It’s the hap, happiest time of the year! Mickey is decking the halls and getting ready for his Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. We can already smell the Christmas cookies and eggnog. We’re rocking our Christmas sweaters it’s time get this party started. Let’s check out what Mickey has to offer at this year’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
Whether it’s Legos or Lincoln Logs and everything in between, building blocks are always a solid Christmas gift. In this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party guide, we’re building on last year’s fantastic guide. We recommend checking it out as we cover everything that is being carried over from the 2018 event.
Passholder Insights: On nights where Mickey is throwing his party the Magic Kingdom closes at 6 pm in preparation for the event beginning at 7 pm. Guests attending the party can stay in the park during the transition.
On select nights starting November 8, 2019, and running through December 22, 2019, the Magic Kingdom will host Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as the events do have limited capacity and tend to sell out, especially the closer we get to Christmas. For a full list of dates and prices check out the following link.
Passholder Insights: The week between Christmas and New Year, Walt Disney World runs the Christmas parade in the afternoon. It’s the one time of year Maleficent gets a vacation!
Everyone gets in the holiday spirit at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, including the attractions. Brand new this year, a variety of the Magic Kingdom attraction are getting decked out for the holidays. Headlining the attraction list is the Tomorrowland Speedway Christmas Tree Trail. Bucket-up as you take to the roads and drive your way around the track lined with Christmas trees and holiday cheer. The speedway will come to life as night falls, with the beautifully lite trees and decorations to boot.
Around the corner from Tomorrowland Speedway, the Monsters of Monsters Laugh Floor are throwing their party. For the event, Mike and his crew are switching it up with holiday-inspired comedy. If it’s anything like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party we should expect the attraction to set-up as a come and go as you please, with potentially a cookie station inside. Cookie and holiday jokes, now you’re talking our language.
The fun doesn’t stop in Tomorrowland with Space Mountain also getting into the holiday spirit. In what Disney is describing as a trippy jaunt through the cosmos, Space Mountain will be rocking with holiday tunes and dancing lights as you blast your way through the galaxy.
Wrapping up the holiday attractions is the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland. With the addition of four-holiday soundtracks and lights, the Mad Tea will get head spinning without the spiked eggnog.
Passholder Insights: For the holidays the Jungle Cruise turns into the Jingle Cruise and all guests can enjoy a Christmas voyage filled with dad jokes!
We’re here for the treats! It’s not holidays with won’t Christmas cookies, and Mickey knows this. At this year’s event, Mickey is baking up a storm and offering a wide range of cookies. Included in the price of the ticket are the following cookie and beverage options:
Tortuga Tavern – In Adventureland, you’ll find the classic snickerdoodle cookie and hot chocolate.
Heritage House – Over in Liberty Square is the ginger molasses cookie served with egg nog.
Friar’s Nook – Off in Fantasyland is the snowman sugar cookie and snow cone.
Pete’s Silly Circus – In the back of Fantasyland you’ll find apple cider served with the snowman sugar cookie
Launching Pad – Not to be out down Tomorrowland will have peppermint bark alongside their hot chocolate.
Beyond the sweet treats included with your party ticket, Mickey has a variety of unique party goodies to try for an additional cost. The Main Street Bakery will have a variety of holiday-inspired cupcakes for purchase. Next door to the bakery, the Main Street Ice Cream parlor will have a holiday ice cream sandwich. Joining in on the cupcakes is Gaston Tavern in Fantasyland with their holiday tree cupcake, which is made up of spice cake and buttercream frosting.
Rounding out the sweet treats are the Pumpkin Spice Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments and the Strawberry Lemonade Slushy at Cosmic Rays.
Passholder Insights: One of our favorite things to do is pick up a couple of the cookie options to enjoy while we wait for Once Upon A Christmastime parade.
The Main Event
It’s always a toss-up in the DVC Duo house to what’s the main event at Mickey’s Very Christmas Party, the parade or the fireworks. There are no bad choices, as they are both can’t miss events of the night. For this year’s event, Minnie is taking center stage for her new fireworks spectacular called Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.
Set to holiday favorites like Deck the Halls, we’re anticipating this will be the show stopper. If it’s anything like the Not So Spooky Specular at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we’re in for a real treat! Similar to the Halloween fireworks we recommend finding a spot just in front of the castle, as close to the Walt and Mickey statue as you can.
Passholder Insights: The parade runs twice a night with the second parade usually being the quieter of the two.
Some may say the parties within a party. If you’re looking for reserved seating for the fireworks or the parade it may be worth checking out the add-on events to the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. For reserved seating for the parade, you’ll want to check out Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party. Similar to Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway, Tony’s event includes appetizers, drinks and the best seat in the house for the second parade.
For reserved seating for Minnie’s fireworks, you’ll want to check out the two dessert parties offered. With additional sweets and drinks, the dessert parties are a great way to make the Christmas Party just a little more special.
Passholder Insights: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has a lot to see and do, we see the extra events as things to try on a second visit and beyond.
There are tons of great new additions to this Very Merry Christmas Party. Mickey is really stepping it up this year! What’s great of the event is you’re able to enter the Magic Kingdom starting at 4 pm and if you purchase your tickets in advance you can make FastPass selections for after 4 pm. All you need to do is add your ticket to your My Disney Experience account and you’re good to go. Booking will follow the regular FastPass booking schedule.
In the DVC Duo house, Mickey’s party is one can’t miss any time we’re at Walt Disney World for the holidays. Watching the Christmas parade head down Main Street with the castle in the background really gets us in the Christmas spirit. Our biggest tip is making a list of the things you most want to see, from the parade to the fireworks, and a variety of special character meet ‘n greets and attractions. It’s hard to see everything and a list helps keep it all organized. All we go to do now is figure out which cookie to try first!