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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 20, 2018 at 8:16 p.m. Letisha Says...

What are the best suggestions for transportation leaving the parks if you’re staying on property? We plan on staying for the second parade then leaving after. Would it be best to get a Minnie Van or stick with the bus to return to the Caribbean Beach Resort?

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Nov 26, 2018 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Letisha!

We usually stick to riding to bus back to the resort, but a Minnie Van is an excellent option if you'd like to expedite that process. Not a bad idea after a long party night!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 20, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. Chelsea Yogev Says...

Hi there, I’m bringing my elderly parents so plan to eat dinner during the party at Liberty Tree Tavern at 6:50. So we can see Frozen Holiday Wish first and then see some characters nearby (like Moana) and then snag a good parade spot early for the 8:30 parade. Do you think this is workable? Is dining at the tavern pretty in and out? I was hoping to make it a 30 minute affair. And last question if I may, do the princes and princesses tend to have long lines? And goofy? My kids don’t care to see the other ones as much. Thanks so much for your time in advance!!!

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Nov 26, 2018 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelsea!

Woah, those sound like some ambitious plans! It's important to factor in navigating the party and unexpected interruptions (bathroom breaks, cookie stops, etc.) when making your plans. Dinner will likely take you more like 45 minutes, and we'd hate for you to feel rushed!

The princes, princesses, Goofy etc. DO tend to get longer lines, but here's a secret tip: Hop in line for your fave princess around 6:45-6:50 (before party time starts) to be one of the first to meet them when it transitions to party time with the princes :) As for Goofy and friends, we recommend visiting later in the night, usually following the fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2018 at 3:35 a.m. Jon Says...

Hi. Love the blog. Wondering how long the Christmas parade lasts from start to finish?

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Nov 26, 2018 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jon!

The parade is about 15-20 minutes long, and we LOVE every second!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2018 at 12:09 a.m. Mike Says...

Planning to enter the park (for the party) at 4 pm and was wondering what happens during the 6-7 hour. Do the rides continue to run for party ticket holders or do they all shut down for an hour and reopen at 7? Thanks for the info on this site!

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Yes, the rides continue to run for party ticket holders!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. Krystal Sargent Says...

Hi, thanks for posting this. We found your guide about MNSSHP to be very helpful so we are back. Question...do you think it's at all feasible or reasonable to see Mickey's Merriest Celebration at 7:40, then Frozen at 8:15 and then the parade at 8:30 from the same spot (hopefully near the front of castle)?

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Nov 13, 2018 at 8:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krystal!

That is certainly feasible, as long as you arrive early enough for a good spot! Great strategy :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 15, 2018 at 6:32 p.m. Michaelanne Barton Says...

This was my exact question! If I can see frozen, mickeys merriest, and the parade from the same spot? With snow?

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Nov 20, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You sure can watch all three of these shows from the same spot ... however, this will be in the "hub" in front of the castle, and snow only falls on Main Street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. Pam Says...

We want to dress up as favorite characters like wedid for Halloween Party at Disneyland. There are some indications that this is allowed but it doesnt seem highly publicized. Will we be turned away?

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Nov 13, 2018 at 9:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pam!

We recommend checking out Disney's guidelines to make sure you won't have any problems entering the party :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 11:25 p.m. RF Says...

Was looking at the entertainment schedule for sun 11/25/18 and did not see a Wishes Fireworks listed. Just the "Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade" at 8:30pm and 11pm.

On non special event days they list Happily Ever After fireworks at 9pm. Would it be a correct assumption on the ticked nights they will have the Wishes fireworks at 9pm? Or would they have fireworks after the 11pm parade as well?

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Nov 13, 2018 at 9:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can check out the full entertainment schedule in this post. On party nights, the special Holiday Wishes fireworks take place once.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 3:53 a.m. Debbie Says...

