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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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Aug 12, 2018 at 4:29 p.m. susan Says...

Will the Christmas tree and all xmas decorations be up for the November 8th night? Thank you

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

In past years, all decorations have been up and ready to go in time for the first Christmas party of the season!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2018 at 1:10 p.m. Tea Says...

Hi, I was wondering what happens during the non-party days. My boyfriend and I are going this december 12th. Can we still watch the castle lit up and fireworks and have free cookies and hot choco?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 2:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tea,

The only time you're able to see the special party entertainment on non-party dates is the week between Christmas and New Year's. However, there's still plenty of holiday magic to look forward to! Hop over to our holidays at Disney World post for more information.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2018 at 8:17 a.m. Chuck Says...

I plan on going to the November 12 party and was wondering what the crowds are like that day. I know you said since it’s a cheaper ticket it’s not estimated to be busy but in terms of a Disney crowd, what can I expect?

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Aug 6, 2018 at 3:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chuck!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separately ticketed event with limited capacity, so even on sold out nights, crowds aren't too bad at all. If you're visiting on an expected "low crowd" night, you can expect very short wait times for most rides and short-moderate waits for special characters.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 9, 2018 at 5:05 a.m. Chuck Passafiume Says...

Thank you for letting me know that and as for ride times, I’m not as concerned with the rides that night as I will be back to MK again that week and will dedicating my time during the party to the actual party events, most notably the special characters

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Aug 4, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. Kim Says...

Has the policy changed this year concerning fast passes between 4-6pm? In the past you could book fast passes on a party ticket alone during those times. I thought that was a huge perk of the party ticket.

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Aug 9, 2018 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

We haven't quite got this figured out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2018 at 4:02 a.m. Nicole Says...

Any update on this question? Last year we made FP+ reservations for 4pm on party day and were hoping to do so again. But if that option has been discontinued, then we'll do the FP+ for the "other" park we'll visit earlier that day instead. Hoping to sort this out prior to the 60 day window opening. :)

PS: LOVE your site. So thorough and so clever.

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Sep 19, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. Cheryl Says...

We have tickets for November 13th. I was able to make fastpass selections on that day during the 4:00-6:00 window.

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Sep 29, 2018 at 4:06 p.m. Nicole Says...

Cheryl's comment is certainly encouraging. Our 60 day window opens next week so I'm excited to try it.

We plan to do Epcot the morning of the MVMCP and then hop to the party in advance of the 4pm opening. We actually have park hopper AND party tix, so I don't anticipate this being an issue. My question is this: Since I have separate tickets, can I make FP+ reservations for Epcot using my park hopper, and then also MK using the party ticket? Or is the day "used up" for advance FP+ bookings as soon as I make the Epcot reservation? I know you can't generally reserve two parks in the same day with the Park Hopper, but does having the party ticket too make any difference?

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Aug 1, 2018 at 2:48 a.m. SarahLee Says...

Sorry if this has been posted/answered but we missed last year so does anyone know if there will be Christmas party magic bands this year? So. Excited. I. Cannot. Breathe!!

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Aug 1, 2018 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi SarahLee!

While it hasn't been officially announced, we're pretty certain there will be party-exclusive Magic Bands again this year. We'll keep you posted when we attend the first party of the year!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. Cris Says...

Hi,

I’ll be returning from a cruise at Port Canaveral on the 15th of Nov. I have three days in orlando, leaving the 18th. I want to attend the Christmas party - which day would you recommend? Also, do you recommend making a dining reservation during the party? It’s my sister’s first time and I want her to experience the special dining but don’t know if it would be a waste of time since the hrs are limited on a party day. Thoughts?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cris!

Check out our discounted tickets, and look for which night has the lowest cost...this usually means it will be the least busy! (Win-win!)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 25, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. Camila Baeza Says...

Hi there! I know the party officialy starts on Nov 08, but when are the decorations up? I mean, do you think that by Nov 06 or 07 the Park is already decorated for Christmas? Thanks!

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Camila!

