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Our Guide To Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

The Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

While Magic Kingdom is magical any time of year, it’s especially so during the holidays when the Christmas decorations come out and everyone gets into the spirit! Of course, one of the highlights of the season and one of most popular Disney World events at Magic Kingdom is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The party is similar to Mickey’s Not So Very Scary Halloween Party and is also a separately ticketed event, which means you must purchase a party ticket to attend.

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 thorough, so we've added some helpful links to take you to key topics ... or you can just keep reading :)

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

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Advance Ticket Prices By Date

Ticket prices vary depending on the day you plan on attending. Prices listed are listed without tax. Child price is age 3-9. Children under 3 are free.

  • November 9 – $94 Adult/$89 Child
  • November 10 – $95 Adult/$90 Child
  • November 12, 14, 16 – $89 Adult/$84 Child
  • November 17, 26, 28, December 1, 3, 5, 7 – $95 Adult/$90 Child
  • December 8 – $99 Adult/$94 Child
  • December 10, 12, 14 – $95 Adult/$90 Child
  • December 15 – $99 Adult/$94 Child
  • December 17 – $95 Adult/$90 Child
  • December 19, 21, 22 – $109 Adult/$104 Child

We are not selling the Disney Christmas party tickets, but you can purchase them here.

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

This pricing is the strongest indicator of what Disney expects to be its busiest days. 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. 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 about all of Disney World's holiday events, check out our full guide.

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

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. You'll need a little extra time to get through bag check and ticketing, so have all of your bags open and your tickets handy.Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Mickey s Very Merry Christmas Party - Cinderella Castle

Last year, guests at the party were treated to a new castle stage show called "Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration." It included medleys of holiday tunes, both classic and contemporary, and features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, who were celebrating just a few days before Christmas. Woody, Jessie, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice, the White Rabbit and many more stop by! A

Most of the park attractions do stay open throughout the party, but since there are so many wondrous happenings that you don't normally see at Magic Kingdom, we try to experience as many attractions as we can before the party starts.

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.

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Mickey s Very Merry Christmas Party - 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, 8:15 p.m.
  • Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration, 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 12 a.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 7:40 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:45 p.m.

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Disney will be offering a Holiday Wishes dessert premium package for this event. Details are expected to be unveiled soon for this add-on dessert buffet for the Mickey Christmas party.

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

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017The most in-demand characters include the Seven Dwarfs, who last year took up camp in Storybook Circus (along with Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Scrooge McDuck and Santa Goofy).  Jack Skellington, dressed in his Sandy Claws suit, was in the gazebo near the bridge between Cinderella Castle and Liberty Square. Snow White and Aurora, along with their princes, are meeting up behind Cinderella Castle near the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Santa Claus was up near City Hall on Main Street. Do note that most of the characters don’t come out to their special locations until the party officially starts, but you can (and should) get in line early for the most in-demand characters.

Since you cannot use Fastpass+ during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, it’s crucial to make a plan if you want to meet the most in-demand characters.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

One of the big highlights of the night is Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, which runs twice each evening of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This is your chance to catch dancing gingerbread men and reindeer, and the big man himself — Santa — aboard his sleigh, along with plenty of your favorite Disney characters.

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 2016 - Cinderella and Charming

There are plenty of great spots to watch Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade. Some of our favorite spots are in front of Cinderella Castle facing the bridge from Liberty Square, along Main Street and in the Town Square hub looking down toward the castle, but just know that if you want to watch the first parade from this location, you’ll need to get a spot at least  30 minutes in advance (earlier if you want to be front row). You’ll be able to watch the “Celebrate the Season” Castle Stage Show while you wait for your first location, and you can catch the fireworks from the same spot afterward.

The second show is always much less crowded if you’re OK with the kiddos staying up so late.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 Entertainment & Rides

A Frozen Holiday Wish

Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

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

Jiminy Cricket narrates this amazing Disney fireworks show. We like the spot in the middle of Main Street U.S.A. next to Casey’s Corner, but the show can be seen all around the park. For the first time in Magic Kingdom history, guests can wear light up "Glow With the Show" ear hats in sync with the show during this year's "Holiday Wishes!"

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Cinderella Castle Icicles

“Celebrate the Season” Show

Mickey presents Minnie with her present with a little help from Goofy, Donald and the gang in this twist on The Nutcracker, which takes place on the Castle Forecourt Stage.

“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” Show

"A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” takes place on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland and features Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski and Stitch in this musical review. 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.

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

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales With Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • "it's a small world"
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Stitch's Great Escape
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Barbara,

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

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi Maria,

Yes, FastPass+ will be available at that time.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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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FrogBlog May 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Lisa,

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

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Lindsay,

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

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Heidi,

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

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Shannon Apr 19, 2017 at midnight

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

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

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

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

Hi Jessica,

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

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Mickeys Most Merriest Celebration?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All that is totally false

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

Hi Melanie,

Yes and yes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi David,

Yes, you just need to link the tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Stacy,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

Hi Karen,

Yes, that is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi Stacy,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Single traveler Nov 10, 2016 at 7:07 p.m.

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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Nicole Oct 20, 2016 at 11:08 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 21, 2016 at 9:56 a.m.

Hi Nicole,

Yes, re-entry is allowed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Kyle Oct 19, 2016 at 1:45 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2016 at 9:51 a.m.

Hi Kyle,

Reach out to Disney directly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Yinping Rue Oct 13, 2016 at 6:44 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2016 at 9:59 a.m.

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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Flgirl Oct 13, 2016 at 5:54 p.m.

How early do you recommend buying tickets for the party on December 15th? Historically, about when do they sell out?

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2016 at 9:58 a.m.

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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Nicole Oct 13, 2016 at 2:35 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2016 at 3:59 p.m.

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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Brian Oct 11, 2016 at 10:25 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.

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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Brian Nov 27, 2016 at 1:37 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 28, 2016 at 12:51 p.m.

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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Amy Oct 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 11, 2016 at 12:44 p.m.

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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Jen Oct 7, 2016 at 1:58 p.m.

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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Danielle Oct 10, 2016 at 1:17 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 7, 2016 at 11:34 a.m.

Hi Jen,

The race should not impact parking at Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Ashlyn Simon Oct 3, 2016 at 7:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 11, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.

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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Cynthia Oct 2, 2016 at 4:56 a.m.

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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Suzanne Oct 3, 2016 at 6:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 3, 2016 at 10:36 a.m.

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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Erica Sep 27, 2016 at 2:38 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 7, 2016 at 3:10 p.m.

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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Becky Sep 27, 2016 at 2:35 p.m.

Do guests dress up in fancy dress for the Christmas party ?

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FrogBlog Oct 7, 2016 at 3:10 p.m.

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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Jason Sep 22, 2016 at 9:25 a.m.

I have purchased tickets for regular park admission as well as the party. Where do we get the wristbands?

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FrogBlog Oct 3, 2016 at 12:56 p.m.

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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Matt Sep 18, 2016 at 1:09 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 3, 2016 at 1:02 p.m.

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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cheryl Sep 6, 2016 at 9:53 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Hi Cheryl,

No, you do not need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Kendell Oct 2, 2016 at 3:43 a.m.

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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Francine Nov 6, 2016 at 6:23 p.m.

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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Christine Sep 17, 2016 at 12:37 p.m.

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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Meredith Aug 30, 2016 at 9:22 p.m.

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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Robin Fugate Sep 8, 2016 at 2:40 a.m.

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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Bethany Gohres Aug 18, 2016 at 10:58 p.m.

How early do people get on the parade line for good seats?

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FrogBlog Aug 22, 2016 at 9:03 a.m.

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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Jenn Aug 1, 2016 at 3:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 9, 2016 at 12:49 p.m.

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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M. T. Jul 29, 2016 at 1:05 p.m.

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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Julie Corbett Jul 28, 2016 at 7:22 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 8, 2016 at 11:22 a.m.

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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Amelie Jul 25, 2016 at 2:07 p.m.

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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Alyssia Aug 9, 2016 at 4:34 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 2, 2016 at 2:03 p.m.

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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Reginaldo Jul 16, 2016 at 2:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 18, 2016 at 12:34 p.m.

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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cassie Jul 3, 2016 at 6:48 p.m.

Hello,

If you had to decide between December 16th or 18th for the MVMCP which would you choose?

Thank you

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FrogBlog Jul 11, 2016 at 1:47 p.m.

Hi Cassie,

I would go for Dec. 16.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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kim Jul 2, 2016 at 7:45 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 11, 2016 at 1:37 p.m.

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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SHELLEY Jun 25, 2016 at 10:07 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 22, 2016 at 1:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 22, 2016 at 1:41 p.m.

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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DebraAnn Jun 24, 2016 at 8:07 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 11, 2016 at 1:22 p.m.

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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Janelle Jun 22, 2016 at 5:28 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 11, 2016 at 8:52 a.m.

Hi Janelle,

You can get in at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nicole Jun 18, 2016 at 7:13 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 11, 2016 at 8:31 a.m.

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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AK Jun 15, 2016 at 8:47 p.m.

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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Brooke Sep 24, 2016 at 3 a.m.

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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Tiffany Jul 8, 2016 at 4:41 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 5, 2016 at 1:50 p.m.

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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Steph Jun 15, 2016 at 2:29 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 5, 2016 at 1:48 p.m.

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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Melissa D. Jun 15, 2016 at 1:28 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 5, 2016 at 1:47 p.m.

Hi Melissa,

How old is your daughter? That will also be a factor.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Lisa D Jun 5, 2016 at 7:39 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 18, 2016 at 10:54 a.m.

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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Boudy Jun 5, 2016 at 12:59 p.m.

Do you need both a MK ticket and the Christmas party ticket to get into the after hour party?

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FrogBlog Jun 17, 2016 at 4:34 p.m.

Hi Boudy,

No, you just need the Christmas Party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sarah Jun 2, 2016 at 5:46 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2016 at 3:53 p.m.

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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Jennifer Smith Jun 1, 2016 at 1 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2016 at 3:35 p.m.

Hi Jennifer,

Yes, you would.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jennifer May 31, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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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Caroline Sep 16, 2016 at 1:32 p.m.

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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Whitney Jul 2, 2016 at 3:31 p.m.

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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AmySparkles May 29, 2016 at 3:50 p.m.

Hey I was wondering if the tickets sell out, how late can I leave it before buying them?

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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2016 at 3:04 p.m.

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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rodgermouse May 26, 2016 at 7:47 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2016 at 1:21 p.m.

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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C May 24, 2016 at 3:24 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 31, 2016 at 3:16 p.m.

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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Cal May 21, 2016 at 2:06 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 30, 2016 at 9:04 a.m.

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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Karla May 20, 2016 at 12:01 a.m.

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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Jennifer Jun 30, 2016 at 1:36 p.m.

We are also going that week and the only day they had tickets left for was that Tuesday evening...

