is a very busy time of year. I am mostly interested in the activities that are offered during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I know it's included with the base ticket during those days. Do they still have all of the activities during those dates? Even the snowfall and cookies??? Thank you in advance!

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Sep 3, 2015 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carolyn,

The Halloween dessert party includes a reserved viewing location for Mickey's Boo to You Parade at the Town Square location. Then guests will be escorted to Tomorrowland Terrace for the dessert party and Happy HalloWishes fireworks viewing at 10 p.m.

A version of it hasn't yet been announced for the Christmas party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2015 at 2:57 p.m. Jim Says...

I am in Orlando mid Nov. for business and a colleague and I have a free day on 11/19. We purchased MK tickets for the day as well as tickets for MVMCP. We have dinner reservations at 5:00 at the Grand Floridian so will be hoping the monorail to there and back. We won't be arriving back in the park until around 7:00, which I guess is when the festivities start. So..we won't have time to stake out a good viewing spot, which I suppose is what you need. Any suggestions for making the most of the party with the 2 of us being late to the party at 7:00?

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Sep 2, 2015 at 10:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jim,

I would recommend visiting the second parade, which isn't as crowded so you have a little time to take it all in and explore. If you can't, it won't be the end of the world. There are plenty of good viewing locations along the parade route. If you don't want anyone in front of you for the first parade, you would need to stake out your spot 35-45 minutes ahead of time. If you don't mind sitting or standing behind someone else, you shouldn't have trouble finding a spot 15-20 minutes in advance.

Sounds like it's going to be a fun work trip ;)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2015 at 5:04 p.m. Ashley Says...

Hi! My boyfriend and myself are visiting the first weekend in December. I am full of so many questions!! Any clue when they might release times and specifics about Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party? Also, do you have experience with the Magical Express? I want to get to the party as soon as we can but don't want to be delayed. Also, how is the weather is December?

THANKS

Ashley

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Sep 2, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

We expect the times to be the same or very close to what we have listed above. It sounds like you will be attending the party on the day you get in. You can read more about Disney's Magical Express here. We now include the weather (historical weather for dates further out) on our Crowd Calendar. Check it out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. Shannon Says...

Hi there, thanks for the info on Mickey's Christmas party! We have never been during the holidays before and are looking forward to our November visit this year. We will be at Disney for a week and are visiting a couple of the parks, is the Magic Kingdom usually more crowded during the day of a Christmas Party? I'm trying to decide whether we should hit another park during the day and then come over to MK between 4 and 7 for the Christmas party, or should we just plan on MK for that whole day?

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Sep 1, 2015 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon,

Magic Kingdom is normally less crowded on party days because of the shorter hours, so it's a good day to go.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2015 at 2:28 a.m. Elisabeth Kinsey Says...

My husband and I will be attending the Very Merry Christmas party without children! It's our 25th wedding anniversary trip. Do you have any suggestions for us? This will be our first fall visit to WDW.

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Sep 1, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elisabeth,

How wonderful for you and the hubby! We've got some romantic suggestions to help make your anniversary trip extra special.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2015 at 4:13 a.m. Vanessa Says...

Hi! My daughter and I have tickets to the Christmas party on December 15th. Would it be wise to purchase a base ticket for the day, then stay for the Christmas party? Or will there be enough excitement during the Christmas party alone?

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Aug 31, 2015 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

If you have not been to Magic Kingdom before, I would definitely plan another day or that morning to experience the park. The party has plenty of excitement though and lots of Christmas-y fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2015 at 1:34 a.m. Kara Says...

Hi there,

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my 2 year old to the Very Merry Christmas Party? I know 2 year olds don't need park tickets regularly, but I don't know if this is different for the party.

Thanks!

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Aug 31, 2015 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara,

No, your 2-year-old does not need tickets to the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. Dove Says...

Hi,

My family and I are visiting WDW in November from South Africa. It is our 2nd visit ever (1st was in January 2013). We are on a limited budget and I am trying to make the most of the trip. The costs for us to purchase the Very Merry Christmas Party tickets is more or less the same as 1-day tickets to visit Universal Studios- island of adventure. Do you think we should go to Universal instead with that money? or do you think Mickey's christmas party trumps a day at Universal? Thanks so much for this website. Its been a great help to me while planning this trip and the previous one!

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Aug 27, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dove,

I would need to know more about your family, what ages they are and interests etc.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2015 at 5:05 p.m. Dove Says...

We are a family of 5: we have 3 daughters ages 9, 7 and 1. The older girls are very much into princesses and stuff. I am not sure what will interest them in Universal because they are not big fans of Harry Potter etc (the reason we are thinking of going there is primarily for my husband and I). However, the trip is really about the kids so whatever will make their trip memorable is a winner. Thanks so much for replying!

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Aug 31, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi again,

If your older two daughters are really into thrill rides, for sure, yes, go to Universal. If they are not into thrill rides, they would still have fun, but probably not as much fun as the party. Of course, you grownups will though ;) Ultimately you're call!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. Sarah K Says...

Hi ya.

We're coming to Florida on 16th November (from uk) with our 22 month old boy. We've decided to only do a few parks as a lot of them do not cater for his age. We'd defo like to do Magic Kingdom & Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party but wondering whether to do these on separate days rather than squeeze in 1 day? Also want to do sea world and maybe somewhere else. Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks!!!

Sarah K

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Aug 31, 2015 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

If you can, we think it would be better to split the day and do something else in the morning. One of the wonderful things to do this time of year is tour the deluxe resorts and see the Christmas decorations. SeaWorld is a good choice, so is LEGOLAND. Disney's Animal Kingdom is also great for that age since it has so many animals.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 18, 2015 at 10:04 p.m. Maggie L Says...

Hey there! I'm so glad to find your blog. So much great information. I will be taking my 4 year old Princess loving daughter to WDW For the first time In November. I've never attended a Disney Party before, so I don't really know what to expect. I've also never given a second thought or put any effort into meeting characters since I haven't been to Disney since having a child.. Well, I am ON A MISSION now.. haha.. Do the characters sign autographs during the Christmas Party? Also, do the princes meet WITH their princesses and sign autographs? I know I saw something about Jasmin and Genie meeting together, and Aladdin and Abu together. Thank you so much for any advice you may have!!

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Aug 25, 2015 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maggie,

Yes, the characters sign autographs during the party, and the princes meet with the princesses and sign autographs too!

Have fun with all of your planning! There are worse things you could be doing ;)

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2015 at 12:58 a.m. annette Says...

Do they do a dessert fireworks party during the Christmas Party?

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Aug 24, 2015 at 2:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annette,

Yes, normally it is available.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2015 at 9:11 p.m. Sheila Says...

Does this include special viewing of the parade before fireworks party?

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Aug 15, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. Darcy Says...

Trying to figure if it is worth the money. We have all of our dinners with Charter's planned. The Minnie Mouse holiday Dine and the Dessert with fireworks. Can you still ride all the rides and we be there during one of the busiest nights. Not sure if it is worth the extra money. Please help me on this one. What makes it totally different than any other night

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Aug 24, 2015 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darcy,

Whether it is worth it really depends on you and whether you'd enjoy the extra festive Christmas atmosphere, Christmas shows and meeting the characters in their Christmas duds. You can still ride the rides, but most people are focused on the other entertainment during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2015 at 5:18 a.m. Riley Says...

Are the cast members at the character meet and greets during the Christmas party to take your pictures for memory maker?? Are there other photographers around the park to take pictures as well during the party?

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Aug 24, 2015 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Riley,

Yes, Photopass photographers are at every character meet-and-greet location and at other picturesque locations around the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2015 at 5:19 p.m. Eric Says...

Great article thanks. I don't see Dec 17 in your list of crowd rankings. Where do you see that one falling, most likely to sell out?

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Aug 3, 2015 at 6:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric,

Great catch! Unfortunately, that one falls into the likely to sell out category. Don't let it stop you from going, just know it will be busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 11:02 a.m. Jane Says...

Hi,

We will arriving in Orlando on the 10th December but will be based at a Universal Studios resort until the 14th December when we will move to a Disney Resort. Should we just attend Mickey's Xmas Party on the 15th when based at a Disney Resort or take a trip from Universal to attend on the 10th, 11th or 13th?

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Aug 1, 2015 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane,

Sounds like fun! You didn't mention when your trip will be over and what else you are planning to do. That would factor in to the answer. It is not too much trouble to attend the earlier party, even if you are staying at Universal, but it would be easier to do it when you are at Disney.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2015 at 3:16 a.m. Jane Says...

Hi Mommy Frog

We are arriving late 11pm on the 9th December from Australia after large amount of flying and going straight to Universal Resort. After reading your information about busy times I thought maybe we could sleep for the day and head to the Xmas Party that afternoon/night, rather than wasting a total day. We are then going to Disney Resort on the 14th and staying until the 20th when we flight out. So also thinking it might maximise time at Disney if we go to Xmas Party on 10th as 14th is out for moving and then we will only have 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and we do have a 5 day ticket. What do you think? Jane

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Aug 2, 2015 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane,

I think you've got it!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2015 at 5:38 p.m. B Says...

Hi,

Quick question- On the nights of the Christmas Party - do all of the parks close at 7pm or just the Magic Kingdom? If we have a park hopper pass -can we use that to go to the other parks?

Thanks in advance for your help! It's would be our first trip and I'm still trying to figure out how everything works. :)

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi B,

You can see the park hours for the date you want to attend on our Crowd Calendar. At least one park should be open later. Yes, you could use your park hopper, start your day in Magic Kingdom and them hop over to another park at night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2015 at 3:23 p.m. Claire Jones Says...

