The Christmas season officially begins tonight at Magic Kingdom with the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!
Like all parties at Magic Kingdom, MVMCP requires a separate ticket from your regular park admission. The park will close to day guests at 6:00 p.m. and will only be open to ticket holders starting at 7:00.
Highlights of the party include special character meet and greets, some of whom are dressed in holiday attire, hot cocoa and cookies, 'snow' falling on Main Street, PLUS "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" and Holiday Wishes fireworks. Make time to watch "A Frozen Holiday Wish" show and "Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration."
We recommend trying to watch the second parade, as crowds tend to think out by that time giving you a better chance at a good view.
In addition to the party-only specials, many rides will remain open and the lines are generally shorter than during the day. Special merchandise and themed snacks will be for sale as well. So be sure to check those out! There is even a special Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card available to pick up at the Fire Station.
Here is the expected schedule of events:
- A Frozen Holiday Wish (Castle) 8:15 p.m.
- Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration (Castle) 7:40, 9:25, 10:30 and Midnight
- Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade (from Frontierland to the Hub) 8:30 and 11:00
- Holiday Wishes (Castle) 10:00
- A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas (Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland) 7:40, 8:30, 9:20, 10:45, 11:45
Other entertainment may be added and we will find out once the parties begin tonight.
If you plan to attend the party, make sure you have your list of priorities. The time goes quickly and you need to plan ahead to make the most out of your experience.
Party Dates for 2017: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28; and December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22.
Mary Graham is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel and Christmas is one of her FAVORITE times to visit Walt Disney World. She has extensive experience planning vacations for her own family as well as clients. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.