Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) is a great way to celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney World. Starting in November, on selected nights, Mickey invites you to join him and party in the Magic Kingdom Disney style.

 

 

During the night complimentary at several Magic Kingdom restaurants, cocoa and cookies are served to all guests. Special holiday shows occur all around the park, and yes, it even snows on Main Street.

 

It's a great party.

 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Photo by Don Sullivan

When does it happen?

The 2013 dates are;

  • November - 8, 11,14, 15, 17, 21, 22
  • December - 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

Last year (2012) Disney cut down on the parties, but this year, I'm happy to say they are back.

Tickets

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sign about Snow on Main Street
Photo by Zengrrl

Advanced Purchase Tickets are available for $62 for adults and $57 for children ages 3 to 9. Day of the event tickets an extra $5 for all parties except for December 20. That party is $71 for adults and $66 for children (advanced is the same price).

 

Prices do not include tax.

Discounts are available for Annual Pass and Disney Vacation Club members for select dates. There is a substantial Military discount for the November parties.

 

The party starts at 7:00 and lasts until midnight. However, if you have a party ticket, you will be admitted to the park as early as 4:00.

 

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Crowd Factor

Disney doesn't publish the exact number of tickets sold, but it's estimated that 20,000 tickets are available for each party. Some nights sell out early, but some nights the crowds are very light.

 

How does Disney get everyone out of the park? After 7:00 only guests with Party tickets will be allowed on the rides. (Yes, over the last couple of years it has be reported that there are cheaters.)

 

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Open Attractions

Most of the Magic Kingdom's Attractions are open during the Party.

 

Fantasyland

  • Prince Charmings Regal Carousel
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • It's a Small World
  • Mickey's Philharmagic
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square

  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Adventureland

    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    • Swiss Family Treehouse

    Tomorrowland

    • Stitch's Great Escape
    • Buzz Lightyear's Ranger Spin
    • Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
    • Tomorrowland Transit Authority
    • Astro Orbiter
    • Space Mountain
    • Tomorrowland Speedway

     

    Reviews of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at TripAdvisor

    Restaurants open

    The Table Service Restaurants close during the party, but most of the Quick Service Restaurants stay open. Here is the list of restaurants that are open:

    There are also a few snack options available:

    • Main Street Sweets
    • Westward Ho
    • Turkey Leg Cart
    • Frontierland Churros and Pretzels
    • Storybook Treats
    • The Lunching Pad at Rockettower Plaza

    On the Tomorrowland Stage

    The Tomorrowland Castle stage during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Photo by Theme Park Mom

    What makes it special

    There's magic in the air during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It comes from the extras that are part of the party.

    • Holiday Wishes - A special version of the nightly fireworks show that featuring holiday music.
    • Cocoa and Cookies - Cocoa and cookies are available (for free) at -
      • Diamond Horseshoe in Frontierland
      • Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station in Tomorrowland
      • Scuttle's Landing in Fantasyland
      • Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square
    • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Time Parade - A special Christmas parade with the big guy himself.
    • Mickey's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Show - A "Mickey" version of the story.
    • Celebrate the Season - A big Christmas Extravaganza on the Castle Forecourt Stage.
    • Belle's Enchanted Christmas Story - Belle invites children on to the stage and tells Christmas stories.

    Yes, I know, you can see most of these things on a regular night. But the cookies and cocoa bring a warmth to the festivities. You also get a complimentary photo taken with a holiday background. (Complimentary if you don't count the cost of tickets to the party.)

     

    Dad's Christmas at Disney World page

     

    Ask Dad

    Dad answers all kinds of questions and has answered a bunch of questions about MVMCP. Check out a few of the best.

    These are just a few of the questions Dad has answered about the party. If you have any questions, why not Ask Dad. Dad knows Disney World. Trust Me.

     

    Dad's Ask Dad page

     

    Dad's Bottom Line

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of Dad's favorite things at Walt Disney World. Is it worth the price? That's another story. We like to do this on our first day when we arrive in Orlando. A day when we wouldn't normally visit a park so we're not paying double for tickets.

     

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