I was hoping to go to the party night on the Tuesday 1st Dec. As I am only going to Magic Kingdom while in Orlando, as I have to buy both day and night ticket, I was going to attend the party on the 1st and Magic Kingdom for the full day on the 30th Nov. However I have heard that you don't get fireworks/night parade etc on none party nights at this time of year? So my question is can you confirm if I go to Magic Kingdom for the day on a normal ticket on a none party night will I be able to have the full MK experience? If you don't know is there anywhere I can find out?

Thanks

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

You can verify it on Disney's website for both Wishes and Main Street Electrical Parade. Both will be available on Nov. 30, and I expect they will be shown during all of this time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2015 at 1:52 p.m. Jodi Says...

Once park closes for the MVMCP do they make everyone without ticket leave. Just wondering if I am paying for a ticket when others that have not will be allowed to stay.

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodi,

They do make other guests leave.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2015 at 7:08 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, I'm trying to understand the entire process with the Very Micky Christmas. How does the park make all of the attendees exit the park and only keep those with the extra ticket?

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Aug 5, 2015 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

It's actually a fairly unobtrusive process. Anyone entering the park after 4 p.m. who is attending the party gets a party wristband. A few hours before the party, cast members start reminding guests that the park closes at 7 p.m. As the time gets closer, guests that do not have wristbands are directed toward the exits. Then as the party begins, expect to see cast members asking to see your wristbands.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2015 at 12:11 a.m. Meghan Says...

What time can you get into the park with only the Christmas party ticket that day? Is it 7?

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Aug 31, 2015 at 10:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan,

You can usually enter the park starting at 4 p.m. with the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2015 at 7:38 p.m. Meli Says...

Greetings! I'm going to be in the WDW area Nov 4-11 and was wondering which is the better day to go to the party, Sunday the 8th or Tuesday the 10th.

thanks!

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Aug 5, 2015 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meli,

Tuesday is better.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. Leonardo Says...

Hi, I will go to the MK and Xmas Party on dec 10th. I have already purchased the both tickets. Where will I take the wristband? Can I will stay in the park for all day? Thanks and congratulations for the blog.

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Aug 5, 2015 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leonardo,

Cast members will give you a wristband at the park, and yes, you can stay all day!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2015 at 5:09 a.m. Frank in Miami Says...

Wow, we have had our vacation booked for a couple of months now. Grabbing reservations at Chef Mickeys for breakfast and at Cinderellas Table for dinner, both on the 3rd of December without realizing the park was closing at 7 for the party. We have three kids. We like to hit the parks early and usually head back to the room for a nap from about 3-6 then go back till they close. Our dinner reservation is at 6:55. I guess I have to drop another couple hundred dollars so we can stay at the park. I would change the day we visit the castle, but we pushed back our vacation three times trying to get those reservations. Ugh.

Thanks for the info.

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Aug 5, 2015 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank,

You don't have to cancel your reservation. You will be allowed to stay in for dinner, even if you don't have a party ticket. You will just have to leave immediately afterwards.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2015 at 2:38 a.m. Tiffani Perry Says...

I will be purchasing 4 tickets for either Dec 8 or 10 but would like to know is attendance to the park on that day required ? My daughters b day is Dec 9 and on that day magic kingdom has emh and I would like to take advantage of that.

Thank you

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Aug 3, 2015 at 8:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffani,

You will need a party ticket to enter the party when it officially starts at 7 p.m. (you can enter starting at 4 p.m.). If you want to enter before then, you would need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2015 at 2:20 a.m. David Says...

We have no kids but want to experience the Christmas theme. Is it really worth purchasing the extra ticket??

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Aug 20, 2015 at 3:52 p.m. Lorena Says...

just a quick comment - I think the MVMCP is a bit of a waste of money. The park is loaded with Xmas cheer - you don't need to see the parade and have a cookie. I've been to MK many times but never spent money on the party . You will have a great time anyway. ... just sayin'

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Jul 22, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

That really depends on you. There is plenty of Christmas cheer in the parks without the party, but if you want to see all of the Christmas shows and parade, then I think it would be worth it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2015 at 4:48 p.m. Marti Says...

I don't see December 4th listed in the list of the least crowded parties to attend. Can you tell me where this would rank on the list?

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Jul 21, 2015 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marti,

Unfortunately, it is listed as most likely to sell out.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 20, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. Michelle Says...

We are coming in on Dec 1- Dec 4. We get in to MCO at noon and leave the morning of the 4th. My daughter is 10 and am thinking of booking the party. I only bought 2 days of park tickets. I saw where you told someone they could book there fast passes up till 7 pm. If I do this it won't use it against my other 2 days will it? We don't plan on using our regular park ticket that day at all. I plan on using them for the 2-3. thanks.

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Aug 3, 2015 at 7:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

If you have a Halloween party ticket linked in My Disney Experience, you can book FastPass+ reservations. You would just want to modify the times so that they are all within 4-7 p.m. It won't count against your other days.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 19, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. DeeDee Says...

If I have a base ticket and an event ticket do I need both to attend the Mickey's Christmas Party?

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Jul 21, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DeeDee,

You only need the party ticket to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 19, 2015 at 2:01 p.m. Caroline Says...

We are going with our 18 month old in November and just wondering if Santa Claus will be available to meet at the parties? Also which date would you recommened Friday 13th nov or 15th Nov? Is Mickey Mouse meeting people in Christmas clothes? In general how long is the wait to meet a Santa and Mickey?

Thank you

Caroline

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caroline,

Santa is usually there along with Mickey, who is decked out in Christmas attire. I would recommend the 15th over the 13th. Wait times vary. If they are a priority, I would recommend lining up a little before the party starts at 7 p.m.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 14, 2015 at 11:46 p.m. Kristin McGregor Says...

Hello,

I noticed on the Best Date list above that November 29 is on the most recommended list as well as the most crowded list. Can you please clarify which one you project for November 29? That is one of the dates we are interested in (as well as November 20). Do you have a recommendation when looking at attending MVMCP on November 20 vs. November 29? Thanks in advance!

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Jul 16, 2015 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin,

Good catch! I would opt for the 20th over the 29th. Even though it's a Friday, I think we'll see more leftover holiday crowds sticking around for the Sunday party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2015 at 5:53 p.m. Lynn Says...

If we were to have dinner reservations in MK the night of MVMCP and not tickets to the party, would we be allowed to enter the park with our regular park tickets for the dinner reservation only?

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Jul 17, 2015 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn,

Yes, if you have regular park admission and have a reservation for dinner, you would be allowed to stay for that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2015 at 3:58 p.m. Kelly Says...

You would not, however be able to use any attractions or enter any stores.

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Jul 8, 2015 at 9:46 p.m. Todd Says...

For the 2015 Christmas party have u heard if Jack Skellington Clause we be there??

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Jul 9, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Todd,

We haven't heard yet, but we would expect that Sandy Claws will be back!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2015 at 7:42 p.m. Gretchen Says...

Hello,

Going off of this comment, because I am interested in seeing Sandy Claws as well, will there be a schedule or something that is released prior to us going to the Christmas party that will say which characters will be there and the times they will be there?

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Jul 22, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gretchen,

Yes, we will provide that information. The characters are typically available for the entire party, so Sandy Claws should be available from 7 p.m. until midnight if he returns. Sometimes the line is cut off a little earlier, but you can confirm that in park with a cast member.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2015 at 8:53 p.m. Theresa Says...

We are headed to Disney from Dec. 18- Dec 23rd. Wondering if its worth the extra money to get the tickets to the party for our very first day there since it's the last show, or if enough of the Christmas excitement will be available starting the 19th on until we leave. I know we will be able to see the parade on the following days....is the party the event that Elsa "freezes the castle?"

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Theresa,

There will be lots of Christmas excitement, but I do think it would be worth it to spring for party tickets. Just keep in mind that the last party is likely to sell out and therefore be crowded. We don't yet know if Elsa will return for the Frozen Holiday Wish, but we expect that she will. This happens nightly, even on non-party nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. britanee Says...

i have park tickets already however i would like to know do i have seperate tickets for this?

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Jul 7, 2015 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britanee,

Yes, you do need a separate ticket to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 24, 2015 at 6:21 p.m. Shelby Says...

How many tickets are actually sold per party? will the crowds be significantly less?

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Jun 25, 2015 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelby,

Disney does not release the actual number of tickets they sell. If the party sells out, it will be as crowded as a busy day in the parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. Audrey Says...

We'll be staying at Disney World Resort December 12-19 and I'm wondering whether it would be best to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on Sunday, December 13 or Tuesday, December 15. This will be our first time ever visiting in December around Christmastime, so we're really excited. We always visit during the summer months because of school. Thank you for your help.

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Jun 25, 2015 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Audrey,

We're so excited for you and glad to help! We'd pick December 15 over the 13.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 17, 2015 at 8:03 p.m. Virginia Says...

Hi! I will be going Dec 15-20. We went to the Christmas Party last December and loved it. Wondering if they still do any of these activities starting Dec. 19? We are debating buying tickets for the party again on Dec 18 but thought if they do some of these activities (snow on main street, Christmas parade, etc) as part of the regular ticket starting Dec. 19 we might save the money. Thanks!

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Jul 6, 2015 at 11:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Virginia,

Yes, starting Dec. 19, the Christmas parade will be shown daily in the afternoon. The parks will be all decorated for the holidays and the Christmas music is playing, so it is quite lovely.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2015 at 5:03 p.m. Jan Says...