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FrogBlog May 30, 2016 at 8:57 a.m.

Hi Karla,

I think Dec. 6 or 8 would be best.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mitzi Rosales May 18, 2016 at 4:47 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 18, 2016 at 12:16 p.m.

Hi Mitzi,

You would have to leave the park at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Emily May 14, 2016 at 8:41 p.m.

Do they still do the goodnight kiss after the MVMCP?

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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 11:03 a.m.

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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DOwens May 20, 2016 at 4:16 a.m.

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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Dena Way May 13, 2016 at 3 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 11:33 a.m.

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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Christy May 12, 2016 at 7:46 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 2:43 p.m.

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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Kari May 12, 2016 at 5:49 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 2:55 p.m.

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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Christina May 12, 2016 at 2:07 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 3 p.m.

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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Iliana Perez May 10, 2016 at 7:18 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 3:21 p.m.

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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Kristy May 10, 2016 at 12:20 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 29, 2016 at 8:43 a.m.

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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April May 10, 2016 at 3:40 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

Hi April,

We'd go with Nov. 13.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Lou May 10, 2016 at 3:05 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 29, 2016 at 8:37 a.m.

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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Kevin Oct 3, 2016 at 1:46 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 3, 2016 at 10:31 a.m.

Hi Kevin,

You are only allowed to book three FastPass+ reservations per day in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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joie May 9, 2016 at 9:17 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 1:40 p.m.

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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Stacy K May 9, 2016 at 4:58 p.m.

If you had to choose between Nov 10th or Nov 11th for the Christmas Party - which would be your choice?

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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 1:38 p.m.

Hi Stacy,

we think Nov. 10 would be a slightly better day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Shaun May 8, 2016 at 5:02 p.m.

Do annual pass holders get in to party without extra ticket cost?

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FrogBlog May 8, 2016 at 8:19 p.m.

Hi Shaun,

No, but passholders do get discounts on advance tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jen May 7, 2016 at 12:44 p.m.

About how many tickets are sold to each party night? Thnx.

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FrogBlog May 8, 2016 at 8:26 p.m.

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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lisa lee May 12, 2016 at 12:16 a.m.

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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Robyn May 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 17, 2016 at 3:31 p.m.

Hi Robyn,

We would go with Nov. 10.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Lou May 6, 2016 at 2:54 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 29, 2016 at 8:31 a.m.

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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Colin May 6, 2016 at 2:51 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 8, 2016 at 8:33 p.m.

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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jen May 6, 2016 at 12:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 8, 2016 at 8:35 p.m.

Hi Jen,

Yes, going on a party day would be recommended!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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jen May 5, 2016 at 7:49 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 8, 2016 at 8:38 p.m.

Hi Jen,

Yes, this is a good strategy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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JT May 5, 2016 at 2:37 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 12:19 p.m.

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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michelle stephen May 25, 2016 at 3:41 a.m.

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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Sarah May 5, 2016 at 1:51 p.m.

How crowded do you think MVMCP will be on 11/7 compared to the other parties that week?

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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 4:25 p.m.

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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Olivia May 5, 2016 at 1:13 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 12:29 p.m.

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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Ann Marie Wells May 4, 2016 at 9:51 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 4:22 p.m.

Hi Ann Marie,

November or December?

Mommy Frog

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Jenny May 3, 2016 at 9:51 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 8, 2016 at 8:51 p.m.

Hi Jenny,

You will not need a party ticket for that time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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rodgermouse May 3, 2016 at 7:27 a.m.

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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Mrs Ush Jun 10, 2016 at 10:06 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 4:10 p.m.

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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Janet May 2, 2016 at 10:47 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 4:06 p.m.

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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Ann Marie Wells Apr 30, 2016 at 9:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 2:26 p.m.

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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Susan Apr 27, 2016 at 8:05 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 2, 2016 at 12:18 p.m.

Hi Susan,

Most decorations should be in place by the week of Thanksgiving.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mandi Apr 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

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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Jacalyn May 8, 2016 at 2:31 a.m.

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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Michelle May 15, 2016 at 7:25 p.m.

Is it worth the extra $100 to go to the party?

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Jasmine May 17, 2016 at 12:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 26, 2016 at 3:28 p.m.

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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Sara Apr 19, 2016 at 7:31 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 26, 2016 at 3:04 p.m.

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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katie Apr 19, 2016 at 6:11 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 25, 2016 at 2:22 p.m.

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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Melissa Apr 13, 2016 at 8:05 p.m.

If you could go to any of the 2016 parties, which ones would most likely be the least crowded?

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Apr 25, 2016 at 1:23 p.m.

Hi Melissa,

Our pick would be the Nov. 15 party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Alena Apr 12, 2016 at 12:59 a.m.

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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Dawn May 2, 2016 at 4:03 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 25, 2016 at 12:51 p.m.

Hi Alena,

It's not silly—many people plan their visit to do this very thing!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Lisa R Apr 8, 2016 at 7:04 p.m.

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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Claire Apr 20, 2016 at 5:53 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 25, 2016 at 2:26 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 14, 2016 at 3 p.m.

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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Mike Apr 1, 2016 at 5:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 4, 2016 at 1:53 p.m.

Hi Mike,

The 8th would be our pick.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Lauren May 4, 2016 at 7:31 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 4:21 p.m.

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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Jacqueline Mar 30, 2016 at 8:12 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 30, 2016 at 3:51 p.m.

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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Jacqueline Mar 30, 2016 at 9:48 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 4, 2016 at 2:35 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 4, 2016 at 2:35 p.m.

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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Sarah Mar 30, 2016 at 6:45 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 30, 2016 at 3:55 p.m.

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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Kassandra Mar 29, 2016 at 11:29 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2016 at 1:47 p.m.

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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jane May 14, 2016 at 9:55 p.m.

Will they have the Christmas parade on the 20th and 21st of December?

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FrogBlog May 16, 2016 at 11:02 a.m.

Hi Jane,

No, there will not be a Christmas parade on these days.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mona Mar 28, 2016 at 5:18 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2016 at 1:31 p.m.

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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Stephen Mar 25, 2016 at 4:13 p.m.

Is there an ETA on when the Party tickets will be on sale? when was it in 2015?

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FrogBlog Mar 28, 2016 at 9:36 a.m.

Hi Stephen,

There is no ETA. They went on sale in April last year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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silvia cassini Mar 16, 2016 at 7:33 p.m.

Hello,

Do you remember when Disney started selling tickets? Do you have any forecast for this year already?

Thank you,

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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2016 at 3:13 p.m.

Hi Silvia,

We expect these tickets will go on sale some time this spring.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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nixmom Mar 15, 2016 at 2 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2016 at 2:38 p.m.

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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Michael Menten Mar 13, 2016 at 12:52 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 21, 2016 at 10:13 a.m.

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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Lindsay Feb 18, 2016 at 4:01 a.m.

Would you say the party is worth the price if my family is not into character meet and greets?

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FrogBlog Feb 24, 2016 at 6:29 p.m.

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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Amber Pittman Jan 13, 2016 at 3:56 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jan 13, 2016 at 10:13 a.m.

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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Tink Dec 13, 2015 at 3:58 p.m.

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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Kim Apr 4, 2016 at 8:32 p.m.

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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Irasema Dec 11, 2015 at 6:05 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 17, 2015 at 10:47 a.m.

Hi there,

Yes, this is correct as long as you enter after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Katie Apr 7, 2016 at 6:44 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2016 at 2:03 p.m.

Hi Katie,

Yes, that is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Courtney Dec 10, 2015 at 1:41 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 15, 2015 at 11:26 a.m.

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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Tam Dec 9, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 15, 2015 at 11:24 a.m.

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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Steven Dec 7, 2015 at 3:20 p.m.

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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Mike Dec 11, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.

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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Jordan Dec 9, 2015 at 1:48 a.m.

They are saying that December 8th is a recommended day to go, but the 11th will be sold out.

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Gy Dec 7, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 7, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.

Hi Steven,

It is no different. Sold out is sold out in terms of crowd levels.

Mommy Frog

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Jodie Dec 4, 2015 at 9:47 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 7, 2015 at 9:29 a.m.

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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Jim Dec 4, 2015 at 3:49 p.m.

Is FastPass Plus available during the Christmas Party?

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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.

Hi Jim,

No, it is not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Missy Knapp Dec 3, 2015 at 6:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2015 at 12:28 p.m.

Hi Missy,

You are correct! Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Tom Dec 3, 2015 at 3:21 a.m.

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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Walsh Dec 4, 2015 at 1:44 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 3, 2015 at 7:47 a.m.

Hi Tom,

I would reach out to Disney directly on this.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Izabel Dec 1, 2015 at 9:40 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 2, 2015 at 8:44 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 2, 2015 at 8:44 a.m.

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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Disney fan Dec 1, 2015 at 2:20 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2015 at 2:53 p.m.

Hi,

In this case, you only need the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Terrilyn Jones Nov 30, 2015 at 9:29 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.

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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Julie T Nov 30, 2015 at 3:39 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 30, 2015 at 9:50 a.m.

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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Alyssa Nov 30, 2015 at 2:52 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 30, 2015 at 6:48 a.m.

Hi Alyssa,

Yes, you would.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jamie Nov 29, 2015 at 3:36 p.m.

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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Terrie Romaine Dec 7, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 7, 2015 at 7:27 a.m.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Terrie.

Mommy Frog

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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.

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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Beth Nov 27, 2015 at 9:02 p.m.

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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KC Nov 25, 2015 at 12:54 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2015 at 9:53 a.m.

Hi KC,

Yes! All the stores will be open.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Kelly Nov 25, 2015 at 1:57 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 3, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.

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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Laurie Nov 24, 2015 at 7:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 30, 2015 at 9:18 a.m.

Hi Laurie,

Yes, it is a separately ticketed event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jennifer Nov 24, 2015 at 2:44 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 24, 2015 at 7:26 a.m.

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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Kim Nov 23, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.

Are regular park tickets cheaper the day of the party since you must leave at 7?

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FrogBlog Nov 24, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.

Hi Kim,

Unfortunately, they are not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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jcjs Nov 22, 2015 at 10:39 p.m.

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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Keith Dec 14, 2015 at 1:33 a.m.

Try Mears Transportation. I have A quote of $35 for a one way from Wilderness Lodge to Disney Springs.

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FrogBlog Nov 24, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.

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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AE Nov 22, 2015 at 3:30 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 24, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.

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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Jennifer S Nov 28, 2015 at 12:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 30, 2015 at 6:57 a.m.

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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Mandy Nov 19, 2015 at 5:27 p.m.

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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Fredy Nov 17, 2015 at 7:19 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 17, 2015 at 3:55 p.m.

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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Heidi Nov 14, 2015 at 3:28 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 17, 2015 at 4:09 p.m.

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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Christi Nov 13, 2015 at 3:59 a.m.

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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CJ Nov 17, 2015 at 6:07 a.m.

