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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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Nov 30, 2014 at 9:29 p.m. sarah Says...

do you need a seperate ticket to MVMCP?

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

Yes, this is a separate ticket, but you do not need to also purchase regular admission to attend.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2014 at 5:14 p.m. john Says...

We will be going to the Christmas party. This will be our first time going to Disney. I would like for the kids to be able to ride some rides and see what all is there. Are the regular passes going to be discounted those days since they are only good untill 7pm?

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

No, regular admission is not discounted, but if it helps, those shorter days of the party are usually much less crowded than the non-party days for that reason.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 28, 2014 at 5:02 a.m. Magen Says...

So Annaughty and Elsa will be at fairytale hall during mickeys merry Christmas celebration? How late into the night are they there? Thanks!

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Magen,

They are available until 11:30 p.m.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2014 at 1:57 a.m. Andrea Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

I have planned to go to orlando with my sisters and cousin from Dec 16th - 19th so I would like to know wich is the best order to visit the 4 parks and also the MVMCP or the other christmas events during those days.

Also, my cousin has leucemia, she is 12 years olds but gets tired too fast for the walking. Its her dream to visit Disney Parks so I want to know if there is a chance she can have a wheelchair for the day at each park for an extra fee.

Thanks :)

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Nov 24, 2014 at 6:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

Sounds like you are all in for some fun!!! Here's how I would do it based on our crowd calendar. Note that Disney's Animal Kingdom is not recommended on Tuesday, but the MVMCP will be less crowded on the 16th than the 19th.

Tuesday: Disney's Animal Kingdom in the morning; MVMCP at 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Disney's Hollywood Studios

Thursday: Epcot

Friday: Magic Kingdom

For your cousin, wheelchairs are available to rent in the parks on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you would need to get there early to rent them. You cannot take these outside of the park. If you park hop, you would be able to show your receipt and only pay once for the day. If you are staying at a Disney World resort, each resort has a limited number of wheelchairs guests may use for their stay, including at the parks, for free.

Additionally, if you want to guarantee that you will have a wheelchair, you might consider renting it from an outside company. Many will deliver to and pick up from your hotel room.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 23, 2014 at 8:59 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Hello!

Thanks for all of the great info!

We will be arriving Dec 18th. We have bought tickets for the Christmas party on the 19th. I have 2 boys, 5 and 2. Do you have any suggestions or MUST dos for us? We are frequent visitors but this is our first Christmas party! Any advice will be appreciated!

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Nov 24, 2014 at 6:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

You should definitely make time to meet some of the holiday characters since you don't get to see them dressed up for Christmas often. The character dance parties are also a fun way to see some of the other characters, and they run most of the evening, so you can just drop in when it makes sense. I would also make sure to see Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 21, 2014 at 6:59 p.m. tamieka Says...

Thank u for the site!! Im an taking my 3yrs old daughter and my friends 3yr old son for the party. My daughter had a gret time her 1st visit and is so excited to go back. See is obsessed with princess's and is finally tall enough for more rides. Will most be opened and what spots to do recommend for interaction. We will be there early Dec at 4pm!! Not sure where else to go outside magic kingdom==off beaten path Christmas celebrations.

Are we able to freely tour the resorts? Budget fun!

thank you

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Nov 21, 2014 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tamieka,

Sounds like fun for you and the 3-year-olds! Yes, you can tour the resorts for free. Be sure to stop by Disney's Contemporary Resort to see the "Frozen" gingerbread castle. Most of the rides are open during the party, and she will find Rapunzel and Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall with Aurora and Snow White nearby across from the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Tiana meets at the Gazebo across from Sleepy Hollow near the entrance to Frontierland. The princes will be with them, so this is an extra special treat.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 21, 2014 at 12:29 a.m. Cricket Says...

Hi!

