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Our Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mommy Frog's Note: Unfortunately, with stage shows, parades and fireworks unable to take place at Walt Disney World Resort due to new health and safety measures, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2020 has been canceled. However, special holiday decor, food, merchandise and even character cavalcades will still be available this year to make spirits bright! In the meantime, you can read all of the holly-jolly details from 2019's event below. 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - PinterestSanta Claus is probably working hard in the North Pole right now, prepping for his annual December voyage, while you are organizing your own holiday trip. Attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is usually one of our absolute favorite ways to celebrate and spread Christmas cheer. Walt Disney World Resort maximizes this magical season by transforming the theme parks into their own unique winter wonderlands promptly after Halloween comes to a close. However, this year will look a little different due to COVID-19, which has prompted the cancellation of the event. Don't worry, Santa will still be making a special appearance as part of the park's new holiday cavalcades. But for now, we'll just have to put Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on our 2021 holiday wish list. We've left in details from the 2019 event in this guide, so you can plan for its return in the future!

During our visit in 2019, we noticed heavier crowds at the beginning of the party, but as the night wound down (especially noticeable after the fireworks), the crowds lightened up. Crowd levels vary by party, but it's safe to say that you'll want to stay until the very end to maximize your time because there's soooo much to do. (Special fireworks, exclusive character meet-and-greets and free cookies, oh my!) We befriended another frog family who told us they attended the previous year's event, and at the 2019 party, they had a completely different plan to do the things they missed out last time. Toadally relatable ... but have no fear, your favorite frogs are here!

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

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

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separately ticketed event, which means you must purchase a party ticket to attend. The party usually starts about a week after the last Halloween party in early November and runs through late December. Prices typically increase each year, and select dates are likely to be more expensive than others. In 2019, there were 23 parties total, starting as early as Nov. 8 and ending Dec. 22. 

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

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Christmas Tree

Pricing is the strongest indicator of what Disney expects to be its busiest days. Higher prices mean higher demand, and higher demand means bigger anticipated crowds. Cheaper tickets generally mean less crowds. The last three parties of the year are typically the most expensive, and the first two are not the cheapest. This makes sense. Some 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. Based on pricing, the best week to attend is usually the one before Thanksgiving. Disney does not publish attendance numbers, but these parties are always well attended, so plan accordingly!

If you want to learn more about all of the festivities at Disney World going on during this time, check out our full guide to Disney World holiday events.

Before we get into the party itself, we have a weather warning! This time of year can be consistently inconsistent. Sometimes Florida can be true to the Christmas season with temperatures in the low 60s, but more often than not, highs are in the 80s. We find it can go from a hot, muggy day to a chilly night pretty quickly. So wear a flexible outfit with layers to accommodate whatever Florida throws your way. (Hoppy news — there are usually a few super cute holiday-themed spirit jerseys available to purchase around property to keep you looking festive and feeling toasty warm!)

Entrance Procedures and Overview of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Getting Wristband at Entrance

In recent years, the party hasn't officially started until 7 p.m. (and ran through 12 a.m.), but guests have been able to get into the park starting at 4 p.m. with a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. We highly recommend doing this, as this will give you more time to ride a few rides and have an early dinner before the party-exclusive activities begin. Of course, allot time for bag check and ticketing to be sure to arrive on time and enjoy the most of your evening. (Additionally, if you're driving, keep in mind the extra time to park and ride the monorail or the ferryboat — it can take about 45 minutes just to get to the entrance!) Head toward the separate event entrance (generally a separate turnstile with a sign noting the special event) in order to receive your wristband upon arriving at the gate.

Note: Magic Kingdom closes at 6 p.m. on party nights for regular daytime guests to allow for a smooth transition into party time.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Cast Member Welcome Sign

Upon entering, beginning at 4 p.m., party guests have a VIP entrance through the backside of Main Street behind Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. This is the first treat spot, where cast members hand out a welcome holiday treat. There are also fun photo-ops with props and a few merchandise kiosks for those interested in special holiday Mickey ears or a T-shirt.

If you are already enjoying a day at Magic Kingdom, you can stop by a wristband station to swipe your ticket and have a cast member apply your wristband. The most convenient locations in the past have been located near Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor and Mickey’s PhilharMagic. It’s important to snag these before the party starts — cast members will be on the lookout for wristbands as soon as 6 p.m. hits!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Wristband Distribution

You can find cast members filtering guests out at major intersections throughout the park — primarily when you’re headed from Main Street, U.S.A. into the Fantasyland, Adventureland, Frontierland and Tomorrowland entrances. Keep your wristbands on and visible, as cast members will be keeping an eye out for them throughout the night while you are waiting for the parade or shows to begin.

