A Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

There’s nothing like Christmas to bring out your inner child, whether it’s eyeing the Disney jr games on the shelf or planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom itself. Why not channel that holiday spirit with a trip to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

Dates to Know

The date’s for Mickey Mouse’s most famous bash this year are:

November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30

December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19

read more information for the best times to visit Disneyland by clicking here

Do I need a ticket?

Yes, you will need a ticket to attend this offshoot of the Mickey Mouse games franchise. It’s a separately ticketed event within the Magic Kingdom. It’s worth it, though, especially if you have little ones who like the Disney channel games. It opens with a snowy surprise on the Main Street area, and you can help yourself to free cookies and hot chocolate throughout the park

If you’re not one for crowds, aim for the early December dates, and try for Mid-week rather than the Friday or Saturday shows. The gathering kicks off at 7pm and runs to midnight, but you can gain admittance to the park itself from 4 on the basis of your Mickey Mouse ticket, so you will have time for a little exploring [and dodge the crowds]! You’ll be distracted from the regular rides by the special events, so it’s a great way to catch them and the once-off stuff too.read detailed information on when to visit Disneyland at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/when-to-visit/

A Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

How can I make the best of the Mickey Mouse experience?

Be sensible, and come armed with a plan. The party is packed full of great things to do, including meet-and-greets with special characters, so realise you won’t be able to get to it all. Be sure to do some research on te attractions you just can’t miss so that you know where to head for first! Bear in mind that the main hub [surrounding the Main street and Castle] does tend to get very crowded, too, and plan to have little ones firmly tethered and in tow.

Be aware that there are some characters who are in incredible demand during the party. Of course, Santa Claus is worked off of his feet, and the 7 dwarves alongside the Disney Princes and Princesses are always very popular attractions. You won’t catch them at their special locations before the official launch of the party, but it’s possible to get into line early – and we certainly recommend it! Of course, there’s also Santa Goofy, Scrooge McDuck and Minnie and Mickey Mouse to add to your must-not-miss list too. If you’re a fastpass+ holder, know that you can’t use the tickets during the Christmas party.

Don’t miss the parade!

Of course, the hit of the night is one of the 2 parades- they run at 20:15 and 22:30. From Reindeer to dancing gingerbread men, the main man- Santa Claus- himself and your Disney Channel game favourites, they’ll all be there. If you want to get a great spot for the parade in front of the Cinderella Castle, though, be prepared to get in place at least half an hour before the parade starts. Kids who can make the later time probably should, as it’s always quieter.

It’s a magical chance at childhood nostalgia and great for the whole family- don’t miss the Mickey Mouse Very Merry Christmas Party this Christmas season!

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