On Friday afternoon Ron & I, along with our friend Denis and his daughter Juliana headed to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We love attending this party each year and we are thankful to be invited by Walt Disney World to attend. It’s been about 10 years since Denis and Juliana have attended the Christmas party so we were excited to share the fun with them.
Your ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party allows you to enter the park from 4:00pm on, the actual party runs from 7:00pm-midnight. We actually entered the park at about 4:40pm. First we headed to Fantasyland where we met up with some friends from Texas who are on vacation. We did Mickey’s Philharmagic with them before heading to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe for dinner. We always eat before the party starts, this allows for more time during the party to see the shows and enjoy the festivities. After dinner we visited New Fantasyland and rode Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid and Enchanted Tales with Belle. As we were exiting Enchanted Tales with Belle, the area music changed to Christmas songs and the announcement was made that the park was now closed to day guests, anyone without a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party wristband needed to head out of the park.
We headed to Tomorrowland so Denis and Juliana could ride Space Mountain while Ron and I took a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. We grabbed hot chocolate and snickerdoodles at Auntie Gravity’s before heading to RocketTower Plaza Stage for the 7:40pm A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas show. After the show we went To Infinity and Beyond on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. Next it was back to RocketTower Plaza Stage for the 8:05pm VoicePlay show. We love this a cappella group and enjoy listening to their harmonious Christmas songs. as we headed out of Tomorrowland, we grabbed some hot cocoa and peppermint cookies from the Launching Pad to enjoy while we walked to Club Tinsel for a dance break on our way to Fantasyland.
Since the line for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was too long, we got in line for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. After Pooh we stopped at The Friar’s Nook for sno-cones and sugar cookies. Next stop was the Haunted Mansion before heading to the Castle Forecourt Stage to see the 9:25pm Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. We all enjoyed this new show. I love that there are some classic characters that are rarely seen in the parks as part of this show. Thanks to parents with kids on their shoulders blocking our view, my pictures are horrible. I don’t want you to miss out on the show, so I am sharing my friend John’s video of the show. I hope you like it!
After the parade we walked on to Pirates of the Caribbean. It was now after 11:40pm and we hadn’t done the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet. We hiked it across the park and got in line at 11:50pm, the wait time sign says 20 minutes, even though the park closes in 10 minutes they let us get in line. We exited the ride at 12:20am. Fantasyland was deserted. We headed to Man Street USA and sadly, it was no longer snowing but we did get a few great pictures of Cinderella Castle and the Christmas tree before we headed home.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs selects nights from November 7-December 22, 2016 with adult tickets ranging from $86-$99 per person. December 22nd is already sold out, as was November 18th. If you love all things Disney and all things Christmas, this is the event for you. I highly recommend it to all of my travel clients who travel during the party season. If you would like me to help you plan your next magical Disney vacation, Email Me so we can get started.