Will be in town on nov 30 if it’s just 2 adults over 50 do you recommend buying the extra ticket to the Christmas party or just wait till sat to go to Magic kingdom and stay till late to see all the lights and fireworks. Thanks

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

On party nights, you'll catch special holiday fireworks, a parade, an additional couple Christmas shows, unlimited treats, shorter wait times and exclusive characters. On non-party nights, you'll see the regular fireworks (Happily Ever After) and the Christmas decor, but none of the other extra party fun. We definitely recommend attending!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

On party nights, you'll catch special holiday fireworks, a parade, an additional couple Christmas shows, unlimited treats and exclusive characters. On non-party nights, you'll see the regular fireworks (Happily Ever After) and the Christmas decor, but none of the other extra party fun.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 2:42 a.m. Terran Says...

I was hoping to buy very merry party T-shirt’s for our party night but can not find any site to buy them. Can you only buy merchandise at the park during the party? We can’t wait, it will be our first Christmas party. Thank you for all the wonderful info. I have our schedule all mapped out.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terran!

Yay! We're so hoppy you'll be headed to the Christmas Party ... it's our favorite event! Unfortunately, party merchandise is only sold AT the party itself.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 2:12 a.m. Shelly Says...

Hi - we have a 3 day pass to Disney. Our plan is to do two days; the party by itself on one day, and then our “third day” the day after the party. When they scan our magic band is it looking for the actual event? I hope that makes sense. I have a fear that the party day would be utilized as our last day.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelly!

This totally makes sense, and don't worry! At the Magic Kingdom gates, certain turnstiles will be labeled specifically for party-goers, so it will pull the correct ticket from your Magic Band. By the way - we are major fans of your plan to make the party your only event for the day :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 12:07 a.m. Kay Says...

We plan on coming to magic kingdom December 7th and wanted to make it an all day thing! We are wanting to go the park during the day but also want to be there for all the Christmas festivities at night after 6. So do we need two tickets?

Thank you for your help!

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Nov 12, 2018 at 7:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kay!

Yes, you will need two tickets -- one regular park admission for the day, and one Christmas party ticket. Luckily, you can find both discounted through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2018 at 11:35 p.m. Mike Says...

I will be at the park earlier in the day, but if I get my event band in the park won't I miss out on the cookie and photo event at the separate entrance? If so, should I consider exiting and then immediately re-entering after 4 pm?

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Nov 12, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Don't fret! That "separate entrance" we mention is WITHIN the park. So if you're at the park during the day, simply head to Town Square at party time and check it out :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2018 at 5:49 p.m. Daniel Alan Says...

Hey there, thank you for the awesome review of The Edge Effect! Just wanted to let you know that the group is actually not Voiceplay. Voiceplay is touring so Edge Effect was brought in to create a new show to take their place :-) Check us out at www.notaboyband.com and thanks again for the kind words. - Danny from The Edge Effect

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel!

Don't worry - we've made the necessary updates to the article to reflect that it's the Edge Effect performing this year! You guys were a blast to watch ... we'll see you again soon :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Ally Says...

Thanks so much for all of this information! We are really wanting to meet the 7 dwarves and princes/princesses in fairytale hall. Do you know how long the wait typically is for the princesses and if it dies down at night (how much?). Thanks again!

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ally!

The wait time DEFINITELY goes down later in the night. We recommend waiting until after the fireworks. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2018 at 3:34 p.m. Shannon Says...

Hi! Thank you so much for this guide! Looking at the character meets section, am I correct that Minnie, Daisy, Donald and Scrooge McDuck are all meeting together this year? Or is it Minnie/Daisy and Donald/Scrooge as in the past? Thanks so much!

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

We weren't able to hop over to Storybook Circus this year to check it out, but they are not ALL meeting together. Our best guess is that it is still Minnie + Daisy and Donald + Scrooge :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. jennifer Says...

Now that the first night is over... anything drastically different? I recall last year the snacks were really different. Next Friday will be the 13th year we are doing the Christmas party... can't wait!!