For those of you reading this who will not be attending the party and hoping to stick around past 6 p.m., we wouldn’t count on it. Cast members will not allow you on any rides or into certain areas without a wristband and will promptly lead you toward the park exit.

Planning is critical at these parties, as time is limited and experiences are endless. Because they get crowded and are packed with special activities, including meet-and-greets with rare characters — or your favorites in their fun holiday attire — you really need 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 shows and parades — A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks — as the hub around Cinderella 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.

There is “snowfall” on Main Street right when the clock strikes 7 p.m., and then it continues intermittently throughout the night. Tad and Lily especially lovvvveeee to stuff their bellies with the cookies and hot chocolate that are given out around the park for free.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Schedule of Events 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Princess Float in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Here are the entertainment showtimes from 2019. We expect a similar lineup of entertainment in future years.

  • A Frozen Holiday Wish - 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
  • Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration - 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:55 p.m.
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
  • Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks - 10 p.m.
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas - 7:45 p.m., 8:35 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:35 p.m.
  • Club Tinsel - 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Snowfall on Main Street - intermittently

Character Greetings at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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

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

Some of the popular, rare characters. such as the Seven Dwarfs, Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Moana, start meeting guests before the party starts. You're able to line up for these characters once you receive your wristband. However, these wait times can grow very long early on. It's better to wait until later in the night, such as during the first parade, to hop in line. We recommend visiting Sandy Claws during this time and catching the second showing of the parade!

Crowds die down later in the night and characters become less of a priority. Anytime after Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks at 10 p.m., you're likely to experience shorter waits. With so much to do at the party, we’d hate to spend so much time waiting in line. Most characters have at least an hour wait time, so be sure to prioritize who your frog squad REALLY wants to meet ahead of time.

Party-exclusive characters can be located using the My Disney Experience app.

Here are the characters that were available to jingle and mingle during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2019:

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Santa Claus (Main Street Courtyard)
  • Mickey Mouse (Town Square Theater)
  • Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Sally (Town Square Theater, where Tinkerbell normally meets)

Adventureland

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

Frontierland

  • The Country Bears (roaming)

Liberty Square

  • Mary Poppins and Bert

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Ariel and Prince Eric

Fantasyland

  • Ariel and Prince Eric (across from Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid)
  • Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Tiana and Naveen, Princess Elena of Avalor (Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Snow White and her Prince, and Aurora and Prince Phillip (near the Castle Wall near Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Belle (to the right side of Bonjour! Village Gifts)
  • Pooh and Friends (next to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
  • Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum (next to Mad Tea Party)
  • The Seven Dwarfs (inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus)
  • Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck (Storybook Circus)
  • Santa Goofy (next to Barnstormer exit in Storybook Circus)

Tomorrowland

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

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Entertainment & Rides

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

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

By far, our favorite part of the night is Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime parade. We love it so much that we go to both showings! Dancing nutcrackers, gingerbread men, reindeer and the big man himself — Santa — join your favorite Disney characters for a gorgeous parade complete with scented floats (yes, you can smell Clarabelle Cow's cooking!). Keep an eye out for lesser-seen characters such as Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.

The parade typically steps off in the 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. Note: If watching from Town Square, the parade won't reach you until about 20 minutes after its scheduled start time.

If you want a prime parade spot along Main Street, U.S.A. or in front of the castle, we recommend snagging your seats at least an hour ahead of showtime for front row viewing. We got lucky and managed to find a prime front row spot in front of Casey's Corner about 45 minutes before, but it was a tight squeeze. If you don’t want to waste valuable party time waiting, try for a less popular spot in Frontierland or near the train station in Town Square. However, we really recommend taking the time to view from one of our favorite spots such as in front of Cinderella Castle facing the bridge from Liberty Square. If you’re OK with the tadpoles staying up past their bedtime, the 11 p.m. showing is usually less crowded.

A Frozen Holiday Wish

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

If you don't want to waste valuable party time, you can watch the show at 6:15 p.m. However, keep in mind that it will be busy with lingering daytime guests. Main Street will be packed once the show finishes as they leave the park, so we recommended heading to Liberty Square, Fantasyland or Tomorrowland immediately following the 6:15 p.m. show.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

The fireworks spectacular show made its debut at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in 2019, and we hope to see it return in 2021. It's hosted by Minnie Mouse and features medleys of beloved holiday songs, including "Joy to the World" and "Deck the Halls."

The projections are fun to see, but they don't necessarily tell a story. Since the show isn't too dependent on castle projections, you can really view the spectacular from anywhere in the park. If you're standing in front of Cinderella Castle, you'll see Tinker Bell fly into the night from the top of the castle in the blink of an eye! Disney also offered a dessert party premium package for this show at an extra cost last year.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

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

Find a good seat for the 10:30 p.m. showing, and stick around in that same spot for the 11 p.m. parade!

