When to buy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets
"Should we buy our tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for Thursday, November 15 in advance or wait until the day of. Which is likely to happen? Sold out or rained out?"
Buy in Advance
Snow on Main Street at the party is AWESOME! - Photo by Mike Billick
I recommend you buy tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party) in advance.
The main reason is money. You save money by buying in advance. They tickets cost an extra $10 each at the gate.
The second reason is, you never know when a party is going to sell out. Mrs. Mom and I had tickets to a Halloween Party a few years ago and were shocked when we saw the sold out signs. (It wasn't a busy day or a weekend.)
I know Disney has the disclaimer that you won't get a refund or exchange if a party is canceled, but while I don't speak for Disney, I do know they usually take care of guests when parties are canceled. And the only time that really happens is during hurricanes. And Disney's customer service is outstanding during hurricanes.
Parties don't get rained out. Walt Disney World stays open during rain. In fact, the first time we went to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party it rained all night. We just ponchoed up and soldiered on. We were all soaked, but it was still fun.
November is not exactly the rainy season so I wouldn't worry too much about getting rained out.
When to buy
You don't have to buy tickets the first day they come out. I just looked and even the last party hasn't sold out yet (usually the first party to sell out). I recommend buying at least 2 weeks in advance. (A month for the last two parties.)
Dad's Bottom Line
The bottom line is it's better to buy your Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets in advance. You'll save $10 per ticket. It's not a lot of money, but it's an easy savings.
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