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

The only changes we noticed this year is that the cookies are now individually wrapped, the park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m. ... and that's about it! Be prepared for larger crowds this year, and enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2018 at 12:28 p.m. Lauri Says...

Wow! That was a stressful night . The parade and snowfall were magical. We weren’t prepared for the Size of the crowd at the beginning. After the fireworks we found most rides to be walk on except seven dwarves. We found the character information tricky because the app wasn’t showing spots until party time. We found Mary Poppins at the gazebo. We enjoyed the Tomorrowland show but there was no way to see mickey show without as you say a good 45 minute sit. The soft pretzels and sni cones were delicious!

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Nov 8, 2018 at 7:08 p.m. Courtney Says...

We currently have tickets to Mickey’s Xmas Party in December. These are the only tickets we have for this day and we are staying off property. I was under the impression we could get into the park at 4pm and ride a couple of rides with fast passes, but my mother in law called Disney and they told her we couldn’t get in until 630p. Has anyone else heard this?

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Nov 15, 2018 at 9:24 p.m. Deborah Lockhart Says...

Definitely not true, and I have no idea why anyone would tell you that. Party tickets get you in at 4PM (not 5, and definitely not 6:30). We went on the 12th and didn't bother using a park ticket that day. We just went in at 4.

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Nov 14, 2018 at 1:56 p.m. Michelle Says...

I don't think you can do fast passes with a party ticket even though you can get in at 4.

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Actually, you can! We tested it out this year :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2018 at 8:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

When we attended the party last week, we saw people arriving with their party tickets alone around 5 p.m. - so we don't think this is true! Based on all we've heard and our experience this year, you are allowed to enter with your party ticket beginning at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2018 at 6:21 p.m. Debbie Says...

Great information. Thank you!

I do have a question. I purchase our tickets through the app and assume it is loaded onto are magic bands. First off am I correct in this assumption? Secondly, if it is correct do they scan are bands at some point as we do not have hard copy tickets?

Thanks for your help.

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Nov 12, 2018 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

As long as both the tickets and MagicBands are linked to the correct person in your MyDisneyExperience account, you should be good to go! You will scan your MagicBand (rather than the hard copy tickets) to enter the park ... but we do recommend bringing your hard copy tickets too, just in case!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2018 at 12:29 p.m. Jules Rhodes Says...

Thank you so much for all your tips and tricks - they have been amazing!! We are all booked to go to Mickeys Christmas event tonight but with 2 young kids am panicking about timings of the fireworks!? The big display ... am I right in saying that’s at 11pm or is it on a few points during the evening?!? Many thanks again, Jules x

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Nov 8, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jules!

There are multiple showings of most entertainment at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, but the fireworks only happen ONCE. The exact time may differ for this year (check the event brochure!) but the fireworks do typically take place around 11PM.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2018 at 2:13 a.m. Carlos Says...

I bought the tickets for the MVMCP for December 18th, do you recommend to visit magic kingdom all day long and after 6 pm stay at the party? Or do you recommend to visit during the day a differente park and around 4pm go to Magic Kingdom?

Thanks for your help

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Nov 8, 2018 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carlos!

Truly, these are both great options. You can't go wrong! It just depends on what your preference is. Just be sure you're rested to enjoy the party festivities :) We typically spend the day lounging at the pool or checking out the resort decorations before the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. alesha Says...

Hello! WOW you have an awesome guide to this! We are having so much trouble deciding which day to go. Thinking Tuesday Night. What are your thoughts on crowds? Is it normal crowd just like MK daytime?

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Nov 8, 2018 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alesha!

You're making us blush! We're so glad our guide is helpful to you. Any weekday (for the most part!) is a GREAT choice. It is a limited ticketed event, so it won't be too crazy busy ... even if it's sold out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2018 at 6:33 p.m. Julia Says...

