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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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Apr 23, 2015 at 10:16 p.m. Courtney Says...

Tuesday Nov 10 or Thursday Nov 12. Would you choose one over the other for MVMCP? I have read conflicting information on the crowds for the dates we would like to go... Nov 8 (Sunday) - Nov 14 (Saturday)...any incite would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Apr 24, 2015 at 7:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Both of those dates should be good. Tuesdays are generally better, but we are predicting slightly fewer crowds overall for the parks on that Thursday.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2015 at 2:29 a.m. Mandie Says...

Hi, in that same line of question, we are planning to go on 11/13. What do you think about a Friday night? And I'm a little shocked at the ticket price- $309 for my family of 4 to attend! Do you think it's worth the $$?? For $40 we could get an extra park day. Is it worth the extra $260?

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Apr 27, 2015 at 3:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandie,

I expect the Friday nights will be busy, but not as busy as the Friday nights in December. Whether it's worth it is a relative question. If you think your family would really enjoy the Christmas entertainment and meeting the characters in their holiday duds, I would say yes, but it's a personal decision. Let us know what you decide!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. Stephanie French Says...

Hi!,

We are "planning" on going to the party on Dec 1. Is the price we pay in addition to the park admission?

Thanks!

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Apr 22, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

If you plan on going to Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m. you will need regular admission. If you are just going to the party, then all you need is a party ticket.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2015 at 1:50 a.m. Christa Says...

Hi, we are taking my 8 year old son to Disney for the first time. Which do you think would be the better date to get tickets for MVMCP Dec 1 or Dec 3.

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Apr 21, 2015 at 7:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christa,

I would recommend December 3.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2015 at 7:01 p.m. Stacy K Says...

I see that you recommend Dec 3rd (Thurs) over Dec 1st (Tues) -- can I ask why? I have read that Tuesdays are typically lower crowds than Thursdays. But - I also read a review on another site from someone who was there the 1st Tues in Dec last year that said it was packed. This leads me to also ask - if we arrive on Dec 3rd, would you recommend that over Dec 6th? Thank you for all of your assistance :)

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Apr 22, 2015 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

Dec. 3 is recommended, because Dec. 1 is so close to the busy Thanksgiving week that some families will extend their stay to attend that first party after T-Day. I would choose Dec. 3 over Dec. 6.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Tiffany Says...

Going to Disney World Nov 11 – 18, 2015. Which would be a better day for MVMCP, Thursday (Nov 12), Friday (Nov 13), Sun (Nov 15), or Tues (Nov 17)? Is one day of the week better than another? Thank you in advance.

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Apr 21, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany,

I would go on Nov. 17 or Nov. 12. Fridays and Sundays will generally be more crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2015 at 10:38 p.m. Stacy Says...

Planning a trip to WDW Dec 3rd-10th -- was thinking of going to the Christmas Party on Sunday 12/6 -- thoughts? Last year the Christmas Parade was taping on Monday and Tuesday (7th/8th) so we were thinking of avoiding the party that Tuesday due to that. Thoughts?

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Apr 20, 2015 at 7:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

That Sunday should be OK. I would say that the Christmas Parade taping is best avoided in general, but I don't think it's likely to interrupt the Christmas party.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2015 at 9:53 p.m. Dee Says...

Can you tell me if the party tickets will be loaded on to the magicband?

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dee,

It's possible they will be as ours were last year. It's also possible you might need to enter the ticket numbers manually. You could also reach out to Disney directly.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 15, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. Melanie Says...

Hello! I have three young daughters (5,5, and almost 2) and they usually go to bed around 8-9pm. I’m not sure if the youngest can stay up much later than that and be okay the next day. Is there a schedule of events somewhere with times listed? Will it even be worth if for us if we are only able to stay a few hours? Thanks so much!

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Apr 16, 2015 at 7:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

I have added the expected schedule of events and times to the top of this post. In your case, I think you would want to get to the park by 4 p.m. to maximize your time. I think it's still worth it even if you leave early, but I would try to stay for the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. or at least watch them from the boat back to Ticket and Transportation Center.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 8:59 p.m. AJ Says...

Hi

We are trying to decide if we should get day tickets too. If we brought day tickets do you see the same parade and fireworks as what is on in the evening? If this is the case what difference is the evening offering? Also if you buy a day ticket what's to say you can't stay and watch the evening parade, not sure I'm understanding how it works

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Apr 15, 2015 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AJ,

The parade and fireworks shows are different on party nights, with the Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes shown on those nights. If you do not purchase a party ticket, you will be asked to leave at 7 p.m. when the park officially closes for the party. If you are not wearing a party wristband, you will not be allowed to stay.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 8:02 p.m. caryn Says...