I'm a little confused and trying to figure out if it's worth purchasing the tickets for the Christmas party...as is everyone else I see! Starting on Dec 19th Disney will continue to have the Christmas Parade for regular ticketed guest correct? It's the same parade as the Christmas Party parade that you pay extra to attend? Is the only different from MVMCP and a parade you attend with a regular ticket at this time of year that they have all of the characters out from 7pm-midnight? Does snow fall on the parades from December 19th on as well? Thank you in advance for your help!!!

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Jul 30, 2015 at 3:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jan,

Do you already have plans to be at the park? If you are considering going the week before Christmas for the party vs. the week of Christmas and not experiencing the party, I would opt for the former. Crowds will be much heavier the week of Christmas. The Christmas parade will run during the daytime after the Christmas parties end. Holiday Wishes will be shown in the evenings instead of Wishes.

Hope this helps!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2015 at 4:32 p.m. Alice Says...

Hi,

Thanks for the create info throughout your whole website. I am a bit confused about the regular admission ticket and the Xmas party ticket. I will be at Orlando December 5-12, and I am planning to get a 5-day Disney base ticket. I've also booked at dinner at crystal palace on December 10. With a regular park ticket, I will not be able to see the shows, as they will check my ticket before entering the show area, right? How about the parade and fireworks? How will it work? Only people with the Xmas ticket can stay in the park after 4? Or they will check my ticket if I grab a seat on the curb?

Thanks,

Alice

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Jun 19, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alice,

Cast members will be looking for people who do not have party wristbands and may ask to see yours. The park closes to party guests at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2015 at 1:13 p.m. Mable Says...

I have a few questions hoping u can help me out.

We will be going to Orlando for 4 days 3 nights in early Nov and we are planning on getting the 2 day tickets visiting MK and Disney Hollywood. Now I discovered that on Nov 8 there's the Xmas party. Does it make sense for us (5 adults and 2 kids age 4&2) to go to Disney Hollywood on Nov 8 and then attend the Xmas party at MK and spend another full day at magic kingdom on Nov 9? What would you recommend? Thanks!!!

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Jun 15, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mable,

I think the Christmas party would be fun, and I think your plan makes sense. Ideally, I think would be for you to visit Magic Kingdom first and then visit again for the party so that your kids were already familiar with the park. That said, your plan can work. I would enjoy the Christmas party festivities and special activities, and then enjoy the non-party fun on your full day in the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:34 p.m. Jodi Says...

Hi! we are taking our crew for our first WDW trip to coincide with our youngest's 5th bday on Nov. 8, which is also the start of the MVMCP! so excited! want to get the most out of MK, so my question is would it be good to go in the morning for rides, then back for the party at night, or is that too much for one day? i would hate for the kids to get worn out before the holiday fun starts but want to see as much of MK as we can! thanks!

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Jun 22, 2015 at 7:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodi,

As long as you have a break for a few hours in the afternoon, I think you will be fine, but you know your child best! I think you have a good plan, heading to Magic Kingdom in the morning for rides. Another fun, party day event is to tour the deluxe resorts that are decorated for Christmas. Let us know whatever you decide!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 11, 2015 at 3:34 p.m. Rp Says...

Hi,

We are visiting to WDW on 11/14 to 11/20 and also attending MVMCP but Are we able to attend all the events at the same time like fireworks , parade stage show.? How does it work?

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Jun 12, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rp,

I am not sure I fully understand your question. With a party ticket, you would be able to see the Christmas fireworks, parades and shows. On nights when the party is not held, the regular park entertainment, parade and fireworks will be shown.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 11, 2015 at 5:40 a.m. Andrea Says...

Hi,

We are taking my niece and nephews to Magic Kingdom for the first time, but only have 1 day in Orlando. I am wondering if you think it would recommend doing the Mickey Christmas Party, going in at 4pm and staying till 12pm, over doing the day time hours at Magic Kingdom on the party day?

If we purchase Party tickets can I register them to mydisney account and assign fastpasses during the 4pm-7pm time, or would I have to have a regular park admission ticket registered to do that?

Because this would be the kids first time there, and they are ages 3-8, would there be plenty of rides open during the Party for them to enjoy? Especially the youngest. I read they close some of the rides during the party.

Thank you!

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Jun 17, 2015 at 5:42 p.m. Audrey Says...

We will be visiting December 12 - 18. This will be our first time to visit in December and are so excited to see everything decorated for Christmas. Would you recommend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on Sunday, December 13 or Tuesday, December 15?

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Jun 19, 2015 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Audrey,

I would recommend Tuesday over Sunday, although I would expect both to be very busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

I cannot tell you what to do, but keep in mind that there is so much to see and do in Magic Kingdom without the Christmas party, and the party itself adds even more! If you just want to experience the magic of Magic Kingdom, I would probably skip the party. If you do go to the party, there will be all of the fun Christmas shows and extra character experiences, so you would likely do more of that instead of the rides. That said, most of the rides are open during the party and waits are usually shorter because most people are enjoying the Christmas entertainment. Last, do know if you've got only one day, the only way to see the fireworks inside the park would be at the party (you could watch in other places outside the park). Maybe others reading this could share their perspective! Let us know what you plan to do ...

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 11, 2015 at 2:43 a.m. Lisa Says...

Just want to confirm I will not need to purchase regular park tickets if I have a Party ticket.....

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Jun 11, 2015 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Yes, you only need party tickets to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. Rp Says...

How advance do we have to buy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket ?

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Jun 2, 2015 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

You can buy them up until the day of the party, provided it does not sell out sooner.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2015 at 3:30 a.m. Art Says...

On the Very Merry Christmas Party days, do they still do a parade and fireworks for those not going to the party prior to them closing things down for the day only ticket holders?

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Jun 1, 2015 at 7:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Art,

There is the afternoon parade, but no evening parade or fireworks for non-party ticket holders.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2015 at 6:19 p.m. yasemilit Says...

Hi, it's my first time in Disney on Christmas season so I'm a little confused.That means that if I have tickets for the park have to buy a separate one for the MVMC event?

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Jul 7, 2015 at 11:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, you will need a separate party ticket for the event.

Mommy Frog

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May 28, 2015 at 9:46 p.m. Tami Says...

I am planning on coming to MVMCP for the first and only time to come to make my 2 special needs kids dream come true and I am disable. do you have accommodations during that time? and where is a good place to stay and eat with them?

Thanks Tami

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Jun 1, 2015 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tami,

We certainly do hope it's a dream come true for you and your children! You will love the party.

For parades, there are viewing areas for those with special needs. They are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved beforehand, so get to the parades very early if you want to secure a spot. You can find a guide for those with disabilities at the link below. You can also pick up a guide at Guest Relations! There is also the Disability Services Access Card that is granted to those with special needs; you’ll need to visit Guest Relations when arriving at the parks. From there, a Cast Member will determine if the DAS card is needed. If you are granted the DAS Card, it’ll allow you to reserve a time to experience attractions and rides so you aren’t stuck waiting in a conventional queue for a while. It is designed for those with cognitive disabilities. Here is more information on the DAS Card:

https://wdpromedia.disney.go.com/media/wdpro-assets/help/guest-services/guests-with-disabilities/wdw-disability-access-service_2015-04-30.pdf

All of the on-site Disney resorts have accessible rooms available, just make sure to ask for one when reserving. As far as picking a certain one, it depends on what amenities and price range you are looking for. The transportation they provide is also accessible (buses, monorail, Disney’s Magical Express, etc.), and have on-site restaurants/dining options. Here’s Disney's guide to guests with disabilities at the resorts. Most restaurants in the park will also be open during the party, but we recommend catching an early dinner so you can enjoy all the special events!

Disney works hard to provide accommodations for all types of special needs, so if you have any type of question or concern, they’re there to help you out. Hope this helps!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2015 at 1:32 a.m. Pamela Says...

Hi!

If we have Be Our Guest reservations at 4:00 pm on the night we plan on attending the Christmas Party, will they let us in the park a few minutes earlier than 4 to get to the restaurant with just the party ticket or will we need to use a regular ticket? Thanks!

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:25 a.m. Heather Says...

Last year we got in the park around 3:45 pm....I'm not sure how much earlier they were letting party goers in.

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May 26, 2015 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pamela,

My guess is that they will let you in, but I don't know for sure. Maybe someone else will chime in!

Mommy Frog

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May 27, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. Karen Says...

Last year, they started letting the lines of party-goers in the front gates a few minutes early. My guess is that you will be fine. :)

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May 25, 2015 at 2:19 p.m. Debbie Says...

I was reading all of the FrogBlogs and found them to be very informative. Is this the location to ask specific questions. We are planning a family vacation (15 total) to Disney in November and wondered if you could provide a couple of answers If this is where I ask I will do so. Thank you in advance

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May 26, 2015 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

Ask away! We're here to help.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 4, 2015 at 4:29 a.m. Hailey Says...

I am a fl resident and hold the premium annual pass with no black out dates . Can i get in with my pass ?

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Jun 4, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hailey,

No, you would still need a separate ticket for this event.

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2015 at 2:12 a.m. Yami Says...

Hello! So glad to have found your page as I am planning our first ever MVMCP trip with my mom and 3 year old son for November 12th.

My question is, you mentioned Fastpasses cannot be used for the event, is that only for meet and greets or also for rides? We would like to do a few rides between 4-7pm and I'm a bit of a planner. ;)

My other question is, can we link magic bands if all we are getting are these event tickets? I already have one from previous trips and I know my son will want one as well.

Thank you so much!!