Thank you for all the information. I reread the article several times in order to prepare for our first Christmas party tomorrow, which happens to be our sons 2nd birthday. We did the Halloween party last year and we loved it.

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Nov 8, 2018 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia!

We're so hoppy you found our guide helpful! We LOVE the Christmas party ... and we'll be at the first one tonight too! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. Lynn Says...

My family and I will be going to MVMCP

around Dec. 16. I would like to buy the MVMCP magic band 2018. I cannot find it anywhere. Can you tell me where can I find it?

Thanks!

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Nov 6, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn!

We believe you are only able to purchase the MVMCP-exclusive Magic Band AT the Christmas Party itself. You can usually find this special merch at Big Top Souvenirs in Fantasyland's Storybook Circus.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2018 at 3:40 a.m. Tiffany Says...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You saved me a lot of time by not having to sort through several YouTube videos for tips. You have listed it all here and I was able to take great notes!! My son will be 17 months at the time and I hope he enjoys it! I can’t wait. I feel so prepared with all of your great tips!!

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Nov 6, 2018 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany!

OMG, you've made our froggin' day! We LOVE Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and are hoppy to share our tips so you can have the best time possible. Enjoy every second!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2018 at 2:18 a.m. Marcie Says...

Not sure how my photo ended up on this page, but hey at least I look good! Meeting the princes with their princesses was my goal at the party, and sandy claws (obviously). My mother loved the treats - it was the first Christmas party I’d ever attended. The parade was cute.

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Nov 5, 2018 at 8:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcie!

You don't just look good ... you look GREAT! And that's probably exactly why one of our froggy correspondents snagged this shot of you meeting Mr. Sandy Claws himself ;) We love how this photo captures the fun of a character interaction, especially those rare meet-and-greets. Of course, let us know if you'd like us to remove your photo from the post. Regardless, we're so hoppy you had a blast at the party, and we hope to see you again this year!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2018 at 8:39 p.m. Rachel Says...

Hi I have a disabled child with additional needs and curious how busy the park gets for the christmas party as I'm not arriving in Orlando until 19 December so by reading about prices costing more for busier times I'm assuming the park will be really busy and also the fireworks will be really loud?

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Nov 5, 2018 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

All parties are limited-ticketed events, which means even on sold out nights, the park isn't TOO crowded. We would recommend bringing ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones, as fireworks and other shows can be quite loud. We also suggest stopping by guest services to see if any accommodations can be made for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 22, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. Rachel Says...

Thank you. Curious if the free shuttle services still run on this event from accommodation.

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Nov 26, 2018 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

Monorails, buses, trams, boats and otherwise run normally (or are anticipated to) until after the event ends.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2018 at 8:19 p.m. Carole Says...

Hi! Just to get this correct in my head, if I were to buy a regular ticket to the MK for on Friday December 7, will we be asked to leave the park if we don’t have ticket to MVMCP?

THanks for help!

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Nov 5, 2018 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carole!

That is correct. The park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2018 at 2:08 p.m. Kelli Says...

Hi!! I’m trying to buy tickets for thurs!! Can you help??

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Nov 5, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelli!

Our ticket page is going through a bit of a makeover right now, but Christmas Party tickets should be back up this week! Thanks for your patience ?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2018 at 1:22 a.m. Kristen Wolff Says...

The link to purchase tickets for MVMCP isn't working. When will that be up and running?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

Thanks for letting us know. We're just putting the final touches on our ticket page makeover ... Christmas Party tickets should be back up this week!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 5, 2018 at 12:11 a.m. heather Says...

Hi looking to purchase tickets for the Christmas party. The link isn't working?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

Thanks for letting us know. We're just putting the final touches on our ticket page makeover ... Christmas Party tickets should be back up this week!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:05 p.m. Andrea Says...