I've read your review and your comments - thanks so much for having this page. It's been such a big help! A couple of questions (we have tickets for MVMC tomorrow night!): do you know exactly which princesses (and princes) will be joining Cinderella/Rapunzel at 7:00pm? My daughter loves all the princesses and I was hoping there would be some harder to find ones (Pocahontas, in particular). And is it just one line to meet ALL the princesses? We've done Cinderella/Rapunzel and Anna/Elsa already on this trip, but still have yet to see some of the other ones. We'll probably catch some tomorrow while in EPCOT, so I'm trying to figure out if this needs to be a priority for tomorrow night. Also, I'd love to catch the 7 dwarfs! Is their spot confirmed for this year? Do you know if they do autographs? Do Scrooge and Jack do autographs? I know, lots of questions, but I so appreciate your help! Our older daughter is almost 3 and our younger daughter is just 3 months! It helps to have a plan in place :)

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Nov 21, 2014 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cricket,

Only Rapunzel and Cinderella will be meeting with their princes at Princess Fairytale Hall. A separate line will include Elsa and Anna. Aurora and Snow White meet across from the Seven Dwarfs Mine train with their princes. Pochahontas will not be at the party, but the Seven Dwarfs will be and meet right outside of the new ride.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 26, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. Ian Says...

Hi mommy frog! Will the princesses be siging autographs? It sounds like there is one line for both rapunzel and Cinderella, is that correct?

Thank you

Ian

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Nov 26, 2014 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian,

Yes, the princesses sign autographs as well as pose for photos. There is one queue for Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall, although you will meet each of them separately once you are inside.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2014 at 6:48 p.m. Melissa Says...

Do you think 12/16 will be super busy and crowded? I want to take my daughter but she has anxiety when around large crowds of people.

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Nov 20, 2014 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

With the party being on a Tuesday and the week before most people are off for the holidays, it should be less busy. But there will be crowds, particularly around "A Frozen Holiday Wish," the parades and the fireworks show.

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Nov 19, 2014 at 4:43 p.m. Mama Hughes Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

We just attended Mickey's Christmas party Sunday, November 16th (took my parents...they havn't been in 33 years). This is the second time we have attended The Christmas party and I just love it. It was much more crowded this year as in the past. My kids are much older 22 & 19 so not really into the characters. But the shows are a MUST see. Was disappointed in the lighting of the castle this year. Still a nice show, but not half as dramatic than in the past. A MUST see (I can not stress enough) is the Celebrate the Magic show. It is AMAZING. it is at 9:15. DO NOT MISS IT. We parked ourselves about 6:45 PM in front of castle and watched Celebrate the Season Stage show (7:15), Lighting of the castle(8:00), Parade (8:15) Celebrate the Magic show(9:15) then the fireworks(9:30) All in the same spot. Only way to do it :) Hope everyone enjoys their trip. It is truly a Magical Experience!! Merry Christmas.

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Dec 1, 2014 at 1:10 p.m. Tanya Says...

Sorry I've never been to Disney and your plan sounds likes a good one! When you say sit in front of the castle do you mean like right in front on the sidewalk or ? I'm not sure how its laid out

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Nov 19, 2014 at noon Mals mama Says...

I purchased tickets for my mother and I to attend the party and I will be bringing my 2 year old daughter do I have to register her in advanced or just show up with her?

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Nov 19, 2014 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

You just need to show up! Have fun!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2014 at 5:11 a.m. Chanel Says...

Hi,

I have a huge dilemma and could use some advice. I am bringing my little brother to Disney World as a surprise/Christmas present. He's 13 years-old and has never been. Initially, we were coming the weekend of 12/19 and I was planning to purchase tickets for the Christmas Party that night. However, I have to change our flight because that is his last day of school and he can't miss an exam. The downside to this is that there aren't any flights available for us to make it in time for the Christmas Party that night. So the option now is as followed: Go to Orlando the weekend of 12/12 to be able to attend the party and have a shorter weekend (wanted to stay 4 days to do Disney and Universal) or stick with the 12/19 weekend and just have to miss out on the Christmas party. Thoughts?? The Christmas party seems like a lot of fun and I love the thought of holiday festivities. I just don't know if I should make that the sole focus of the whole trip or not. Any feedback is welcomed.