Mickey and Minnie host their very own holiday party and invite your favorite Disney pals to ring and sing in the holidays with classic carols and new favorites. It includes medleys of holiday tunes, both classic and contemporary, and features Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, who are celebrating just a few days before Christmas. Woody, Jessie, Peter Pan, Snow White, Alice, the White Rabbit and many more stop by! The highlight of this show for us is the iconic Clarabelle Cow belting out “All I Want for Christmas is You” in true Mariah Carey fashion while strutting her stuff in a silver sequin dress.

“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” Show

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

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

The Edge Effect

The Edge Effect (formerly VoicePlay) returned to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 for alternating shows between A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas. We really recommend checking out these shows back-to-back, and taking the small break in between to grab cookies and apple cider from The Lunching Pad. The Edge Effect is an incredible a capella group that will wow you with its vocals-only performances of classic Christmas tunes. This show is a great break from the chaos of characters at the party and will get you into the spirit with their unbelievable talent.

Club Tinsel 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Club Tinsel

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

Snowfall on Main Street

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

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

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jingle Jam

Following the success of a similar dance party taking place at the 2018 Halloween Party, the Disney Junior Jingle Jam takes place throughout the entire party so little ones can move and groove with their faves including Doc McStuffins, Fancy Nancy, Vampirina and Timon. We recommend hopping over here before you sit and wait for the parade to get any extra tadpole energy out prior to staying in one place for a while.

Rides

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Mad Tea Party

Because it is a separately ticketed event, one of the party perks are significantly less guests in the park. And with so many special experiences available, ride waits are typically much shorter.

For the first time, in 2019, some rides received special holiday enhancements! We zoomed down a festive freeway decorated with thousands of lights on the Tomorrowland Speedway. Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor put on a new show, and both Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party had special lighting and music to celebrate holiday cheer. The fan-favorite Jingle Cruise returned in 2019, as well, and is available for all Magic Kingdom guests in 2020. We'd expect to see these ride overlays again in 2021.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Tomorrowland Speedway

The Frog Family is usually too busy hoppin’ from character to character and enjoying the special shows to tackle too many coasters, but we do have a few tips. In our experience, the wait times get shorter and shorter as the night goes on. Aside from waiting until later in the night, the best time to hit popular rides is during parade and showtimes. If you’re waiting to attend the 11 p.m. parade, then use the first showing time to hop on high-demand rides such as Seven Dwarfs and Peter Pan’s Flight. The wait times will be significantly shorter since so many people will be lined up on Main Street for the parade. We found the popular rides anywhere between a 10- and 45-minute wait depending on the time of night.

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

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

Attractions Open During Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: 

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • Town Square Theater

Adventureland

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

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

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Snacks and More

Keep an eye out for gigantic, inflatable peppermint sticks to signify a treat location! We found the following treats and beverages at these locations in 2019. The treats and locations usually stay the same year after year, but the combination of the two may be switched around (for instance, the peppermint cookie might be found at Tortuga Tavern instead of Cosmic Ray's).

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Holiday Treats at Pinocchio Village Haus

  • Welcome Holiday Treat - Market Street (open until 8 p.m.)
  • Ginger Molasses Cookie - Jingle Cruise, The Lunching Pad
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie - Golden Oak Outpost, Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Peppermint Cookie - Miner's Cove, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie - The Diamond Horseshoe, The Friar's Nook
  • Snowman Pretzel - Tortuga Tavern, Storybook Snack Carts
  • Fanta - Tortuga Tavern, Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Eggnog - The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Apple Cider - Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, The Lunching Pad
  • Hot Chocolate - Pinocchio Village Haus, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

We always like to stop by Tortuga Tavern for the party's salty selection, a snowman soft pretzel. Our favorite stop last year was Pinocchio Village Haus for a snickerdoodle and hot cocoa. All of the cookies we came across were individually wrapped. This is perfect for those concerned about allergies ... or if you just want to stock up your treat stash for the winter. Speaking of allergies, most treat locations offer allergen-friendly options. You can ask the cast member at the front what the options are.

Take your cookies to-go so you can enjoy them while waiting for the parade!

In addition to these complimentary (and did we mention, unlimited?) sweets and treats, there is also special seasonal food available, such as the To Be Jolly float from Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. Our favorite, you ask? Olaf's Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake was delish and a hit with the whole Frog Family in 2019.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Olaf Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake

Only select restaurants are usually open during party time throughout the park, so plan ahead. We recommend snagging a big dinner before the party and then snacking throughout the night as to not spend precious party time grubbing, but there are also event-exclusive dining options.