Can you make dinner reservations for the night you go to the party in advance? If so, where would you reccomend for toddlers (nothing fancy). There will be 5 adults, 4 yo and 2.5 yo.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 6:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

You can make Advanced Dining Reservations on party nights. We recommend doing so between the 4-7 p.m. window you're allowed in the park with your ticket BEFORE the party starts, as to not take away from the party-exclusive activities, entertainment ... and treats!

The Plaza is our favorite low-key sit-down restaurant to rest, relax and enjoy a delicious variety of food :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 4, 2018 at 3:21 p.m. Lindsey Says...

Is parking included with party admission?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsey!

Parking is not included. If you're staying on-site at a Disney hotel, we recommend taking advantage of their free transportation. If you've already paid for parking at another Disney park that day, save the receipt, which will allow you to park at Magic Kingdom as well without paying anything in addition. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2018 at 2:01 p.m. Courtney Horton Says...

Hi! I love this article and am completely sold on the party! We're first timers and will not have park hopper tickets. If we go to another park during the day, will we be able to go to the party at 4 and enjoy 2 parks in 1 day? I hope that makes sense!

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

This is a great question, and YES! Your party ticket alone allows entry into Magic Kingdom beginning at 4 p.m. - even if you visit another park earlier in the day :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2018 at 5:17 a.m. Diana Says...

What about if I want to attend to the christmas party on Nov Friday 16th, but the tickets will be use Saturday 17th (Disney's Hollywood studios) and Sunday 18th (Magic Kingdom). Can I buy only the tickets for Friday party without actually going that day to a park? If that's so.. What time can I arrive to the party?

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana!

Yes, you can attend the party without visiting a park for the day. Simply purchase a party ticket, which will allow you entry at Magic Kingdom beginning at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 6:57 p.m. Desai Says...

Hi we are visting WDW from 19th-26th December with 3 and 7 yo. I understand after December 22, the standard daytime parade in the Magic Kingdom becomes Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Is it still worth paying extra for Xmas party?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

In addition to the holiday parade, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party also has two additional shows, a special fireworks presentation, party-exclusive character meet-and-greets and tons of delicious snacks. We definitely think it's worth it if you're fans of Christmas :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 2:38 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Will both the projection show and the fireworks take place at MVMCP?

Also, we have BOG reservations for during the party, but we are not sure that this is a good use of our time. Is there anything different about eating at BOG during the party versus any other night?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

There isn't anything different about dining at Be Our Guest on party nights versus regular nights. The projection show and regular fireworks show displayed on normal nights (Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After) will not be shown on party nights, but the Holiday Wishes Spectacular (and other special entertainment) will!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 1:24 a.m. Christina Says...

Hello,

Thinking about going on Monday November 12th, I know most schools are out that day in observance of veteran's day. Do u think that's a good day to go or will it be super crowded? thanks!

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

Since it is a holiday week, this party is likely to be pretty busy. But no worries! Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a limited ticketed event, so even sold-out nights don't get too crazy :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 31, 2018 at 3:14 a.m. Chelsea Says...

Hi, can guest see all the Christmas lights and fireworks on nights there isn’t the party? We are supposed to be there the week of thanksgiving and there are no parties but wanted to see fireworks and Christmas decorations

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Oct 31, 2018 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelsea!

All of the gorgeous Christmas lights and decor will be up for your enjoyment, even on nights without parties. However, the regular fireworks show "Happily Ever After" will take place rather than the Christmas Party's special holiday show.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 31, 2018 at 1:43 a.m. camila Says...

link for tickets is not working... can you please help me?

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Camila!

We appreciate your patience as we hop through the transition to new ticket options at Walt Disney World ... our discounted Christmas party tickets will be available again in a day or two! Keep an eye out :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2018 at 10:55 a.m. Jade Says...

Hi, can you dress up in disney outfits for the Christmas party?

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Oct 30, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jade!

Holiday-themed outfits are most certainly welcome, but no costumes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2018 at 9:56 p.m. Kerry Says...