Yami

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May 26, 2015 at 11:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yami,

You cannot use FP+ for this event, unless you had a valid regular admission ticket that you could book those FP+ with. You definitely can use your MagicBands. Last year, my party ticket was automagically linked in my account, but you may need to add it manually.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2015 at 3:43 a.m. Tina T Says...

Please clarify...I have holiday party tickets for 11/13. We plan to arrive a little before 4pm that day and not use a regular ticket for the day. Am I understanding that we can NOT schedule any Fast Passes for 4pm - 7pm? In other words, you must be using a day pass to book fast passes?

Thanks for your help!

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Sep 14, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

You should be able to use your party ticket to book FastPasses between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. if it is linked in My Disney Experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2015 at 3:16 a.m. Keely Says...

Ok I am reallllly confused now. We are going to disney Nov 9-16. 7 nights. We have 5 day park hopper passes. We have MVMCP tickets for the 12th, and don't plan on using a park ticket that day, just the party tickets. It is linked in My Disney Experience. I have all our fast passes for park days booked. Are you saying if I go in and book fast passes for the party day between 4-7pm, that I won't have to use a park admission day?? I am so afraid we will somehow unknowingly use a park admission with it being linked to our Magic Bands. LOL

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Sep 25, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keely,

My Disney experience does still have its glitches. To be safe, I would get to the party early and try to make Fastpass+ reservations at a park kiosk. If there are reservations available, you should be able to book and use them on your party ticket and not worry about accidentally using a park day. The other option would be to go ahead and make them during the 4-7 p.m. timeframe and print a copy to take with you. If for some reason, they are not attached to your party ticket, the cast members at the attractions would likely still honor the reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2015 at 1:06 a.m. pat Says...

We are attending the Nov. 29th party. Do we have to do something special in order for pictures from the party to go to our Memory Maker account? TIA

Pat

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May 26, 2015 at 11:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pat,

When you have your photo taken by a PhotoPass photographer, he will scan your MagicBand or physical ticket.

Mommy Frog

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May 22, 2015 at 5:38 p.m. Jeff Says...

Hi,

Does the snow "fall" throughout the night or only at 7pm? or during the Christmas parade?

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Jun 3, 2015 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff,

It falls throughout the evening along Main Street.

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2015 at 3:46 p.m. Derek Says...

Thanks for the great info! We are considering a trip November 11-18. Is the format of the party similar in nature to the Halloween party at Disneyland? Obviously there is the difference between the holidays. We have done the Halloween party at Disneyland before and my two sons loved it, so I am hoping that the Christmas party is similar.

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May 21, 2015 at 12:18 a.m. Taylor Says...

Hi,

We have a trip planned for Dec 15-18 for the free dining promotion. We want to go to MVMCP on the 15th, but I'm hesitant to buy tickets so soon since they are non-refundable and the trip is so far away. Do you have any idea how soon that day will sell out?

Thank you!

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May 21, 2015 at 6:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Taylor,

Most of the party dates have historically sold out the day of or just a few days in advance.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 9, 2015 at 1:22 a.m. Michelle Says...

Do you know ig you already purchased Tickets for Christmas show, can you change date? Not cancel but change?

Thanks!

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Jul 7, 2015 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

So sorry for the delay, but your comment was caught in our spam filter ;-) I don't think you will be able to change these tickets, but I would reach out to Disney directly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2015 at 1:40 a.m. Layla Says...

I was wondering if there was a way to "set up camp" in a good spot during the MVMCP? Will the cast members let you stay in your spot the whole night? Or do they make you move once the show or parade is over? Thank you so much for answering all of our questions, patience you have! Have a magical day!

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May 19, 2015 at 6:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Layla,

You can set up camp, provided it's not in a walk way. Sitting on the curb will be absolutely fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 17, 2015 at 5:27 p.m. Ann Says...

So you are thinking that the Dec 1 party will be pretty busy? I'm trying to choose between Dec 1 and Dec 8 parties. I worry Dec 1 will still have a good number of Thanksgiving travelers attending. Any advice? Thank you!

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May 19, 2015 at 6:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann,

I think both of those will be among the best dates to attend. You could be right about Dec. 1 and the Thanksgiving travelers, but I think most would be gone by then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 16, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. Lily Says...

Hi, we're planning on going to Orlando from the 24th December - 1st ofJanuary. I noticed MVMCP doesn't have any dates in this time slot and was just wondering why that was considering these dates are nearer to/ on Christmas Day itself? Is there something else that replaces MVMCP (that's still in the Christmas spirit), or is it just back to normal (how things are in the rest of the year)?

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May 20, 2015 at 11:37 p.m. Elli Says...

I'm in the middle of booking my Christmas Party tickets and the event is from Nov 8 - Dec 18. I'm sorry, but even though you're traveling over Christmas week - you will not have the pleasure of being a part of the Christmas Party. :( I will say Good Luck! I've done Christmas week twice and will only do it once more in my lifetime (when my son is old enough to remember).

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May 19, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lily,

I can only imagine this event was originally created to bring in more park guests during an otherwise less busy time. Nowadays, the parks have less trouble staying full, but you generally don't find a ton of extra events during the really busy times, such as the week when you're visiting. The good news is that the parks will have much longer operating hours, and the Christmas parade will run that week so you don't have to miss it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 14, 2015 at 2:52 p.m. Giselle Says...

Hi! We're so excited to visit Disney with our kiddo (2year) for the first time as a family of three. We're planning to hit the Christmas party 11/29 (sunday) but we're still deciding if we should go to another park during the day or just get relaxed at the hotel all day long and go to Magic Kingdom at the afternoon...what do you think?

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May 14, 2015 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Giselle,

I am a big fan of the hotel day, but one of the really fun activities to do during Christmas is to visit the deluxe resorts, which are decorated to the nines!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2015 at 3:08 p.m. Lynn Says...

Hello and thank you so much for all of the great information you supply here! We are taking our little princesses to WDW from 11/30 thru 12/5. I see that you recommend the 12/3 party over the 12/1 party because of Thanksgiving weekend. My question is that your crowd calender shows Tue a less crowded day for MK, is that for the pre party crowds? I was about to buy my tickets, and now I am rethinking the day! :)

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May 13, 2015 at 11:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn,

The crowd calendar is for the pre-party crowds. The Thursday party after Thanksgiving did sell out last year, so I do think Tuesday would be better. But please do know that these parties are very popular, so even if they do sell out, I would expect them to be busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2015 at 1:44 p.m. Tammy Says...

Is Arial one of the princesses you can meet during the party?

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May 13, 2015 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy,

Yes, but you can meet her at Ariel's Grotto any time :)

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2015 at 1:58 p.m. Donna Says...

Hi, we are visiting DW from Dec 2 - 11 and have purchased our MVMCP tickets for the 8th. My question is out of the 9 days we are there 7 of the days MK has the MVMCP. Are we kicked out of the park on the additional 6 or are we allowed to stay in the park and continue to ride the rides, but not do any of the MVMCP?

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May 11, 2015 at 6:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna,

You will have to leave the park at 7 p.m. on party nights.

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2015 at 2:52 a.m. Kristie Says...

Hello!

Great site! We are going down the 10th to the 14th. Which show do you recommend? The 11th or 13th? Why?

Thank you!

Kristie

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May 19, 2015 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristie,

You will be going in December, correct? It's very likely both of those dates will sell out, but I think the 11th would sell out first. If you are planning to ride a lot of rides during the party (vs. experiencing the entertainment), the 11th might be a better date as it's likely to have more locals who are going for the party activities (and in theory could ride the rides anytime).

Let us know what you decide.

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2015 at 4:29 a.m. Shannon Says...

Hi- We are planning a trip in November. On the Non Christmas party nights, do they still do the "Wishes" night time spectacular? I really want to see the Christmas festivities, but I also love Wishes and am hoping we can see that on one of the other nights as well. Thanks!

Shannon

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May 28, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. Diane Says...

Can you view the Christmas party parade/ wishes fireworks from outside the park? We're thinking about the Pirates and pals cruise or dinner at the contemporary on two of the party nights. Thank you?

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May 28, 2015 at 7:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diane,

You can see the fireworks but not the parade.

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2015 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon,

Yes, Wishes is still shown on nights that the party is not held, so you can enjoy it!

Mommy Frog

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May 3, 2015 at 12:18 p.m. Maggie Amend Says...

We will be visiting the park from Nov. 19th through the 25th. Trying to decide on which day to go to MVMCP, Thursday the 19th (we will arrive around 1pm to check in) or Friday the 20th? Which day do you thing would be better, considering Thursday is when we will check in.

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May 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maggie,

I would recommend the 19th over the 20th, and this is a great way to spend your arrival day. If you have never visited Magic Kingdom before, resist the temptation to spend all of your time riding rides and enjoy the party activities. Then come back another day at Magic Kingdom for the rides.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2015 at 5:34 p.m. Maggie Amend Says...

I have now booked our flights and we will be landing at MCO airport at 1:55pm. Do you think mvmcp is still a better day to go than Friday? We will have a 6 and 9 year old with us too.

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Jun 2, 2015 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maggie,

Ultimately you have to make that call and weigh against what time you think you can get settled in and get to the park. I think it's still doable, but that is up to you.

Mommy Frog

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May 1, 2015 at 2:44 p.m. Tracy Says...

If I'm already at MK that day and I have a ticket to the party, do I have to leave? If I don't, where to I go to show them my ticket?

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May 1, 2015 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy,

No, you don't need to leave. Cast members will be handing out wristbands for party-goers.

Mommy Frog

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May 1, 2015 at 2:33 p.m. Anne Says...