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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BR Nov 22, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.

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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dee Nov 19, 2015 at 5:28 a.m.

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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Viiki Nov 18, 2015 at 4:31 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 20, 2015 at 10:34 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 17, 2015 at 4:03 p.m.

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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CJ Nov 19, 2015 at 4:36 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 19, 2015 at 1:25 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2015 at 2:27 p.m.

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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Christi Nov 17, 2015 at 7:25 a.m.

Is there anywhere else at Disney world to meet Genie from Aladdin or only at mvmcp?

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FrogBlog Nov 17, 2015 at 3:58 p.m.

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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Theresa Ivey Nov 11, 2015 at 3:54 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2015 at 2:27 p.m.

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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Brian Nov 9, 2015 at 8:37 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 18, 2015 at 3:27 p.m.

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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Shannon Nov 23, 2015 at 9:48 p.m.

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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Audrey Nov 9, 2015 at 3:10 p.m.

Autocorrect will be the death of me. Meant Disney instead of Cindy in previous comment, lol!

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Audrey Nov 9, 2015 at 3:07 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2015 at 2:40 p.m.

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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Kaleigh Kirkpatrick Nov 9, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2015 at 2:34 p.m.

Hi Kaleigh,

I think they will be close.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Roberto Lopez Nov 8, 2015 at 2:54 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2015 at 2:36 p.m.

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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Millie J. Nov 3, 2015 at 3:32 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2015 at 1:16 p.m.

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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HS Nov 2, 2015 at 5:09 p.m.

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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Lindsey Jackson Nov 9, 2015 at 5:22 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2015 at 8:17 a.m.

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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Heather Nov 2, 2015 at 9:19 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 2, 2015 at 8:49 a.m.

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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Cathy Nov 3, 2015 at 8:24 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2015 at 9:57 a.m.

Hi Cathy,

You can enter the park at 4 p.m. with the party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Lindsey Jackson Nov 9, 2015 at 2:10 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2015 at 2:36 p.m.

Hi Lindsey,

Yes, it is until 6:30 p.m. Just link your tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Amtrev Nov 16, 2015 at 3:42 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 17, 2015 at 4:07 p.m.

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.

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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Mlissa Nov 4, 2015 at 2:24 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 2, 2015 at 8:27 a.m.

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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Shabhi10 Oct 30, 2015 at 2:15 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 30, 2015 at 9:33 a.m.

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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Sandy Oct 28, 2015 at 8:11 p.m.

Since this is a party, would there be free food too?

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FrogBlog Oct 29, 2015 at 9:52 a.m.

Hi Sandy,

Just free cookies and hot chocolate :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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jcjs Oct 27, 2015 at 7:14 a.m.

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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jcjs Oct 31, 2015 at 12:26 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 2, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.

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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jcjs Nov 2, 2015 at 10:33 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 30, 2015 at 10:03 a.m.

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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Nikki Oct 26, 2015 at 1:07 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 12:35 p.m.

Hi Nikki,

We always recommend buying tickets in advance :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Susan Oct 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 12:42 p.m.

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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Erica Nov 29, 2015 at 8:34 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 30, 2015 at 6:51 a.m.

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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Jarod Oct 24, 2015 at 11:55 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 2:04 p.m.

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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Laurel Oct 24, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.

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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marilia Oct 28, 2015 at 9:25 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 2:09 p.m.

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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Shanda Oct 22, 2015 at 2:38 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 2:37 p.m.

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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Missy Oct 21, 2015 at 10:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 30, 2015 at 9:48 a.m.

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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Katie Oct 19, 2015 at 8:02 p.m.

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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Chrissy Oct 22, 2015 at 10:55 p.m.

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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Love Disney Oct 21, 2015 at 6:24 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2015 at 9:54 a.m.

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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Candy Oct 16, 2015 at 4:15 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 28, 2015 at 10:52 a.m.

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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Martijn Oct 30, 2015 at 1:44 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 30, 2015 at 9:26 a.m.

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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Jnancy Oct 14, 2015 at 2:41 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 11:57 a.m.

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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Kristine Oct 13, 2015 at 8:12 p.m.

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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Kristen58 Oct 20, 2015 at 6:47 a.m.

We just made reservations for Be Our Guest during the party, so I know that one definitely is.

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 11:59 a.m.

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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Annahleise Oct 13, 2015 at 4:03 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 12:03 p.m.

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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Susan Oct 13, 2015 at 2:20 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.

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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Lisa Oct 23, 2015 at 8:45 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.

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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Roger Oct 12, 2015 at 5:06 p.m.

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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Disney and lego lover Oct 27, 2015 at 2:26 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 12:16 p.m.

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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Brandi Oct 12, 2015 at 1:09 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 12:20 p.m.

Hi Brandi,

Yes, that will work, and it's a great plan!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Patricia Oct 11, 2015 at 4:46 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.

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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Martha Oct 10, 2015 at 7:37 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 28, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

Hi Martha,

So sorry! That list is now included in the post.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jose Oct 9, 2015 at 4:39 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 9, 2015 at 12:44 p.m.

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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Nick Oct 8, 2015 at 4:10 p.m.

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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Jorge Oct 13, 2015 at 5:40 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 8, 2015 at 11:11 a.m.

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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Mrs jumbo Oct 26, 2015 at 8:08 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 26, 2015 at 12:34 p.m.

Hi,

I would reach out to Disney directly to confirm this.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jessica Oct 1, 2015 at 1:27 a.m.

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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Pam Sep 30, 2015 at 9:35 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 2, 2015 at 2:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 2, 2015 at 2:37 p.m.

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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Ashley Sep 28, 2015 at 9:46 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 29, 2015 at 11:36 a.m.

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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Victoria Oct 7, 2015 at 10:27 a.m.

Hi this page is great, very informative, thank you!

Just wondering what the Christmas party actually includes, is it worthwhile?

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renee Sep 28, 2015 at 6:39 p.m.

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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Tom Oct 11, 2015 at 3:26 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 29, 2015 at 11:39 a.m.

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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Courtney Sep 28, 2015 at 1:06 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 29, 2015 at 11:48 a.m.

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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Dani Bauerle Sep 26, 2015 at 3:22 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 28, 2015 at 2:09 p.m.

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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David Sep 25, 2015 at 9:21 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 25, 2015 at 12:42 p.m.

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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Danielle Sep 24, 2015 at 3:38 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 28, 2015 at 2:41 p.m.

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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A_C Sep 23, 2015 at 10:04 p.m.

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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Kristy Oct 4, 2015 at 10:36 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 24, 2015 at 8:44 a.m.

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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Vaness Sep 23, 2015 at 7:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 25, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.

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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Jen Sep 23, 2015 at 2:29 p.m.

Which date would you recommend for MVMCP between December 11th and December 13th for smaller crowds?

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Maria Jose Sep 24, 2015 at 2:54 a.m.

Which date would you recommend for MVMCP between December 11th and December 13th and 18 for smaller crowds?

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FrogBlog Sep 29, 2015 at 10:37 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 11:36 a.m.

Hi Jen,

I would opt for the 13th!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Kisha Sep 23, 2015 at 2:49 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 11:39 a.m.

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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BE Whitney Sep 21, 2015 at 5:24 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 1:56 p.m.

Hi,

You only need the party ticket! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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David Sep 21, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

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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LauraCerna Sep 20, 2015 at 3:19 a.m.

Hi! If i want to go just for the party they let me in? Without the regular ticket?

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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 1:39 p.m.

Hi Laura,

Yes, you just need a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nicole Sep 18, 2015 at 10:20 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 1:17 p.m.

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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Bill Sep 17, 2015 at 5:46 a.m.

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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Bridgette Sep 17, 2015 at 1:28 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 23, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.

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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Diana Sep 15, 2015 at 8 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 15, 2015 at 3:04 p.m.

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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Julie Sep 16, 2015 at 4:45 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 17, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.

Hi Julie,

After the last Christmas party, Holiday Wishes is expected to be shown nightly.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Diana Sep 16, 2015 at 3:36 p.m.

Thanks for your response! One more question about that - will they still make it snow during the daytime Christmas parade?

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FrogBlog Sep 17, 2015 at 11:44 a.m.

Hi Diana,

No, unfortunately, there is no snow :(

Mommy Frog

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Jeff Oct 7, 2015 at 3:51 p.m.

Does the snow only fall at 7pm or at other times/throughout the night?

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Sherry Sep 14, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.

Do you know when the tickets at Disneyland for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party go on sale this year?

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FrogBlog Sep 21, 2015 at 4:27 p.m.

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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Nousha Sep 13, 2015 at 10:10 a.m.

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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Lori Sep 16, 2015 at 9:42 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2015 at 8:57 a.m.

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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Megan Sep 11, 2015 at 8:17 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2015 at 2:35 p.m.

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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Carrie Sep 8, 2015 at 1:09 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 9, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.

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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Bette Musto Sep 7, 2015 at 3:46 p.m.

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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Karen Oct 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 9, 2015 at 11:41 a.m.

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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Carolyn Sep 2, 2015 at 5:36 p.m.

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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Paige Sep 7, 2015 at 2:11 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 3, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.

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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Jim Sep 2, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 2, 2015 at 10:21 a.m.

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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Ashley Sep 1, 2015 at 5:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 2, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.

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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Shannon Sep 1, 2015 at 4:20 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 1, 2015 at 11:28 a.m.

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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Elisabeth Kinsey Sep 1, 2015 at 2:28 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 1, 2015 at 9:34 a.m.

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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Vanessa Aug 31, 2015 at 4:13 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 31, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.

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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Kara Aug 30, 2015 at 1:34 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 31, 2015 at 10:32 a.m.

Hi Kara,

No, your 2-year-old does not need tickets to the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dove Aug 27, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 27, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.

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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Dove Aug 27, 2015 at 5:05 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 31, 2015 at 9:20 a.m.

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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Sarah K Aug 25, 2015 at 10:06 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 31, 2015 at 7:55 a.m.

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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Maggie L Aug 18, 2015 at 10:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 25, 2015 at 8:09 a.m.

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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annette Aug 17, 2015 at 12:58 a.m.

Do they do a dessert fireworks party during the Christmas Party?

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FrogBlog Aug 24, 2015 at 2:21 p.m.

Hi Annette,

Yes, normally it is available.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sheila Sep 8, 2015 at 9:11 p.m.

Does this include special viewing of the parade before fireworks party?

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Darcy Aug 15, 2015 at 5:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 24, 2015 at 12:35 p.m.

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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Riley Aug 15, 2015 at 5:18 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 24, 2015 at 12:27 p.m.

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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Eric Aug 2, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 3, 2015 at 6:48 a.m.

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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Jane Aug 1, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 1, 2015 at 8:52 a.m.

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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Jane Aug 2, 2015 at 3:16 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 2, 2015 at 8:43 a.m.

Hi Jane,

I think you've got it!