Thank you in advance!! :)

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Nov 19, 2014 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chanel,

What a great sister you are! Of course, I can't tell you what to do, but if the party is a priority, I would go the weekend before. The crowds will also be more manageable than they will be the following weekend.

If you do go the following weekend, though, you will still get to enjoy some of the Christmas fun, because the Christmas parade and fireworks will be shown even though the parties are over. Let us know what you decide!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 17, 2014 at 11:05 p.m. Stacey Says...

Hello,

Help! Know very little about Disney, haven't been there in 12 yrs. Arrive 3pm 12/24 & stay thru 12/26 w/ sons 18 & 12. If staying on property will we be able to get into a MK or Hollywood studios for Osborne lights on 12/24? Any advice or suggestions appreciated for 12/24 & 12/25 needed! Wanted to stay offsite at Waldorf Astoria, but worried we would be shut out of Disney those dates. Advice on Contemporary or Animal kingdom lodge? Stayed at Gr Floridian once and wasn't a fan & cost is too high those nights. Booked Universal onsite Portofino for New Years, dates in between we are at a sporting event w/oldest son. Any Suggestions on what to see, eat, stay are much Appreciated!

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Nov 19, 2014 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

You can stay anywhere you like, and you will be welcome at Disney just fine! But during those very busy days, you'll want to make sure to get to the park early in case it reaches capacity (in which case, you will not be let in). We've got some good advice for surviving Christmas week here.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 17, 2014 at 4:58 p.m. Tonia Says...

Hi there!

We bought tickets to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for 12/9--- we don't plan to use the park hopper pass on the day we go..... will we need to in order to get in? Or can we just get in strictly with the tickets? THANKS in advance!

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Nov 19, 2014 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tonia,

No, you don't need to use your regular park admission if you plan to enter after 4 p.m.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2014 at 7:18 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hi,

Are the fireworks different, for example on Nov. 15 9:45 Celebrate Magic a non Christmas Party night and Nov. 16 “Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks? Thank you!

Nicole

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Nov 13, 2014 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes. At that time Holiday Wishes is only shown during the Christmas Party.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 10, 2014 at 4:32 a.m. JOHANNA Says...

Hi,

from 4pm to 12pm all rides at magic kingdom are open for public during christmas party?

thank you

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Nov 10, 2014 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Johanna,

Most all of the rides are open during the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2014 at 5:44 p.m. Diana Says...

If we just want to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party do we have to buy a regular ticket or just the Xmas party onw?

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Nov 10, 2014 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana,

If you just want to attend the party, you do not need a regular ticket.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2014 at 1:39 p.m. Candace Says...

Hi there,

I know that the dates for the 2015 parties don't get released until May. Im just wondering if you have any insight when the parties will possibly start in comparison to previous years. We live in Canada and trying to plan our trip for next fall/winter. Thanks

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Nov 10, 2014 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace,

Dates do change for the parties. For example, the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party was held Sept. 1, a little more than a week earlier than the previous year. But you can generally count on two parties per week starting the second week in September, and a week between the last Halloween and the first Christmas party.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2014 at 2:19 a.m. Candace Says...

I understand the final dates dont get released until May month. Are you able to give us any insight for 2015 dates. We live in Canada and are trying to plan for firstweek in November but dont wanna miss the party! Thanks :)

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Nov 9, 2014 at 1:14 a.m. Dana Scott Says...

We are flying in in Wednesday night, Dec 17th later, we leave the 22nd, I was going to do two days at parks but now I am throwing around Mickeys christmas party on Thurs the 18th and doing another day either at MK or Hollywood studios. If I purchase two day, what days would you recommend each park out of the 19th, 20, and 21st

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Dec 4, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dana,

Sorry for the delay, but I just found your comment in our spam filter! I would recommend using the daily recommendations on our Crowd Calendar as your guide. You did not mention whether this was a first-time visit, but if it is, I would suggest you visit Magic Kingdom on another day even if you are planning to attend the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2014 at 3:35 p.m. Julia Says...

