Trying to Justify the Hefty Ticket Price for
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
My family recently attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park. I was skeptical shelling out $74 (plus tax) for a ticket since I am already a Passholder, but my family wanted to add this activity to our holiday fun. So, we bit the bullet in hopes that it would be worth the price. It definitely was; Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party surpassed my expectations!
About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place from 7 PM to 12 AM. A separate ticket must be purchased for this event; it is not included in your Magic Kingdom admission. On the day of the event, those with tickets can enter the park at 4 PM and are given a wristband. Those without tickets must exit the park by 7 PM. Make no mistake, Disney does an amazing job of sorting out those without wristbands. After attending two of these special events, I have never seen anyone in the park without proper identification.
The Christmas Party has exclusive activities, access to rarely seen characters, and complimentary cookies and cocoa throughout the park. There is also a special parade, fireworks show, and snowfall on Main Street. The characters are all dressed in seasonal clothing which adds to the festive vibe.
Justification for Buying This Merry Christmas Party Ticket
The perks of attending this wintery celebration are that the crowds are less than usual, you have greater access to characters, and ride and show wait times are almost non-existent. Best of all, Cinderella’s Castle gets “frozen” over with icicles in the most beautiful display I have ever witnessed. It was breathtaking! The twinkling lights decorating the castle are nothing short of amazing and the 360-degree fireworks show is epic. Special holiday pins and Very Merry Christmas Party exclusive t-shirts can be purchased at this event. The Celebrate the Season Show on the castle’s stage was filled with everyone’s favorite Disney characters. It offered great photo opportunities as well as a chance to sing-along to holiday carols. The show’s Nutcracker tribute was darling!
I am a huge fan of getting photographs with and meeting the Disney characters. Jack Skellington, of The Nightmare Before Christmas, was in attendance at the Storybook Circus. He was the most popular attraction, with a 75-minute wait. It was worth it! Jack, dressed up as Sandy Claws, looked amazing and his actions were identical to the movie character that we all know and love. We snapped plenty of pictures and I am so grateful to have finally checked off that box on my Disney bucket list.
Pooh Bear and friends, Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Scrooge McDuck, Goofy, and Pluto all showed up for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The Seven Dwarfs were the best surprise. They had a sparkly backdrop adorned with shiny, freshly mined jewel. This was my first time in years seeing all of the Dwarfs together and they were definitely a crowd-pleaser.
Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
The Once Upon a Christmastime Parade was my favorite event of the party. That, plus my photos with the Disney characters, was enough for me to justify the ticket price. The first parade floats belonged to the Frozen cast. Characters Anna and Elsa looked breathtakingly beautiful in their gowns. When the rugged Kristoff comes behind them, pay close attention to his wit and banter as it is hilarious. Olaf the Snowman was cute as can be and made the children go wild! The float that held four of the Disney Princesses (Snow White, Belle, Tiana, Jasmine, and Rapunzel) and their guys was dreamy. Cinderella and Prince Charming, another showstopper, rode by in a dazzling glass carriage that everyone ooh’ed and aah’ed over.
A nice surprise was that Ralph and Vannelope, from Wreck-It Ralph, had a spot in the parade as well. Some of the parade floats were scented with smells such as pine, peppermint, and gingerbread. How cool! The parade also included dancing gingerbread men, reindeer, snowmen, and wooden soldiers. Santa concludes the parade. Being in a crowd with families from around the world who love Christmas and Disney as much as I do is a special thing. I enjoyed Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party immensely!
Family Fun at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Walt Disney World gets two thumbs up for this very fun family event. Even though the price tag is hefty, the memories will last a lifetime. Attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be our new family tradition!
FYI: If you play the Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom game, be sure to drop by the Magic Kingdom Firehouse and pick up your party-exclusive card.
FYI: Check out the sweet treats available only during this party.
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