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- Osborne Lights
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
2013 Party Tips!
Castle Holiday Lighting
Celebrate the Magic Holiday Finale Castle Show
A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Photos
Mickey's Once upon a Christmastime Parade
2012 Party Report
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November 8 (soldout), 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, and 22
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 20
(Tickets went on sale May 1, 2013.)
Advance Purchase Prices:
-- November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, December 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17: Ages 10+: $62.00+tax / Ages 3-9 $57.00+tax
Advance Purchase prices are not available for November 22, December 6, 13, 19, or 20.
Day of Event Prices:
-- November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22; December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19: Ages 10+ $67.00+tax/ ages 3-9 $62.00+tax
Passholder/DVC Discounted Prices:
-- November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21; December 1, 3, 5, 10: Ages 10+ $58.00+tax / ages 3-9 $53.00+tax
Call 407-WDISNEY (407-934-7639) to purchase tickets, or visit disneyworld.com. Disney Vacation Club members must call Member Services.
Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and active members of National Guard or Reservists, may purchase discounted Halloween party tickets to select event nights. They may also purchase additional tickets for up to five family members or friends. Military staying at Shades of Green receive the same discount, but their tickets are also tax exempt.
DATES: November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 21
Guest Ages 10 & Up $43.40 + tax
Guest Ages 3-9 $39.90 + tax
Discounted military tickets are available at all Vacation Planning and Guest Relations locations. (Not available at military bases, disneyworld.com or at 407-WDISNEY.)
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special night of holiday entertainment in the Magic Kingdom that includes: Castle Dream Lights; Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade featuring Santa Claus; special Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season Fireworks; Celebrate the Season Castle Stage Show; snow on Main Street, U.S.A.; complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Your ticket to the party allows you to enter the Magic Kingdom as early as 4:00pm. The party runs from 7 p.m. to midnight; Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is at 8:15 and 10:30 p.m.; Holiday Wishes fireworks is at 9:30 p.m.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party features:
- Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle
- Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
- Holiday Wishes Fireworks
- A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
- Celebrate The Season Show
- Meet and greet opportunities with Disney Characters
- Character Dance Parties
- Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa
- Magical snow fall on Main Street
- Many of the most popular Magic Kingdom attractions
The official hours of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) are 7 p.m. to midnight. However, guests attending the party are admitted as early as 4 PM. The turnstiles on the right hand side are used for party guests and the turnstiles on the left are used for day guests. Note: even though you may enter the park before the party starts, the special events do not begin until 7 p.m.
Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: 8:15 and 10:30 PM
Holiday Wishes Fireworks: 9:30 PM
"A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas" Show: 7:45, 8:45, 9:55, 10:50 & 11:45 PM
"Celebrate The Season" Show: 7:45, 10:05 & 11:20 PM
Character Meet & Greets: 7:00 - 11:30 PM
Holiday Wishes Fireworks
Magic Kingdom attractions that will be in operation:
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Swiss Family Treehouse
A Pirates of the Caribbean Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Country Bear Jamboree
The Haunted Mansion
Peter Pan's Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
It's A Small World
Princess Fairytale Hall
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mad Tea Party
Casey Jr. Splash N Soak
Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
Enchanted Tales with Belle.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Stitch's Great Escape
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Where to purchase something to eat:
Main Street Bakery
Plaza Ice Cream
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (closes at 11:00 PM)
Turkey Leg Cart (closes at 11:00 PM)
Frontierland Churros & Pretzels (closes at 11:00 PM)
Liberty Square Market (closes at 9:00 PM)
Friar's Nook (closes at 9:00 PM)
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
The Lunching Pat at Rockettower Plaza
What Special Holiday Happenings are at the Magic Kingdom?
Castle Dream Lights -- When daylight has passed during the holiday season, Magic Kingdom guests can behold a breathtaking transformation during the Castle Dream Lights ceremony. Each evening during the season, Cinderella and favorite characters decked out in holiday garb take to the stage and magically transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace aglow with 200,000 white lights – a perfect centerpiece to a park all decked out with wreaths, bows, garland and towering Christmas trees. Click HERE for a video of the 2013 Castle Lighting Ceremony.