First time going to Disneyworld , were going Dec 5 -13 and want to go to the xmas party . any suggestions when the best day to go ill have my 4 year old with me thanks

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caryn,

I would choose Dec. 8 or 10.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 7:14 p.m. Brooke Morrow Says...

Hi, we are considering planning a trip for Nov. 11-15. We have never come to DW during the holiday season, so this would all be new to us. Kids ages 7-13....do you think there is enough extra for them to make it worth the tickets to MVMCP? We have 2 seven year old girls who I think would like to get the extra signatures, but not sure the rest would enjoy that at all. What else is there that makes it different than a regular ticket into the park? Thank you!!

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Apr 15, 2015 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke,

The special events have a different, more festive vibe, and you'll find more Christmas entertainment and holiday cheer. There are free cookies and hot chocolate plus a snow on Main Street. You ultimately have to decide if it's worth it, but we love the parties!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Shantelle Says...

I am so confused. I am going to be in Orlando from December 6th - 13th. If I don't purchase the MVMCP tickets, will my kids get to see anything Christmasy during our visit to Magic Kingdom? Also, if the park is open in the morning for regular ticket holders, will they kick us out for the MVMCP ticket holders?

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Apr 13, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shantelle,

The parks will all be decorated for the holidays, so you don't need to worry about it not feeling Christmasy. If you do not have a party ticket, you will need to leave by 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. Christine Says...

Are there any attractions/rides that will be closed during MVMCP?

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Apr 12, 2015 at 4:47 p.m. cathie Says...

My husband rides on a scooter for his diability. We plan on visiting during Mickeys Very Merry Christmas in November with our grandson. Are there any special places people in wheelchairs or scooters can go to see the parade and attractions better?

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Apr 14, 2015 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathie,

Yes, most parades and shows offer special viewing areas for those with mobile disabilities. They are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should plan to arrive early. The viewing spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed. Here is more info:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plain-text/mobility-disabilities/

Mommy Frog

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Apr 11, 2015 at 4:08 p.m. belen Says...

Hola! Yo voy a viajar a Orlando del 14 al 27. Ya fui a Disney el año pasado, por ello este año pensabamos recorrer solamente dos parques; Magic y Hollywood. Recien me entero de este festival que hay por Navidad, al cual me encantaría concurrir. Mi pregunta es la siguiente, si compro tickets para dos días y aparte el del ingreso al festival, por entrar antes al parque con mi ticket diario, me permiten entrar con el del festival? Mi duda es si solo con el boleto de este evento se puede ingresar al parque o tambien se necesita un ticket diario. Magic es uno de los parques que mas nos costo recorrer y creo que hasta las 7 no se llega a recorrer, por eso queria saber si se me agotaba mi ticket o no. También quisiera un consejo de en qué fecha concurrir al evento o que día de la semana es mejor. Muchas gracias

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Apr 15, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hola , necesitará un boleto partido aparte para entrar en el parque durante el partido . Con un billete de grupo , se puede entrar en el parque a las 4 pm Si desea introducir antes de ese tiempo , tendrá la admisión regular al parque . Espero que esto ayude!

Leap

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Apr 10, 2015 at 8:28 p.m. Anna Says...

Hey,

Question about fastpasses from 4-7 at the Christmas party... If we only have tickets for 5 days and will be going to MVMCP on the 6th day (during the middle of our stay).. Will we only get 5 days worth of fastpasses and therefore not get to use FP one park day if we use them at the Christmas Party? Sorry if that doesn't make sense!!

Thank you!

Anna

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Yes, if you use your 5 FastPass+ days in advance, you will not have any left for the Christmas Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2015 at 7:43 p.m. Maggie Says...

Hi! Probably someone already asked this but... what happens after the 18th? I'll be arriving the 19th and I was hopping to attend the party.

Thanks!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maggie,

There are no more parties after the 18th.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. Candace Says...

Hi there !

I love referring to your site for information ...

This year we are attending both the Halloween and Christmas parties

From your experience how is the crowd for nov 10th (Tuesday night )

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Apr 20, 2015 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace,

The 10th should be a good night to visit the party!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Stacey Says...

