Is Mickey’s Christmas Party Worth It and More Questions Answered

The verdict is in! Is Mickey’s Christmas Party worth it? Keep reading!

There are a lot of choices when it comes to holiday entertainment in Orlando. In fact, I wrote a whole post about it! And for those traveling to Orlando for a Christmas vacation, how should you spend your limited time? So is Mickey’s Christmas Party worth it? If you’re a long time reader, I bet you’ll know the answer. But I’m going to tell you all the reasons! Disney invited us to check out opening night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. So I am here to tell you all the details from this festive event!

Is Mickey's Christmas Party Worth It

What exactly is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

So for those that are new to the concept of “parties” at Disney World, let’s break it down. In fact, it was my 10 year old daughter’s first time at a Disney Party. And even though she’s been an annual passholder for her whole life, she had some confusion! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
  • A separate event ticket is required, regardless of whether you are an annual passholder or have a ticket for day.
  • The event is officially from 7 pm until 12 am.
  • Event ticket holders can enter Magic Kingdom early, starting at 4 pm.
  • You are not kicked out at 12 am. In fact, one of the stage shows is over after 12 am.
  • Complimentary cookies and select beverages are included with your admission.
  • Festive characters can be found throughout the Park.
  • Select attractions have festive twists. These include Mad Tea Party, Tommorowland Speedway, Space Mountain, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and Space Mountain.
  • Most attractions are open throughout the night and have lower wait times than during regular admission.
  • Tron is available during the Party. Guests must enter the virtual queue at 6 pm to get a Boarding Group.
  • Guests can pick up a complimentary commemorative holiday ornament when they arrive by 8 pm.
  • Dance parties are an underrated gem of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

There’s so much to do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you actually can’t do it all. So you should review the event guide and make a plan early in the evening. Are attractions with low wait times your favorite? Do you want to see festive characters? And don’t miss the fireworks and stage shows! Make a list of priorities so you can be sure to check off your must do’s.

Is Mickey's Christmas Party Worth It

So is Mickey’s Christmas Party Worth It?

Ticket prices for this event range from $159 to $199 for adults. Annual passholders can get $10 off per ticket on certain nights. So this event is not cheap. But it’s so festive and merry! It is my favorite Disney party by far. The beauty of the snow on Main Street, U.S.A. Walking right on some of our favorite attractions without waiting. Experiencing Space Mountain with flashing red and light lights and holiday music. Watching my kiddos dance with some of their favorite characters. The list goes on and on. It’s so special.

Of course, a regular day at Magic Kingdom is also incredibly special. And we are blessed to have regular days at the Parks quite often. But there’s just something about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The memories from these parties last a lifetime. My 14 year old son hadn’t been to this event in several years. But he talked about it like it was yesterday. And he had favorites that he wanted to repeat when we attended last night. I just know we will all be talking about this night for years to come. So is Mickey’s Christmas Party worth it? Just yes.

Is Mickey's Christmas Party Worth It

Are there fireworks? And more questions answered.

Yes! There are the most beautiful and festive fireworks at 10 pm. Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show is shown nightly over Cinderella’s Castle. They are absolutely magical!

Check out some more entertainment options from the Walt Disney World website:

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

The legendary street comes alive with yuletide spirit on select nights. Snap memorable photos of dancing gingerbread men, marching toy soldiers and beloved Disney Characters as they float by, waving hello. There’s even a special appearance by Santa Claus–riding in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This parade is 25 minutes in length.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Feel the magic of the holidays come to life during a jubilant stage show that fills the air with music, laughter, shimmering snowflakes––and a whole lot of Disney Characters, too!

Is Mickey's Christmas Party Worth It
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show is just one of the holiday highlights that guests can experience during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The separately ticketed event features a dazzling parade, stage shows, fireworks, complimentary sweet treats and so much more. It takes place on 25 select nights Nov. 9-Dec. 22. Now in its 40th year, the event has become a holiday tradition for families and kids of all ages. (Harrison Cooney, Photographer)

Gather around Cinderella Castle as live performers dance and sing a medley of delightful holiday songs.

Club Tinsel and The Collective 5ive Boy Band

Feel the magic of the holidays come to life during a jubilant stage show that fills the air with music, laughter, shimmering snowflakes––and a whole lot of Disney Characters, too!

Disney Junior Jingle Jam

Young partygoers can boogie down with Disney Junior Characters!

Disney Junior Jingle Jam gives young partygoers the chance to get their groove on with favorite Characters from popular Disney Junior shows Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins and The Lion Guard.

Is Mickey's Christmas Party Worth It

More Festive Fun

And there’s more! Immerse yourself in holiday magic sprinkled throughout the park.

Delightful yuletide touches include: 

  • Snowy Scenes:
    Walk in a winter wonderland as you witness a stunning “snowfall” on Main Street, U.S.A.!
  • Seasonal Décor:
    Be on the lookout for holiday decorations like bows, wreaths, holly and lights throughout the park.
  • Festive Photo Spots:
    Step into holiday-themed photo backdrops for some whimsical snapshots.
  • Cookies and Festive Beverages:
    These sweet treats are available at designated locations around the park—at no additional charge.

Find Out for Yourself

So there you have it! Hopefully I’ve convinced you by now. Is Mickey’s Christmas Party worth it? Go find out for yourself. But hurry! Tickets are selling out fast. And stay tuned for my review of the brand new Hollywood Studios holiday party with Jollywood Nights!

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