We are planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom on 12/17 for my son's 6th birthday. If we will already be in the park that day, do we need an extra ticket to stay for the Christmas parade that night?

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May 1, 2015 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne,

Yes, you will need a party ticket to stay after 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2015 at 10:43 a.m. helen Says...

hello, I have booked the Christmas party tickets, could you tell me please some information about using the fast pass system for ride booking. Will this be in use as usual? thank you

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May 20, 2015 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

You will only be able to book rides using FastPass+ until 7 p.m., and you would need to have valid regular admission to book the FastPasses (you won't actually use the regular park admission to get in, but you do need to have it or you won't be able to make the reservations) After the party starts at 7 p.m., the system will not be in use, and you likely won't need it anyway as wait times tend to go down once the party begins.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2015 at 4:51 p.m. Alison G. Says...

We are going to MVMCP on Thursday, Dec 3rd. My 2 year old daughter is all about Aurora and I am wondering if you can give some advice about planning to see the princesses at the party. I've heard the lines can be ridiculously long. I'm wondering if our time is better spent during the party getting on rides and letting her see Aurora during the stage shows/parades. On this trip we are only doing magic kingdom so there is no option to meet Aurora at Epcot and we're not splurging on Cinderella's table.

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Apr 30, 2015 at 12:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alison,

Personally, I think the party is the perfect time to do the kind of party activities you can't normally do. At the Christmas party, Aurora would be meeting with Prince Phillip. Even though I found *my prince* in Leap, it really is such a treat to get to meet the other princes with their princesses since they so rarely come out. Are you doing Magic Kingdom on a non-party day as well? I would highly recommend it so that you can experience the party fun, and do the rides another day. Keep in mind that Aurora won't be as in demand as some of the other characters, so I don't think you have to worry to much about sacrificing the show/parade time. I would recommend heading to her greeting location around 6:30 p.m. to see what the line situation is like. She and her beau would start greeting at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2015 at 3:01 p.m. Roses Says...

Hi!

Celebrating a sweet 16 and arriving 12/10/15 Thursday leaving 12/13 Sunday. What day is the best for the MVMCP - Thursday 12/10 or Friday 12/11?????

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Apr 30, 2015 at 12:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roses,

What a great birthday treat! I would pick Thursday over Friday.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. Kris Says...

Hello Mommy Frog, great site!

I am trying to plan to go 12/16 to 12/20 with the kids. On 12/19 would I still be able to see the same Mickey Parade and fireworks they show during the MVMCP? I also read somewhere it still snows on mainstreet on dates after the party. I'm trying to see if we are better off saving money to see those things on the 19th? Trying to understand if we will miss out on a whole lot if we don't go to the ticketed MVMCP. Also, if we leave on the 20th, do you think we stand a good chance of getting out there before the Christmas week crowd?

Thanks so much,

Kris

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May 8, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris,

You will still be able to catch the Christmas parade and fireworks after the last party. There are other wonderful party experiences, including the holiday character meet-and-greets and shows, that won't be available, so that is something to consider. It will still feel like Christmas whatever you choose to do! If you leave on the 20th, you should miss the really big crowds, but it will still be busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. Joanne Says...

You said you recommended Dec 3rd over Dec 1st beacuse it is the first party after the Thansk. holiday, but Im reading there is a party on the 29th this year...They are adding Sunday that week???? Does that change your prediction?

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Apr 30, 2015 at 7:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

Sunday would be busiest. I would expect all of these parties to be busy, and Thursday did sell out last year.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. Claire Says...

Hi

We are going to the party night on 1st dec, we want to do an additional full day at Magic Kingdom when the party is not on. Can you tell me if on the the none party days there is still the normal night parade/fireworks or do they not do these during seasonal events?! We are there from 28th mov -4th dec x thanks x

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Apr 30, 2015 at 7:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

They will be doing regular parades and fireworks on the non-party nights. They will not be the holiday versions, except for Celebrate the Magic.

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2015 at 9:24 p.m. Donna Says...

Hi I am going to Florida 30th October. to 13th November I am planning to go to Halloween party and mickeys Christmas party can you stay in the magic kingdom the days ur not attending the party's ? Thanks

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May 11, 2015 at 6:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna,

You can stay until 7 p.m. on days that the party is being held if you don't have a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 28, 2015 at 4:14 p.m. Jennifer Schmidt Says...

We are trying to decide between the 12/17 or 12/18 MVMCP. Which do you think will be less crowded? I have a 8, 6, and 4 year old so the less crowd the better...

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

I would expect the 17th to be less crowded than the 18th.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2015 at 11:53 p.m. Jesse Says...

Hello Momma Frog

I love the site, very helpful in planning trips with my family and friends.

We will be attending the Mickey Christmas party either Dec 11 or Dec 15. Which do you recommend will have fewer crowds

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Apr 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesse,

I think Tuesday will be the better date.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2015 at 7:04 p.m. Julia Says...

This is our first trip to Disney and I want to make sure i understand correctly...If I purchase a regular admission ticket to Magic Kingdom on either December 8th or 10th, does that include the MVMCP or do we need to purchase a separate ticket? Also if we have a regular ticket and we leave to go back to the hotel for a break, can we come back in after 4pm on the regular ticket or will we then need a separate ticket for the MVMCP? Thank you

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Apr 30, 2015 at 3:33 a.m. donna Says...

HI MISS JULIA

I'm going in November and we had to buy seperate tickets to go to the very merry christmas parade/party wdw doesnt recommend to use your ticket/pass to to magic kingdom for the same day you want to see the xmas parade because they close early, The only pass you can use is the ticket to get into the disney hollywood studio and you can see the osbourne family light show.

HAVE FUN

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Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia,

You will need a party ticket if you want to attend the party, which begins at 7 p.m. (party guests can enter the park at 4 p.m.). If you have regular admission and enter the park, then leave in the afternoon, you can come back in as long as it is before 7 p.m.

Mommy Frog

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May 27, 2015 at 12:47 p.m. Svein Says...

Hi,

We're going to the MVMCP on Tuesday November 17th but also plan on spending the day in the park from the morning.

I see that you can enter the park with the MVMCP ticket from 4pm onwards, however if you're already in the park, do you know what we need to do? Do we need to leave and re-enter using the MVMCP ticket?

Someone also posted above that it's apparently not recommended to use your normal pass to enter the park on the same day as using the MVMCP ticket - is this true, and if so, do you know why?

Thanks for any help!

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May 28, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Svein,

Many people think it's not the most budget-friendly option, as regular park hours are more limited on party days than otherwise, but that is your decision. On party dates, we prefer to spend our day at another park, go back to the hotel to rest/recharge, and then head to Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m. If you are already in the park, you just need to have your MVMCP ticket with you and then around 4 p.m. you can find a cast member distributing party wristbands.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2015 at 12:29 a.m. Nicolle Says...

Hey!

How do they(Disney) know who is there that purchased MVMCP tickets and who didn't?

Do they somehow remove the guests from the park that didn't purchase tickets?

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Oct 8, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicolle,

Party attendees are given wristbands. Those that do not have wristbands are directed to the exits when the party starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2015 at 10:16 p.m. Courtney Says...

Tuesday Nov 10 or Thursday Nov 12. Would you choose one over the other for MVMCP? I have read conflicting information on the crowds for the dates we would like to go... Nov 8 (Sunday) - Nov 14 (Saturday)...any incite would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Apr 24, 2015 at 7:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Both of those dates should be good. Tuesdays are generally better, but we are predicting slightly fewer crowds overall for the parks on that Thursday.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2015 at 2:29 a.m. Mandie Says...

Hi, in that same line of question, we are planning to go on 11/13. What do you think about a Friday night? And I'm a little shocked at the ticket price- $309 for my family of 4 to attend! Do you think it's worth the $$?? For $40 we could get an extra park day. Is it worth the extra $260?

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Apr 27, 2015 at 3:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandie,

I expect the Friday nights will be busy, but not as busy as the Friday nights in December. Whether it's worth it is a relative question. If you think your family would really enjoy the Christmas entertainment and meeting the characters in their holiday duds, I would say yes, but it's a personal decision. Let us know what you decide!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. Stephanie French Says...

Hi!,

We are "planning" on going to the party on Dec 1. Is the price we pay in addition to the park admission?

Thanks!

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Apr 22, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

If you plan on going to Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m. you will need regular admission. If you are just going to the party, then all you need is a party ticket.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2015 at 1:50 a.m. Christa Says...

Hi, we are taking my 8 year old son to Disney for the first time. Which do you think would be the better date to get tickets for MVMCP Dec 1 or Dec 3.

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Apr 21, 2015 at 7:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christa,

I would recommend December 3.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. Stacy K Says...

I see that you recommend Dec 3rd (Thurs) over Dec 1st (Tues) -- can I ask why? I have read that Tuesdays are typically lower crowds than Thursdays. But - I also read a review on another site from someone who was there the 1st Tues in Dec last year that said it was packed. This leads me to also ask - if we arrive on Dec 3rd, would you recommend that over Dec 6th? Thank you for all of your assistance :)

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Apr 22, 2015 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

Dec. 3 is recommended, because Dec. 1 is so close to the busy Thanksgiving week that some families will extend their stay to attend that first party after T-Day. I would choose Dec. 3 over Dec. 6.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Tiffany Says...

Going to Disney World Nov 11 – 18, 2015. Which would be a better day for MVMCP, Thursday (Nov 12), Friday (Nov 13), Sun (Nov 15), or Tues (Nov 17)? Is one day of the week better than another? Thank you in advance.