So I read in one of the comment replies that "Mickey's One Upon a Christmas Time Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks will be shown nightly after the last Christmas party during the week of Christmas." We'll be down there 12/16 to 12/23. We're 28 & 30, no kids, and could totally squeeze in a good amount of rides from 4pm to midnight (which would also help our trip budget!). I'm debating between just doing tickets to MVMCP on the 17th or 18th vs a full regular day in the park a few days later. If the Parade and Fireworks were the parts we wanted to see most about MVMCP, would it make more sense to wait til MVMCP ends (19th? 20th? 21st?) so we can have a full day at the park and see the special parade and fireworks included in a regular day's admission? What would you recommend?

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Apr 13, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

You are correct about the parade and fireworks show being shown after the parties end. What you could do is plan to attend the party on the 17th for the lower ride wait times, and skip the parade and fireworks. Then return to Magic Kingdom a few days later when the parks are busier to watch the Christmas parade and fireworks.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. Kelly Says...

If we purchase tickets just for the Christmas party we're allowed into MK at 4pm and have access to everything?

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Apr 8, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Yes, you can!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 12, 2015 at 4:54 p.m. LeAnn Says...

We are going to be at disney from dec. 12-19 2015. Which MVMCP should we attend? Soooo excited!!!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi LeAnn,

I would recommend Dec. 15 as the best of those days to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 4:32 p.m. Kristin Says...

The tickets are on sale!! I purchased mine this morning!!

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Apr 7, 2015 at 5:22 p.m. Claire Durrant Says...

We were planning to go to magic kingdom during the day then attend the party. The cost is huge for both, but we are coming from the uk and I want to make sure we don't miss out on things. I'm prepared for a long day and have been before so I know what that involves but we have never done the evening events. Do you think we could get to see most of the park/rides if we arrived at 4pm and make the most of the Xmas events? Or should be just do both and deal with the cost?! Help!

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Apr 8, 2015 at 3:56 p.m. Victoria Says...

Claire Durrant

What time do you arrive. Have you thought about just buying the holiday party ticket and going to the different resorts during the day to kill time until you are able to enter the park about 3-4 on the on the holiday park ticket.

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Apr 8, 2015 at 7:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

I really don't think you can experience most of the rides and the Christmas events from 4 p.m. to midnight. You have a better chance if you skip out on meeting characters. Personally, this is one of the highlights for us, and we wouldn't want to miss it! How busy the park is during the party will also be a big factor in determining how much you get to experience.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2015 at 5:13 p.m. Sara Says...

I'm confused about the best day to go. I'm going at the same time another person noted (Nov.28-Dec.5) and you advised them to go on Sunday over Thursday. I've heard that the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov.30 this year) is really crowded due to there being no parties during the holiday week.

So what's your final thought on this? Which party during the week following Thanksgiving is least crowded?

Thanks!

Sara

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Apr 7, 2015 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

I stand corrected! Yes, the first party after Thanksgiving is expected to be crowded, followed by Thursday, then Tuesday.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. Sara Says...

Just bought my party tickets for Tuesday Dec. 1!Should probably make my hotel reservations now!! And, of course, buy my park tickets from Undercover Tourist! :)

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Apr 9, 2015 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yes! We'd love that :)

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Apr 8, 2015 at 11:16 p.m. Sara Says...

Thanks so much for clearing that up for me Mommy Frog!!!

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Mar 30, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hello!

Any word on when tickets will go on sale? A friend of mine called today and was told the show on December 18th was already sold out, but I haven't seen anything about them even going on sell. That is the only day that my family could go, so I am really crossing my fingers that they aren't sold out!

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Mar 31, 2015 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Tickets have not gone on sale, so I don't see how Dec. 18 could be sold out. We know that it will be April, but no exact date. I would keep checking!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2015 at 5:04 p.m. Jessica Says...

I plan to purchase Christmas party tickets for a Tuesday assuming they are available. What activity do you suggest doing the day of the Christmas party, prior to the 4pm entry time?

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Mar 31, 2015 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

If it's a warm, sunny day, you could head to the pool, but during Christmas, one of our favorite things to do is to tour the deluxe resort hotels' and see their Christmas trees and decorations. You could also head to Downtown Disney, do some shopping, have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2015 at 8:22 p.m. Munda Says...

Will be our guest be open for dinner during the Mickeys Christmas party? Because if we can get in at 4:00 pm will be able to book dinner resv? thanks

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Mar 31, 2015 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Munda,

Yes, it will be open during the party.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2015 at 7:31 a.m. Munda Says...