Restaurants Open During Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party:

  • Main Street Bakery
  • Casey's Corner
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Aloha Isle
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Gaston's Tavern
  • Storybook Treats
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
  • Cool Ship

Tony's Most Merriest Town Square Party

Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party debuted in 2018, and we expect it may return in the future. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., guests can pop in and out of Tony's Town Square restaurant for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and sweets. In 2019, the tasty eats included Tony's famous meatballs, hand-tossed mini pizzas, boursin-stuffed artichokes, pumpkin tartlets, Yule Logs and more! There is also an assortment of beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages. Plus, Tony's Most Merriest Town Square Party guests have access to special reserved seating for the second parade showing of the evening at 11 p.m. Tony's guests keep the party going until 12:30 a.m., even after Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party officially ends! The party cost $99 per person (plus tax) in 2019. And yes, you'll still need regular Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party admission.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise

Christmas is a dangerous time for my wallet and me to be at Disney. Not only do I adore all of the wonderful décor and adorable present options, but the event-exclusive merchandise is pretty tough to say no to.

While, of course, general Christmas merchandise can be found throughout the park, the event guide highlights where to find party-exclusive gear. If you’re an annual passholder, there are special products just for you too. We found the Emporium to be the one-stop shop for everything you could possibly be looking for, but you can also find party-exclusive items at Big Top Souvenirs, Star Traders, Frontier Trading Post and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe.

Can I Catch Any of the Special Entertainment and Ride Overlays Outside of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?

After the last Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the year, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is usually shown daily at Magic Kingdom for park guests in the afternoon through the end of December. Last year, the new Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show was also available nightly from Dec. 23 through Dec. 29, 2019.

You can usually hop aboard Jingle Cruise during the day throughout the holiday season. Additionally, A Frozen Holiday Wish typically has a 6:15 p.m. showtime, so daytime guests can potentially squeeze it in on their way out of the park (or alternatively, on a day without a party scheduled). Just don't expect to be able to stay for the party without a wristband following this short show.

Is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Worth It?

Because the party is a separately ticketed event, we hear that many other frog families often question, “Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party worth the extra price tag?” It really depends on what you want out of the experience and if you can budget the extra cost. Many families use party day to sleep in, explore Disney Springs or resort hop to see holiday decorations before heading into Magic Kingdom to get their jingle on, using the savings from what would have been regular park admission towards paying for their party tickets. Keep in mind that Magic Kingdom closes early on party days, so if you opt out of the party, your time will be best spent at a different park if you’re looking for a full park day.

If you’re only going for the shorter lines at rides, it’s probably not worth it. But if you love getting into the Christmas spirit and want to see all of the exclusive characters, shows and parades that the party has to offer, we think it’s toadally worth it. Come dressed for the occasion, and wear matching Christmas shirts ... or pajamas! Just be sure to plan ahead and maximize your time there by arriving early!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Friends in Matching Christmas Pajamas

For us, we love all the holiday hoopla surrounding Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 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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May 20, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Karla Says...

We are wanting to attend MVMCP during the week of December 5-10, which date would you anticipate being the least crowded? Disney lists pricing all the same for that time. We would prefer Thursday but not if Tuesday will be significantly less crowded. Thank You for your opinion.

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

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

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

Hi Karla,

I think Dec. 6 or 8 would be best.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

hello my husband and me are going to disney world for are honey moon if we do not buy tickets for the Mickey Christmas party do we have to leave the park early?

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

Hi Mitzi,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Do they still do the goodnight kiss after the MVMCP?

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

Hi Emily,

We don't know for sure that it will continue for this year, but we expect it would!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

We were there last year at MVMCP and waited for a LONG time for the Kiss Goodnight. We finally asked a cast member and were told they do not do it on the nights where they have special events.

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

We will be at Disney November 11-16, 2016. We are thinking about the MVMCP on November 11 or 13. Do you have any advice about which night might be less crowded. Also, are our meal plans good during the party? Thanks, Dena

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

Hi Dena,

If we go by Disney's ticket pricing, they are expecting the 13th to be less crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hello,

My family has visited Magic Kingdom on Dec. 20th and 21st during different years, and we've always been able to see the Christmas Parade during those days and Holiday Wishes on those nights. We will be back at that same time this year but are concerned that the Christmas Parade and Holiday Wishes won't be available to us this year without paying to attend MVMCP. Do you know if those events will take place before the last MVMCP on Dec. 22nd this year? Thank you for your help.

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

Hi Christy,

We do not know for sure, but we would expect them to not be available until after the last Christmas party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi there! We are heading to DW the week after Thanksgiving and trying to decide which night to buy tickets. I was originally going to by then for Tuesday November 29 but for some reason Thursday December 1 is slightly cheaper and that made me think Thursday night be slightly less crowded? Which date would you suggest? Thank you!