Mommy Frog

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B Jul 31, 2015 at 5:38 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 1, 2015 at 9:22 a.m.

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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Claire Jones Jul 31, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 1, 2015 at 9:38 a.m.

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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Jodi Jul 31, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 1, 2015 at 9:24 a.m.

Hi Jodi,

They do make other guests leave.

Mommy Frog

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Kelly Jul 27, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 5, 2015 at 10:12 a.m.

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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Meghan Aug 31, 2015 at 12:11 a.m.

What time can you get into the park with only the Christmas party ticket that day? Is it 7?

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FrogBlog Aug 31, 2015 at 10:39 a.m.

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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Meli Jul 26, 2015 at 7:38 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 5, 2015 at 11:28 a.m.

Hi Meli,

Tuesday is better.

Mommy Frog

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Leonardo Jul 26, 2015 at 6:55 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 5, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.

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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Frank in Miami Jul 26, 2015 at 5:09 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 5, 2015 at 10:59 a.m.

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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Tiffani Perry Jul 25, 2015 at 2:38 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 3, 2015 at 8:23 a.m.

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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David Jul 22, 2015 at 2:20 a.m.

We have no kids but want to experience the Christmas theme. Is it really worth purchasing the extra ticket??

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Lorena Aug 20, 2015 at 3:52 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 22, 2015 at 8:49 a.m.

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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Marti Jul 21, 2015 at 4:48 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 21, 2015 at 2:09 p.m.

Hi Marti,

Unfortunately, it is listed as most likely to sell out.

Mommy Frog

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Michelle Jul 20, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Aug 3, 2015 at 7:01 a.m.

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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DeeDee Jul 19, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 21, 2015 at 1:43 p.m.

Hi DeeDee,

You only need the party ticket to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Caroline Jul 19, 2015 at 2:01 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 22, 2015 at 9 a.m.

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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Kristin McGregor Jul 14, 2015 at 11:46 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 16, 2015 at 9:35 a.m.

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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Lynn Jul 11, 2015 at 5:53 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 17, 2015 at 8:24 a.m.

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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Kelly Aug 22, 2015 at 3:58 p.m.

You would not, however be able to use any attractions or enter any stores.

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Todd Jul 8, 2015 at 9:46 p.m.

For the 2015 Christmas party have u heard if Jack Skellington Clause we be there??

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FrogBlog Jul 9, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

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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Gretchen Jul 21, 2015 at 7:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 22, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.

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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Theresa Jul 7, 2015 at 8:53 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 22, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.

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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britanee Jul 7, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

i have park tickets already however i would like to know do i have seperate tickets for this?

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FrogBlog Jul 7, 2015 at 10:55 a.m.

Hi Britanee,

Yes, you do need a separate ticket to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Shelby Jun 24, 2015 at 6:21 p.m.

How many tickets are actually sold per party? will the crowds be significantly less?

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FrogBlog Jun 25, 2015 at 8:37 a.m.

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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Audrey Jun 20, 2015 at 4:25 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 25, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.

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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Virginia Jun 17, 2015 at 8:03 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 6, 2015 at 11:04 a.m.

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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Jan Jul 30, 2015 at 5:03 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 30, 2015 at 3:02 p.m.

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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Alice Jun 16, 2015 at 4:32 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 19, 2015 at 1:56 p.m.

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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Mable Jun 14, 2015 at 1:13 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 15, 2015 at 9:15 a.m.

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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Jodi Jun 12, 2015 at 5:34 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 22, 2015 at 7:03 a.m.

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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Rp Jun 11, 2015 at 3:34 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 12, 2015 at 11:07 a.m.

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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Andrea Jun 11, 2015 at 5:40 a.m.

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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Audrey Jun 17, 2015 at 5:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 19, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

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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Lisa Jun 11, 2015 at 2:43 a.m.

Just want to confirm I will not need to purchase regular park tickets if I have a Party ticket.....

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FrogBlog Jun 11, 2015 at 7:55 a.m.

Hi Lisa,

Yes, you only need party tickets to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Rp Jun 1, 2015 at 2:20 p.m.

How advance do we have to buy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket ?

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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2015 at 8:16 a.m.

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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Art Jun 1, 2015 at 3:30 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 1, 2015 at 7:52 a.m.

Hi Art,

There is the afternoon parade, but no evening parade or fireworks for non-party ticket holders.

Mommy Frog

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yasemilit Jul 3, 2015 at 6:19 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jul 7, 2015 at 11:42 a.m.

Hi there,

Yes, you will need a separate party ticket for the event.

Mommy Frog

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Tami May 28, 2015 at 9:46 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 1, 2015 at 9:58 a.m.

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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Pamela May 26, 2015 at 1:32 a.m.

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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Heather Jun 12, 2015 at 5:25 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 26, 2015 at 11:33 a.m.

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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Karen May 27, 2015 at 10:21 p.m.

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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Debbie May 25, 2015 at 2:19 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 26, 2015 at 11:35 a.m.

Hi Debbie,

Ask away! We're here to help.

Mommy Frog

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Hailey Jun 4, 2015 at 4:29 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 4, 2015 at 9:47 a.m.

Hi Hailey,

No, you would still need a separate ticket for this event.

Mommy Frog

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Yami May 24, 2015 at 2:12 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 26, 2015 at 11:51 a.m.

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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Tina T Sep 11, 2015 at 3:43 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2015 at 2:40 p.m.

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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Keely Sep 19, 2015 at 3:16 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Sep 25, 2015 at 1:55 p.m.

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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pat May 24, 2015 at 1:06 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 26, 2015 at 11:52 a.m.

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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Jeff May 22, 2015 at 5:38 p.m.

Hi,

Does the snow "fall" throughout the night or only at 7pm? or during the Christmas parade?

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FrogBlog Jun 3, 2015 at 9:36 a.m.

Hi Jeff,

It falls throughout the evening along Main Street.

Mommy Frog

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Derek May 21, 2015 at 3:46 p.m.

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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Taylor May 21, 2015 at 12:18 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 21, 2015 at 6:57 a.m.

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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Michelle Jun 9, 2015 at 1:22 a.m.

Do you know ig you already purchased Tickets for Christmas show, can you change date? Not cancel but change?

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Jul 7, 2015 at 11:54 a.m.

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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Layla May 18, 2015 at 1:40 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 19, 2015 at 6:45 a.m.

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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Ann May 17, 2015 at 5:27 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 19, 2015 at 6:47 a.m.

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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Lily May 16, 2015 at 10:02 a.m.

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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Elli May 20, 2015 at 11:37 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 19, 2015 at 1:34 p.m.

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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Giselle May 14, 2015 at 2:52 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 14, 2015 at 10:38 a.m.

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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Lynn May 13, 2015 at 3:08 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 13, 2015 at 11:42 a.m.

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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Tammy May 13, 2015 at 1:44 p.m.

Is Arial one of the princesses you can meet during the party?

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FrogBlog May 13, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.

Hi Tammy,

Yes, but you can meet her at Ariel's Grotto any time :)

Mommy Frog

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Donna May 10, 2015 at 1:58 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 11, 2015 at 6:32 a.m.

Hi Donna,

You will have to leave the park at 7 p.m. on party nights.

Mommy Frog

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Kristie May 7, 2015 at 2:52 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 19, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.

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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Shannon May 4, 2015 at 4:29 a.m.

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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Diane May 28, 2015 at 12:23 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 28, 2015 at 7:37 a.m.

Hi Diane,

You can see the fireworks but not the parade.

Mommy Frog

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FrogBlog May 8, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.

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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Maggie Amend May 3, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 8, 2015 at 9 a.m.

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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Maggie Amend Jun 1, 2015 at 5:34 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2015 at 8:14 a.m.

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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Tracy May 1, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 1, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

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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Anne May 1, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 1, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

Hi Anne,

Yes, you will need a party ticket to stay after 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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helen May 5, 2015 at 10:43 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 20, 2015 at 8:43 a.m.

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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Alison G. Apr 30, 2015 at 4:51 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 30, 2015 at 12:33 p.m.

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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Roses Apr 30, 2015 at 3:01 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 30, 2015 at 12:34 p.m.

Hi Roses,

What a great birthday treat! I would pick Thursday over Friday.

Mommy Frog

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Kris Apr 30, 2015 at 1:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 8, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.

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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Joanne Apr 29, 2015 at 7:01 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 30, 2015 at 7:05 a.m.

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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Claire Apr 29, 2015 at 4:19 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 30, 2015 at 7:07 a.m.

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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Donna May 5, 2015 at 9:24 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 11, 2015 at 6:35 a.m.

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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Jennifer Schmidt Apr 28, 2015 at 4:14 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 29, 2015 at 8:12 a.m.

Hi Jennifer,

I would expect the 17th to be less crowded than the 18th.

Mommy Frog

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Jesse Apr 24, 2015 at 11:53 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 29, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Hi Jesse,

I think Tuesday will be the better date.

Mommy Frog

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Julia Apr 24, 2015 at 7:04 p.m.

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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donna Apr 30, 2015 at 3:33 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.

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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Svein May 27, 2015 at 12:47 p.m.

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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FrogBlog May 28, 2015 at 7:50 a.m.

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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Nicolle Oct 8, 2015 at 12:29 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Oct 8, 2015 at 10:48 a.m.

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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Courtney Apr 23, 2015 at 10:16 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 24, 2015 at 7:17 a.m.

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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Mandie Apr 27, 2015 at 2:29 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 27, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.

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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Stephanie French Apr 22, 2015 at 12:55 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 22, 2015 at 11:41 a.m.

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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Christa Apr 21, 2015 at 1:50 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 21, 2015 at 7:14 a.m.

Hi Christa,

I would recommend December 3.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Stacy K Apr 21, 2015 at 7:01 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 22, 2015 at 11:49 a.m.

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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Tiffany Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 21, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.

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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Stacy Apr 19, 2015 at 10:38 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 7:06 a.m.

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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Dee Apr 16, 2015 at 9:53 p.m.

Can you tell me if the party tickets will be loaded on to the magicband?

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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.

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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Melanie Apr 15, 2015 at 7:49 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 16, 2015 at 7:36 a.m.

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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AJ Apr 14, 2015 at 8:59 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 15, 2015 at 9:53 a.m.

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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caryn Apr 14, 2015 at 8:02 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 8:56 a.m.

Hi Caryn,

I would choose Dec. 8 or 10.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Brooke Morrow Apr 14, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 15, 2015 at 9:58 a.m.

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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Shantelle Apr 13, 2015 at 4:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 13, 2015 at 1:48 p.m.

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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Christine Apr 13, 2015 at 1:48 p.m.

Are there any attractions/rides that will be closed during MVMCP?

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cathie Apr 12, 2015 at 4:47 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 14, 2015 at 9:46 a.m.

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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belen Apr 11, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 15, 2015 at 10:03 a.m.