Thanks Mommy Frog so excited to come. Also a little birdie advised me Free Dine will open to Disney Visa Card Holders Next week.. (Hope this true.. lol)

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Mar 27, 2015 at 1:22 p.m. Claire Jones Says...

We are planning to go to Magic Kingdom in the day then stay on for the party in the evening. I understand I need 2 separate tickets, but do they offer any discount on the day ticket given you couldn't stay as late as normal if you chose not to stay for the party? Thanks

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Mar 29, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. Lisa Says...

To me this seems like too much. It is a lot of walking and that could make for a very long day!!

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Mar 29, 2015 at 12:58 a.m. Casey Says...

We thought about doing this as well, but decided to save the day on our tickets. Goin on a tour of the resorts to see the decorations instead!

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Mar 27, 2015 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

No, unfortunately there is no discount on tickets if you are visiting Magic Kingdom during the day and then staying for the party.

Mommy Frog

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Mar 26, 2015 at 4:09 a.m. Jill Says...

Hello :) so I notice this article and the recent questions are a ways from today date but I was wondering if tickets release dates for this party have been rumored or announced yet? I'm waiting on the military salute tickets to possibly be announced and I'm sure it will, and want to purchase the party tickets ASAP because if I wait for the salute tickets to buy the party tickets I'm afraid it'll be too late

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Mar 26, 2015 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

They have not yet been announced. We will report it when they do!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. Matt Says...

Hi,

My family was travelling to Disney World November 14-21. We have never gone during the Christmas season, and are planning to definitely attend MVMCP. I was trying to decide between Tuesday or Thursday of that week to attend. What date do you feel will be least crowded? In addition, do you have any tips regarding the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? My daughter will be 4 so this is her first time to visit the BBB. We have heard that it is best to make reservations for as early in the day as possible. We will have dining reservations for Cinderellas Royal Table that evening so I didn't want to have her appointment too early as I feel that a 4 year old will look extremely disheveled for the pictures with the princesses.

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Mar 31, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. Tamara Says...

No need to worry about your princess looking disheveled by evening. Her hair do will last a couple days without moving! Lol. Just wipe her face and go. You could always have her take off her princess dress for a little while in the afternoon then put it back on for dinner.

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Mar 26, 2015 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

I would choose Tuesday over Thursday for crowds. We have https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/review-the-royal-treatment-at-the-bibbidi-bobbidi-boutique/ that offers more information about the experience! I would suggest booking this as soon as your 180-day window opens up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 23, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hello!!

I will be heading to Disney with the family for the week of Thanksgiving. We are going an additional day early, November 20, just to go to the event. I am wondering if you know of the actual dates tickets go on sale or where they can be purchased? I was assuming they would be able to be purchased on my Disney. I am very afraid of getting locked out of this date since we won't have any other options.

Thanks so much!!

Amanda

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Mar 23, 2015 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

The actual date tickets go on sale has not yet been released. Typically, they don't sell out immediately, so I think you will be OK.

Mommy Frog

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Mar 21, 2015 at 2:38 p.m. Jenny g Says...

Party fastpass question. If we are going to Party and arrive at 4, can we make fastpass+ reservations for the 4-7 hours? In advance? At the park? Thank you

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Mar 23, 2015 at 7:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

Yes, you can :)

Mommy Frog

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Mar 19, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. Kristen Says...

Hi,

I am planning on going Dec. 17th. It will just be me and my boyfriend no children. Is it something worth seeing for adults and where should we purchase tickets.

Thanks,

Kristen

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Mar 27, 2015 at 7:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

Tickets have not yet gone on sale, but they are expected to some time in April. We don't yet know the date. I definitely think it's worth visiting, even without kiddos, and lots of fun for grownups too!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2015 at 2:07 p.m. Nick Says...

Hi

We fly in from the UK on the 17th Dec this year and were planning on (hopefully) getting tickets for the 18th. One question though, why is the 18th the latest date? Are any of the special events (parades/fireworks etc) available after this date?

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Mar 14, 2015 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

After this time, Magic Kingdom gets very crowded as many people visit during the holiday. Mickey's One Upon a Christmas Time Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks will be shown nightly after the last Christmas party during the week of Christmas.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2015 at 12:29 p.m. 1ST TIME VISITOR Says...

Hi there, We are traveling to Disney this year from Nov 28 - Dec 5. We are considering the MVMCP but going back and forth. Is it true that if you DON'T have a ticket to the MVMCP and you are at Magic Kingdom that day as just a regular guest that you get "kicked out" at 7 PM? Therefore shortening our day by several hours if we don't attend the party? Thanks :)

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Mar 16, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. FloridaGirl1218 Says...