Christmas decorations start going up overnight between October 31 and November 1. They may not be totally complete during your visit, but you should be able to at least see some on November 6 or 7!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2018 at 7:56 p.m. De88ie Says...

We have purchased tickets for the MVMCP on December 21st and we are trying to decide whether to purchase the park hopper tickets for the 22nd since this is our only other day at the park. Do you think a park hopper for 1 day or should we just purchase one park? Thanks!

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We toadally recommend purchasing a Park Hopper ticket so you can experience the magic of at least two of the Disney parks on your second day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 12:20 a.m. Naja Streater Says...

My family and I will be down there from 12/23/18- 12/28/18. Will there be any fireworks at any of the parks during that time?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 8:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, there should be nightly fireworks at each of the parks! Check the entertainment times guide closer to your trip for specific info. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2018 at 7:40 p.m. Jess Says...

Planning on going this year on either the 4th or 6th- which day would be less busy ?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess!

Both of these dates are expected to be very similar in terms of crowds, so choose whichever works best for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2018 at 8:44 p.m. Amy Says...

What can I expect the day at magic kingdom to be like before the party, specifically show times for festival of fantasy parade and move it, shake it dance party? We have toddlers and will be going on a day of the party, but leave before the party begins, hoping for lower crowds. Thanks!

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

While showtimes have not yet been released for this holiday season, regular day park entertainment usually takes place at the same time as it normally would, such as the 3 p.m. Festival of Fantasy Parade. Just keep an eye out on the times guide as it gets closer to your visit! And you can always check our Crowd Calendar for our best idea of how busy it will be. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. Christ8ne Says...

I am planning on going to Disney 12/20-23. We plan to go to Christmas party 12/21. I usually purchase park hopper tickets from you. How would I go about this to save $ on day of party? Can I buy a 2 day hopper and 2 days of 1 park entry (getting in late 12/20) so only time for 1 park). Then will likely go to a different park day of party but would like option to hop our last 2 days. What is most economical? Sorry if this is confusing. Thank you.

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine!

Purchasing two separate 2-day tickets will definitely be more costly than purchasing a single 4-day ticket of any kind. With our current pricing, combining these two tickets would bring your total to $526.54, while simply getting a 4-day park hopper comes to $452.15 (for adults.) With this being said, we would recommend getting the Park Hopper for your entire visit, even if you may only visit one park on select days. Oh, and did you know you can get your Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets through us too?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2018 at 8:02 p.m. Robyn Says...

Love this blog with all the pics and details!! We are going to the party this year (it will be our second one!!) Between December 13 and Dec 16, which do you think would be the better party to attend crowd wise? Thanks so much!!

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Jul 13, 2018 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robyn!

Based on the days and pricing of these two parties, we imagine the crowd levels will be very similar for both! Go ahead and pick whichever day works best for you. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2018 at 11:37 a.m. MrsVRock Says...

Hello!!

We are from Canada and planning to come down to Disney for Dec 20,21 and head to Clearwater after that. I originally bought park hopper passes for those 2 days but now I’d love to attend the Merry Christmas party. Would you recommend me to return 1 day park hopper pass for Dec 20 and just purchase the Christmas party ticket? We could do park hopper the next day on the 21st as we will be staying in the resort on the night of the 20th. Would love your opinion!!!

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Jul 13, 2018 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Since you'll only be at Disney World for two days, we recommend hanging on to your two-day park hopper in addition to the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. You can enjoy the parks ahead of the party, and avoid rushing around the following day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2018 at 10:53 p.m. Nathalia Says...

Hi! I'm planning on going to the party for the first time this year and I have a question just to make sure and check if I understood correctly. I only have to buy the party ticket (which starts at $95), right? I do not need to buy a Magic Kingdom ticket plus a party ticket (which would lead to a total of more than $200), correct?

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathalia!

That is correct. The Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket is all you need! You'll be able to enter the park beginning at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 1, 2018 at 8:43 p.m. Jen Says...