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

Hi Kari,

Disney's pricing is the strongest indication of crowd levels. I would go with Dec. 1.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

We've never attended MVMCP before, but just bought tickets for our trip in December. We have about 20 days until we can make dining reservations, so I'm trying to get my touring plans in order to figure out best times to make dining and fast pass reservations. We are 2 adults and 1 14 year old boy. We plan to do MK the whole day on December 4th, with possibly a short break at the hotel to recharge before heading back to MVMCP that night. Do you have any suggestions on what hours we should leave the park to rest and be back. Also, if we want to have dinner at Be Our Guest, what time do you suggest we do that? We are currently booked at Saratoga Springs, but are wait listed for Bay Lake (fingers crossed).

Thanks!

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May 17, 2016 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

I would try to schedule BOG as early as possible, preferably before the party, so you don't miss any party fun. If visiting characters is important to you, keep in mind that party-goers were allowed to meet some of the characters (Jack Skellington) before the party started last year. Will you be visiting Magic Kingdom another night? If so, I would recommend trying to make the BOG reservation for that night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi, thank you so much for all this helpful info. Do you recommend going to a different park during the day? We are taking my 3 year old daughter and have 4 full days in Disney to work with and want to make the best use of our time. Thanks in advance for the info! :)

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

Hi Iliana,

We do like to plan for a different park on party days, but for some people, this just won't work out. If this is a first visit, we suggest trying to do a regular day at Magic Kingdom first.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

I am bringing the family for the week, Nov 27 through Dec 5, and was hoping to spend two days at Magic Kingdom. There are five kids coming with us, all under age 7, so the Christmas party ticket doesn't seem like good value for us, since they won't be staying up too late, not past 9 or 10. On your crowd calendar, the green MK days are only for party days that week. Is this because the parks are typically super light during the day for party days, until 4? If we were to go a non-party day, what is your suggestion for the day or should we just go during two party days and leave by 7?

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

Hi Kristy,

Magic Kingdom is green on party days because the shortened park hours typically keep many folks from visiting those days. If your group isn't going to be staying out late anyway, then those days would probably work just fine for you. The only thing is you might one day to stay late so you can see the parade and fireworks. That might be a day where you visit on a non-party day, start your day early in the park to avoid the crowds, then take a break in the afternoon when the crowds reach their peak.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

We will be at Disney 11/11 to 11/19. What would be your suggestion for MVMCP - 11/13 or 11/15? Thank you in advance!

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

Hi April,

We'd go with Nov. 13.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

I got my ticket for the November 18th Party and will be coming to the Park at 4 PM. Is there a way to get FastPass + for the 3 hours before the Party and, if yes, how to do it using My Disney Experience?

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

Hi Lou,

You would need to have regular valid admission such as a Magic Your Way and book your FastPasses using it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

I have a question about getting FP+ for the Christmas Party. I have purchased regular park tickets for MK on the same day that I have purchased the Christmas Party tickets. For the regular park tickets, I have already booked the 3 fast passes 60 days ahead, as I am staying at a Disney resort. My question is: Can I book additional 3 FP+ 60 days ahead of time for the Christmas Party, from 4 - 7 pm? Or, am I only allowed to book fast passes on the same day of the party?

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

Hi Kevin,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

How do you get into park with your tickets? Are they a paper ticket or attached to your wristband? Does my three year old really need a ticket? Will they know?

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

Hi Joie,

These are paper tickets. You can attach them to your MagicBand, but we prefer to keep these separate so that there is no confusion if you have other tickets linked in My Disney Experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Stacy,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Shaun,

No, but passholders do get discounts on advance tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jen,

Disney does not publish this information, but we would estimate a sold out party is around a crowd level 7-8.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

on the website they no longer mention offering hot chocolate and ginger bread cookies! raised the price and cut out the cookies and chocolate!! the first season the website hasnt list them!

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

In your opinion, what day might be better for crowd levels at MVMCP, as we would like to attend and could add it to the schedule for Nov 8, 10 or 11th, 2016 dates.

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

Hi Robyn,

We would go with Nov. 10.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi,

I've got my ticket for the November 18th Party and will be arriving at the MK at 4 PM. Can I schedule PastPass+ for the 3 hours before the Party starts and, if yes, how do I enter it into My Disney Experience to go onto my Magic Band? Thanks.

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

Hi Lou,

In order to do this, you would need to have another valid park ticket. For example, you had a 4 Day Magic Your Way, you could book your FastPasses with that ticket if there was eligibility. I would recommend not adding your party ticket to My Disney Experience, so there is no confusion over which ticket is prioritized when you enter the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi, my family and I are staying on Disney in mid-November. Even though Disney has not officially released the park hours yet for the dates we are staying, I have seen a pdf document online that seems to accurately list the park hours. It appears Magic Kingdom will be closed fairly early every day we are there (as early as 4:30pm on one day)...except 2 days for the Christmas event, which is a separate ticket. Can this be right? Is this what usually happens in November? We feel like the Magic Kingdom park hours in mid-November are really poor for those visiting for only a few days. I'm really hoping it is a mistake, but I won't know until the hours are officially released.