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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Anna Apr 10, 2015 at 8:28 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 13, 2015 at 8:54 a.m.

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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Maggie Apr 10, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 13, 2015 at 9:34 a.m.

Hi Maggie,

There are no more parties after the 18th.

Mommy Frog

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Candace Apr 10, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 8:57 a.m.

Hi Candace,

The 10th should be a good night to visit the party!

Mommy Frog

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Stacey Apr 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 13, 2015 at 10:37 a.m.

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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Kelly Apr 8, 2015 at 5:17 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 8, 2015 at 2:24 p.m.

Hi Kelly,

Yes, you can!

Mommy Frog

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LeAnn Apr 12, 2015 at 4:54 p.m.

We are going to be at disney from dec. 12-19 2015. Which MVMCP should we attend? Soooo excited!!!

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FrogBlog Apr 13, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.

Hi LeAnn,

I would recommend Dec. 15 as the best of those days to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Kristin Apr 8, 2015 at 4:32 p.m.

The tickets are on sale!! I purchased mine this morning!!

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Claire Durrant Apr 7, 2015 at 5:22 p.m.

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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Victoria Apr 8, 2015 at 3:56 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 8, 2015 at 7:09 a.m.

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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Sara Apr 4, 2015 at 5:13 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2015 at 11:11 a.m.

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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Sara Apr 8, 2015 at 11:40 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Apr 9, 2015 at 11:09 a.m.

Yes! We'd love that :)

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Sara Apr 8, 2015 at 11:16 p.m.

Thanks so much for clearing that up for me Mommy Frog!!!

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Amanda Mar 30, 2015 at 7:50 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.

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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Jessica Mar 30, 2015 at 5:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2015 at 7:42 a.m.

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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Munda Mar 27, 2015 at 8:22 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.

Hi Munda,

Yes, it will be open during the party.

Mommy Frog

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Munda Apr 24, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.

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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Claire Jones Mar 27, 2015 at 1:22 p.m.

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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Lisa Mar 29, 2015 at 10:32 p.m.

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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Casey Mar 29, 2015 at 12:58 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 27, 2015 at 12:02 p.m.

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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Jill Mar 26, 2015 at 4:09 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 26, 2015 at 8:14 a.m.

Hi Jill,

They have not yet been announced. We will report it when they do!

Mommy Frog

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Matt Mar 24, 2015 at 4:31 p.m.

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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Tamara Mar 31, 2015 at 4:01 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 26, 2015 at 8:52 a.m.

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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Amanda Mar 23, 2015 at 4:28 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 23, 2015 at 2:13 p.m.

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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Jenny g Mar 21, 2015 at 2:38 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 23, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.

Hi Jenny,

Yes, you can :)

Mommy Frog

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Kristen Mar 19, 2015 at 1:43 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 27, 2015 at 7:16 a.m.

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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Nick Mar 11, 2015 at 2:07 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 14, 2015 at 8:32 a.m.

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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1ST TIME VISITOR Mar 11, 2015 at 12:29 p.m.

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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FloridaGirl1218 Mar 16, 2015 at 11:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 14, 2015 at 8:33 a.m.

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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Donny May 1, 2015 at 2:25 a.m.

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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FrogBlog May 1, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.

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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carla Mar 10, 2015 at 11:26 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2015 at 8:28 a.m.

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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Jodi Mar 22, 2015 at 1:11 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 23, 2015 at 7:49 a.m.

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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Jodi Mar 24, 2015 at 12:34 a.m.

Thank you! I was thinking Tuesday would be the best day too followed by a relaxing day... :)

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Susan Mar 10, 2015 at 6:04 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2015 at 8:25 a.m.

Hi Susan,

Thursday is the better day to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Brooke Mar 7, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 9, 2015 at 2:50 p.m.

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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Wisjen6 Feb 25, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 8:50 a.m.

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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Leann Feb 21, 2015 at 4:32 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 8:37 a.m.

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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Maria Feb 19, 2015 at 6:31 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Mar 3, 2015 at 7:12 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Feb 19, 2015 at 2:17 p.m.

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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Courtney Feb 15, 2015 at 8:42 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Feb 16, 2015 at 10:03 a.m.

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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Karina Dec 15, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

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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Angie Feb 11, 2015 at 11:23 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Feb 12, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 15, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.

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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Quarries Dec 15, 2014 at 12:50 a.m.

What time is the fireworks usually?

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FrogBlog Dec 15, 2014 at 7:07 a.m.

Hi,

The fireworks are at 9:30 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Lindsay Dec 11, 2014 at 4:29 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 11, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

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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Kurt Dec 11, 2014 at 1:33 a.m.

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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Michael Dec 9, 2014 at 10 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 10, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

Hi Michael,

Unfortunately, we don't have a good suggestion for this.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Mac Dec 6, 2014 at 9:44 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 8, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

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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linda hampshire Dec 4, 2014 at 10:13 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.

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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Brooke Dec 3, 2014 at 6:59 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

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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Isabel Dec 3, 2014 at 6:29 a.m.

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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John Dec 1, 2014 at 4:39 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 2, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

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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sarah Nov 30, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.

do you need a seperate ticket to MVMCP?

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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2014 at 7:03 a.m.

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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john Nov 29, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.

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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Magen Nov 28, 2014 at 5:02 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

Hi Magen,

They are available until 11:30 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Andrea Nov 24, 2014 at 1:57 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 24, 2014 at 6:47 a.m.

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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Stephanie Nov 23, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 24, 2014 at 6:53 a.m.

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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tamieka Nov 21, 2014 at 6:59 p.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 21, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

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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Cricket Nov 21, 2014 at 12:29 a.m.

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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FrogBlog Nov 21, 2014 at 10:10 a.m.

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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Ian Nov 26, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.

Hi mommy frog! Will the princesses be siging autographs? It sounds like there is one line for both rapunzel and Cinderella, is that correct?

Thank you

Ian

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FrogBlog Nov 26, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.

Hi Ian,

Yes, the princesses sign autographs as well as pose for photos. There is one queue for Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall, although you will meet each of them separately once you are inside.

Mommy Frog

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Melissa Nov 19, 2014 at 6:48 p.m.

Do you think 12/16 will be super busy and crowded? I want to take my daughter but she has anxiety when around large crowds of people.

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FrogBlog Nov 20, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.

Hi Melissa,

With the party being on a Tuesday and the week before most people are off for the holidays, it should be less busy. But there will be crowds, particularly around "A Frozen Holiday Wish," the parades and the fireworks show.

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Mama Hughes Nov 19, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

Hi Mommy Frog,

We just attended Mickey's Christmas party Sunday, November 16th (took my parents...they havn't been in 33 years). This is the second time we have attended The Christmas party and I just love it. It was much more crowded this year as in the past. My kids are much older 22 & 19 so not really into the characters. But the shows are a MUST see. Was disappointed in the lighting of the castle this year. Still a nice show, but not half as dramatic than in the past. A MUST see (I can not stress enough) is the Celebrate the Magic show. It is AMAZING. it is at 9:15. DO NOT MISS IT. We parked ourselves about 6:45 PM in front of castle and watched Celebrate the Season Stage show (7:15), Lighting of the castle(8:00), Parade (8:15) Celebrate the Magic show(9:15) then the fireworks(9:30) All in the same spot. Only way to do it :) Hope everyone enjoys their trip. It is truly a Magical Experience!! Merry Christmas.

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Tanya Dec 1, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

Sorry I've never been to Disney and your plan sounds likes a good one! When you say sit in front of the castle do you mean like right in front on the sidewalk or ? I'm not sure how its laid out

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Mals mama Nov 19, 2014 at noon

I purchased tickets for my mother and I to attend the party and I will be bringing my 2 year old daughter do I have to register her in advanced or just show up with her?

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FrogBlog Nov 19, 2014 at 8:36 a.m.

Hi,

You just need to show up! Have fun!

Mommy Frog

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Chanel Nov 19, 2014 at 5:11 a.m.

Hi,

I have a huge dilemma and could use some advice. I am bringing my little brother to Disney World as a surprise/Christmas present. He's 13 years-old and has never been. Initially, we were coming the weekend of 12/19 and I was planning to purchase tickets for the Christmas Party that night. However, I have to change our flight because that is his last day of school and he can't miss an exam. The downside to this is that there aren't any flights available for us to make it in time for the Christmas Party that night. So the option now is as followed: Go to Orlando the weekend of 12/12 to be able to attend the party and have a shorter weekend (wanted to stay 4 days to do Disney and Universal) or stick with the 12/19 weekend and just have to miss out on the Christmas party. Thoughts?? The Christmas party seems like a lot of fun and I love the thought of holiday festivities. I just don't know if I should make that the sole focus of the whole trip or not. Any feedback is welcomed.

Thank you in advance!! :)

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FrogBlog Nov 19, 2014 at 8:39 a.m.

Hi Chanel,

What a great sister you are! Of course, I can't tell you what to do, but if the party is a priority, I would go the weekend before. The crowds will also be more manageable than they will be the following weekend.

If you do go the following weekend, though, you will still get to enjoy some of the Christmas fun, because the Christmas parade and fireworks will be shown even though the parties are over. Let us know what you decide!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Stacey Nov 17, 2014 at 11:05 p.m.

Hello,

Help! Know very little about Disney, haven't been there in 12 yrs. Arrive 3pm 12/24 & stay thru 12/26 w/ sons 18 & 12. If staying on property will we be able to get into a MK or Hollywood studios for Osborne lights on 12/24? Any advice or suggestions appreciated for 12/24 & 12/25 needed! Wanted to stay offsite at Waldorf Astoria, but worried we would be shut out of Disney those dates. Advice on Contemporary or Animal kingdom lodge? Stayed at Gr Floridian once and wasn't a fan & cost is too high those nights. Booked Universal onsite Portofino for New Years, dates in between we are at a sporting event w/oldest son. Any Suggestions on what to see, eat, stay are much Appreciated!

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FrogBlog Nov 19, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.

Hi Stacey,

You can stay anywhere you like, and you will be welcome at Disney just fine! But during those very busy days, you'll want to make sure to get to the park early in case it reaches capacity (in which case, you will not be let in). We've got some good advice for surviving Christmas week here.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Tonia Nov 17, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.

Hi there!

We bought tickets to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for 12/9--- we don't plan to use the park hopper pass on the day we go..... will we need to in order to get in? Or can we just get in strictly with the tickets? THANKS in advance!

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FrogBlog Nov 19, 2014 at 8:58 a.m.

Hi Tonia,

No, you don't need to use your regular park admission if you plan to enter after 4 p.m.

Mommy Frog

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Nicole Nov 12, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

Hi,

Are the fireworks different, for example on Nov. 15 9:45 Celebrate Magic a non Christmas Party night and Nov. 16 “Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks? Thank you!

Nicole

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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.

Hi,

Yes. At that time Holiday Wishes is only shown during the Christmas Party.