This article was great and helped make our decision to attend! We were on the fence about the cost being worth it. In you article you mention a “brochure” several times. How do you get one?! Thank you!!

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerry!

You'll find the special event brochures/maps at the front of the park upon entering!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2018 at 1:56 a.m. Lindsey Duncan Says...

How long does the fireworks show last? Will I have time to get from Tomorrowland Terrace to a good place on Main Street in time for the 11p parade?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsey!

The fireworks usually last around 20 minutes. The second parade is usually much less crowded, so you should be able to get a decent spot. Keep in mind that these times may change for 2018 - we will update this post after the first party this year :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 6:04 p.m. Hsmamaof2 Says...

Hello~ We will be in Disney from Dec. 8th-14th. Trying to decide between the Sunday, Dec. 9th party and the Tues. Dec. 11th party. I was hoping to do the Sunday party since we are FL resident weekday passholders and otherwise can't go to a park that day so it makes the most sense. But usually passholder discounts are available for that Sunday and I noticed that it isn't available this year. This concerns me, not because we won't save the $20 but because what does Disney know about this particular party date that would make it more crowded. Are you aware of anything that would change normal Sunday crowd levels on Dec. 9th? Thank you for any help in this decision.

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We aren't aware of anything that might cause increased crowd levels on Dec. 9 - we actually think it would be a great night to attend!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. Tracy Says...

What exactly do you get with your paid ticket, besides admittance?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 6:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy!

Treats, party-exclusive entertainment and meet-and-greets, and more are included.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. Kathy Says...

Hi! We have the option of attending the party either November 8 or 9. Which would be a safer option in terms or lower crowds, if there is such a thing? Opening night or a Friday night? Thanks!

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Oct 25, 2018 at 6:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

Both nights will likely very similar in terms of crowds, so whatever works best for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. Christy Says...

Hi,

Did you buy or make your darling skirt? I would love to dress up for this event in holiday attire! Thanks!

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy!

We can't take credit for this, as this skirt belongs to a friend we met at the party! We believe it was homemade :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 5:02 a.m. Steve Says...

We want to see Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration at 7:40, then the parade at 8:30. Where's the best place to look for a seat if we just want to stay put in the same spot for the show and the parade? Will we be able to see the Frozen show as well from this spot?

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

Your best bet is hopping on a spot on the sidewalk around the Partners statue to stay put and see ALL of the entertainment. Yes, you'll be able to see the Frozen show from here too.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 12:09 a.m. Tessa Says...

I'm wondering if plans will have to change for our upcoming MVMCP day... It looks the Disneyworld website just updated today and now under info for the party it says " Please note: separate theme park admission is required for this special event. "

Will this be the case now? Both tickets?

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Oct 17, 2018 at 8:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tessa!

This note only means that the PARTY ticket is required - not an additional, separate park ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2018 at 9:43 p.m. Cathy Says...

Hi, great information! I was wondering if you knew of the special characters that are out for the Christmas party sign autographs? I make the kids autograph books and there is a page for each character so I don’t want to miss any that might sign autographs at the Christmas party. Thank you!

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Oct 17, 2018 at 8:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathy!

All of the special characters sign just as they normally would, so it's the perfect time to collect autographs!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2018 at 12:24 a.m. Michelle Says...

We are going dec 18. Is this event super crowded ? My son has autism and is okay with usual Disney crowds but I’m a little worried how this will work out. Are the treat locations usually huge waits ? Thanks

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Oct 17, 2018 at 8:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

The Christmas parties are limited-ticketed events, so about the same crowds as an average park day. We recommend waiting until later in the night to get treats for the shortest lines :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:56 p.m. Lori Says...

Don't wait too late for the Dove chocolate treat! My husband and I went to the party in 2017 (taking the whole fam this year!) and there was a long line when we initially wanted to grab that snack, so we waited. When we went back, they were all out and just handing out random cookies from the other stations.

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