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

Hi Colin,

No, we do not think this is correct. If you could just wait a few weeks, we'll have the other dates on the crowd calendar.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi! We are planning to go to the MVMCP the week before christmas. We would like to go one additional time where we would go early and leave around 5-6. Would going on the other MVMCP day be wise since we will be leaving, or is it typically very busy all day on party days? Thanks!

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

Hi Jen,

Yes, going on a party day would be recommended!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

We are trying to figure out the best day to go to MK during the week prior to christmas in addition to the Party. We will be there the 18th and 22nd. was thinking of going to party on 22nd with a late arrival to the park. Our "early" day we would arrive at opening and stay until 5-6. would going on a party day be wise since we are not staying late, or should we avoid the park all together on party days if not attending? Thanks! Jen

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

Hi Jen,

Yes, this is a good strategy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

We will be taking our 6 and 4 yr olds during the week after thanksgiving. The pricing just came out, and its almost $100 per person for the christmas party this year. In your opinion, Is it worth the steep price tag for MAYBE 5 hours of special activities? We can get another day on the park-hopper for much less, and extend our time across all of the parks. Thanks, in advance, for your feedback!

JT

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

Hi JT,

Perhaps others will chime in, but that is ultimately a decision you have to make.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Not worth it. We did it (and it was fun) but character lines are loooong, and it is more fun to just add another whole day and skip it. We are going in December and won't be doing the event this year.

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

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

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

Hi Sarah,

For that week, Disney is pricing it lower than the others, so I would expect it to be the least busy. The following week, though, November 10 and 13 are likely better. Many families are now planning trips so they can attend both the last Halloween Party of the season and the first Christmas Party of the season.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

For meeting the princesses at the MVMCP, do you stand in line once and make your way through to meet all of them? I'm assuming there's not individual lines for each couple? Thanks!

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

Hi Olivia,

You stand in one line to meet both Snow White and her Prince, and Aurora and Prince Phillip. Cinderella and Prince Charming, and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

We have our Disney vacation booked from 11-17. Which Christmas party would be best? We can make 11,13, and 15.

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

Hi Ann Marie,

November or December?

Mommy Frog

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

Hi,

I have reserved Cinderella Royal Table for 5.30 on one of the nights of Mickeys Halloween Party (didn't realise it was one of the party nights) - will I have to purchase a special event ticket to go to this meal? Or will it be ok, if we leave the park when we have finished our meal?

Thanks

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

Hi Jenny,

You will not need a party ticket for that time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi We are a family travelling over from the UK for Christmas in Orlando. We are very keen to go to the MIckey Very Merry Christmas Party and the 22 December is the only one we can make. Do you have any tips/ideas when these tickets come on sale? We really do not want to miss out as our boys will be dissapointed. Also do you have links to where they go on sale so I know i'm checking the correct sites? Many thanks :)

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

You won't be able to buy the tickets for MVMCP from the UK version of the Disney website and it helpfully (not) turns it back to the UK site everytime you try to change it to the US site. If you google Disney US site access, there are links and information on there on how to get onto the US version of the site without that happening and you'll be able to buy them there as well as getting a better deal on the park tickets if the exchange rate is good.

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

Hi there,

You probably have seen, but these tickets have go on sale already on Disney's website.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Any idea when the tickets will go on sale for the 2016 party?? I keep checking websites and calling but no one seems to be able to give a certain date. Thanks for any info!

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

Hi Janet,

Hope you have seen by now, but these tickets are now for sale on Disney's site!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi,

We are planning a Disney vacation from 11-17. Which party would be best with the lowest wait times? We can make Dec. 11,13,15, or 16. Also, is it worth going twice?

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

Hi Ann Marie,

We think the 13th is the best date followed by the 11th. It's awfully expensive to go twice, but that is ultimately your call.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

I'd like to do the Christmas party in November because it might be less crowded, but I'm worried that the Christmas decorations won't be out in full force by then. Is it better to wait until December to see all the Disney Christmas magical transformations - not just at the MK, but at the other parks and also resorts?

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

Hi Susan,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

How does the Christmas Party work? I am looking to go the Disney the week after Thanksgiving and see that the Christmas party is an additional ticket. If I just have my base ticket, will I be asked to leave the park once the Christmas party begins or will this be included in the price of my base ticket?