Hi, I was wondering if my 7 year old girl should go to the early one or the late one? Beacause we are going on Nov.21 maybe and don't know if she will be sleepy or not.

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Nov 10, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia,

You know your daughter best, but there is so much going on that I don't think it will be a problem getting her to stay up for the second one.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2014 at 4:12 a.m. Terri M. Says...

Does any one have a good itinerary for MMVMCP? Something to where you can go from entertainment to entertainment and see it all and get it all in? Also a good spot on main st to see the parade in a schooter? Or any stage shows. Sometime you have people that will just walk and stand in front of you not caring if you can see. TY IN ADVANCW! :)

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Nov 7, 2014 at 11:07 p.m. April Says...

Hi, Mommy Frog.

I must be dumb or something but I can't seem to get a grasp on one particular thing. I have purchased tix for the MVMCP. I have read every single entry on this blog. I understand ( maybe) that non ticket holders will be "politely" instructed to exit. But seriously....does that really happen? How do they prevent people from just hanging around to see the parade and the snowfall and the castle lighting and the like? I imagine its easy to make sure people who don't have the wrist band don't get cookies and hot chocolate and such, but I just don't see how they can empty the park entirely of the non ticket holders. For the price of the ticket I hope there is some exclusivity to the party and that you're not competing to see things with non ticket holders. Any assurances that I haven't wasted my money on this? Your experience will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Nov 10, 2014 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April,

I understand your concern, but Disney is quite efficient and yet still unobtrusive in this matter. Many cast members are stationed outside looking for those without wristbands, particularly as the party begins.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2014 at 8:56 p.m. Pam at Triple Threat Mommy Says...

Are all the rides still open during the 2014 Very Merry Christmas Party?

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Nov 10, 2014 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pam,

Most of the rides are open during the party. There are some that will not be available because of refurbishments at that time.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2014 at 5:53 a.m. Melissa Says...

Hi mummyfrog,

Do you know if there will be any transportation out of the Magic Kingdom after MVMCP ends at 12mn?

I will be staying just outside the Magic Kingdom at "Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista" and according to Google Maps, it takes 2 hours to walk from the Magic Kingdom to my hotel. :(

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Nov 7, 2014 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

You should check directly with your hotel to see if they offer shuttle service at that time. Otherwise, I would make alternative arrangements.

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2014 at 3:35 a.m. Lynn Says...

I am an annual passholder and have never done MVMCP ...It sounds fabulous, I just don't know if it's worth the extra cost. I don't have young children, but it seems like the park would be less crowded, and full of extra "perks" that may make it a nice experience for me and my son with autism. Any thoughts?

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Nov 7, 2014 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn,

Depending on the night, it can be much less crowded. Most definitely lines will be shorter for rides, since people are enjoying the Christmas entertainment and meeting special characters, so that would be a benefit for your son.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2014 at 2:10 p.m. Maia Mochkovsky Says...

Dear Undercover tourist,

We purchased tickets for the event.

I will follow your advise and go at 4 pm.

--At 6:15 pm watch the Frozen Show.

Do you have a schedule to the following events?

--Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

--Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

--Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

--Celebrate the Season Show

I have a 4 year old daughter who enjoys meeting the characters up close.

Other Highlights

Character greeting opportunities throughout Magic Kingdom park

Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa

A magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Thank you so so much!

We come all the way from Argentina, South America

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Nov 6, 2014 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maia,

You and your daughter are going to have a great time at the party. All of the times are listed within the post itself.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2014 at 3 a.m. karen Says...

Hello: we are annual passholders. My children both go in to disney free since they are ages 1&2. Do they have to oay for the Mickey Christmas party? Also is there a discount for annual passholders? If we choose to not stay for the christmas party do they still have a parade before 7pm? I would like them to see the parade. Tha ks so much

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Nov 6, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Yes, your children are free and there are annual passholder discounts. If you do not attend the party, you would not see the nighttime parade, although Disney's Festival of Fantasy will take place in the afternoon, and it is wonderful!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2014 at 12:42 a.m. Jen Gregory Says...

