In the Magic Kingdom, “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” starts before Thanksgiving on November 8 and runs on 22 selected nights (one more than last year) until just before Christmas on December 21, 2018.
It is a separately ticketed event and in 2018 it runs on November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30, December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21.
This special event includes a firework spectacular, two parades, complimentary sweet holiday treats (including cookies and hot cocoa), character greetings and several special live holiday stage shows for the whole family.
Magic Kingdom Dates for 2018
To accompany Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there are two special “Fireworks Holiday Dessert Parties” which are an additional cost.
The Fireworks Holiday Dessert Parties takes place at the Tomorrowland Terrace with reserved viewing to watch the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks show above Cinderella Castle.
You will find around 15 Disney characters throughout the park in their Christmas best to meet-and-greet including Santa plus rare appearances from Jack Skellington and Scrooge McDuck.
Main Street U.S.A. is decorated with Christmas trees, coloured lights and garlands and there is snowfall before each parade and at the end of the night.
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
“Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” is a stage show with a medley of holiday tunes and dance and Mickey invites a host of Disney characters to enjoy the fun. As well as Mickey, guests include Minnie Mouse, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, Peter Pan, Alice and the White Rabbit, Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, Snow White and Dopey, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and more.
There are more than a dozen carols both old and new and Cinderella Castle is illuminated with a special holiday theme. The show typically plays around 4 times per night.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
The second stage show is “A Frozen Holiday Wish” featuring sisters Anna and Elsa on the Castle Forecourt Stage along with Kristoff and Olaf, twice a night. In the finale, Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace especially for the holidays.
A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
Over at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tommorowland, you can see Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc and Stitch enjoy themselves in “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas”, a musical revue with song and dance.
A capella group called VoicePlay entertain between shows, to festive Christmas tunes.
In the Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café you will find the animatronic DJ Sonny Eclipse where you can dance the night away accompanied by polar bears, elves and reindeer.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” runs twice nightly and features gingerbread men, reindeer, toy soldiers, elves and a number of Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Anna and Elsa along with Olaf from Frozen, Pooh and Tigger, The Seven Dwarfs and not forgetting Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
There is a special “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks at the end of the day.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets
This is a separately ticketed event and the park officially re-opens at 7:00 p.m. and closes at midnight. Many of the popular attractions are open during the party. Though the party does not start until 7:00 p.m. you can enter the park from 4:00 p.m. using your party ticket. Note that for non-party guests, Magic Kingdom now closes at 6 p.m. on party nights.
Ticket prices start at $95.00 plus tax for adults, $90.00 plus tax for children (aged 3 to 9) if purchased in advance (selected dates only). On the day prices (if available) are generally more expensive but tickets sell out fast so it is best to book in advance.
|Disney's Very Merry Christmas Party Single Admission Ticket (advanced purchase)||Adult||Child|
|Standard single evening admission to Disney's Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney's Magic Kingdom (purchased in advance).||from $95.00 to $125.00
|from $90.00 to $120.00|
|Disney's Very Merry Christmas Party Single Admission Ticket||Adult||Child|
|Standard single evening admission to Disney's Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney's Magic Kingdom.||from $105.00 to $125.00
|from $100.00 to $120.00|
|Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing||Adult||Child|
|Reserved seating on the terrace during the dessert party followed by a reserved standing area in the Plaza Garden during the fireworks.||$59.00