I’m trying to decide between Tuesday 12/11 and Friday 12/14 for MVMCP. We went last year on Sunday 12/2 and loved it! We thought the crowds were great. Any idea how that day compares to my options this year? My daughter’s birthday is on Friday and keeping the kids up late would be better at the end of the trip as opposed to the beginning, but I don’t want to go Friday and regret it due to heavy crowds. Thanks!

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

While Tuesday will likely be less crowded, Friday will be just as enjoyable. Even on sold out nights, the park isn't too crowded and you'll still be able to accomplish a TON!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 1, 2018 at 4:26 p.m. Megan Says...

Can I go to the party with my party ticket starting at 4pm without using my MK park ticket on that day and save that for another day? I am thinking it would be nice to have a shopping/pool day and keep it light so the kids could stay up late for the party and then we will have another day for MK park separately.

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Jul 2, 2018 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

Yes, we toadally recommend doing this! Your Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket gives you entry to the park beginning at 4 p.m., so save your Magic Kingdom park ticket for another day and spend the day shopping and admiring Christmas decor.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 25, 2018 at 8:50 p.m. Adriana Says...

We are visiting Nov. 26-Dec 1 and are wanting to purchase tickets for the party.

We did not purchase park hopper tickets so would you recommend visiting MK the same day as the party (Thurs. 29 or Fri. 30th) and which one of those days would you recommend for us to attend the party?

Does MK still do the fireworks on the days that they close early for the party?

Thank you!

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Jun 27, 2018 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adriana,

Thursday might be slightly better for the party, and yes, you could visit Magic Kingdom the same day, but we like to do something else on party days such as visit another park, tour the deluxe resort hotel Christmas decorations or do a little shopping at Disney Springs.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 22, 2018 at 12:15 a.m. Patricia Lopes Says...

Hello, I and my husband just have got tickets for both Halloween, 30 Oct, and Christmas, 8 Dec, parties. We are in doubt, because we need to choose one of these two days to use our regular MK tickets. What day do you think is less crowd? Tks

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Jun 23, 2018 at 12:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patricia!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that October 30 and December 8 will be very similar in terms of crowds, so you really can't go wrong! We vote December, just because Christmastime is our favorite in the parks!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 19, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. Darla Jarman Says...

Every year we go to DW during the week of Thanksgiving and I could never understand why they never have this event at least once during that week. I think it would be a great idea to have this offered on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, that is when most people kick off the Christmas season.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 4:16 p.m. debbie Says...

we are going in Dec and I didn't even know the special parties started early in Dec!!! Can't wait

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Jun 17, 2018 at 4:11 p.m. Kelsey Says...

We are going to be there during the first 2 days of the party. If you had to pick one to be the least crowded, which one would you choose?

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Jun 19, 2018 at 4:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsey!

Crowds are usually lower on Thursdays than Fridays, so we would recommend attending the very first night on Nov. 8! We'll be there ;)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 15, 2018 at 5:29 p.m. Nicole P. Says...

Question! I'm not able to find out what time the Magic Kingdom Park will close for "regular" guests on Nov. 22, 23 and 24th - will the regular guests have to leave early any of these dates?

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Jun 15, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole!

According to Disney World's calendar, Magic Kingdom closes at 10 p.m. on all of those dates. On party dates, the park closes for "regular" guests at 6, and the party starts at 7.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2018 at 9:54 p.m. Deb Says...

In the past I’ve seen special areas of seating for a dessert party. What is this and how do we get those tickets?

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Jun 14, 2018 at 11:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb!

You can check out the Wishes Holiday Dessert Party here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 13, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. Nina Says...

When will the MVMC be apart of the regular parade and night fireworks? Is it December 22 or December 23? We are trying to decide which day to do Epcot and which day to do Magic Kingdom.

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Jun 14, 2018 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nina,

We would expect it to be Dec. 22, but they are not confirmed to run after the parties for 2018 quite yet! Stay tuned.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 13, 2018 at 12:42 a.m. Norain Says...