Thanks Frog team- since this is so new, I had a hard time finding info about the Christmas Party- thank you for sharing!!!!

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Nov 3, 2014 at 11:46 p.m. Celia Says...

HI,

I am super excited that I finally get to go to Disney. It has been my dream for a long time. My family and I are planning to be there for the third week of December. We are all adults, but as it’s my first and probably last time in Disney World, I really wanted to make this experience the best one I could have. I already have my normal admission tickets to the parks but now I’m really interested in the MVMCP. The day I’m planning to go to the MVMCP is December 16th but I don’t have a ticket for that day, do I have to purchase the Magic Kingdom ticket for that day or just the MVMCP ticket? after all I’m visiting MK the day before that. The other question I had was if it is worth for only 5 adults?

Thank you for all your help

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Nov 4, 2014 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Celia,

You do not need regular admission for the day of the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party unless you want to enter Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m.

Yes, I think it's worth it for 5 adults!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. cariss Says...

What time will the park open and close for the mvmc ticket holders?

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Nov 4, 2014 at 10:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cariss,

The ticket allows you entrance at 4 p.m., and the party ends at midnight.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. Divya Says...

Hi

We are planning to be in orlando nov 14 noon to -nov 16 EOD 2014. We have a 23 month old boy. I was planning on Mickeys Christmas Party on 14th, drive to closest beach on 16th and Animal Kingdom on 17th. Do you have any suggestions on how we can plan our trip so that our son can have a good time?

Thanks for your advice..

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Nov 4, 2014 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Divya,

No doubt, your son will have a blast in the parks. I would suggest you plan on taking breaks in the afternoons, so he can nap or just unwind a bit at the hotel. If it's a first trip for you all, you might want to plan another day at Magic Kingdom to take in the attractions, since there are so many holiday fun activities available during the party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2014 at 7:38 a.m. Kendra Says...

Just wondering if there are any tips or advice that you would have for people visiting Disney World for the first time? We are leaving the kids at home as they are a little young, and I'm so excited to just experience it as an adult. We don't know how the Fastpass works or what exactly to purchase. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Dec 4, 2014 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kendra,

Sorry for the delay, but I found your comment in our spam filter! Have you purchased tickets already? I would suggest you start with our Orlando Planning Guide that walks you through many of these big decisions.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 31, 2014 at 10:05 p.m. Enrique Says...

Hi , i have a question i was planning to be on the 16th and be on Animal Kingdom all day, can i buy the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket and enter Magic Kingdom or do i have to also purchase the Magic Kingdom ticket.

And also if i choose to be on Magic Kingdom that day instead of Animal Kingdom, do i still have to but the Merry Xmas party ticket in order to stay in the park and see the show? thanks!

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Nov 3, 2014 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Enrique,

If you spend the day at Disney's Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom, you will need regular admission. If you want to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you need the party ticket only (not in addition to regular admission).

Mommy Frog

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Oct 31, 2014 at 5:39 p.m. Abby Says...

Hi I just purchased tickets to see Mickeys Christmas Party from you for dates mid November, are we able to go to any of the nights available that you had noted? We know which night we want to go, just want to be sure your tickets will allow that even if Disney sells out. Thank you

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Nov 3, 2014 at 8:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abby,

Yes, any of the dates that we have listed are fine.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2014 at 2:59 p.m. Divya Says...

Hi

We are planning to be in orlando nov 14 noon to -nov 16 EOD 2014. We have a 23 month old boy. I was planning on Mickeys Christmas Party on 14th, drive to closest beach on 16th and Animal Kingdom on 17th. Do you have any suggestions on how we can plan our trip so that our son can have a good time?

Thanks for your advice..

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Oct 27, 2014 at 6:53 p.m. Nina Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

My kids and I plan to go to Animal Kingdom one day and the Christmas party the next day. My kids are 4 and 2. I plan to just hang out at the hotel with them during the day. Can we just buy the ticket to the party and enter at 4 and go on some rides until 7? Or do you think that would be too much to cram in? They're not going to be able to go on all the rides anyway. The other option is to have a day to relax and go to Magic Kingdom on Saturday but there will be no Christmas party that night. Thoughts?

