Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event hosted at the Magic Kingdom on select nights throughout November and December in the lead-up to Christmas. The event runs from 7:00 pm to midnight (but party guests can enter at 4:00 pm) and requires a separate ticket from regular general admission.[1]


Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade

Guests have the opportunity to watch the parade twice throughout the night. The parade makes its way down Main Street, USA with the glistening lights on Cinderella Castle in the background. Featuring favorite Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse along with numerous other characters such as; Goofy, Chip 'n' Dale, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Marching Toy Soldiers, Dancing Reindeer, Gingerbread men and Ole Saint Nick.[2]

Holiday Wishes

A holiday edition of the nightly fireworks show, Holiday Wishes involves a medley of the original Wishes soundtrack with some Christmas songs mixed in. The show starts with Tinker Bell flying overhead the castle with narration by Jiminy Cricket. Along with the fireworks there is lighting effects projected onto Cinderella Castle such as the appearance of Santa Claus and the castle turning green to appear as a Christmas tree.[3]


Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration Stage Show

Four times throughout the night guests have the opportunity to watch the Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration show on the stage in front of Cinderella Castle. Starring Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck, Goofy and Chip 'n' Dale dressed up in their Christmas outfits, the show features the characters singing and dancing to classic Christmas carols as they all drop in to visit Mickey at his Christmas Party. To conclude the performance a single pyrotechnic effect is shot out from behind the castle.[4]

A Frozen Holiday Wish

Sometime in November, Cinderella Castle is covered in 200,000 LED lights to resemble being frosted in ice and snow — an effect called Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle. At dusk, there is a short show featuring the characters from Frozen in which Elsa uses her ice powers to frost over the castle. This show can be viewed by all guests every night in the holiday season and is repeated again during the time of the exclusive evening party.[5]

This show replaced, beginning in 2014, a show featuring the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella.[6]

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show

A twenty-minute show performed a few times throughout the night at the Tomorrowland stage, featuring Buzz Lightyear and Mike Wazowski teaching Stitch the meaning of Christmas before he laser blasts Santa out of the sky.

Character Dance Parties

There are generally two character dance parties throughout the night. Dance parties provide guests with the opportunity to dance with characters such Vampirina and Timon from Disney Junior. For 2018 the 2 dance parties are held in Storybook Circus and Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.

Jingle Cruise

While not exclusive to the party, Jingle Cruise is limited to the Christmas season after debuting in 2013. The original Jungle Cruise ride is upgraded to include some Christmas details throughout the queue, a rename of the boats and some new jokes from the skippers.[7]

Meet and Greet Disney Characters

Numerous characters will be throughout the Magic Kingdom to meet guests and take pictures. The characters are dressed in holiday themed clothes, which are exclusive to the Christmas season. Nearly all of the characters that meet during the party meet in groups or combinations that are unique to the party or are not available during regular park hours. The most popular characters to meet during the party are The Seven Dwarfs, Jack Skellinton as Sandy Claws and Sally, Moana, and the Princesses with their Princes. [8]

Rides and Attractions

Popular attractions will be open throughout the party but Fastpass is not available for use. In the past some of the attractions that have been open are The Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. The rides that are open are not guaranteed to be the same every year.[9]

Complimentary snacks

Complimentary to all guests, there are numerous snack stations set up around the park, including hot chocolate, cookies, pretzels, snow cones, and Fanta. [10] Allergy-friendly items are available upon request.

Dessert Parties

For an additional charge, two different dessert parties are available for guests to book. The Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party has two variations - one with reserved Holiday Wishes Fireworks viewing from Tomorrowland Terrace and one with Holiday Wishes Fireworks viewing from a nearby garden area. A second dessert party called Tony's Most Merriest Town Square Party is new for 2018 and takes place at Tony's Town Square restaurant. Tony's Most Merriest Town Square Party provides reserved seating for the second showing of the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. [11]

See also


  1. ^ Sehlinger, Bob; Testa, Len. The Unofficial Guide: Walt Disney World 2012. Wiley. p. 43. ISBN 9781118012338.
  2. ^ Bricker, Tom. "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2014 Tips". Disney Tourist Blog. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  3. ^ Baker, Scott. "Holiday Wishes Fireworks Show at the Magic Kingdom". Orlando Local Guide. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ "2018 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (map, best dates, touring plan)". WDW Prep School. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  5. ^ Slater, Shawn, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment. "'A Frozen Holiday Wish' for Magic Kingdom Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  6. ^ Kenny the Pirate. "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Shows". Kenny the Pirate. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  7. ^ Brigante, Ricky. "Jingle Cruise sails into Walt Disney World with jolly new jokes, few new decorations adorn holiday overlay". Inside the Magic. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ "2018 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (map, best dates, touring plan)". WDW Prep School. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  9. ^ "2014 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party". Mouse for Less. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party". Walt Disney World. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  11. ^ "2018 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (map, best dates, touring plan)". WDW Prep School. Retrieved 2018-11-15.

External links

  • Official website
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Photo Gallery
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