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Apr 21, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany,

I would go on Nov. 17 or Nov. 12. Fridays and Sundays will generally be more crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2015 at 10:38 p.m. Stacy Says...

Planning a trip to WDW Dec 3rd-10th -- was thinking of going to the Christmas Party on Sunday 12/6 -- thoughts? Last year the Christmas Parade was taping on Monday and Tuesday (7th/8th) so we were thinking of avoiding the party that Tuesday due to that. Thoughts?

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Apr 20, 2015 at 7:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

That Sunday should be OK. I would say that the Christmas Parade taping is best avoided in general, but I don't think it's likely to interrupt the Christmas party.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2015 at 9:53 p.m. Dee Says...

Can you tell me if the party tickets will be loaded on to the magicband?

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dee,

It's possible they will be as ours were last year. It's also possible you might need to enter the ticket numbers manually. You could also reach out to Disney directly.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 15, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. Melanie Says...

Hello! I have three young daughters (5,5, and almost 2) and they usually go to bed around 8-9pm. I’m not sure if the youngest can stay up much later than that and be okay the next day. Is there a schedule of events somewhere with times listed? Will it even be worth if for us if we are only able to stay a few hours? Thanks so much!

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Apr 16, 2015 at 7:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

I have added the expected schedule of events and times to the top of this post. In your case, I think you would want to get to the park by 4 p.m. to maximize your time. I think it's still worth it even if you leave early, but I would try to stay for the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. or at least watch them from the boat back to Ticket and Transportation Center.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 8:59 p.m. AJ Says...

Hi

We are trying to decide if we should get day tickets too. If we brought day tickets do you see the same parade and fireworks as what is on in the evening? If this is the case what difference is the evening offering? Also if you buy a day ticket what's to say you can't stay and watch the evening parade, not sure I'm understanding how it works

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Apr 15, 2015 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AJ,

The parade and fireworks shows are different on party nights, with the Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes shown on those nights. If you do not purchase a party ticket, you will be asked to leave at 7 p.m. when the park officially closes for the party. If you are not wearing a party wristband, you will not be allowed to stay.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 8:02 p.m. caryn Says...

First time going to Disneyworld , were going Dec 5 -13 and want to go to the xmas party . any suggestions when the best day to go ill have my 4 year old with me thanks

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caryn,

I would choose Dec. 8 or 10.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 7:14 p.m. Brooke Morrow Says...

Hi, we are considering planning a trip for Nov. 11-15. We have never come to DW during the holiday season, so this would all be new to us. Kids ages 7-13....do you think there is enough extra for them to make it worth the tickets to MVMCP? We have 2 seven year old girls who I think would like to get the extra signatures, but not sure the rest would enjoy that at all. What else is there that makes it different than a regular ticket into the park? Thank you!!

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Apr 15, 2015 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke,

The special events have a different, more festive vibe, and you'll find more Christmas entertainment and holiday cheer. There are free cookies and hot chocolate plus a snow on Main Street. You ultimately have to decide if it's worth it, but we love the parties!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Shantelle Says...

I am so confused. I am going to be in Orlando from December 6th - 13th. If I don't purchase the MVMCP tickets, will my kids get to see anything Christmasy during our visit to Magic Kingdom? Also, if the park is open in the morning for regular ticket holders, will they kick us out for the MVMCP ticket holders?

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Apr 13, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shantelle,

The parks will all be decorated for the holidays, so you don't need to worry about it not feeling Christmasy. If you do not have a party ticket, you will need to leave by 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. Christine Says...

Are there any attractions/rides that will be closed during MVMCP?

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Apr 12, 2015 at 4:47 p.m. cathie Says...

My husband rides on a scooter for his diability. We plan on visiting during Mickeys Very Merry Christmas in November with our grandson. Are there any special places people in wheelchairs or scooters can go to see the parade and attractions better?

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Apr 14, 2015 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathie,

Yes, most parades and shows offer special viewing areas for those with mobile disabilities. They are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should plan to arrive early. The viewing spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed. Here is more info:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plain-text/mobility-disabilities/

Mommy Frog

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Apr 11, 2015 at 4:08 p.m. belen Says...

Hola! Yo voy a viajar a Orlando del 14 al 27. Ya fui a Disney el año pasado, por ello este año pensabamos recorrer solamente dos parques; Magic y Hollywood. Recien me entero de este festival que hay por Navidad, al cual me encantaría concurrir. Mi pregunta es la siguiente, si compro tickets para dos días y aparte el del ingreso al festival, por entrar antes al parque con mi ticket diario, me permiten entrar con el del festival? Mi duda es si solo con el boleto de este evento se puede ingresar al parque o tambien se necesita un ticket diario. Magic es uno de los parques que mas nos costo recorrer y creo que hasta las 7 no se llega a recorrer, por eso queria saber si se me agotaba mi ticket o no. También quisiera un consejo de en qué fecha concurrir al evento o que día de la semana es mejor. Muchas gracias

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Apr 15, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hola , necesitará un boleto partido aparte para entrar en el parque durante el partido . Con un billete de grupo , se puede entrar en el parque a las 4 pm Si desea introducir antes de ese tiempo , tendrá la admisión regular al parque . Espero que esto ayude!

Leap

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Apr 10, 2015 at 8:28 p.m. Anna Says...

Hey,

Question about fastpasses from 4-7 at the Christmas party... If we only have tickets for 5 days and will be going to MVMCP on the 6th day (during the middle of our stay).. Will we only get 5 days worth of fastpasses and therefore not get to use FP one park day if we use them at the Christmas Party? Sorry if that doesn't make sense!!

Thank you!

Anna

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Yes, if you use your 5 FastPass+ days in advance, you will not have any left for the Christmas Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. Maggie Says...

Hi! Probably someone already asked this but... what happens after the 18th? I'll be arriving the 19th and I was hopping to attend the party.

Thanks!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maggie,

There are no more parties after the 18th.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. Candace Says...

Hi there !

I love referring to your site for information ...

This year we are attending both the Halloween and Christmas parties

From your experience how is the crowd for nov 10th (Tuesday night )

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace,

The 10th should be a good night to visit the party!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Stacey Says...

So I read in one of the comment replies that "Mickey's One Upon a Christmas Time Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks will be shown nightly after the last Christmas party during the week of Christmas." We'll be down there 12/16 to 12/23. We're 28 & 30, no kids, and could totally squeeze in a good amount of rides from 4pm to midnight (which would also help our trip budget!). I'm debating between just doing tickets to MVMCP on the 17th or 18th vs a full regular day in the park a few days later. If the Parade and Fireworks were the parts we wanted to see most about MVMCP, would it make more sense to wait til MVMCP ends (19th? 20th? 21st?) so we can have a full day at the park and see the special parade and fireworks included in a regular day's admission? What would you recommend?

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Apr 13, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

You are correct about the parade and fireworks show being shown after the parties end. What you could do is plan to attend the party on the 17th for the lower ride wait times, and skip the parade and fireworks. Then return to Magic Kingdom a few days later when the parks are busier to watch the Christmas parade and fireworks.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. Kelly Says...

If we purchase tickets just for the Christmas party we're allowed into MK at 4pm and have access to everything?

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Apr 8, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Yes, you can!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 12, 2015 at 4:54 p.m. LeAnn Says...

We are going to be at disney from dec. 12-19 2015. Which MVMCP should we attend? Soooo excited!!!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi LeAnn,

I would recommend Dec. 15 as the best of those days to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 4:32 p.m. Kristin Says...

The tickets are on sale!! I purchased mine this morning!!

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Apr 7, 2015 at 5:22 p.m. Claire Durrant Says...

We were planning to go to magic kingdom during the day then attend the party. The cost is huge for both, but we are coming from the uk and I want to make sure we don't miss out on things. I'm prepared for a long day and have been before so I know what that involves but we have never done the evening events. Do you think we could get to see most of the park/rides if we arrived at 4pm and make the most of the Xmas events? Or should be just do both and deal with the cost?! Help!

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Apr 8, 2015 at 3:56 p.m. Victoria Says...

Claire Durrant

What time do you arrive. Have you thought about just buying the holiday party ticket and going to the different resorts during the day to kill time until you are able to enter the park about 3-4 on the on the holiday park ticket.

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Apr 8, 2015 at 7:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

I really don't think you can experience most of the rides and the Christmas events from 4 p.m. to midnight. You have a better chance if you skip out on meeting characters. Personally, this is one of the highlights for us, and we wouldn't want to miss it! How busy the park is during the party will also be a big factor in determining how much you get to experience.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2015 at 5:13 p.m. Sara Says...

I'm confused about the best day to go. I'm going at the same time another person noted (Nov.28-Dec.5) and you advised them to go on Sunday over Thursday. I've heard that the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov.30 this year) is really crowded due to there being no parties during the holiday week.

So what's your final thought on this? Which party during the week following Thanksgiving is least crowded?

Thanks!

Sara

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Apr 7, 2015 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

I stand corrected! Yes, the first party after Thanksgiving is expected to be crowded, followed by Thursday, then Tuesday.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. Sara Says...

Just bought my party tickets for Tuesday Dec. 1!Should probably make my hotel reservations now!! And, of course, buy my park tickets from Undercover Tourist! :)

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Apr 9, 2015 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yes! We'd love that :)

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Apr 8, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. Sara Says...

Thanks so much for clearing that up for me Mommy Frog!!!

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Mar 30, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hello!

Any word on when tickets will go on sale? A friend of mine called today and was told the show on December 18th was already sold out, but I haven't seen anything about them even going on sell. That is the only day that my family could go, so I am really crossing my fingers that they aren't sold out!