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Oct 28, 2014 at 7:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nina,

Will this be a first visit to the Magic Kingdom? If so, then I would suggest you schedule a day for Magic Kingdom in addition to the party, because there is not enough time to experience everything in a few hours and you'll want to do holiday activities after the party starts!

You can hang out at the hotel, but it might be fun to take a tour of the resorts' holiday decorations.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 21, 2014 at 4:02 a.m. Katharine Moore Says...

How can we find out if a party night is sold out? We have tickets for Nov. 7th, 2014 - and I'm hoping for light crowds. Keep the hope alive?

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Oct 21, 2014 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katharine,

You can see the calendar when you click on the MVMCP page on Disney's site.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2014 at 10:04 p.m. Vanessa Says...

My mom and I purchased tickets for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for December 9th. Our flight lands that day at 4:30pm. We may not get to the park until after 7pm. Do you think we should try and switch our tickets to a different night? Does anything special start right at 7pm?

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Oct 20, 2014 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

While the parade and fireworks don't start that early, it's possible with a delay that you would not get that much time to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2014 at 8:38 p.m. soleil89 Says...

Hi mommy frog, i will be in disneyworld from dec. 15-18 with my boyfriend... ive been to disney world several times but its my boyfriend first so i want him to be a great experience. We got a 3 day ticket w/ park hopping. Can you help me to organize the days and wich parks I should visit? Consider we purchased tickets for dec 16 to MVMCP and we want to visit the 4 parks in those three days. Thanks!!!

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Oct 20, 2014 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

That is a pretty good to week to visit, as you will miss the bulk of the holiday crowds. Of course, I would suggest you look at your own preferences, but since your boyfriend has not visited before, I would start the first day at Magic Kingdom with Disney's Hollywood Studios in the evening. While MK is red on the 15te, the overall crowd level is expected to be low. Experience all of the rides and entertainment, and then for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party you can enjoy the holiday events and special meet-and-greets. For the 17th, start the day at Epcot, and on the 18th at Disney's Animal Kingdom and hop back to the park of your choice in the evenings.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2014 at 4:54 p.m. Terri Says...

Will they be selling MVMCP mugs this year? We tried to get them last year and they di not make them. We attended the NSSHP and obtained the mugs for that event on a previous trip.

Thanks,

Terri

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Oct 17, 2014 at 11:09 p.m. Kate Says...

do i need to use a disney park ticket to get into the party in addition to the party ticket. I am planning a trip to universal the day i was thinking of going to the party and was wondering if you can get in with ONLY a party ticket.

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Oct 20, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate,

Yes, all you need is the party ticket to get in.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m. Lauren Says...

I am confused about the turning of the castle at 6:15. We are going to the party on Nov. 13. The website says that the castle show will NOT be happening on this night. Is that correct or will it be taking place at 6:15 as you mentioned?

We will be at the park all day that day. Should we wait to see the princess until that night?

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Oct 20, 2014 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Which website are you referring to? A Frozen Holiday Wish will take place at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 13.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nov 1, 2014 at 6:26 p.m. Lauren Says...

I was looking at Disney's website but maybe I just miss understood their wording for the shows! This will be perfect! Thank you!

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Oct 15, 2014 at 4:27 a.m. Divya Says...

Hi

We are planning to be in orlando nov 14-17 2014. Planned disney parks for 16 and 17..Just got to know about MVMCP event. If we buy mvmcp tickets for 14th evening can we go on rides at the magic kindom without having to buy a day pass starting at 4pm?

Thanks

divya

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Oct 15, 2014 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Divya,

Yes, you can enter the park at 4 p.m. and ride as many rides as you would like with the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2014 at 7:49 p.m. Barb Says...

