2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Overview

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Join us for a photo recap as we explore all the entertainment at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Information Guide. Photo by Cliff Wang.

First, we would like to thank Disney for inviting us to the special media event and for providing admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party so we could bring you this recap! In case you missed this information from our last post, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party started on November 8thand runs on select nights through December 21st. Ticket prices vary. Make sure to take advantage of your AP or DVC discount!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Holiday Décor

Like Halloween, Magic Kingdom completely transforms for Christmas! Main Street U.S.A is nothing short of magical during Christmastime. The first thing you’ll see as you enter is a GIANT Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of festive lights and ornaments. Garland and wreaths can be found everywhere you look – on the lamp posts, along the upper balconies, even in the shop windows.

At night, the park comes to life with colorful lights and projections, some of which are exclusively for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It even SNOWS on Main Street!

Best of all, Elsa lights up Cinderella’s Castle with over 300,000 glowing Christmas lights!

Cinderella’s Castle all lit up during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Photo by Brett Svenson.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

If you play the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive card game, don’t forget to visit the Main Street fire station to pick up your party-exclusive Sorcerer card! This year’s special card features the classic Tiki Room tiki birds. You must be attending the party to receive this card.

This year’s party-exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card features the Tiki Room tiki birds. Photo by Courtney Reynolds.

Holiday Treat Stations

Be on the lookout for special party-exclusive holiday treat locations throughout the park (or simply refer to your park map). There are even special treats for those with food allergies!

PARTY TIP: Take a plastic baggy or container with you to store your extra cookies in to take home with you!

Our take-home treats! Photo by Courtney Reynolds.


Character Meet-and-Greets

If you’re looking to meet rare characters, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a safe bet! You can visit some of these characters during regular operating hours, however some characters are exclusive to this event. Some of these characters do not have a specific meet-and-greet location and will simply be roaming the park.

Guests can meet rare characters like Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Photo by Cliff Wang.

Here is a list of all the characters you can meet at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

  • Santa Claus
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Jack* and Sally
  • Aladdin, Abu, Princess Jasmine, and Genie
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Moana
  • Snow White and her Prince
  • Rapuzel, Flynn Rider, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Tiana, Naveen, Elena of Avalor
  • Aurora and Prince Phillip
  • Belle
  • Peter Pan (Roaming)
  • Country Bears (Roaming)
  • Ariel and Prince Eric
  • Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet
  • Seven Dwarfs
  • Donald, Uncle Scrooge, Daisy, and Minnie Mouse
  • Santa Goofy
  • Mary Poppins and Bert
  • Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde

*Jack Skellington is dressed as Sandy Claws for this event!

A Frozen Holiday Wish

Join Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf at the castle stage and watch Queen Elsa use her wintery powers to light up Cinderella’s Castle with ice and snow!

Jingle Cruise

The Jungle Cruise attraction in Adventureland transforms into The Jingle Cruise with a special holiday overlay that’s only available during the holiday season.

Holiday and Event-Exclusive Food and Merchandise

For details on this year’s holiday and event-exclusive food and merchandise offerings, check out these blog posts: Deck The Halls with These 2018 Disney Holiday Offerings!, Holiday Merchandise Now Available at World of Disney, What’s New at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Club Tinsel

One thing we’ve learned recently is that Disney LOVES character dance parties. At Club Tinsel, guests can dance to popular music alongside Santa’s elves, reindeer, and more! Club Tinsel is located in the dining room of Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.

Disney Junior Jingle Jam

This dance party, located next to Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus, is geared towards little ones. Kids can dance alongside their favorite Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins and Vampirina.

The Edge Effect

If you love a cappella music, you’ll want to check out The Edge Effect at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the party and listen to fun vocal renditions of your favorite Christmas Carols. Guests are encouraged to sing along!

 A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas is another great show that takes place on the Rockettower Plaza Stage. This show takes your favorite Christmas carols and gives them a fun Disney twist! And to top it all off, there are special character appearances by Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski, and Santa Stitch.

Holiday Wishes

Of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday event without some fireworks! Holiday Wishes returns for another year with everyone’s favorite perimeter fireworks that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Nothing says Christmas like Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade! Join Mickey and his friends as they spread some holiday cheer and pave the way for a very special guest! This parade features a special appearance by the Kringle Crew, Santa Clause, and all your favorite characters dressed in their holiday best!

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

The wildly popular Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show is back! Join Mickey and all his friends at the Cinderella Castle stage for an exciting musical show filled with colorful projections, pyrotechnics, and your favorite Christmas carols! There are even special appearances by Clarabelle Cow and The Three Caballeros.

Thank you for joining us on our photo recap of all the exciting entertainment at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Want to learn all about the NEW things coming to Mickey’s Very Merry this year? Click here!

By Courtney Reynolds

Thanks to our photographers, Cliff Wang, Laurie Jennings Sapp, Brett Svenson, and Courtney Reynolds for their coverage of this event!

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About the Author

Courtney Reynolds

Courtney is a Photographer for WDW Magazine. She is originally from New England, but is currently enjoying life in Orlando. You will often find her with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. She also loves tacos, Donald Duck, and riding roller coasters. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. For more about Courtney, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.