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Mar 31, 2015 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Tickets have not gone on sale, so I don't see how Dec. 18 could be sold out. We know that it will be April, but no exact date. I would keep checking!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2015 at 5:04 p.m. Jessica Says...

I plan to purchase Christmas party tickets for a Tuesday assuming they are available. What activity do you suggest doing the day of the Christmas party, prior to the 4pm entry time?

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Mar 31, 2015 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

If it's a warm, sunny day, you could head to the pool, but during Christmas, one of our favorite things to do is to tour the deluxe resort hotels' and see their Christmas trees and decorations. You could also head to Downtown Disney, do some shopping, have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2015 at 8:22 p.m. Munda Says...

Will be our guest be open for dinner during the Mickeys Christmas party? Because if we can get in at 4:00 pm will be able to book dinner resv? thanks

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Mar 31, 2015 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Munda,

Yes, it will be open during the party.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2015 at 7:31 a.m. Munda Says...

Thanks Mommy Frog so excited to come. Also a little birdie advised me Free Dine will open to Disney Visa Card Holders Next week.. (Hope this true.. lol)

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Mar 27, 2015 at 1:22 p.m. Claire Jones Says...

We are planning to go to Magic Kingdom in the day then stay on for the party in the evening. I understand I need 2 separate tickets, but do they offer any discount on the day ticket given you couldn't stay as late as normal if you chose not to stay for the party? Thanks

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Mar 29, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. Lisa Says...

To me this seems like too much. It is a lot of walking and that could make for a very long day!!

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Mar 29, 2015 at 12:58 a.m. Casey Says...

We thought about doing this as well, but decided to save the day on our tickets. Goin on a tour of the resorts to see the decorations instead!

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Mar 27, 2015 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

No, unfortunately there is no discount on tickets if you are visiting Magic Kingdom during the day and then staying for the party.

Mommy Frog

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Mar 26, 2015 at 4:09 a.m. Jill Says...

Hello :) so I notice this article and the recent questions are a ways from today date but I was wondering if tickets release dates for this party have been rumored or announced yet? I'm waiting on the military salute tickets to possibly be announced and I'm sure it will, and want to purchase the party tickets ASAP because if I wait for the salute tickets to buy the party tickets I'm afraid it'll be too late

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Mar 26, 2015 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

They have not yet been announced. We will report it when they do!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. Matt Says...

Hi,

My family was travelling to Disney World November 14-21. We have never gone during the Christmas season, and are planning to definitely attend MVMCP. I was trying to decide between Tuesday or Thursday of that week to attend. What date do you feel will be least crowded? In addition, do you have any tips regarding the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? My daughter will be 4 so this is her first time to visit the BBB. We have heard that it is best to make reservations for as early in the day as possible. We will have dining reservations for Cinderellas Royal Table that evening so I didn't want to have her appointment too early as I feel that a 4 year old will look extremely disheveled for the pictures with the princesses.

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Mar 31, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. Tamara Says...

No need to worry about your princess looking disheveled by evening. Her hair do will last a couple days without moving! Lol. Just wipe her face and go. You could always have her take off her princess dress for a little while in the afternoon then put it back on for dinner.

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Mar 26, 2015 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

I would choose Tuesday over Thursday for crowds. We have https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/review-the-royal-treatment-at-the-bibbidi-bobbidi-boutique/ that offers more information about the experience! I would suggest booking this as soon as your 180-day window opens up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 23, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hello!!

I will be heading to Disney with the family for the week of Thanksgiving. We are going an additional day early, November 20, just to go to the event. I am wondering if you know of the actual dates tickets go on sale or where they can be purchased? I was assuming they would be able to be purchased on my Disney. I am very afraid of getting locked out of this date since we won't have any other options.

Thanks so much!!

Amanda

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Mar 23, 2015 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

The actual date tickets go on sale has not yet been released. Typically, they don't sell out immediately, so I think you will be OK.

Mommy Frog

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Mar 21, 2015 at 2:38 p.m. Jenny g Says...

Party fastpass question. If we are going to Party and arrive at 4, can we make fastpass+ reservations for the 4-7 hours? In advance? At the park? Thank you

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Mar 23, 2015 at 7:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

Yes, you can :)

Mommy Frog

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Mar 19, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. Kristen Says...

Hi,

I am planning on going Dec. 17th. It will just be me and my boyfriend no children. Is it something worth seeing for adults and where should we purchase tickets.

Thanks,

Kristen

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Mar 27, 2015 at 7:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

Tickets have not yet gone on sale, but they are expected to some time in April. We don't yet know the date. I definitely think it's worth visiting, even without kiddos, and lots of fun for grownups too!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2015 at 2:07 p.m. Nick Says...

Hi

We fly in from the UK on the 17th Dec this year and were planning on (hopefully) getting tickets for the 18th. One question though, why is the 18th the latest date? Are any of the special events (parades/fireworks etc) available after this date?

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Mar 14, 2015 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

After this time, Magic Kingdom gets very crowded as many people visit during the holiday. Mickey's One Upon a Christmas Time Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks will be shown nightly after the last Christmas party during the week of Christmas.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2015 at 12:29 p.m. 1ST TIME VISITOR Says...

Hi there, We are traveling to Disney this year from Nov 28 - Dec 5. We are considering the MVMCP but going back and forth. Is it true that if you DON'T have a ticket to the MVMCP and you are at Magic Kingdom that day as just a regular guest that you get "kicked out" at 7 PM? Therefore shortening our day by several hours if we don't attend the party? Thanks :)

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Mar 16, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. FloridaGirl1218 Says...

At 7:00 you will not be permitted to do anything - not even buy your children a drink from any of the shops. Be prepared to be done promptly at 7:00 (trust me).

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Mar 14, 2015 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, if you don't have a party ticket, you will be politely directed to the exits at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 1, 2015 at 2:25 a.m. Donny Says...

I understand the having to leave the park at 7. What do they do if you are at dinner already. LIke if we have Royal Table reservations at 6 or Be Our Guest at 6. Neither one would probably be done at 7. Do we finish our dinner and then leave. Will definitely be in MK that day but my kids go to bed at like 8 so thinking to not do the party .

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May 1, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donny,

You will be fine. If you end your dinner in the park after 7 p.m., you would then need to leave, and don't be surprised if several cast members politely direct you to the exit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 10, 2015 at 11:26 p.m. carla Says...

Hi, I will be visiting Disney the week of Nov 7-14, 2015 with my 9 & 2 yr old sons. What day would be the best one for us to attend the Christmas party, as far as lighter crowds go?

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Mar 16, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carla,

Sounds like fun! The party on the 10th would be the best day to visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. Jodi Says...

I'll be traveling with 2 toddlers and my parents and in laws-,12/5-12/12. What night do you think would be the best choice for the mvmcp? I need to balance out crowds with taxing out my kids by keeping them up to 10 (we would only stay at the party until 9:30 or so). Sunday we are going to animal kingdom, and Tuesday/thurs would be mk days anyway (we leave the park by dinner time anyway). Thank you!

Thank you!

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Mar 23, 2015 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodi,

That Tuesday, Dec. 8, would be the better day. Sounds like you have a plan to keep kiddos and parents happy :)

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2015 at 12:34 a.m. Jodi Says...

Thank you! I was thinking Tuesday would be the best day too followed by a relaxing day... :)

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Mar 10, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. Susan Says...

Looking ahead at the crowd calendar for Nov 12/13 of this year do you really recommend Fri over Thursday for the party? We arrive Wednesday so either is an option but I would have thought weeknight based on the article above. I'm just trying to map out our schedule. Thank you!

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Mar 16, 2015 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Thursday is the better day to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 7, 2015 at 3:14 a.m. Brooke Says...

What's the best day of the week for the party, and is December or November better crowd wise? We wanna go we wanna go low crowd time

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Mar 9, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke,

The first week in December is usually good, and weekdays are better than those on Fridays and Sundays.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 25, 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Wisjen6 Says...

Our family of 7 is taking a 2015 trip Thanksgiving though December 6th. Do you recommended we do the MVMCP on Sunday or Thursday crowd wise?? Also, if we want to go into the park before 4 do we need to have a park pass and then if we decide to wait until 4 does the party ticket work as our park pass or do we need one of those too? (first timer at party) Thanks in advance

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Mar 2, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I would recommend Thursday over Sunday, in this case, because many people will stay from the holiday week to experience this party. If you want to enter before 4 p.m., you need regular park admission in addition to the party ticket. If you enter after 4 p.m., all you need is the party ticket. Hope this helps! It's a great party.

Mommy Frog

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Feb 21, 2015 at 4:32 a.m. Leann Says...

Hi,

Do you have a rough estimate for what MVMCP tickets will be? (Or what they cost in 2014?) I would like to start planning our trip.

Thanks so much!

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Feb 23, 2015 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leann,

Most likely they will go on sale in the summer. They were $67+ tax if you purchased them in advance last year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2015 at 6:31 p.m. Maria Says...

We are trying to plan our trip this year so we can trick or treat on Halloween at MNSSHP and we also want to go to MVMCP. Is the first Christmas party usually the weekend after Halloween?

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Mar 3, 2015 at 7:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Hope you have seen the update with this year's dates for the parties. There was a little bit of a change for this year. The last MNSSHP is Nov. 1, and the first MVMCP is Nov. 8.

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Sounds like a great plan! The first Christmas party is usually held the Friday after Halloween. If Disney keeps the same dates, that would be Nov. 6.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 15, 2015 at 8:42 p.m. Courtney Says...