We planned a Disney trip during the Christmas party (Dec 3-10) of this year. I noticed on your Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party that Moana is going to be near the Swiss Family Treehouse in Adventureland. When I called Disney, they said they did not have any official confirmation on that on their end. Do you have more info on how we can make sure we get to meet Moana? Or any helpful info on Moana's appearance?

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Jun 13, 2018 at 10:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norain!

All information in this article is based off of last year's event. Character appearances will not be confirmed for this year until the first night of the party, when we will update the article.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 13, 2018 at 10:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norain!

All information in this article is based off of last year's event. Character appearances will not be confirmed for this year until the first night of the party, when we will update the article.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 12, 2018 at 4:35 a.m. Jami Says...

Hello! We have 6 day park hopper tickets as well as Christmas Party tickets. Will we be able to book advance FP at another park early in the day and FP for MK between 4-7? Or will we be limited to only 3 FP per day?

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Jun 13, 2018 at 10:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jami!

We don't believe so. You are only allowed to book FastPass+ reservations at one park at a time, so you'll have to wait until you use the first three before booking more for later in the day at Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2018 at 8:18 p.m. Mike Says...

Do they do fastpasses during MVMCP?

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Aug 1, 2018 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

No, FastPass+ is not available during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2018 at 7:04 p.m. Sheena Says...

Does anyone know when the 2019 dates might be available- just need the dates- it's my inlaws golden wedding anniversary and they want to go to this ideally in their actual anniversary

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Jun 6, 2018 at 10:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sheena!

Disney only announced the dates for 2018 in the past couple months - check back around May of next year for those dates! We love your idea :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Kristen Says...

Hi! We have done the Christmas Party in the past...going for Chridtmas day this year...am I correct there is no party after the 21st? Or did they already sell out? Thanks so much.

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Jun 1, 2018 at 5:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

This year's dates are:

November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30

December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

They have not yet sold out, and you can purchase discounted tickets from us here!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. Laura Says...

Hi! I’ll be at Disney the week after thanksgiving. We will be doing the party on Tuesday night and then just regular day at MK of Friday. I was hoping to do an early diner at BOG (maybe) on Friday night before we have to leave for the party. Do you think that will be ok? I thought if we have a reservation close to 6 we just know we’ll have to leave the park directly once we are done.

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May 29, 2018 at 4:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

That sounds like a plan to us! You will simply be directed immediately out of the park following your meal.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. Susan Says...

If I pay the ticket to enter from morning to magic kindom, I have the right to see the Christmas shows?

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May 24, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

You'll need a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket (which is a separate ticket) in order to see the party festivities (including the shows)!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2018 at 5:26 p.m. Bryan Says...

I understand that there may have been complaints from MVMCP ticket holders that there were too many "day" ticket holders around at the 7:00 party start time. However, the other side of that coin is that if I paid for a day ticket at Magic Kingdom and then, all the sudden, at 4:00, when I am hoping to get some extra ride time, the park starts filling up with MCMCP ticket holders, then I am impacted. It seems a bit unfair that the MCMCP ticket holders are complaining about an hour when the regular day ticket holders are being encroached upon by 3 hours. I enjoy the MCMCP but I think Disney should not punish day ticket holders because they are hosting an event in the evening.

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May 24, 2018 at 5:51 a.m. TLO Says...

Is MVMCP worth it for a couple of senior citizens? My husband and I love Disney, but worry that this event is mainly for children. Meeting the characters is not high on our list although parades and fireworks are! Any idea how many tickets are allocated for each party?

Thoughts and opinions please.

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May 24, 2018 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, it is definitely worth it! All ages enjoy the party! The parades and fireworks are spectacular and so much fun. We do know tickets tend to sell out, so book as soon as you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 16, 2018 at 8:12 p.m. KEB Says...

When does the dining reservations open for party night? I have tried for weeks to get a table at a sit down restaurant and they tell me they times have not been released yet in MK

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May 16, 2018 at 8:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Dining reservations open up 180 days in advance, even on party nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2018 at 6:20 p.m. Kristi Says...

