I have some exciting news! It looks like we have some information on the dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for 2020! These dates and ticket prices have not been officially released but I will let you know as soon as they are. So keep in mind that this is subject to change.
Dates and Ticket Prices
Ticket prices vary by date. There are adult and children (ages 3-9) ticket prices. MVMCP (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) will take place at 7:00 pm-12:00 am on the following dates for 2020:
- Nov. 8th: $119 adults, $114 children
- Nov. 9th: $105 adults, $100 children
- Nov. 12th: $110 adults, $105 children
- Nov. 13th: $110 adults, $105 children
- Nov. 16th: $105 adults, $100 children
- Nov. 17th: $110 adults, $105 children
- Nov. 19th: $105 adults, $100 children
- Nov. 20th: $119 adults, $114 children
- Nov. 22th: $129 adults, $120 children
- Nov. 24th: $129 adults, $124 children
- Nov. 29th: $125 adults, $120 children
- Nov. 30th: $125 adults, $120 children
- Dec. 3rd: $119 adults, $114 children
- Dec. 4th: $129 adults, $124 children
- Dec. 6th: $119 adults, $114 children
- Dec. 8th: $119 adults, $114 children
- Dec. 10th: $125 adults, $120 children
- Dec. 11th: $125 adults, $120 children
- Dec. 13th: $125 adults, $120 children
- Dec. 15th: $125 adults, $120 children
- Dec. 17th: $139 adults, $134 children
- Dec. 18th: $149 adults, $144 children
- Dec. 20th: $149 adults, $144 children
- Dec. 22th: $155 adults, $150 children
On the dates of MVMCP the park will close for general admission guests at 6:00 pm. Guests with tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enter the park starting at 4:00 pm. The party officially begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 12:00 am. There is a special park entry point for party guests. Upon entering you will receive a party wristband. If you are already spending your day at Magic Kingdom, you will need to stop by a wristband station to swipe your party ticket and get your wristband. Cast members will begin escorting guests without a party wristband out of the park at 6:00 pm.
It may be helpful to read THIS POST about planning for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The structure of these parties are similar and the planning strategies are comparable. Find more info this the 2020 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party HERE.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Highlights
Magic Kingdom is transformed into a winter wonderland for this Christmas celebration! The entire park is decked out in holiday decor and there are festivities around every corner. It even snows on Main Street! Here are all of the holiday highlights you will want to check out.
Character Greetings at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Come celebrate a magical holiday will all of your favoite Disney characters dressed in their best holiday attire. There are also plenty of special guests waiting to give you a holiday greeting. Popular characters such as Jack Skeleton dressed as Sandy Claus, the Seven Dwarfs and Moana start meeting guests before the party starts. Lines for these characters’ spots can get very long and eat up a lot of your party time. Plan accordingly.
Pro-tip: It is best to see these popular characters during the first parade time and watching the second parade. Or you can try after the 10:00 fireworks show. This is your best bet for a “shorter” wait time.
These are the characters and their locations from the 2019 party. They are subject to change year to year.
Main Street, USA:
- Santa Clause – Main Street Courtyard
- Mickey Mouse – Town Square Theater
- Jack Skeleton as Sandy Claus and Sally – Town Square Theater
- Jasmine and Genie, Alladin and Abu – Next to the Magic Carpets of Alladin
- Captain Jack Sparrow – across from Pirates of the Caribbean ride
- Moann – in the Tiki Room
- Peter Pan – roaming
- Country Bears – roaming
- Mary Poppins and Bert
- Ariel and Prince Eric – across from Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Pooh and Friends – by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Belle – Bonjour! Village gifts
- Snow White and Prince, Aurora and Prince Phillip – near Princess Fairytale Hall
- Rapunxel and Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Tiana and Naveen, Princess Elena of Avalor – in Princess Fairytale Hall
- Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum – by the Mad Tea Party
- The Seven Dwarfs – in Pete’s Silly Side Show
- Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck – Storybook Circus
- Santa Goofy – next to Barnstormer (side note-this would be on the top of my to-do list❤️)
- Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps – just past Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin exit
Pro-Tip: These character spots can be located using the MyDisneyExperience Ap
One of the perks of these hard ticket parties is (typically) lower crowds which makes this a great time to ride some of the more popular attractions with a shorter wait time. If you were unable to get a FastPass+ for one of these attractions on your regular park day this is the perfect chance to hop on. AND you might get a little extra perk with a special holiday ride overlay! Special lighting, music, and enhancements bring some holiday magic to select attractions.
The current list of attractions open during this year’s party is significantly smaller than past years but this is all still subject to change. I will continue to monitor the situation and keep you posted. For now, here are “some of the attractions that may be available during this event”-direct quote from Disney:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Splash Mountain
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- “it’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Haunted Mansion
- Space Mountain
As with a typical park day, the lines will be shorter closer towards the end of the evening, during fireworks and parade time.
Holiday Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Enjoy these yuletide treats and seasonal beverages – unlimited and included with your admission! Watch out for the inflatable peppermint sticks to find the sweet treat spots throughout the park. Most treat spots offer an allergen-friendly location. There are also seasonal special food offerings for purchase at select locations.