Hi there,

In anticipation for the 2015 dates, do you know how long it takes the first night's show to sell out? If dates are similar to last year, we're hoping to purchase tickets to the party for Nov 7th so i want to be ready :) Wasn't sure if it was a matter of hours, weeks, months, etc.

Thank you!

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Feb 16, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Tickets won't be on sale for several more months, and typically the dates that sell out in advance do so days or a couple of weeks in advance of the actual party date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2014 at 1:58 p.m. Karina Says...

Hello!

I have a question about the Party Pass, as in what is the party pass! Also, since there is no fast pass, how packed will the rides be? And regarding the park being open at 4 for the Christmas party, if me and my family stay in the park the whole day, will be have to leave and then come back in? Please let me know the best way to do this, as in should I leave the park at 3 and then wait in line to re-enter? Or just stay in the park? Thank you for your time! :)

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Feb 11, 2015 at 11:23 p.m. Angie Says...

Do you know when dates for 2015 Very Merry Christmad Party will be released and tickets available for purchase? What is the price per ticket? We are traveling there November 28- dec 4. Thanks.

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Feb 12, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

The dates are normally announced around May and then tickets usually go on sale some time after that. We will let you know when they do!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2014 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

There is no party pass. You would need a party ticket to stay for the party, and since you will already be in the park, you won't have to leave. You will simply need to show your party ticket and get a party wristband. Waits for the ride should be minimal after the party officially starts at 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2014 at 12:50 a.m. Quarries Says...

What time is the fireworks usually?

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Dec 15, 2014 at 7:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

The fireworks are at 9:30 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 11, 2014 at 4:29 a.m. Lindsay Says...

Hello! I'm taking my 2 year old this weekend. We plan on getting there right at 4pm when the park allows you in. Mall I need is the mickeys very merry Christmas ticket to get in, right? I don't also need a park ticket. Also, any advice with going with a toddler? Thank you!

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Dec 11, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

Yes, all you need is the party ticket. Definitely bring your stroller, check the forecast and dress accordingly. It does get chilly in the evenings! Try to do something relaxing during the day so the toddler isn't too worn out once the party starts. Let us know how it goes!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 11, 2014 at 1:33 a.m. Kurt Says...

We have had an annual pass in the past and are purchasing another to go over Christmas break. I am trying to find more info on the Christmas Party to see what makes it worth the extra cost. We always enjoy the parks, but the kids are not into shows too much. What does the party have that would make me want to spend the extra money??

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Dec 9, 2014 at 10 p.m. Michael Says...

We are staying at a disney resort Thursday and Friday and our two friends staying with us had already bought their MVMCP tix but when I went to go buy my two tix, they were sold out! I am also a vaction club member. Any suggestions?

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Dec 10, 2014 at 2:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

Unfortunately, we don't have a good suggestion for this.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 6, 2014 at 9:44 p.m. Mac Says...

Going to the party on dec 18 but staying in disney for 7 days. Is it worth going to the party twice or can you get to everything in one night? Taking kids 4&7

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Dec 8, 2014 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mac,

You should be able to experience most of the party highlights in one evening. If you have never visited Magic Kingdom before, I suggest you plan visit on another day as well to experience all of the attractions.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2014 at 10:13 a.m. linda hampshire Says...

what is the best way to tour the hotels the next day after the Christmas party?Just hop on the monorail? we are going this friday, 12/5 with our almost 3 yr old grandaughter and are so excited.

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Dec 4, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

Sounds like fun!

Hopping on the Monorail will get to you to most of them. You would need to take boat, car or bus to get to Disney's Wilderness Lodge and bus or car to get to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Mommy Frog

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Dec 3, 2014 at 6:59 p.m. Brooke Says...

Will Winnie the Pooh meet and greets be happening during the party and will they be dressed in holiday attire?

Pooh is my favorite and I was lucky enough to get pictures with him in his adorable bumble bee costume at the Halloween party :)

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Dec 4, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke,

Pooh will be there along with Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet, and they will be dressed for the season!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 3, 2014 at 6:29 a.m. Isabel Says...

Thank you for all the advice! Going to the party with our 3 yr. old son on the 14th! Can't wait! And to all the parents with little kids, it is worth it, yes they may fall asleep from all the fun, but it is definitely worth it! Just bring a stroller or rent one. :)

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Dec 1, 2014 at 4:39 p.m. John Says...

Hi,

Do you know if parking is included with the MVMCP ticket? Or if not, how much it will be for the evening?

I have tickets booked for the evening of the 9th December.

Thank you.

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Dec 2, 2014 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

Parking is not included with the party or regular admission, and it is $17 a day. If you visit any of the other parks before Magic Kingdom, save your receipt so that you only pay once.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2014 at 9:29 p.m. sarah Says...

do you need a seperate ticket to MVMCP?

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

Yes, this is a separate ticket, but you do not need to also purchase regular admission to attend.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2014 at 5:14 p.m. john Says...

We will be going to the Christmas party. This will be our first time going to Disney. I would like for the kids to be able to ride some rides and see what all is there. Are the regular passes going to be discounted those days since they are only good untill 7pm?

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

No, regular admission is not discounted, but if it helps, those shorter days of the party are usually much less crowded than the non-party days for that reason.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 28, 2014 at 5:02 a.m. Magen Says...

So Annaughty and Elsa will be at fairytale hall during mickeys merry Christmas celebration? How late into the night are they there? Thanks!

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Magen,

They are available until 11:30 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2014 at 1:57 a.m. Andrea Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

I have planned to go to orlando with my sisters and cousin from Dec 16th - 19th so I would like to know wich is the best order to visit the 4 parks and also the MVMCP or the other christmas events during those days.

Also, my cousin has leucemia, she is 12 years olds but gets tired too fast for the walking. Its her dream to visit Disney Parks so I want to know if there is a chance she can have a wheelchair for the day at each park for an extra fee.

Thanks :)

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Nov 24, 2014 at 6:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

Sounds like you are all in for some fun!!! Here's how I would do it based on our crowd calendar. Note that Disney's Animal Kingdom is not recommended on Tuesday, but the MVMCP will be less crowded on the 16th than the 19th.

Tuesday: Disney's Animal Kingdom in the morning; MVMCP at 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Disney's Hollywood Studios

Thursday: Epcot

Friday: Magic Kingdom

For your cousin, wheelchairs are available to rent in the parks on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you would need to get there early to rent them. You cannot take these outside of the park. If you park hop, you would be able to show your receipt and only pay once for the day. If you are staying at a Disney World resort, each resort has a limited number of wheelchairs guests may use for their stay, including at the parks, for free.

Additionally, if you want to guarantee that you will have a wheelchair, you might consider renting it from an outside company. Many will deliver to and pick up from your hotel room.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2014 at 8:59 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Hello!

Thanks for all of the great info!

We will be arriving Dec 18th. We have bought tickets for the Christmas party on the 19th. I have 2 boys, 5 and 2. Do you have any suggestions or MUST dos for us? We are frequent visitors but this is our first Christmas party! Any advice will be appreciated!

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Nov 24, 2014 at 6:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

You should definitely make time to meet some of the holiday characters since you don't get to see them dressed up for Christmas often. The character dance parties are also a fun way to see some of the other characters, and they run most of the evening, so you can just drop in when it makes sense. I would also make sure to see Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 21, 2014 at 6:59 p.m. tamieka Says...

Thank u for the site!! Im an taking my 3yrs old daughter and my friends 3yr old son for the party. My daughter had a gret time her 1st visit and is so excited to go back. See is obsessed with princess's and is finally tall enough for more rides. Will most be opened and what spots to do recommend for interaction. We will be there early Dec at 4pm!! Not sure where else to go outside magic kingdom==off beaten path Christmas celebrations.

Are we able to freely tour the resorts? Budget fun!

thank you

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Nov 21, 2014 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tamieka,

Sounds like fun for you and the 3-year-olds! Yes, you can tour the resorts for free. Be sure to stop by Disney's Contemporary Resort to see the "Frozen" gingerbread castle. Most of the rides are open during the party, and she will find Rapunzel and Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall with Aurora and Snow White nearby across from the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Tiana meets at the Gazebo across from Sleepy Hollow near the entrance to Frontierland. The princes will be with them, so this is an extra special treat.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 21, 2014 at 12:29 a.m. Cricket Says...

Hi!

I've read your review and your comments - thanks so much for having this page. It's been such a big help! A couple of questions (we have tickets for MVMC tomorrow night!): do you know exactly which princesses (and princes) will be joining Cinderella/Rapunzel at 7:00pm? My daughter loves all the princesses and I was hoping there would be some harder to find ones (Pocahontas, in particular). And is it just one line to meet ALL the princesses? We've done Cinderella/Rapunzel and Anna/Elsa already on this trip, but still have yet to see some of the other ones. We'll probably catch some tomorrow while in EPCOT, so I'm trying to figure out if this needs to be a priority for tomorrow night. Also, I'd love to catch the 7 dwarfs! Is their spot confirmed for this year? Do you know if they do autographs? Do Scrooge and Jack do autographs? I know, lots of questions, but I so appreciate your help! Our older daughter is almost 3 and our younger daughter is just 3 months! It helps to have a plan in place :)

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Nov 21, 2014 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cricket,

Only Rapunzel and Cinderella will be meeting with their princes at Princess Fairytale Hall. A separate line will include Elsa and Anna. Aurora and Snow White meet across from the Seven Dwarfs Mine train with their princes. Pochahontas will not be at the party, but the Seven Dwarfs will be and meet right outside of the new ride.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 26, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.