Hi, we are going to be in Disney the week of November 26th. Which day would you suggest for MVMCP? I saw where the crowds were supposed to be lower on Tuesday for magic kingdom, but does that mean I should plan a Park day there since I have park hopper and go to the party on Thursday or plan to attend the party on Tuesday? I’m trying to decide so I can go ahead and buy my tickets. Thank you so much!

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May 18, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi,

That week is fairly popular for the party. I would say Tuesday or Friday would be better than Sunday. If you have park hoppers, I would recommend visiting Magic Kingdom on a party day in the morning and then hopping to another park or back to the party that night if it's what you want to do (with or without a break).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2018 at 3:01 a.m. Pam Says...

Hi, We will be visiting WDW in November and I am considering getting tix to the Nov. 13 MVMCP. My reservation is the fact my daughter will only be 2.5 at that time. Given her normal schedule, we might be able to make it until 9 local time before she completely crashes and we have to leave. My question is whether it will be worth the money since we will have to leave so early. Will there be enough for her to enjoy and if so, will there be enough time to enjoy it given our time frame?

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May 18, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pam,

This is largely a question you have to decide if it's worth it. You would be missing a few hours of the night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. Megan Says...

Do you know if they do the Christmas Party and Disneyland as well? Or is it only at Disney World?

Thanks!

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May 14, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

There is not a specially-ticketed Christmas event at Disneyland like Mickey's Very Merry, but plenty of celebrations still take place.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 7:02 p.m. MV Says...

Hello! We are planning a trip in November and can't wait to got to MVMCP! We would love avoiding huge crowds if we can. We are deciding between Mon the 12th or Tues the 13th for the party. I know crowds are predicted high at the park for the 12th, would that still carry over to the party? Thanks!

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May 10, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Magic Kingdom is actually a recommend park for the 13th, so we'd recommend attending the party on that date if you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2018 at 10:41 a.m. Susan Thomas Says...

Looking forward to it I've just booked tickets and this will be our first time!!! Thanks for your excellent write up I think I'm going be well organised!! ????

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May 8, 2018 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

We're so hoppy to hear it! Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is our absolute favorite thing to do at Disney World. Let us know if you have any questions.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 28, 2018 at 1:03 p.m. Santiago Says...

I've been trying to get my tickets online ... but I keep getting and getting and error when finalizing the checkout process. It is possible that the only way to get them right now is by phone?

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Apr 30, 2018 at 11:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Santiago!

Are you purchasing through our site or Disney's? If it's us, reach out to our customer service at 1 (800) 846-1302.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2018 at 5:04 a.m. Marianela Says...

Hello! do you guys happen to know, aprox, when will they release the park hours for december? I'd love to attend MVMCP but it's kinda hard to select a date without knowing about the rest of the parks :(

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Apr 27, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Disney World releases their daily hours six months in advance (right now they're showing through October), so we would wait just a couple more months and keep an eye out in June.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 25, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. Caitlan Says...

We will be at Magic Kingdom in December on a day of the Christmas party but will not have tickets to the party so we'll leave by 6pm. Should we expect to see any fireworks, parades, or ending ceremonies of any kind? Thanks!

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Apr 24, 2018 at 9:27 p.m. Su mccaslin Says...

Is Nov 13th a good day to attend the party or what day is best? Also can you book fastpasses if you are only attending the party and don't buy a full day ticket for that day.

We want to go to party one night and the next day do one full park day. Can you book fast passes for the party and your next day no party day.? I hope it makes sense.

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

FastPass+ is not available during the party, but tickets allow entry at 4 p.m., a few hours ahead of the party start time. You are able to book FastPass+ reservations between 4-7 p.m. You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like Nov. 13th is a great day to attend!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. Michele Says...

I have MVMCP tickets and need to change the dates we will be there. Is there a website or somewhere that I can sell my tickets to recoup my money?

