Even though Christmas is more than 7 months away, and is one of the furthest things from most of our minds, but this cold and dreary weather this week has me thinking of happier times while wearing a sweater…
Walt Disney World has just released the dates they will be celebrating during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and has begun to sell tickets! The party will be held on November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29 and December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 2015. Advance ticket sales prices run $74.00 plus tax age 10+, $69.00 plus tax age 3-9 with same day tickets pricing at $79.00 plus tax age 10+, $74.00 plus tax age 3-9. There is one premium night on December 18th pricing at $82.00 plus tax age 10+, $77.00 plus tax age 3-9.
Mickey’s very Merry Christmas Party is a great way for you and your family to have a unique experience in Walt Disney World while celebrating Christmas. The park is open only to those guests who purchase the party tickets. There is a bit of a jam entering the park since it is only open 7pm-12am, but you can enter as early as 4pm with your party tickets to avoid the rush. We received event wristbands upon entering the three times my family attended the party (including just last November) and then the entire Magic Kingdom is open for your enjoyment. If you are going for the rides then you will luck out because there is no wait for majority of the rides once the party begins depending on the date of your party. At any date, your wait should not exceed 15 minutes for any given ride.
You will find all the Disney Characters in their festive attire for the party (think loud holiday sweaters), as well as many party goers! There will be many more characters out to meet, greet, and take pictures and for autographs. You can expect to see all of the major Disney characters as well as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Scrooge McDuck- who is extremely rare during the rest of the year!
There is a special “Holiday Wishes” fireworks show and our family favorite “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” parade, which are both spectacular. The only time you will be able to see these shows are during the Christmas Party and between the extremely busy and extremely expensive Christmas week. That week between Christmas and New Years is the busiest of the year for the Magic Kingdom, and often closes due to capacity not long after opening in the morning!
Cinderella’s Castle is beautifully and festively lit up with holiday lights and it will appear like it’s snowing on Main Street throughout the Party as well. There are dance parties in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland too and the Christmas ornament shop in Liberty Square even seems a bit more festive during the party.
Tip: Make sure you pick up a map even if you know your way around the park. You’ll need it for the unlimited cocoa and chocolate chip cookie stands located throughout the park!