Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a festive way to get into the holiday spirit. The festivities began on November 9 this year and runs through December 22. The event is held on select nights from 7:00 PM to midnight, and special event ticket purchase is required to attend. Prices range from $89 – $109 per ticket depending on what night you select to attend. If you think you want to go, be sure to purchase tickets early as many nights sell out in advance or the day of. Click here to see a calendar of dates and prices.
Many Thanks to Disney for hosting my family for this event.
This celebration has been one of the most popular Disney events each year since it began in 1983, but this year was my family’s first time attending. Have I mentioned lately how glad I am we made the move to Central Florida?
Our Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Favorites
1. A Frozen Holiday Wish
Kicking off the celebration is the must-see offering, “A Frozen Holiday Wish” located on the Castle Stage. Watch as royal sisters Anna and Elsa lead a celebration for their friends on the Castle Forecourt Stage that culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace for the holidays. That transformation is a thing of beauty and one of my favorite moments of the night.
2. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Parade
My families favorite part of the night was “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Parade.” It’s a must-see and be sure to secure your spot along the parade route early. The parade happens twice during each party night and begins in Frontierland by Splash Mountain and makes it way to the Castle and then down Main Street. This enchanting holiday parade features dancing gingerbread men, marching toy soldiers, Disney characters, Santa Claus and more bringing the fun straight down Main Street, U.S.A. The marching toy soldiers were my absolute fav!
3. Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
The holidays come alive in a jubilant stage show featuring features Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Peter Pan, Jessie & Woody from Toy Story, Snow White and Dopey, Pinocchio, and other surprise guests. The show begins 7:40, 9:25, 10:30, and 11:55 every night of the Party right on Castle Forecourt Stage. Even with 4 opportunities to see this show, I encourage you go get to it early. The area around the stage fills up fast.
4. A Magical Snow Fall
Seeing it snow all along Main Street U.S.A. is a magical moment.
5. Holiday Treats
There is special holiday-themed food at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, including some freebies. Look for tall inflated candy canes that mark the locations of eight totally FREE treat locations spread throughout the park. We had so much fun just going throughout the park to try all of the free treats.
Tortuga Tavern: Snowman Soft Pretzel and Sno-Cone
Liberty Square Ticket Office: Ginger Molasses Cookie and Eggnog
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: Snickerdoodle Cookie and Hot Chocolate
The Friar’s Nook: Silky Smooth DOVE®Chocolate and Sparkling Apple Cider (candies provided by DOVE® Chocolate and J&J Snack Foods)
Pete’s Silly Sideshow: Peppermint Crunch Cookie and Nestle® Nesquik®
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: Santa Claus Cookie and Sno-Cone
Pinocchio Village Haus: Get of the treats in one place!
6. Photo Opportunities and Special Character Experiences
There are tons of fun photo opportunities thanks to all the festive decor and special holiday character experiences. My little girl is obsessed with Toy Soldiers this holiday season. She was thrilled to see these characters as soon as we entered the park. You can get photos with hard to find characters like Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws, and all 7 of the Seven Dwarfs together!
7. A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
This dance party with Stitch, Mike Wazowski, Buzz Lightyear and a troupe of intergalactic dancers happens in Tomorrowland between Space Mountain and the People Mover. We weren’t able to get up close while this show was going. Like the other show on the Castle Stage, you’ll want to get to this one a little earlier. Multiple performances happen throughout the night.
8. Holiday Wishes Fireworks – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
At 10 pm each night, the skies light up for Holiday Wishes, a truly spectacular holiday fireworks display. The truly memorable show is set to holiday tunes and lights up the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.
We enjoyed this night so much, that I’m seriously contemplating going again before Christmas!