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

Did you purchase tickets through us or through Disney? If through Disney, we recommend calling them to see if the dates can be changed. The tickets are nontransferable and will not be able to be sold.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2018 at 3:40 p.m. Whitney Says...

Great blog! Question: in general, is it better to plan a MK day for the same day as MVMCP? Or plan another park and then go to MVMCP at 4pm? Also I noticed that on the crowd calendar that it seems to be better to visit MK on MVMCP days than others...is that because crowds are lower at MK those days, or do you just recommend doing MK that day so you can stay for the party? We will be there Dec 2-6 with our 3.5 year old. Thanks!

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Whitney!

Since your Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket allows you to enter the park at 4PM, we try to steer clear of using a regular park ticket on party days! Save it for a full park day. Instead, we adventure around Disney Springs, The Boardwalk or the pool and relax. But you are correct - crowds are lower on party days since those NOT attending have to leave the park at 6PM.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2018 at 5:37 p.m. Jen Says...

Why are there no party dates listed after December 21?? We arrive on 12/23

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

The last ten days of December are incredibly crowded in the parks due to the holidays, so Disney doesn't host parties on these nights in order to accommodate all of its guests.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. Krista Says...

My family is planning a disney trip nov 11-18. We like to avoid the crowds so we weren't planning on doing any disney parks on Monday the 12th. However, we thought about going to the Christmas party that evening. Do you think that party will be as crowded as the parks are going to be on that day?

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krista!

We think that's a great game plan. The Christmas Party only hosts a limited amount of guests, so it never is too crowded that it interferes with your experience. We've been in attendance on sold out nights and still accomplished everything we wanted!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. Tonya Says...

We are visiting Disney arrive Dec. 18, 2018 and leaving Dec. 23. I got a 4 day base ticket for 1 park per day. I was hoping to attend the Christmas party on Dec. 18 and based on everything I've read you don't need separate theme park admission if you are just attending the party. We plan on doing a full day at Magic Kingdom later in the week. However today when I went online to book tickets for Dec. 18 the information on Disney's site said "Please note: separate theme park admission is required for this special event." So I'm trying to clarify, will going to just the party on Dec. 18 count against my 4 day base ticket? I don't want to miss a whole day a magic kingdom just to attend the party.

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Apr 19, 2018 at 6:17 p.m. Dreama Says...

We are going that same day to the party (18th) and considering adding another party ticket to our arrival day (16th) and we are from North Carolina. As I understand, as long as you arrive at 4pm, you WILL NOT be using one of your passes

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Apr 19, 2018 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tonya,

You'll just need to purchase a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. A regular park ticket won't get you into the party. The party won't count against your 4-day base ticket since you can't use this ticket for the party and you'll have to purchase a separate party ticket! Hope this helps.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. Tonya Says...

Thanks for the info. I called Disney too to clarify and they said exactly the same thing, the party won't count against our 4-day base ticket!! So I bought my tickets for the party... they day we arrive! I'm sooooo excited!!

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Apr 18, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Pixie87 Says...

Hi do they only do fireworks during the Christmas Party or can you view fireworks on an evening there is no Christmas party?

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Apr 18, 2018 at 10:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

On party nights, the Holiday Wishes fireworks will be on display. On non-party nights, the standard Happily Ever After fireworks will show for your enjoyment! These are our two favorite nighttime spectaculars at Disney World, so you win either way!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 17, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. JD Says...

Hi. I noticed that starting today, tickets for the 2018 MVMCP are available to purchase ONLINE through Disney. Could you tell us when / if you will be selling these tickets through your website? Thanks.

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Apr 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JD,

We will be selling these soon. Keep checking back!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2018 at 1:56 a.m. Marissa Says...

We will be at WDW 11/8 and 11/9/18 but not planning to attend the holiday party - does anyone know the latest time a dining reservation can be made in the Magic Kingdom if you don't have a Very Merry ticket?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 10:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marissa!

We'll let the rest of the pond chime in, as we haven't experienced this before - but we believe you can make a reservation any time before 4PM and will have to leave the park immediately following your meal.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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