Mommy Frog

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JOHANNA Nov 10, 2014 at 4:32 a.m.

Hi,

from 4pm to 12pm all rides at magic kingdom are open for public during christmas party?

thank you

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 7:54 a.m.

Hi Johanna,

Most all of the rides are open during the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Diana Nov 9, 2014 at 5:44 p.m.

If we just want to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party do we have to buy a regular ticket or just the Xmas party onw?

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.

Hi Diana,

If you just want to attend the party, you do not need a regular ticket.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Candace Nov 9, 2014 at 1:39 p.m.

Hi there,

I know that the dates for the 2015 parties don't get released until May. Im just wondering if you have any insight when the parties will possibly start in comparison to previous years. We live in Canada and trying to plan our trip for next fall/winter. Thanks

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.

Hi Candace,

Dates do change for the parties. For example, the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party was held Sept. 1, a little more than a week earlier than the previous year. But you can generally count on two parties per week starting the second week in September, and a week between the last Halloween and the first Christmas party.

Mommy Frog

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Candace Nov 9, 2014 at 2:19 a.m.

I understand the final dates dont get released until May month. Are you able to give us any insight for 2015 dates. We live in Canada and are trying to plan for firstweek in November but dont wanna miss the party! Thanks :)

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Dana Scott Nov 9, 2014 at 1:14 a.m.

We are flying in in Wednesday night, Dec 17th later, we leave the 22nd, I was going to do two days at parks but now I am throwing around Mickeys christmas party on Thurs the 18th and doing another day either at MK or Hollywood studios. If I purchase two day, what days would you recommend each park out of the 19th, 20, and 21st

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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

Hi Dana,

Sorry for the delay, but I just found your comment in our spam filter! I would recommend using the daily recommendations on our Crowd Calendar as your guide. You did not mention whether this was a first-time visit, but if it is, I would suggest you visit Magic Kingdom on another day even if you are planning to attend the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Julia Nov 8, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

Hi, I was wondering if my 7 year old girl should go to the early one or the late one? Beacause we are going on Nov.21 maybe and don't know if she will be sleepy or not.

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.

Hi Julia,

You know your daughter best, but there is so much going on that I don't think it will be a problem getting her to stay up for the second one.

Mommy Frog

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Terri M. Nov 8, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.

Does any one have a good itinerary for MMVMCP? Something to where you can go from entertainment to entertainment and see it all and get it all in? Also a good spot on main st to see the parade in a schooter? Or any stage shows. Sometime you have people that will just walk and stand in front of you not caring if you can see. TY IN ADVANCW! :)

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April Nov 7, 2014 at 11:07 p.m.

Hi, Mommy Frog.

I must be dumb or something but I can't seem to get a grasp on one particular thing. I have purchased tix for the MVMCP. I have read every single entry on this blog. I understand ( maybe) that non ticket holders will be "politely" instructed to exit. But seriously....does that really happen? How do they prevent people from just hanging around to see the parade and the snowfall and the castle lighting and the like? I imagine its easy to make sure people who don't have the wrist band don't get cookies and hot chocolate and such, but I just don't see how they can empty the park entirely of the non ticket holders. For the price of the ticket I hope there is some exclusivity to the party and that you're not competing to see things with non ticket holders. Any assurances that I haven't wasted my money on this? Your experience will be appreciated. Thanks.

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

Hi April,

I understand your concern, but Disney is quite efficient and yet still unobtrusive in this matter. Many cast members are stationed outside looking for those without wristbands, particularly as the party begins.

Mommy Frog

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Pam at Triple Threat Mommy Nov 7, 2014 at 8:56 p.m.

Are all the rides still open during the 2014 Very Merry Christmas Party?

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.

Hi Pam,

Most of the rides are open during the party. There are some that will not be available because of refurbishments at that time.

Mommy Frog

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Melissa Nov 7, 2014 at 5:53 a.m.

Hi mummyfrog,

Do you know if there will be any transportation out of the Magic Kingdom after MVMCP ends at 12mn?

I will be staying just outside the Magic Kingdom at "Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista" and according to Google Maps, it takes 2 hours to walk from the Magic Kingdom to my hotel. :(

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FrogBlog Nov 7, 2014 at 8:13 a.m.

Hi Melissa,

You should check directly with your hotel to see if they offer shuttle service at that time. Otherwise, I would make alternative arrangements.

Mommy Frog

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Lynn Nov 7, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.

I am an annual passholder and have never done MVMCP ...It sounds fabulous, I just don't know if it's worth the extra cost. I don't have young children, but it seems like the park would be less crowded, and full of extra "perks" that may make it a nice experience for me and my son with autism. Any thoughts?

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FrogBlog Nov 7, 2014 at 8:14 a.m.

Hi Lynn,

Depending on the night, it can be much less crowded. Most definitely lines will be shorter for rides, since people are enjoying the Christmas entertainment and meeting special characters, so that would be a benefit for your son.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Maia Mochkovsky Nov 6, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

Dear Undercover tourist,

We purchased tickets for the event.

I will follow your advise and go at 4 pm.

--At 6:15 pm watch the Frozen Show.

Do you have a schedule to the following events?

--Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

--Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

--Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

--Celebrate the Season Show

I have a 4 year old daughter who enjoys meeting the characters up close.

Other Highlights

Character greeting opportunities throughout Magic Kingdom park

Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa

A magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Thank you so so much!

We come all the way from Argentina, South America

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FrogBlog Nov 6, 2014 at 9:27 a.m.

Hi Maia,

You and your daughter are going to have a great time at the party. All of the times are listed within the post itself.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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karen Nov 6, 2014 at 3 a.m.

Hello: we are annual passholders. My children both go in to disney free since they are ages 1&2. Do they have to oay for the Mickey Christmas party? Also is there a discount for annual passholders? If we choose to not stay for the christmas party do they still have a parade before 7pm? I would like them to see the parade. Tha ks so much

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FrogBlog Nov 6, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.

Hi Karen,

Yes, your children are free and there are annual passholder discounts. If you do not attend the party, you would not see the nighttime parade, although Disney's Festival of Fantasy will take place in the afternoon, and it is wonderful!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Jen Gregory Nov 6, 2014 at 12:42 a.m.

Thanks Frog team- since this is so new, I had a hard time finding info about the Christmas Party- thank you for sharing!!!!

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Celia Nov 3, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.

HI,

I am super excited that I finally get to go to Disney. It has been my dream for a long time. My family and I are planning to be there for the third week of December. We are all adults, but as it’s my first and probably last time in Disney World, I really wanted to make this experience the best one I could have. I already have my normal admission tickets to the parks but now I’m really interested in the MVMCP. The day I’m planning to go to the MVMCP is December 16th but I don’t have a ticket for that day, do I have to purchase the Magic Kingdom ticket for that day or just the MVMCP ticket? after all I’m visiting MK the day before that. The other question I had was if it is worth for only 5 adults?

Thank you for all your help

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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2014 at 10:52 a.m.

Hi Celia,

You do not need regular admission for the day of the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party unless you want to enter Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m.

Yes, I think it's worth it for 5 adults!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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cariss Nov 3, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.

What time will the park open and close for the mvmc ticket holders?

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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.

Hi Cariss,

The ticket allows you entrance at 4 p.m., and the party ends at midnight.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Divya Nov 3, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Hi

We are planning to be in orlando nov 14 noon to -nov 16 EOD 2014. We have a 23 month old boy. I was planning on Mickeys Christmas Party on 14th, drive to closest beach on 16th and Animal Kingdom on 17th. Do you have any suggestions on how we can plan our trip so that our son can have a good time?

Thanks for your advice..

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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.

Hi Divya,

No doubt, your son will have a blast in the parks. I would suggest you plan on taking breaks in the afternoons, so he can nap or just unwind a bit at the hotel. If it's a first trip for you all, you might want to plan another day at Magic Kingdom to take in the attractions, since there are so many holiday fun activities available during the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Kendra Nov 3, 2014 at 7:38 a.m.

Just wondering if there are any tips or advice that you would have for people visiting Disney World for the first time? We are leaving the kids at home as they are a little young, and I'm so excited to just experience it as an adult. We don't know how the Fastpass works or what exactly to purchase. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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FrogBlog Dec 4, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Hi Kendra,

Sorry for the delay, but I found your comment in our spam filter! Have you purchased tickets already? I would suggest you start with our Orlando Planning Guide that walks you through many of these big decisions.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Enrique Oct 31, 2014 at 10:05 p.m.

Hi , i have a question i was planning to be on the 16th and be on Animal Kingdom all day, can i buy the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket and enter Magic Kingdom or do i have to also purchase the Magic Kingdom ticket.

And also if i choose to be on Magic Kingdom that day instead of Animal Kingdom, do i still have to but the Merry Xmas party ticket in order to stay in the park and see the show? thanks!

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FrogBlog Nov 3, 2014 at 8:26 a.m.

Hi Enrique,

If you spend the day at Disney's Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom, you will need regular admission. If you want to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you need the party ticket only (not in addition to regular admission).

Mommy Frog

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Abby Oct 31, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

Hi I just purchased tickets to see Mickeys Christmas Party from you for dates mid November, are we able to go to any of the nights available that you had noted? We know which night we want to go, just want to be sure your tickets will allow that even if Disney sells out. Thank you

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FrogBlog Nov 3, 2014 at 8:27 a.m.

Hi Abby,

Yes, any of the dates that we have listed are fine.

Mommy Frog

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Divya Oct 28, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.

Hi

We are planning to be in orlando nov 14 noon to -nov 16 EOD 2014. We have a 23 month old boy. I was planning on Mickeys Christmas Party on 14th, drive to closest beach on 16th and Animal Kingdom on 17th. Do you have any suggestions on how we can plan our trip so that our son can have a good time?

Thanks for your advice..

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Nina Oct 27, 2014 at 6:53 p.m.

Hi Mommy Frog,

My kids and I plan to go to Animal Kingdom one day and the Christmas party the next day. My kids are 4 and 2. I plan to just hang out at the hotel with them during the day. Can we just buy the ticket to the party and enter at 4 and go on some rides until 7? Or do you think that would be too much to cram in? They're not going to be able to go on all the rides anyway. The other option is to have a day to relax and go to Magic Kingdom on Saturday but there will be no Christmas party that night. Thoughts?

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FrogBlog Oct 28, 2014 at 7:29 a.m.

Hi Nina,

Will this be a first visit to the Magic Kingdom? If so, then I would suggest you schedule a day for Magic Kingdom in addition to the party, because there is not enough time to experience everything in a few hours and you'll want to do holiday activities after the party starts!

You can hang out at the hotel, but it might be fun to take a tour of the resorts' holiday decorations.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Katharine Moore Oct 21, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

How can we find out if a party night is sold out? We have tickets for Nov. 7th, 2014 - and I'm hoping for light crowds. Keep the hope alive?