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

U will be asked to leave with just a base ticket at around 6 or 7 to go to the Christmas event u have to pay a extra $100 ( or so) and u get a wristband if u don't have it one and there are a lot a lot of Disney staff looking u get kicked out

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

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

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

We only purchase the Party ticket and arrive at 4pm and stay until closing. So we get a full 8 hours at the park for the Christmas Party. We have gone the past 3 years in a row and it has been worth every penny :)

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

Hi Mandi,

If you do not have a party ticket, you will be directed to the exits once the party starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi there, we are planning to visit the park on Sunday, December 18th, specifically for MVMCP. We also want to do Cinderella's Royal Table. Given that we are allowed into the park for 4 PM, what time would be best for us to reserve dinner? We were thinking either right at the start (4:30) or at the very end of the night (9:30) if we can get a reservation for either, but would like your input. It will be me, my husband, and our 5 year old daughter. Thank you for this blog, just found it today!

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

Hi Sara,

This really depends on you and your preferences. If you don't want to miss out any of the party fun, then I would opt for closer to 4 p.m. If you wait until about 9:30 p.m., though, you would have the treat of watching Holiday Wishes from inside the Castle, which is quite spectacular. Totally up to you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

hello, we are going to DW dec 23-26th and I just saw that MVMCP ends the day before we arrive. Is it worth me adding a whole day to see this show or will we be able to see almost the same on the days we are already going? I want this to be special for my daughters but if theres not much of a difference on the events I would like to save the money but I also don't want them to miss out. Please help. Thanks

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

Hi Katie,

You would get to see special characters, the snowfall on Main Street and the holiday cheer ... plus complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. The Christmas parade and fireworks will be shown during your current dates. It's a special event, but hard to say whether it's worth it to you and your family.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

Thanks!

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

Hi Melissa,

Our pick would be the Nov. 15 party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi, we will be going on our first Disney holiday Oct November this year. I am planning on doing Mickeys not so scary Halloween party on the 31st. Would it be silly to do The Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party on the 7th or 8th too? My kids will be 3, 4, 6 and 8 years old. Thanks

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

We did just that in 2012. Aside from some pixie dust that had us leaving NJ 2 days after Sandy, It was really magical. It is amazing. MK goes from Halloween to Christmas literally overnight!

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

Hi Alena,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi! Having never been to Disney during the holidays, I want to try to plan as much holiday hoopla as possible. When is the schedule for the candlelight procession announced? Other then Mickey's party, what other major or minor holiday events and attractions should I look into? We've been there 15/25 years so I'm not as concerned with all the rides but looking for more special or unique ideas. We would be a husband/wife and two daughters ages 22 and 24 at the time. Thank you in advance for any advice!

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

Hi

after 22nd do any of the elements of MVMCP continue? What parade is it after this date etc We are there from 22nd through to new year

thanks

Claire

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

Hi Claire,

Yes, the Christmas parade continues (during the day), and holiday fireworks will be shown at night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2016 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

HI Lisa,

This is a lovely time to visit. We've put together this post that outlines all of the holiday happenings at this time:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/complete-guide-disney-world-holiday-events/

The Candlelight Processional lineup usually gets announced at the end of summer, but it is usually not complete by then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Going to Orlando from 11/5 through 11/12. Would like to take the kids to one of the MVMCP's available during that week. Of the 4 dates, which do you recommend? I'm assuming that 11/7 will be most crowded compared to the others because it's the very first MVMCP?

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

Hi Mike,

The 8th would be our pick.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

I have the Xmas party possibly scheduled 11/10. Do you think that is a good time? We are going 11/6-11/13.

Thanks!

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

Hi Lauren,

Going by Disney's pricing schedule, the 6th might be better. The 10th would be OK too, but any of these October dates could sell out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Overall, are the Christmas parties more crowded than the halloween parties? Or visa versa? We will either go last week of Oct. or the week before Thanksgiving. I can't decide which party we should attend. Which would be less crowded?

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

Hi Jacqueline,

The Halloween parties were more popular last year than the Christmas parties. That said, there is generally more variability in crowds for Halloween than Christmas. We'd expect that more this year, with the first few September dates.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

If Halloween parties are sold out, do you know if there are long waits for rides and characters? If we go in Oct, we would do the Tues. 25th party. Do Halloween parties get nuts? I would imagine Christmas parties not as nuts? Thank you for your time and help. We've bought our tickets from UT and will book hotel thru you guys as well :)

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

Hi Jacqueline,

Thank you so much for purchasing from us! We really appreciate it! Halloween parties are generally more popular than the Christmas parties, but even sold out parties don't have super high waits for rides. Most people are enjoying all of the fun Halloween activities.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi Jacqueline,

Thank you so much for purchasing from us! We really appreciate it! Halloween parties are generally more popular than the Christmas parties, but even sold out parties don't have super high waits for rides. Most people are enjoying all of the fun Halloween activities.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

If you want to visit the park with a park ticket, but not attend the party are you required to leave the park? How does that work? (Ie. We'll probably go to the party on a Thursday, but would like to spend the whole day at the Magic Kingdom that Friday without attending the party.)