We are going to be in Disney during the first week of December. I was wondering if you already have a pass to the kingdom, do you pay the full extra price to do MVMCP or is it just extra on top of your regular ticket. And how do they get everyone out of the park except those that have the MVMCP wristbands?

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Oct 14, 2014 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barb,

You would have to purchase an additional ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. After 7 p.m., only guests wearing party wristbands are allowed to stay in the park. Other guests are politely directed to the exits.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2014 at 4:33 p.m. Jennifer Simmons Says...

Hey, Mommy Frog! I am super excited that I finally get to see Disney at Christmas. We are frequent guest to the parks but it has always been during the Spring or Fall months. Ok, enough chit chat. I have a few important questions to ask. I have purchased tickets for MVMCP on the night of the 16th (November). I have a 4 year old daughter, so please please, tell me some of the must do's or the have to do's. I would love to make this as magical as possible for her. She loves the princesses, and I was hoping to get fast passes to see Anna and Elisa but when my 60th day opened up and after staying up till midnight the passes were all gone. I was ready to rearrange my week if I could get them on another day but again they were all taken. I read above where fast passes are not used on the night of the party. Did I read that right? If so, is there hope that she will get to meet them? Again, I would love your feedback as this is a first for my little family.

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Oct 14, 2014 at 8:34 a.m. Mama Bear Says...

Hi, we are only going to be in orlando on 22nd December and going to Disney, does this mean we cant see the Christmas Party

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Oct 14, 2014 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mama Bear,

You will have missed the party, but you can still see Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes fireworks show as they will be taking place nightly after the last party of the season.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2014 at 4:17 a.m. melissa Says...

hi mommy frog, i have a few questions for you, first, at what time elsa turns cindirella castle!!!, After we see the parade its the time to make the line to met the characters, then enjoying the mickeys and minie show, what else can we do in thi mvmc party

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Oct 14, 2014 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Queen Elsa will transform the castle at 6:15 p.m. Don't forget the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show, and make sure not to miss the fireworks and get FREE hot cocoa and cookies!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2014 at 1:24 a.m. Jennifer Simmons Says...

Mommy Frog! Help! Please!

We have tickets for the Christmas Party on the 16th of November. We are frequent Disney vacationers but this is a first at Christmas and the 1st for the party. I have a 4 year old little girl who adores the princesses. Please tell me what to do. What are the must do's so we can make this a magical experience?

I was very disappointed after staying up till midnight trying to get fast passes for Anna and Elisa to find out they were all gone for the entire week of our stay. Can she meet them without a pass the night of the party?!?

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Oct 14, 2014 at 11:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

First of all, this will be Anna and Elsa's first visit during the party, so they are not yet confirmed. I would expect them to be there for the party, and if so, you would not need FastPass+ since it isn't available during the party anyway.

The night will most certainly be magical no matter what you do, but I would highly recommend visiting the other princesses since they will be meeting with their princes, and this is a rare treat! Have you considered dressing your daughter in a costume for the night? It could make the night even more magical. Here are some tips.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2014 at 1:33 a.m. Jennifer Simmons Says...

I had not thought about dressing her up for the night of the party! We took her to BBB last year on her 3rd birthday, went to 1900 Park Fair for dinner, then ended the night at the firework dessert party! It was an unforgettable day! If we are there at 4 should we go straight to the Princess Hall? What are yout recommendations?

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Oct 15, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

I would wait a bit to see what the arrangements will be for Elsa and Anna at the party. We should know in a few weeks!

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2014 at 4:53 a.m. Lisa Says...

Should I use a fastpass+ reservation for a good view of the parade and fireworks for the Christmas Party? We Are in Orlando for two weeks and will be spending at least two days at MK, in which we can use the fast pass on other things. How will the reservation work when the parade happens at two different times?

Thanks.

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Oct 12, 2014 at 6:17 a.m. Marilu Says...

Hi!

Im a bit confused. Do they close the park early on these days? Where are the rest of the people who don't have MVMCP tickets?

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Oct 13, 2014 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marilu,

Yes, they close the park at 7 p.m. for those guests who do not have party tickets.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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