Complimentary treats and locations at last years party included:
- Welcome Holiday Treat – Market Street (party entrance)
- Peppermint Cookie – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Miner’s Cove
- Apple Cider – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, The Lunching Pad
- Hot Chocolate – Pinocchio Village Haus, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
- Ginger Molasses Cookie – Jingle Cruise, The Lunching Pad
- Snickerdoodle Cookie – Goldern Oak Outpost, Pinocchio Village Haus
- Chocolate Chip Cookie – The Diamond Horseshoe, The Friar’s Nook
- Snowman Pretzel – Tortuga Tavern, Storybook Snack Cart
- Fanta – Tortuga Tavern, Pinocchio Village Haus
- Eggnog – The Diamond Horseshoe
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Shows
A Frozen Holiday Wish – 6:15 and 8:15
Watch Queen Elsa cover Cinderella’s castle with twinkling ice crystals during this sweet, little 10 min show. A must-see for die-hard Frozen fans! Beware that Main Street and the hub in front of the castle will be teaming with lingering daytime guests and incoming party guests at 6:15. The show is repeated at 8:15 for party guests but it may not be worth precious party. This has to be a personal call.
This show is also done nightly throughout the holiday season, not just on part nights but with only one showing.
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration – 7:40, 9:25, 10:30, 11:55
Join Mickey, Minnie and all of your favorite disney pals for a holiday party full of singing and music. From holiday classics to Disney original medley’s your sure to be singing and dancing along! Performed on Forecourt Stage infront of Cinderella castle.
“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” Show – 7:45, 8:35, 9:25, 10:45, 11:35
Join your Tomorrowland friends for a totally out-of-this-world Christmas party. Featuring Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski and Stitch in their hilarious little quest to bring snow to Tomorrowland. This is suited for the younger set with a kids-only area towards the front of the stage. Don’t discount this show even if you don’t have little ones. It is worth your time! Performed on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland.
Club Tinsel – 7:00-12:00
Here is your chance to have a holiday dance party with polar bears, reindeer, and elves! Bring all of your reindeer friends and join the live DJ at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and dance the night away.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade – 8:30 and 11:00
This is a highlight of the evening! Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade wraps you up in the sights, sounds and smells, yes, smells of the holiday season. Not even Scrooge McDuck could deny the joy and magic of this party time favorite.
The route begins back in Frontierland, makes it’s way to Libery Square then turns towards Central Plaza in front of Cinderella Castle. It’s makes it’s way down Main Street to Town Square, circles in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad Station and ends next to the Harmony Barbershop. Claim prime viewing spots along Main Street and in front of Cinderella Castle an hour ahead of showtime. Spots can be found closer to parade time back in Frontierland and Libery Square. The 11:00 showing is somewhat less crowded.
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks – 10:00
Here is another not-to-miss highlight of the night! The fireworks shows at Magic Kingdom are always amazing but pair it up with everyone’s favorite hostess, Minnie Mouse and a medley of cherished holiday songs and you have pure magic. This is best experienced in front of Cinderella Castle but not as crucial as with Happily Ever After fireworks.
Exclusive Dining Options at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
If you still have money burning a hole in your pocket, please let the rest of us in on your secret, and you may be interested in these party exclusive dining options.
These restaurants are open for dinner reservations during party hours. The menus are the same as they are during normal operating hours. Each of the restaurants have different hours due to accommodating the parade, fireworks and shows. While you do not need a party ticket to make a dining reservation during the party, you will be asked to after 6:00 if you do not have a party ticket. So, even if you have a dining reservation that is at 6:00 or later and you do not have a party ticket, you will have to leave the park. (Clearly there has been a lot of social media discussion about this which is why I am emphasizing this point. Thank you.) These are subject to change.
- Be Our Guest
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- The Crystal Palace
- The Plaza Restaurant
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Desert Party
If you want to ensure that you have a good view of the fireworks or even seating for the fireworks show, this additional party may be for you. Enjoy a buffet of holiday themed deserts, ice cream, fruit, cheeses and beverages at the Tomorrowland Terrace. Then, settle in for a relaxing, magical fireworks display. Fireworks viewing from the Tomorrowland Terrace is first-come-first-serve seating, although all seating has a view of the castle. These tickets were $84.oo for adults and $50.oo for childeren for 2019. Your other option is viewing the fireworks from the Plaza Garden. Ticket pricing in 2019 for this option were $69.00 for adults and $41.00 for children.
Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party
Here is an option if you want to have an amazing, uncrowded view of one of the most popular parades at Walt Disney World. With Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party you have unlimited access to a festive array of hors d’oeuvres, anti-pasta bar, desserts and beverages at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. You can come and go as you please from 9:30 pm-12:30 am. Some of the items included are meatballs, mini pizza slices, meat pastries, cannolis, cupcakes, yule log, hot chocolate, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages. But the food is definitely not the highlight of this shindig. Guests are invited to watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Time Christmas Parade in the coveted center island of Town Square. This reserved parade viewing location is the main reason this party is worth the cost of admission. Ticket prices for 2019 were $99 per person (plus tax).
Take a piece of this holly-jolly evening home with exclusive Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party merchandise. Festive spirit jerseys and t-shirts, commemorative Magic Bands, ornaments, and mugs, dated, limited edition pins and Annual Passholder exclusive items are available while supplies last. Merchandise can be found at Emporium, Star Traders and Big Top Souvenirs. Party trading pins are available at Frontier Trading Post. Don’t forget to stop at Ye Old Christmas Shoppe to check out of the 2020 Disney Christmas merchandise.
Are you planning to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year? We are!! I wanted to go last year when we were at Disney World for Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend but the first party date was the day after we left ☹️ This year, the party starts on the Monday after Wine and Dine Weekend. My plan is to go on November 9th. Opening night often sells out and I would rather not go on a sold out night. Will I see you there? Have you been to this party? Let me know what your experience was like.
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