Mickey's Once upon a Christmastime Parade celebrates the many festive moods of the holiday season, showcasing a series of holiday themes including a Friends and Family Christmastime Party, a sleigh ride through a Winter Wonderland, a romantic Fairy Tale Christmastime, a scrumptious display of Christmastime sweets, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus in a grand finale. And for longtime Disney Christmas parade fans: Soldiers, Snowflakes and dancing deer are all still in the parade. The parade features original music as well as both classic and current holiday tunes. Click HERE for a video of the Parade.
A number of special holiday shows take place from mid-December on.
The Magic Kingdom Tree lighting ceremony takes place most nights on Main Street.
Celebrate the Season at Castle Forecourt Stage is performed daily beginning mid-December.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special "hard ticket" event.
Tell me more about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which
kicks off at 7 p.m. on select evenings (after regular
Magic Kingdom closing), is pure, time-honored Disney
magic. Holiday revelers can sip cocoa, catch a "snowflake" on
a fingertip and catch the spirit of the season through
enchanting entertainment that includes live shows,
fireworks, carolers and special character meet and
greets. Dancing gingerbread, marching soldiers and
Santa's sleigh parade down Main Street, U.S.A. to seasonal
melodies during the twice-nightly "Mickey’s
Once Upon A Christmastime Parade". Cinderella
Castle is draped radiantly with 200,000 glistening
white lights and "Holiday Wishes, Celebrate the
Spirit of the Season" fireworks lights the night
sky during a pyrotechnics show orchestrated to holiday
The night wouldn't be complete without the forecasted flurry of snowflakes along Main Street, U.S.A. and a warming cup of cocoa in hand. Party-goers also enjoy complimentary cookies and apple slices and enjoy unlimited admission to favorite attractions.
The parade is spectacular and is accompanied by great Disney Magic and Music.
Consult the MVMCP Guidemap HERE for Locations of Treats and Restaurants and Attractions that are open during the Party.
A separate admission ticket is required.
- 7 p.m. - midnight
2013 party dates and times:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, and 22
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 20
Prices: SEE TOP OF PAGE.
Tickets went on sale May 1, 2013. Call 407-WDISNEY (407-934-7639) to purchase tickets, or visit disneyworld.com. Disney Vacation Club members must call Member Services. Discounted military tickets are available at all Vacation Planning and Guest Relations locations.
Children under 3 are admitted free.
Buy your tickets early! A number of MVMCP events SELL OUT! For more information, call 407-W-DISNEY.
In previous years, the park would close and then reopen. Now the park stays open through regular closing time. Be sure to get a special MVMCP wristband before 7 p.m. Cast Members will direct guests without the bands to leave the park.
This sounds like a lot of fun, but is it overly crowded?
WDW limits the number of tickets sold in order to keep the crowds down and many nights do sell out in advance. It is estimated that tickets max out around 20,000. Check out the Reader Comments!
I have never been, what tips can you give me?
Buy a Disney Holiday Hat and Join in the Fun! Santa Hats with Mickey Ears and Reindeer Horns with Mickey Ears are Available.
Ride the Mountains during the First Parade!
Enjoy the special shows.
Take in the Snow on Main Street!
Visit the characters in Fantasyland later in the evening.
Make sure to watch the Special Fireworks!
Watch the second showing of the parade.
Pace yourself -- the park empties quite a bit by midnight and you'll have most attractions to yourself.
I'm not sure I want to spend the money for MVMCP. Is it a must-see?
If you are on a budget, there is no need to attend MVMCP. Most all the decorations are out during normal operating hours. What you will end up missing (during the first half of December) is the Christmas Parade and special fireworks.
Trivia Information regarding MVMCP
The very first MVMCP was held on December 16, 1983.