Mickey's Christmastime Parade makes Chistmas party cost worth it

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Edited to Add: In 2021, Walt Disney World will not be having the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Instead, there will be a new special holiday event, Disney Very Merriest After Hours. Click here to learn about what it includes & how to save money on it.

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):


Mickey & Minnie's float at Once Upon A Christmastime Parade at Disney World

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Parade at Walt Disney World

Santa float at Mickey's Very Christmas Party Parade at Disney World

Great Christmas parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

A picture from Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at WDW

Fireworks 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. Minnie’s Wonderful Chirstmastime 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:

Here’s a video from A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas:

Character Meet & Greets:

Disney World Mickey's Christmas party features rare character photo oppsTweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are character meet & greets available 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 Liberty Square
  9. Ariel & Prince Eric at Fantasyland
  10. Cinderella & Prince Charming at Fantasyland
  11. Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum at Fantasyland
  12. Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps at Tomorrowland
  13. Aurora & Prince Phillip at Fantasyland
  14. Snow White & her Prince at Fantasyland
  15. Moana at Adventureland
  16. Peter Pan at Adventureland
  17. Country Bears at Frontierland
  18. Belle at Fantasyland
  19. Captain Jack Sparrow at Adventureland
  20. Princess Elena of Avalor at Fantasyland
  21. Mickey Mouse at Main Street, U.S.A.
  22. Santa Goofy at Fantasyland
  23. Santa Claus at Main Street, U.S.A.


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.  My parents went on Pirates of the Caribbean and said it was the shortest line they ever had.  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 with a Holiday Twist
  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 with a Holiday Twist
  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 with a Holiday Twist
  19. Astro Orbiter
  20. Monsters, Inc. with a Holiday Twist
  21. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  22. Swiss Family Treehouse
  23. Town Square Theater
  24. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Special Holiday Treats:

Mickey Santa Red Velvet Waffle Sundae available at Sleepy Hollow at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

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 Mickey Santa Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow
  2. ‘Tis The Season Specialty Drink at Cool Ship
  3. Gingerbread Soft-Serve Sundae at Storybook Treats
  4. Gaston’s Cheese Dip at Gaston’s Tavern
  5. Christmas cookie milkshake at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  6. To Be Jolly Float at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  7. An Orange Bird Christmas at Sunshine Tree Terrace
  8. Deck the Halls Frozen Eggnog & Carved Turkey Sandwich at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  9. Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate & Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll at Main Street Bakery
  10. Snowflake Brownie at Casey’s Corner
  11. Jolly Tamale Christmas, Sven’s Carrot Cake & Christmas Churros at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  12. Cherry & Pistachio Swirl Soft-Serve Float and Kakamora Float at Aloha Isle

Free Holiday Treats:

A picture of one of the free cookies you can get at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Delicious holiday treats are available for free at Mickey's Very Merry Chirstmas Party at WDW

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. Ginger Molasses Cookie & Apple Cider at The Lunching Pad
  2. Snowman Pretzel at Storybook Snack Carts
  3. Eggnog & Chocolate Chip Cookie at the Diamond Horseshoe
  4. Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Cookie & Apple Cider at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  5. Snowman Soft Pretzel & Fanta at Tortuga Tavern
  6. Chocolate Chip Cookie at The Friar’s Nook
  7. Ginger Molasses Cookie at the Jingle Cruise
  8. Snickerdoodle Cookie at Golden Oak Outpost
  9. Peppermint Cookie at Miner’s Cove
  10. Snickerdoodle Cookie, Hot Chocolate & Fanta at Pinocchio Village Haus
  11. Welcome Holiday Treat at Market Street

Special Apparel:

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party has special themed apparel on sale throughout the Magic Kingdom

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

  1. Apparel
  2. Ornaments
  3. Jewelry
  4. Event Trading Pin
  5. Special Magic Band
  6. Holiday Decor
  7. Phone Cases