At 7:00 you will not be permitted to do anything - not even buy your children a drink from any of the shops. Be prepared to be done promptly at 7:00 (trust me).

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Mar 14, 2015 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, if you don't have a party ticket, you will be politely directed to the exits at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 1, 2015 at 2:25 a.m. Donny Says...

I understand the having to leave the park at 7. What do they do if you are at dinner already. LIke if we have Royal Table reservations at 6 or Be Our Guest at 6. Neither one would probably be done at 7. Do we finish our dinner and then leave. Will definitely be in MK that day but my kids go to bed at like 8 so thinking to not do the party .

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May 1, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donny,

You will be fine. If you end your dinner in the park after 7 p.m., you would then need to leave, and don't be surprised if several cast members politely direct you to the exit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 10, 2015 at 11:26 p.m. carla Says...

Hi, I will be visiting Disney the week of Nov 7-14, 2015 with my 9 & 2 yr old sons. What day would be the best one for us to attend the Christmas party, as far as lighter crowds go?

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Mar 16, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carla,

Sounds like fun! The party on the 10th would be the best day to visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. Jodi Says...

I'll be traveling with 2 toddlers and my parents and in laws-,12/5-12/12. What night do you think would be the best choice for the mvmcp? I need to balance out crowds with taxing out my kids by keeping them up to 10 (we would only stay at the party until 9:30 or so). Sunday we are going to animal kingdom, and Tuesday/thurs would be mk days anyway (we leave the park by dinner time anyway). Thank you!

Thank you!

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Mar 23, 2015 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodi,

That Tuesday, Dec. 8, would be the better day. Sounds like you have a plan to keep kiddos and parents happy :)

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2015 at 12:34 a.m. Jodi Says...

Thank you! I was thinking Tuesday would be the best day too followed by a relaxing day... :)

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Mar 10, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. Susan Says...

Looking ahead at the crowd calendar for Nov 12/13 of this year do you really recommend Fri over Thursday for the party? We arrive Wednesday so either is an option but I would have thought weeknight based on the article above. I'm just trying to map out our schedule. Thank you!

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Mar 16, 2015 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Thursday is the better day to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 7, 2015 at 3:14 a.m. Brooke Says...

What's the best day of the week for the party, and is December or November better crowd wise? We wanna go we wanna go low crowd time

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Mar 9, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke,

The first week in December is usually good, and weekdays are better than those on Fridays and Sundays.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 25, 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Wisjen6 Says...

Our family of 7 is taking a 2015 trip Thanksgiving though December 6th. Do you recommended we do the MVMCP on Sunday or Thursday crowd wise?? Also, if we want to go into the park before 4 do we need to have a park pass and then if we decide to wait until 4 does the party ticket work as our park pass or do we need one of those too? (first timer at party) Thanks in advance

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Mar 2, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I would recommend Thursday over Sunday, in this case, because many people will stay from the holiday week to experience this party. If you want to enter before 4 p.m., you need regular park admission in addition to the party ticket. If you enter after 4 p.m., all you need is the party ticket. Hope this helps! It's a great party.

Mommy Frog

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Feb 21, 2015 at 4:32 a.m. Leann Says...

Hi,

Do you have a rough estimate for what MVMCP tickets will be? (Or what they cost in 2014?) I would like to start planning our trip.

Thanks so much!

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Feb 23, 2015 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leann,

Most likely they will go on sale in the summer. They were $67+ tax if you purchased them in advance last year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2015 at 6:31 p.m. Maria Says...

We are trying to plan our trip this year so we can trick or treat on Halloween at MNSSHP and we also want to go to MVMCP. Is the first Christmas party usually the weekend after Halloween?

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Mar 3, 2015 at 7:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Hope you have seen the update with this year's dates for the parties. There was a little bit of a change for this year. The last MNSSHP is Nov. 1, and the first MVMCP is Nov. 8.

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Sounds like a great plan! The first Christmas party is usually held the Friday after Halloween. If Disney keeps the same dates, that would be Nov. 6.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 15, 2015 at 8:42 p.m. Courtney Says...

Hi there,

In anticipation for the 2015 dates, do you know how long it takes the first night's show to sell out? If dates are similar to last year, we're hoping to purchase tickets to the party for Nov 7th so i want to be ready :) Wasn't sure if it was a matter of hours, weeks, months, etc.

