Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Your Comprehensive Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

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Disney is pretty fantastic at everything it does, however their holiday celebrations go above and beyond and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) is no exception.
As soon as Halloween ends the Christmas decor comes out and so begins a 2 month long Christmas party. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features special holiday shows and parades, special character meet-ups, and complimentary treats!

MVMCP runs from November- December on select dates at Magic Kingdom and requires a special ticket to enter. Tickets to the Christmas party also guarantee park entry to Magic Kingdom at 4pm on the day of your scheduled MVMCP and the party doesn’t start until 7pm. That’s 3 hours of extra park fun on top of the 5 you get with the Christmas Party!

 

The 2016 dates are:

  • November: 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, and 29
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, and 22

 

Tickets for the party can be purchased directly from Disney at DisneyWorld.com or  by calling 407-WDISNEY. Keep in mind prices will change depending on the day you go as well as if you purchase in advance or not. However tickets are never more than $100 (not including tax). Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are non-refundable so keep in mind weather when choosing your party date. As a girl from south Florida I can confidently say weather in November and December is usually pretty good!

Like I mentioned earlier the party starts at 7pm and runs until midnight. However with the purchase of  your MVMCP tickets you gain entry to Magic Kingdom at 4pm on the same day. This means you can have up to 8 hours in Magic Kingdom on the night of your scheduled party! That is basically a full day! The best party is; if you don’t go to another park this day, you can make FastPass+ reservations ahead of time for 4-7 p.m. FastPass+ isn’t available once the party officially begins at 7.

If there was ever a time to “Do Disney In A Day” I recommend it during the Christmas Party. Although the parks may be busier during that 4-7 time slot there are only a select number of tickets sold for each party and a lot of your favorite attractions are open throughout the night.

 

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Attractions open during MVMCP:

  • Adventureland
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Jungle Jingle Cruise
  • Frontierland
  • Splash Mountain
  • Liberty Square
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Fantasyland
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • It’s A Small World
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Barnstormer, Mad Tea Party
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Tomorrowland
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Space Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Formally Stitch’s Great Escape)

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Free Treats at MVMCP:

A magnificent benefit of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is FREE TREATS! That’s right throughout the night there are stations offering free hot cocoa, apple juice, and cookies to party guests. Be on the lookout for complimentary treats at these locations:

  • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland) – Hot Chocolate and Snickerdoodle cookie
  • Heritage House (Liberty Square) – Eggnog and Gingersnap Molasses Cookie
  • The Friar’s Nook (Fantasyland) – Snow Cone and Snowman Sugar Cookie
  • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland) – Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Cookie
  • Pete’s Silly Sideshow (Fantasyland) – Spiced Apple Cider and Snowman Sugar Cookie

Along with the complimentary treats there are a few speciality holiday treats available for purchase as well. Check these out:

  • Main Street Bakery – Frozen Snowflake Cupcake, Peppermint Cupcakes, and Holiday Cookies
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – Holiday Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Gaston’s Tavern – Holiday Tree Cupcakes
  • Sleepy Hollow – Pumpkin Waffle Sundae
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – Very Merry Strawberry Lemonade Slush

If dessert isn’t your thing or you’re wondering where you can find real food, select restaurants will be open during the 2016 party dates. Take a look:

  • Main Street
  • Casey’s Corner- My personal favorite
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Frontierland
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (open until 11)
  • Westward Ho
  • Liberty Square
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Columbia Harbor House
  • Fantasyland
  • Pinnochio Village Haus
  • Storybook Treats
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Tomorrowland
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and Cool Ship (until 11)

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Events at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

Now that you know when to go, what and where to eat, and how to get tickets; what should you do? As mentioned above many attractions remain open for the Christmas Party, but there are also many shows, parades, and character meets that are unique to MVMCP.

Character Meet-Ups at MVMCP 2016:

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  • Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps – Tomorrowland
  • Captain Jack Sparrow – Adventureland
  • Peter Pan and Wendy – Fantasyland, near Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Aladdin with Abu, Jasmine with Genie – Adventureland
  • Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws – Storybook Circus
  • Donald, Scrooge McDuck, Daisy, Minnie – Storybook Circus
  • Santa Goofy – near Barnstormer
  • Tiana and Naveen – Liberty Square
  • Big Al, Liverlips, Shaker and Wendell – Liberty Square
  • Seven Dwarfs – Fantasyland near Mine Train
  • Princesses with their princes – You can meet Elena of Avalor, Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip, Snow White with her Prince, Cinderella with her Prince, Rapunzel with Flynn Rider and Princess Tiana with Prince Naveen. Princess Tiana, Elena of Avalor, Cinderella,  Aurora, and Rapunzel are in Princess Fairytale Hall. Snow White is in Fantastyland near Pricness Fairytale Hall.
  • Tigger and Friends – Fantasyland near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Santa Claus – Town Square
  • Mary Poppins, Bert, and Penguin – Town Square
  • Mickey Mouse – Town Square Theater
  • Tinker Bell – Town Square Theater
  • Merida – Fairytale Garden, to the right of the castle
  • Gaston – near Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland
  • Ariel – in Ariel’s Grotto in Fantasyland

** Red highlight indicates popular characters. Recommend arriving early to meet these characters.**

 

The other events that are included in your Christmas Party experience:

  • Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
  • VoicePlay
  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
  • Character Dance Parties
  • Holiday Wishes Fireworks
  • Snow on Main Street

 

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That’s a lot of information to take in at one time. To sum it all up (and hopefully help you make a decision on if you should go or not) Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party offers free treats, unique parades, shows and opportunities to meet rare characters in their holiday attire. You will be out super late and kiddos may get restless, but wait times for rides and [some] characters will be decreased. My personal opinion is that it is worth the money and time at least once,  especially if you have kids. Rest them up so that at 4pm they are ready to go for the next 8 hours. There is no value that can be put on family memories.

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