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Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Tips & More)

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Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (Tips & More)If you are looking for a special way to start your holiday season this year, consider attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom.

This special ticketed event begins as early as the first week of November and is a great way to start getting into the holiday spirit.

Wondering what you will get to experience at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Let me fill you in!

Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Christmas Magic Kingdom EntranceDECORATIONS

As soon as you enter Magic Kingdom, you feel like you have been transported into a winter wonderland in the middle or Florida

Train Station at Magic Kingdom Lit up for ChristmasThe train station is lit up with lights. There are Christmas trees, swags with bows and the front topiaries have been replanted with red and green flowers!

Magic Kingdom at Night during ChristmasWhen you step through the gates, you will be in awe at the enormous decorated Christmas tree on Main Street USA flanked by larger-than-life nutcrackers.

Mickey's Christmas Party DecorationsMain Street USA (while crowded) is absolutely beautiful with the wreaths lit up, holiday window displays and of course Cinderella’s Castle.

2019 Mickey's Christmas Party PamphletBe sure that you aren’t so overtaken with all the holiday magic that you forget to pick up your special guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Disney Christmas Party ScheduleThis will give you the details on everything from which restaurants are open, which rides are running (because they all won’t be), special holiday meet & greet locations, and places where you can find all the yummy special FREE Christmas treats!

Christmas Meet & Greets at DisneyHOLIDAY DISNEY CHARACTER MEET & GREETS

While standing in line for character meet & greets aren’t the way you want to spend your time at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there are certain Disney Characters you can only meet at special holiday events.

We’ve seen everyone from Donald’s Uncle Scrooge to Jack Skellington. I would try to hit at least one.

Christmas Map of Character Meet & GreetsMickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Disney Character Meet & Greet Locations

Make sure you use your map to find the exact character meet & greet locations.

Main Street U.S.A.
Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse, Jack Skellington, Sally Nightingale

Adventureland
Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Abu
Captain Jack Sparrow
Moana
Peter Pan

Frontierland
Country Bears

Liberty Square
Mary Poppins and Bert

Fantasyland
Seven Dwarfs
Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck
Minnie and Daisy
Santa Goofy
Timon
Doc McStuffins and Vampirina
Ariel and Prince Eric
Rapunzel and Flynn
Cinderella and Prince Charming
Belle
Pooh and Friends
Snow White and Prince
Aurora and Prince Phillip
Elena of Avalor
Tiana and Naveen
Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Tomorrowland
Reindeer and Polar Bears
Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps

Frozen Holiday WIshA FROZEN HOLIDAY WISH

Once it begins to get dark, head over to the stage at Cinderella’s castle for “A Frozen Holiday Wish.”

Cinderella Castle Twinkles with LightsThere you will find everyone’s favorite royal sisters, Anna and Elsa, lead a celebration that ends with Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace for the holidays.

Talk about magical!

Holiday Treats at Disney WorldHOLIDAY TREATS

One of my favorite things to do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is indulging in the yummy treats. You will find Christmas treat stations located throughout Magic Kingdom.

Disney Christmas Party Treat StopsJust look for the large, lit up candy cane (or find the spots on the map)!

Cookie Lines at Mickey Christmas PartyEach stop features a different treat and beverage. There are cookies, pretzels, Hot chocolate, eggnog and more!  There may be a line for each stop, but they move very quickly and I’ve never spent more than 5 minutes in a line!

You will also special Christmas treats at various quick service spots throughout the park.

Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake

Courtesy Disney Parks Blog

One dessert that we were excited to see is Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake.

This Gluten-friendly chocolate cake is layered with chocolate crispy pearls, chocolate panna cotta, and marshmallow fluff

Disney Tomorrow Christmas

TOTALLY TOMORROWLAND CHRISTMAS

Over in Tomorrowland, you will find two fun activities. Hosted by Haley Comet,  It’s A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas features Stitch, Mike Wazowski, Buzz Lightyear and a troupe of intergalactic dancers!

CLUB TINSEL

And at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café there is CLUB TINSEL where you can dance to some favorite tunes!  It is also a cookie stop, so why not grab a treat and sit back & enjoy the festive music!

MICKEY’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARADE

Disney is known for putting on some of the most spectacular parades and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade is no different.

Santa at Disney Christmas ParadeThis parade features some of your favorite characters wearing their Christmas best and concludes with Santa himself!

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks showMINNIE’S WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME FIREWORKS

Afterward, head over to Cinderella’s Castle to watch the new Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show!

Hosted by Minnie Mouse, the NEW spectacular fireworks show begins with a holiday-themed projection show featuring seasonal songs and ends with a firework display like no other!

Snow on Main Street USA in Magic KingdomSNOW ON MAIN STREET USA

After the party has ended, you will find it snowing on Main Street USA. This is the only time it snows in Magic Kingdom, so enjoy it!

Mickey's Christmas Party TipsMickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is one of the most popular times to visit Magic Kingdom. Even the expensive ticket price doesn’t sway people from experiencing all the Christmas magic Magic Kingdom has to offer.

Depending on the night you attend, it could get very crowded at the park during the Christmas Party.

This is why you will want to know our top Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party tips so you can make the most of your time at the party.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tips

  • Buy your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets in advance because they do sell out. We always buy ours through Undercover Tourist because they offer discounted tickets!
  • Get your Disney Christmas themed shirts before you arrive. You will find Disney Christmas shirts throughout the parks, but you will pay much more than if you buy them ahead of your trip.
  • Get there early! You can arrive as early as 3:45pm (even though your ticket will state 7pm). You will receive a special wristband that shows you have purchased a party ticket.
  • Stop by the Fire House to get your FREE Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card.
  • Not all restaurants are open during the party, so keep that in mind when planning your dinner.
  • Have your kids bring their Christmas letters for Santa. They can leave them in Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe.
  • There are 2 Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parades. The 2nd is usually less crowded. Santa appears on his sleigh at the end of the parade so stay until the end!
  • Pin collectors will want to make sure they get the Limited Edition Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party pin.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at NightIs Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Worth It?

The first thing I am asked when discussing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is: “Is it worth it?”Unequivocally, my answer is YES!

If you love Christmas, there is just no better place to get in the holiday spirit than at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party!

The key to making this party worth the price of an extra ticket is to make sure you plan accordingly so that you can make the most of your time in the park!

Christmas Tree in Magic KingdomDates for this years Mickey’s Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held on the following nights:

  • Nov. 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
  • Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22.

If you are planning to attend the Christmas party this year, be sure to get your ticket in advance! The best place to buy them is at Undercover Tourist where you can get them for a discount.

Will you be attending the 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? What are you most excited about?

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