Thank you!

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Feb 16, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Tickets won't be on sale for several more months, and typically the dates that sell out in advance do so days or a couple of weeks in advance of the actual party date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2014 at 1:58 p.m. Karina Says...

Hello!

I have a question about the Party Pass, as in what is the party pass! Also, since there is no fast pass, how packed will the rides be? And regarding the park being open at 4 for the Christmas party, if me and my family stay in the park the whole day, will be have to leave and then come back in? Please let me know the best way to do this, as in should I leave the park at 3 and then wait in line to re-enter? Or just stay in the park? Thank you for your time! :)

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Feb 11, 2015 at 11:23 p.m. Angie Says...

Do you know when dates for 2015 Very Merry Christmad Party will be released and tickets available for purchase? What is the price per ticket? We are traveling there November 28- dec 4. Thanks.

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Feb 12, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

The dates are normally announced around May and then tickets usually go on sale some time after that. We will let you know when they do!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2014 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

There is no party pass. You would need a party ticket to stay for the party, and since you will already be in the park, you won't have to leave. You will simply need to show your party ticket and get a party wristband. Waits for the ride should be minimal after the party officially starts at 7 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2014 at 12:50 a.m. Quarries Says...

What time is the fireworks usually?

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Dec 15, 2014 at 7:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

The fireworks are at 9:30 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 11, 2014 at 4:29 a.m. Lindsay Says...

Hello! I'm taking my 2 year old this weekend. We plan on getting there right at 4pm when the park allows you in. Mall I need is the mickeys very merry Christmas ticket to get in, right? I don't also need a park ticket. Also, any advice with going with a toddler? Thank you!

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Dec 11, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

Yes, all you need is the party ticket. Definitely bring your stroller, check the forecast and dress accordingly. It does get chilly in the evenings! Try to do something relaxing during the day so the toddler isn't too worn out once the party starts. Let us know how it goes!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 11, 2014 at 1:33 a.m. Kurt Says...

We have had an annual pass in the past and are purchasing another to go over Christmas break. I am trying to find more info on the Christmas Party to see what makes it worth the extra cost. We always enjoy the parks, but the kids are not into shows too much. What does the party have that would make me want to spend the extra money??

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Dec 9, 2014 at 10 p.m. Michael Says...

We are staying at a disney resort Thursday and Friday and our two friends staying with us had already bought their MVMCP tix but when I went to go buy my two tix, they were sold out! I am also a vaction club member. Any suggestions?

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Dec 10, 2014 at 2:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

Unfortunately, we don't have a good suggestion for this.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 6, 2014 at 9:44 p.m. Mac Says...

Going to the party on dec 18 but staying in disney for 7 days. Is it worth going to the party twice or can you get to everything in one night? Taking kids 4&7

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Dec 8, 2014 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mac,

You should be able to experience most of the party highlights in one evening. If you have never visited Magic Kingdom before, I suggest you plan visit on another day as well to experience all of the attractions.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2014 at 10:13 a.m. linda hampshire Says...

what is the best way to tour the hotels the next day after the Christmas party?Just hop on the monorail? we are going this friday, 12/5 with our almost 3 yr old grandaughter and are so excited.

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Dec 4, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

Sounds like fun!

Hopping on the Monorail will get to you to most of them. You would need to take boat, car or bus to get to Disney's Wilderness Lodge and bus or car to get to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Mommy Frog

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Dec 3, 2014 at 6:59 p.m. Brooke Says...

Will Winnie the Pooh meet and greets be happening during the party and will they be dressed in holiday attire?

Pooh is my favorite and I was lucky enough to get pictures with him in his adorable bumble bee costume at the Halloween party :)

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Dec 4, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke,

Pooh will be there along with Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet, and they will be dressed for the season!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 3, 2014 at 6:29 a.m. Isabel Says...

Thank you for all the advice! Going to the party with our 3 yr. old son on the 14th! Can't wait! And to all the parents with little kids, it is worth it, yes they may fall asleep from all the fun, but it is definitely worth it! Just bring a stroller or rent one. :)

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Dec 1, 2014 at 4:39 p.m. John Says...

Hi,

Do you know if parking is included with the MVMCP ticket? Or if not, how much it will be for the evening?

I have tickets booked for the evening of the 9th December.

Thank you.

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Dec 2, 2014 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

Parking is not included with the party or regular admission, and it is $17 a day. If you visit any of the other parks before Magic Kingdom, save your receipt so that you only pay once.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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