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

Hi Sarah,

When the park closes for the party, if you do not have a party wristband, you will be directed to the exits.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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

While the party seems amazing and I'd love to go someday we're planning on going to WDW in December 18-21st, 2016. Our group isn't willing to fork up the extra cash this time, I'm worried we wont get the full time in the parks. We're planning to go to MK Dec 20th. Does MK just do the regular wishes on those nights that the MVMCP isn't going on?

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

Hi Kassandra,

Yes, Wishes will be held on non-party nights. You will love Magic Kingdom at Christmas even if you can't make it to the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jane,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Do you think the last date (22) will be very/moore crowded than earlier dates? 22 is our only chance, but a bitt worried about the crowds.

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

Hi Mona,

Honestly, all of those end dates could sell out or will likely be close. If you don't have a ton of flexibility, I would just pick the best day that works for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Stephen,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hello,

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

Thank you,

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

Hi Silvia,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 15, 2016 at 2 a.m. nixmom Says...

Hi we are planning a trip for Nov 12-20 2016 and were hoping to do the MVMCP on the night of the 17th . This will be my 3yr old's first trip to Walt Disney and we were hoping to introduce him to Magic Kingdom on Tuesday and then back for the party on Thursday. I am just concerned about the crowd level-- do you think there would be a really big difference between the crowd levels from Tuesday to Thursday of that particular week?

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

Hi there,

You would likely see more crowds on Thursday, but I don't think it's going to be a big enough difference to worry too much about it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hello !

I will be in Orlando the 16,17 and 18th december 2016.

I am looking for planning my trip but I don't know when the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be scheduled. I can't stay the 3 days in Magic Kingdom... Do you know when the dates for the shows will be know ? Do I have a chance to assist to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party during 1 of these 3 days?

Thanks a lot !

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

Hi Michael,

The dates should be announced pretty soon. I think chances are good the party will be happening for at least one of your dates.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Lindsay,

If you're family is really into Christmas, then yes. The parade and fireworks are spectacular, and there are cookies and hot chocolate too!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

My new mom in law has asked me to help plan her surprise anniversary trip to WDW. It's her gift to her husband of soon to be 40 years!

Due to being employed by the local school district and not really wanting to deal with the heat, she's wanting to go the week of Thanksgiving. They LOVE Christmas and I know they both would have a blast at the MVMCP.

That being said, my question is - does WDW do any party days the week of Thanksgiving (that's not the Friday before or the Monday after)? I ask because it didn't look like it based on the 2015 dates.

Truly limited windows to get her the best 1st time ever experience. :-/

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

Hi Amber,

How sweet of you to help out! Unfortunately, the parties are not held that week. Is she set for those dates? The week before or after Thanksgiving would be less crowded, and they could then do a party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Does anyone have first hand experience with being at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party during inclement weather? Do they still do the snow on Main Street? Fireworks? Parades? I know there is a no refund or transfer policy, but I'm just curious if many of the party activities are shut down for rain.

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

Hello - we went last year and it rained all night. The fireworks took place, but at least one of the parades was cancelled. Due to the weather, people flocked to the indoor attractions making waits for Pirates and Peter Pan about 30-45 minutes. Most of the characters scheduled for the outdoor meet and greets (like the 7 dwarves) came out when they could, but it was very limited. Most parents with very small children left quite early. It was a little unpleasant overall. Certainly not the magical experience we had hoped for but worth the risk, I think. Even with ponchos, the wet feet finally gave us motivation to leave the park. We will try again this year!

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

Hi¡¡¡.. if I alrady have WDW Magic your Way Tickets, and also have the Christmas Party Ticket, this day a dont need to use the WDW Magic Ticket to entrance,, i only need the Chrsirtmas party??,, Am i correct?

Thanks

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

Hi there,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

So just to be totally clear, we do NOT have to purchase park tickets if we just want to attend the party and arrive after 4pm, correct? We just have to purchase party tickets?

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

Hi Katie,

Yes, that is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

I'm going to the party on the 10th and I was just wondering like the people who come in with just a regular ticket, what stops them from staying for the party?

Thank you

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

Hi Courtney,

Party-goers get event wristbands. Cast members around the park will be looking for people who are not wearing them.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hello...my family and I are headed to MVMCP next week and meeting the princesses are at the top of our agenda as it will be my niece's birthday. I noticed you said head to the line to meet the princesses before 7pm...is this the earliest time you can get to the line? Do you have any other suggestions for making sure we meet the princesses? Thanks!

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

Hi Tam,

If meeting princesses is the priority, you can do this before the party and use FastPass+. If you want to meet princesses with their princesses, you would be able to do this after 7 p.m., but you would want to get in line by 6:15.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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