Get into the holiday spirit at the Magic Kingdom by attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs on select nights in November and December in Magic Kingdom. It is full of unique holiday shows, a holiday parade (twice per night), stage show, dance parties, and an exciting holiday themed fireworks show. You can also enjoy plenty of treats and beverages at treat stations throughout the park.
This party is a special ticketed event that starts at 7pm on select nights, however you can enter the park as early as 4pm with your special ticket. Note that the special party, shows, and treats do not begin until the 7pm start time. We arrived early and enjoyed rides and snapped photos before the party started.
We love all the extra holiday decorations located throughout the park. Main Street is the best. Shop windows are full of holiday decorations, lamp posts have Mickey wreaths, and more! Don’t miss that awesome Christmas tree, it’s a perfect photo opp.
Don’t miss out on the treat stops. They are listed in the map of the park. There are delicious chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, snow cones, and much more. Make sure you stop in Adventureland at Tortuga Tavern where you can grab a Snowman Soft Pretzel! Yummy. Many restaurants are also offering special treats to purchase, like the delicious frosted brownie ornaments pictured above. It was so good….and we gobbled them up in no time!
The attractions are open and the wait times are notably less than your regular Disney visits. I walked onto Buzz Lightyear and the People Mover. We waited about 10 minutes for the Pirates of the Caribbean and 15 for Thunder Mountain. Yes, please! The only ride with a semi-long wait when we attended the party (30+ min), was the Mine Train. And that is always worth the wait!
There are so many specialty shows, I didn’t quite make it to all of them this year. My top faves are Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and the fireworks display. Disney never disappoints with their themed parades and light show.
The parade happens twice per night. 8:30pm and 11:00pm. We chose the earlier parade and planned to ride the rides during the 11pm parade.
Arrive early to get your spot for the parade. 30min is recommended, but if you want a really great spot, arrive 45min-1hr before the parade. I grabbed my spot on Main Street about 45min prior to the parade starting. I’m so glad I did! Also, take lots of pics. You will want to remember this event. Perk to being on Main Street? IT SNOWS!! So, like I said, find that perfect spot on Main Street early.
If you have little ones, shoot for the early parade so they have energy. Prior to the parade starting they can dance with elves! There were hula hoops and huge bouncy balls for the kids to play with. So much fun and excitement!
You will see your favorite characters in the parade. Cinderella, the cast of Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, and of course Mickey & Minnie are all part of the show.
Not only will you see holiday decorations and hear holiday music, you will also get all the smells of Christmas when the cast of Wreck it Ralph appears. Ralph’s gingerbread house smells like gingerbread and candy. Yum!
A Disney parade can’t be complete without Olaf.
Character meet and greets:
Enjoy character meet and greets with your favorite characters dressed up in their holiday best. You may even get to see Jack Skeleton and Santa Claus himself!