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FrogBlog Oct 21, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

Hi Katharine,

You can see the calendar when you click on the MVMCP page on Disney's site.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Vanessa Oct 19, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.

My mom and I purchased tickets for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for December 9th. Our flight lands that day at 4:30pm. We may not get to the park until after 7pm. Do you think we should try and switch our tickets to a different night? Does anything special start right at 7pm?

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2014 at 7:47 a.m.

Hi Vanessa,

While the parade and fireworks don't start that early, it's possible with a delay that you would not get that much time to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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soleil89 Oct 19, 2014 at 8:38 p.m.

Hi mommy frog, i will be in disneyworld from dec. 15-18 with my boyfriend... ive been to disney world several times but its my boyfriend first so i want him to be a great experience. We got a 3 day ticket w/ park hopping. Can you help me to organize the days and wich parks I should visit? Consider we purchased tickets for dec 16 to MVMCP and we want to visit the 4 parks in those three days. Thanks!!!

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2014 at 8:13 a.m.

Hi there,

That is a pretty good to week to visit, as you will miss the bulk of the holiday crowds. Of course, I would suggest you look at your own preferences, but since your boyfriend has not visited before, I would start the first day at Magic Kingdom with Disney's Hollywood Studios in the evening. While MK is red on the 15te, the overall crowd level is expected to be low. Experience all of the rides and entertainment, and then for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party you can enjoy the holiday events and special meet-and-greets. For the 17th, start the day at Epcot, and on the 18th at Disney's Animal Kingdom and hop back to the park of your choice in the evenings.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Terri Oct 18, 2014 at 4:54 p.m.

Will they be selling MVMCP mugs this year? We tried to get them last year and they di not make them. We attended the NSSHP and obtained the mugs for that event on a previous trip.

Thanks,

Terri

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Kate Oct 17, 2014 at 11:09 p.m.

do i need to use a disney park ticket to get into the party in addition to the party ticket. I am planning a trip to universal the day i was thinking of going to the party and was wondering if you can get in with ONLY a party ticket.

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2014 at 8:17 a.m.

Hi Kate,

Yes, all you need is the party ticket to get in.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Lauren Oct 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

I am confused about the turning of the castle at 6:15. We are going to the party on Nov. 13. The website says that the castle show will NOT be happening on this night. Is that correct or will it be taking place at 6:15 as you mentioned?

We will be at the park all day that day. Should we wait to see the princess until that night?

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2014 at 8:43 a.m.

Hi Lauren,

Which website are you referring to? A Frozen Holiday Wish will take place at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Lauren Nov 1, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.

I was looking at Disney's website but maybe I just miss understood their wording for the shows! This will be perfect! Thank you!

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Divya Oct 15, 2014 at 4:27 a.m.

Hi

We are planning to be in orlando nov 14-17 2014. Planned disney parks for 16 and 17..Just got to know about MVMCP event. If we buy mvmcp tickets for 14th evening can we go on rides at the magic kindom without having to buy a day pass starting at 4pm?

Thanks

divya

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FrogBlog Oct 15, 2014 at 9:19 a.m.

Hi Divya,

Yes, you can enter the park at 4 p.m. and ride as many rides as you would like with the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Barb Oct 14, 2014 at 7:49 p.m.

We are going to be in Disney during the first week of December. I was wondering if you already have a pass to the kingdom, do you pay the full extra price to do MVMCP or is it just extra on top of your regular ticket. And how do they get everyone out of the park except those that have the MVMCP wristbands?

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.

Hi Barb,

You would have to purchase an additional ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. After 7 p.m., only guests wearing party wristbands are allowed to stay in the park. Other guests are politely directed to the exits.

Mommy Frog

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Jennifer Simmons Oct 14, 2014 at 4:33 p.m.

Hey, Mommy Frog! I am super excited that I finally get to see Disney at Christmas. We are frequent guest to the parks but it has always been during the Spring or Fall months. Ok, enough chit chat. I have a few important questions to ask. I have purchased tickets for MVMCP on the night of the 16th (November). I have a 4 year old daughter, so please please, tell me some of the must do's or the have to do's. I would love to make this as magical as possible for her. She loves the princesses, and I was hoping to get fast passes to see Anna and Elisa but when my 60th day opened up and after staying up till midnight the passes were all gone. I was ready to rearrange my week if I could get them on another day but again they were all taken. I read above where fast passes are not used on the night of the party. Did I read that right? If so, is there hope that she will get to meet them? Again, I would love your feedback as this is a first for my little family.

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Mama Bear Oct 14, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.

Hi, we are only going to be in orlando on 22nd December and going to Disney, does this mean we cant see the Christmas Party

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2014 at 11:24 a.m.

Hi Mama Bear,

You will have missed the party, but you can still see Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks show as they will be taking place nightly after the last party of the season.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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melissa Oct 14, 2014 at 4:17 a.m.

hi mommy frog, i have a few questions for you, first, at what time elsa turns cindirella castle!!!, After we see the parade its the time to make the line to met the characters, then enjoying the mickeys and minie show, what else can we do in thi mvmc party

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.

Hi Melissa,

Queen Elsa will transform the castle at 6:15 p.m. Don't forget the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show, and make sure not to miss the fireworks and get FREE hot cocoa and cookies!

Mommy Frog

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Jennifer Simmons Oct 14, 2014 at 1:24 a.m.

Mommy Frog! Help! Please!

We have tickets for the Christmas Party on the 16th of November. We are frequent Disney vacationers but this is a first at Christmas and the 1st for the party. I have a 4 year old little girl who adores the princesses. Please tell me what to do. What are the must do's so we can make this a magical experience?

I was very disappointed after staying up till midnight trying to get fast passes for Anna and Elisa to find out they were all gone for the entire week of our stay. Can she meet them without a pass the night of the party?!?

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FrogBlog Oct 14, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

Hi Jennifer,

First of all, this will be Anna and Elsa's first visit during the party, so they are not yet confirmed. I would expect them to be there for the party, and if so, you would not need FastPass+ since it isn't available during the party anyway.

The night will most certainly be magical no matter what you do, but I would highly recommend visiting the other princesses since they will be meeting with their princes, and this is a rare treat! Have you considered dressing your daughter in a costume for the night? It could make the night even more magical. Here are some tips.

Mommy Frog

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Jennifer Simmons Oct 15, 2014 at 1:33 a.m.

I had not thought about dressing her up for the night of the party! We took her to BBB last year on her 3rd birthday, went to 1900 Park Fair for dinner, then ended the night at the firework dessert party! It was an unforgettable day! If we are there at 4 should we go straight to the Princess Hall? What are yout recommendations?

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FrogBlog Oct 15, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.

Hi Jennifer,

I would wait a bit to see what the arrangements will be for Elsa and Anna at the party. We should know in a few weeks!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Lisa Oct 13, 2014 at 4:53 a.m.

Should I use a fastpass+ reservation for a good view of the parade and fireworks for the Christmas Party? We Are in Orlando for two weeks and will be spending at least two days at MK, in which we can use the fast pass on other things. How will the reservation work when the parade happens at two different times?

Thanks.

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Marilu Oct 12, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.

Hi!

Im a bit confused. Do they close the park early on these days? Where are the rest of the people who don't have MVMCP tickets?

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FrogBlog Oct 13, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

Hi Marilu,

Yes, they close the park at 7 p.m. for those guests who do not have party tickets.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Heather A Oct 12, 2014 at 1:38 a.m.

Our next WDW trip is booked for Dec. 20-28, 2015. How does the Christmas party work on the days on and around Christmas? Do you still pay extra?

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FrogBlog Oct 13, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.

Hi,

The last party of the season is Dec. 19, so you will just have missed it. However, the Christmas parade and fireworks will run nightly during the times you are visiting.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Johnna Oct 8, 2014 at 8:26 p.m.

Can you list all the special characters that will be there for autographs? We love Captain Jack Sparrow and was hoping he would be there.

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FrogBlog Oct 9, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

Hi Johnna,

We don't have a full list of this year's characters, but we would expect Jack Sparrow to be there as he has been in year's past.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Maria Oct 6, 2014 at 2:49 a.m.

Hello! Do you know at what time the snow fall usually takes place at the MVMCP? Is there are any tips or suggestions that you could give us for watching the snow fall? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Oct 27, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.

Hi Maria,

The snowfall is intermittently throughout the evening.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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PATRICIA Oct 3, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

I want to go to Mickey's very merry christmas party in november 7th, but i dont have clear how is the way to enjoy that party. I need to buy a special ticket to that party? where can i see better the fireworks and the party? Thank you

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FrogBlog Oct 6, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.

Hi Patricia,

Yes, you need to buy a special party ticket to get in and to see the fireworks up close.

Here is the link to buy tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Jess Stroud Sep 25, 2014 at 6:12 p.m.

We are doing a big family trip in November and some family members have bought their tickets to MVMCP. They have older children. Our DD will be 20 months when we go and not use to staying up past 8p. Is it worth the cost and entertaining enough to keeping her up late?

Thanks!

Jess

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2014 at 8:51 a.m.

Hi Jess,

We definitely think it's worth the cost. The parties are great fun, and there is so much to see and do, but the decision really is up to you and how much you might want to alter your daughter's sleep schedule.

Mommy Frog

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Deb Sep 23, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

what happens if it is raining or storming on the night of MVMCP does the parade and fireworks still go on? since u have to purchase tickets ahead of time it certainly is a worry

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FrogBlog Sep 26, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

Hi Deb,

Most everything goes on as normal if it's a light rain. For heavier rains, then they could be canceled. The good news is that November and December are low rain seasons.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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lagenda Nov 13, 2014 at 7:29 a.m.

Hooray so happy to hear that mummy frog

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Ryan Sep 10, 2014 at 6:56 p.m.

I have dinner reservations for 6:15pm at Be Our Guest, and I just realized it's a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party night. Do you think it will be a problem if we don't have tickets for the Christmas party? Will we need to be out of the park by 7pm?

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FrogBlog Sep 15, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.

Hi Ryan,

You can relax and enjoy your dinner. You won't have to leave dinner at 7 p.m., but without a party wristband, you won't be able to do anything else in the park.

Mommy Frog

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Kaydee Jul 12, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.

Can guests come & go from the park with MVMCP passes? A little rest time midway might help my kids - 5 & 7.

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FrogBlog Jul 14, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

Hi Kaydee,

You could leave and come back if you wishes, but with such a short time frame for the party, we would recommend you don't.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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An Jul 9, 2014 at 6:39 p.m.

Hello! Do you know exactly how the Glow with the Show ears work? I didn't know if it is proximity or timing, with how they tune into the shows.

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FrogBlog Jul 14, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.

I don't know -- I assumed it was Disney magic ;)

Mommy Frog

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Joseph May 29, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.

We made reservations for the dessert party, but nobody told us that we needed to purchase tickets to the event. Actually the person never mentioned that it was a special night at all. So, will we need other tickets in order to get to our reservations?

