Mickey's Christmastime Parade makes Chistmas party cost worth it

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Attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort during my last vacation in Orlando, Florida was one of the highlights of my trip! It really is a wonderful event for adults and children, and great for everyone who loves Disney, Christmas or just having fun!

There’s a lot of great things going on at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that I think you’re going to love. Here are 85 reasons why it’s worth the cost (besides the fact you can save money on tickets through Undercover Tourist):

Entertainment:

See Santa in Christmas Parade at Magic Kingdom Christmas party at WDWGreat Christmas parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartyFireworks makes Disney World Christmas party worth extra costHoliday shows make Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party worth it

There are multiple holiday themed shows that you won’t be able to normally see during regular hours at Magic Kingdom. My personal favorite is the parade; if you want a good spot, get there ahead of time and (provided that no one in your party won’t be able to or shouldn’t stay awake for the whole party) go the 2nd showing because there are less people there:

  1. Mickey’s Once a Christmastime Parade
  2. A Frozen Holiday Wish
  3. Holiday Wishes Fireworks Show
  4. Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
  5. A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
  6. The Edge Effect
  7. Club Tinsel
  8. Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jingle Jam

Here’s a video from the parade:

Character Meet & Greets:

Disney World Mickey's Christmas party features rare character photo oppsMeet characters at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

An awesome thing about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is you have an opportunity to meet Disney characters, some of whom you don’t normally get to meet. Characters appearing for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party include:

  1. Scrooge McDuck, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck & Minnie Mouse at Fantasyland
  2. Aladdin & Abu or Jasmine & Genie (They alternate) in Adventureland
  3. The Seven Dwarfs at Fantasyland
  4. Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Sally at Main Street, U.S.A.
  5. Pooh & Friends at Fantasyland
  6. Rapunzel & Flynn Rider at Fantasyland
  7. Tiana & Naveen at Fantasyland
  8. Mary Poppins & Bert at Fantasyland
  9. Ariel & Prince Eric at Fantasyland
  10. Cinderella & Prince Charming at Fantasyland
  11. Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps at Tomorrowland
  12. Aurora & Prince Phillip at Fantasyland
  13. Snow White & her Prince at Fantasyland
  14. Moana at Adventureland
  15. Peter Pan at Adventureland
  16. Country Bears at Frontierland
  17. Belle at Fantasyland
  18. Captain Jack Sparrow at Adventureland
  19. Princess Elena of Avalor at Fantasyland
  20. Mickey Mouse at Main Street, U.S.A.
  21. Santa Goofy at Fantasyland
  22. Santa Claus at Main Street, U.S.A.

Rides/Attractions:

Jingle Cruise is very popular at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PartyShort lines to ride make Mickey's Very Merry Christmas PArty worth it

You can practically walk on to most of these rides (please note that I did experience a wait for Jingle Cruise, though not as long of a wait as on other nights when there wasn’t a Christmas party at Magic Kingdom. Your best bet if you want to do as much as possible at the party and Jingle Cruise would be to get a fastpass for the Jingle Cruise on a different day but if you don’t have tickets to Magic Kingdom any other day on your trip, you could try Jingle Cruise during the first parade and then attend the 2nd parade, which has less of attendance anyway):

  1. Jingle Cruise
  2. Peter Pan’s Flight
  3. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  4. Splash Mountain
  5. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  6. Space Mountain
  7. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean
  9. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  10. Haunted Mansion
  11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  12. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  13. Mad Tea Party
  14. It’s A Small World
  15. Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel
  16. Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid
  17. The Barnstormer
  18. Tomorrowland Speedway
  19. Astro Orbiter
  20. Country Bear Jamboree
  21. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  22. Swiss Family Treehouse
  23. Town Square Theater
  24. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Special Holiday Treats:

Delicious holiday sweets available at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

You can get delicious treats at any time of year, but there are special holiday themed treats available to guests at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

  1. Red velvet zero waffles at Sleepy Hollow
  2. Mickey ornament gingerbread cookie at Main Street Bakery
  3. Peppermint soft serve cone at Storybook Treats
  4. Scrooge McDuck egg nog custard dessert at Gaston’s Tavern
  5. Christmas cookie milkshake at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  6. Holiday Mickey cinnamon roll at Main Street Bakery
  7. Churros with red and green sugar at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  8. Ugly sweater brownies at Casey’s Corner
  9. Peppermint Ice Cream at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  10. Sandy Claws dessert at Sleepy Hollow
  11. Mickey’s Very Merry Berry Lemonade at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  12. Chocolate yule log at Main Street Bakery
  13. Vanellope Eclair at Gaston’s Tavern
  14. Holiday all-beef hot dog from Casey’s Corner
  15. Spiced chocolate yule log at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  16. Sugar Rush Jumbo Cupcake at Main Street Bakery

Free Holiday Treats:

How to get free holiday treats at Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

And those treats aren’t all! There are tasty treats throughout the park that you can get for free! Just look for the giant candy cane in front of the designated treat locations.

  1. Sno-Cone at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  2. Peppermint Crunch Cookie at at Storybook Circus Snacks
  3. Eggnog at Liberty Square Ticket Office
  4. Hot Chocolate at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  5. Snowman Soft Pretzel at Tortuga Tavern
  6. Chilled Apple Cider at The Friar’s Nook
  7. Ginger Molasses Cookie at Liberty Square Ticket Office
  8. Snickerdoodle Cookie at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  9. Dove Chocolate at The Friar’s Nook
  10. Chocolate Chip Cookie at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies or Tortuga Tavern
  11. A Variety of Holiday Favorites at Pinocchio Village Haus

Special Apparel:

Enjoy the holiday party by buying Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Apparel! You can purchase the following:

  1. Apparel
  2. Ornaments
  3. Event Trading Pin
  4. Special Magic Band