Disclosure: Thank you to Walt Disney World for hosting my family by providing us with complimentary tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. All opinions in this post are original and my own.
It’s no secret that we are Disney family. It is our happy place and bonds us to people over our shared love of the magic that Disney provides. As with most of our traditions that we find to be “normal”, most people dream of. We do not take a second have any of it for granted. One of our favorite holiday traditions involves Disney (of course)! Some people dream of a White Christmas, but Disney people dream of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Walking down Main Street USA and listening to Christmas music while Florida “snow” rains down on your head is a practically perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit. But the moment you get your first glimpse of Cinderella Castle covered in ice crystals provided by Queen Elsa herself? Suddenly the magic of a Disney Christmas hits you hard. That same excitement that you felt as a kid all comes flooding back.
The magic is everywhere…. and so are the treats
You can hardly finish one cookie before you find another elf with one in hand. Hot cocoa, warm cider, candies, and even sno-cones are around every corner as complementary treats to enjoy during the party. You can ride your favorite rides (holiday themed no less!) in the evening with a tiny bit of nip in the air (or if you’re like us you believe it’s absolutely freezing at 70°).
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party highlights
As usual, there’s no lack of entertainment when it comes to a Disney special event. For our family, the two biggest events of the evening were all about having fun!
A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
We stumbled across this show almost on accident when on our way to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (a family favorite!). It was so much fun! Highly recommend making time for this show- especially if you have kids or are a kid at heart!
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
Another “must see” event is while enjoying the event! The parade begins in Frontierland and you won’t want to miss this wonderful holiday parade filled with magic and cheer. My kids also had a great time playing in Club Tinsel at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. They danced with elves and reindeer while snacking on treats. Highly recommend you check it out!
Speaking of treats: One of my kid’s favorite parts of the event were the complimentary holiday treats available through the park. There are seven locations in Magic Kingdom Park to find these complementary delights. They had everything from snowman soft pretzels, a variety of cookies, eggnog, cider, chocolates, and of course hot cocoa! Allergy friendly and alternative healthy options were available upon request.
Special Character appearances
Throughout the night there were many special appearances by characters you don’t see often and that were outfitted for the occasion. Also interactions like dance parties!!
Shopping and gifts everywhere
Official event merchandise was available throughout the park at select locations. Our Christmas list grew MUCH longer after a couple of walks through the gift shops!
Fireworks light up the sky
One of the most breathtaking displays of the evening, without a doubt is the Holiday Wishes holiday fireworks spectacular over Cinderella Castle.
There are many ways to start planning the gift of Disney at the holidays, and so many things that you could do while visiting, but if you were in Orlando during the holidays, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party should be the top of your list (whether you’re naughty or nice)!