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FrogBlog May 29, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.

Hi Joseph,

Yes, you will need a party ticket if you are attending the dessert party on a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party night.

It is listed on the Know Before You Go info here: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/tomorrowland-terrace-fireworks-dessert-party/

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Fifis Mama Apr 6, 2014 at 4:19 a.m.

We are going on a Disney Cruise that's leaving the 29th of November and returning that following Saturday. Do you have any guesstimate on when the Mickey Christmas Party might be? Specifically between Nov. 27 and Dec 7. Thanks.

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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.

Hi,

There is a very good chance, the party will be held on Dec. 5 and 6.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sarah Mar 30, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.

Is there any way to make a reasonable guess as to what nights the xmas party will be on in November? We are coming on Nov. 10th for a week, but we want to plan dining, etc at different parks.

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Hi Sarah,

This could change, but based on last year's dates, we would expect this year's party to fall on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Mommy Frog

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Kathy P. Dec 6, 2013 at 10:08 p.m.

Hi! My son is allergic to nuts. Is there any way to find out if the cookies and cocoa are safe for him--not made in a facility where nuts are handled? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Dec 10, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.

Hi Kathy,

Disney World makes some accommodations for people with food allergies, and I think your best bet would be to send an email to Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com to ask ahead of your trip. Sometimes, they offer an allergy-free alternative to those with special diets.

Let us know what you find out.

-- Mommy Frog

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Kathryn Dec 6, 2013 at 8:55 p.m.

We will be at Disney next week- staying on site. Is the $62 extra really worth it? We have 6 in the party.

The kids are 11,9, and 6. I am wondering if they will stay up that late....or if I can get them up the next morning.

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FrogBlog Dec 10, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Hi Kathryn,

I think it really depends on you and your family. If this is your first trip to Magic Kingdom, then you might be disappointed because there is so much to do and see on top of the regular attractions and experiences, and you probably won't get to do all of it. If you get to the park at 4, then you would still have a lot of touring time, even if you left a little bit early because of the kids.

Mommy Frog

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Carmen Nov 25, 2013 at 5:18 a.m.

Hi there! Its been a long time since we've visited MK and this will be our first MVMCP. Will teenagers enjoy this too or is it aimed at young kids? Also can these tickets be purchased at outside vendors at a lower price or is it strictly sold thru Disney?

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FrogBlog Nov 25, 2013 at 2:35 p.m.

Hey Carmen,

It would be hard not to enjoy this party no matter your age! Younger children are probably more into meeting the characters, but teens will enjoy the experience as well. You can only buy through Disney for this party.

Best,

--Mommy Frog

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Kim Nov 15, 2013 at 8:36 p.m.

Are all of the activities listed in this blog only available to party ticket holders? Can any of these items be enjoyed with just our MYW tickets? Is is possible to buy tickets the day of? I am guessing that most nights would be sold out early.

Thank you for your help,

first time visitors

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FrogBlog Nov 18, 2013 at 2:53 p.m.

Hi there, Kim,

Starting Dec. 21-Jan. 4, you can catch the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks show in Magic Kingdom. These are the only elements of the party that are available with MYW tickets, and yes, you can buy your tickets the day of the party, but they do sell out.

– Mommy Frog

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Jennifer Nov 12, 2013 at 2:48 a.m.

I just booked the Dessert Party for a MVMCP night. They still had availability in December as of Sunday. I figured we'd be tired by then and ready for a rest anyway and last time Main Street was RIDIC during the fireworks. My kids are 8 & 9, I think we'll quite enjoy it. I was torn, though, after spending so much on the tickets did I want to spend another $90 on dessert? Ultimately I decided for comfort and a great view for the fireworks. Hope you have fun!

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FrogBlog Nov 12, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.

Hi Jennifer,

Glad to hear it. There are always the possibility of cancelations, so it pays to check in the days leading up to a trip!

-- Mommy Frog

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Alanna Simms Nov 10, 2013 at 8:25 p.m.

This is our first time going to Disney at Christmas time. Is there the usual evening parade and fireworks shows ? Or are these only available to Christmas party guests? Thanks.

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FrogBlog Nov 12, 2013 at 3:36 p.m.

Hi Alanna,

Starting Dec. 21-Jan. 4, you can catch the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks show in Magic Kingdom.

-- Mommy Frog

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Linda Jones Nov 10, 2013 at 4:14 a.m.

Has the 4:00 entry time changed this year ... or is it only available to those who have a park ticket? I know my son was able to get in at 4 pm last year using only his MVMCP ticket. (He did not have a regular park ticket). But when I contacted Disney World this week, here is what I heard back today (11/9/2013). (It sounds like only those who are already in the park or who are using a regular park ticket can actually be allowed entry at 4 pm):

Unless you have a multi-day Magic Your Way® ticket or a 1 day Magic Your

Way® Magic Kingdom® Park ticket you cannot enter Magic Kingdom® Park

before 7pm. The Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket is valid

from 7pm to midnight.

If you are in the park earlier in the day, at 4pm you can go to a Party

kiosk with your Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket to receive

your wristband to be able to stay in the park after 7pm.

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FrogBlog Nov 13, 2013 at 5:36 p.m.

Hi Linda,

The Disney Parks Blog today confirmed that you can enter the park as early as 4 p.m. with your MVMCP ticket.

Here's the link: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/11/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-at-magic-kingdom-park-tips-for-beginners/

-- Mommy Frog

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mary Oct 31, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

I bought tickets to this special event in addition to the theme park tickets. I just want to make sure that you really don't need to pay for a theme park ticket if you are attending the special event at 7pm? For the longest time I thought you need both the special event ticket and theme park ticket to get in....

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FrogBlog Oct 31, 2014 at 7:14 a.m.

Mary,

You don't need a theme park ticket unless you want to enter Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Stephanie Nov 13, 2013 at 12:50 a.m.

Hi Linda,

I spoke with an agent yesterday that told me that I could get into the park at 4pm if I only had a MVMCP ticket. Perhaps try calling back and speaking to a different agent, maybe the one you spoke with was new!

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Mary Ann Nov 9, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

Are the "glow with the show Mickey ear hats" included with our mvmcp tickets? Or is there an extra cost to get them, and if so how much? Thank you!

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FrogBlog Nov 12, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Hey there Mary Ann,

The ears are not included with admission to the party and are $25.

Best,

-- Mommy Frog

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Cathy Nov 8, 2013 at 4:40 p.m.

Do you think it is worth it to go to the Tomorrowland Dessert Party on a Christmas party night? So many things that we might miss if we are sitting at the terrace, but I know that is a special experience as well. Keep in mind we have been to the parks many times & children are 6 & 8yrs old. We just don't want to miss the "party experience" to be at the better placement for fireworks - but it's a 50/50 toss up at this point. Maybe the Dessert party will just enhance the night, or will it really just prevent us from the parades, special shows, etc. Thank you!

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Mommy Frog Nov 6, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.

If you do not have a wristband for the party, you will be directed to the exits at 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Kristin Barry Oct 17, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.

Question....we are annual pass holders and are visiting MK on 11/21. Will they kick us out at 7? How will they know whether or not we have purchased tickets for the Christmas Party? I know we won't be able to ride the rides since they will scan our magic band. Will we still be able to watch all the shows without buying the extra tickets?

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Maggie Nov 21, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.

They give the event guests a bracelet so they know who is a regular guest and MVMCP guest.

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Mommy Frog Nov 6, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.

If you do not have a wristband for the party, you will be directed to the exits at 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Klaudia Nov 6, 2014 at 6:48 a.m.

Castmembers will look out for guests without wristbands around 7pm. Everyone without a special event ticket/wristband will be escorted to the exit.

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Jackie Nov 6, 2014 at 1:14 a.m.

I've only been to the Halloween party, but the way they make sure you've bought a ticket to the event is you're given a wrist band by 7pm, and after that time no one is allowed on rides or past lines of cast members unless they show their party band.

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The Hatbox Ghost Nov 5, 2014 at 2:37 a.m.

I have never been to the very merry Christmas party but I have been to mickeys not so scary Halloween party and when we were there they gave us a new armband and they will make you show your armband but if you don't have one they'll kick you out

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Mommy Frog Nov 4, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.

If you do not have a wristband for the party, you will be directed to the exits at 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Ron Nov 18, 2016 at 5:36 p.m.

Directed but not escorted from the park

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Beth Nov 4, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.

Kristin - did you ever get an answer to this? I have the same question!! We are going next week and aren't sure what to do!

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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.

Hi Beth,

If you do not have a wristband for the party, you will be directed to the exits at 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Kimma Nov 3, 2014 at 4:39 a.m.

You recieve a wristband for the party. They will scan your magicband/ticket to see if there is a party ticket linked. if not, no band and no party for you. at 7 you will be ushered out of the park.

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Kristen Nov 1, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

They will kick you out. They will be giving everyone colored wristbands as they enter woth their special tickets (I know for the Halloween party, they had certain gates open for partiers only). No wristband, no staying.

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Andrea Oct 27, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

You need to have a special wrist band to stay in the park past 7pm, they have people walking around looking for them.

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lauren b Oct 26, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.

People who have tickets to the Christmas party will get a special wristband when they come into the park. So at 7, if you don't have on one of those wristbands, you get ushered out of the park.

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Terri Oct 24, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.

For the parties, they give you a second paper wristband that you must show as you enter different sections of the park. You definitely cannot ride any rides without a paper wristband. And you might have trouble even entering sections. They had cast members standing at the "spokes" of each walkway off of Main Street asking people to show their paper wristband to enter let say Adventureland when we were there for the Halloween party just last week.

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Theresa Oct 22, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

wristbands are given out upon entry to the magic kingdom for parties. After 7 PM, cast members begin asking guests to see their wristbands. Anyone without a wristband is escorted out of the park. Without a separate party admission, you cannot be in the park at all.

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FrogBlog Oct 20, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.

Hi Kristin,

If you do not have a party wristband, you will be politely directed to the exit. While the cast members are very discreet, they are actively monitoring to ensure that only party guests remain at the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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FrogBlog Nov 8, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

Hi Cathy,

I wouldn't schedule it for that night just because of all the other special things happening around the park. Plus you probably want to savor the prime view from Tomorrowland Terrace and spend plenty of time filling up on dessert!

This is definitely one you want to try and book 180 days in advance as reservations do fill up fast. Reservations can always get canceled, of course, but the Disney Dining agent I spoke with had no availability for the dessert party on any of the MVMCP dates this year.

-- Mommy Frog

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Michelle Nov 14, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.

How many types of shows are at the castle for MVMCP? I see the Celebrate the Season show...is there any others. Last year we came upon a show that was Like laser on the castle (not the lighting of the castle)

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FrogBlog Nov 14, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Hi,

"A Frozen Holiday Wish" and "Celebrate the Magic" will be held at the castle.

Mommy Frog

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