Walt Disney World knows how to throw a party. In addition to my favorite party, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, they also offer a Christmas party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, starting in November. It is magical, festive, and very merry indeed. However, is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party worth it? The price is costly; these are my 4 favorite things about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Worth It?
I’ve been to a few of the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas parties, and they can most definitely be worth the extra price of admission. Around the $75 mark is when I start to cringe. When you hit the $100 mark, then I gasp a bit. That seems to be Disney’s new price point for admission though. With that said, I’d still pay it for myself.
I like a good holiday party, and they do add some extra magic to a Disney vacation. These are my top 4 reasons going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party should be on your Disney to-do list.
Free Snacks at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
“Free” snacks are always a way to get my attention. If you want to know anything about me, I will never turn down an opportunity to eat something sweet while strolling through the parks.
When I first started attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, cookies and hot cocoa were part of the party, and you could eat and drink as much as you wanted for free. The first year I attended the party we had the most delicious Snickerdoodle cookies. I legit still think about those babies.
Then they changed them. Some sort of chocolate chip cookies and bland sugar cookies made their way into the rotation. And they weren’t even good chocolate chip cookies. How does that happen? I like chocolate anything.
I stuck to drinking my weight in hot chocolate. However, Disney got the memo and upped their free snack game. Each year they have added a variety of snacks and drinks including a Peppermint Crunch Cookie, Allergy-friendly cookies, soft pretzel, Nesquik, Eggnog, Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate and Sno-Cones.
In addition to these complimentary treats, they also have additional festive treats for sale only during party nights like Eggnog Custard and a White Chocolate Raspberry Yule Log.
Club Tinsel Dance Party at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
There’s always a dance party to be found at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I love to dance. I don’t do it well, but it brings me joy. The first year I went we danced all night at Club Tinsel with DJ Cane and Chip and Dale. It was a blast and a highlight of the party for me.
Another year, they had a dance party with characters in Frontierland. You want to talk about a Country Bear Jamboree? Well those bears can boogie, especially that Liver Lips!
SPECIAL CHARACTER PHOTOS at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
One of the best reasons to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are for the character photos with rare characters. I’m still a sucker for taking pictures with Disney characters. I love them!
I love them when they have their fancy holiday dresses on or their dapper suits. These outfits are special for the party. I also love when more rare characters come out like the Disney Princesses and their Princes. Heeeeeey, Flynn Rider! Ok, I lied. Totally worth $100 to get a pic with that smolder.
There are also rare photo ops with Jack Skellington, the Seven Dwarfs, and Moana. Right now you can only meet Moana at Walt Disney World during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. These lines are always long, so if you want a picture, get in line early (before the party starts) or try late at night when the crowds die down.
I love watching the fireworks at Walt Disney World and Holiday Wishes ranks right up there!
The colors and the music tell such a wonderful story that gets me in the mood for the holiday.
The season is practically perfect when you sit on Main Street, U.S.A. with a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie and watch Holiday Wishes go off around Cinderella Castle. When the snow on Main Street, U.S.A. starts falling, that’s just the icing on the holiday cookie.
That cookie just better be a Snickerdoodle is all I’m saying.
So the big question is whether Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is worth the cost? It depends. Do you have that extra money in your budget? Do you love Christmas everything? Can your kids stay up late? Then I say yes!
You can enter Magic Kingdom Park at 4:00 p.m. with your party ticket, so if you’re going to the party, I recommend not going to a park in the morning and saving your energy for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. With additional entertainment like Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and stage shows, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, free treats, and snow on Main Street, the party will put you in the holiday spirit.
On the other hand, you can find plenty of merry around Walt Disney World Resort without an additional cost, too.
2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party requires a special ticket to attend and will be held on the following nights: November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 and 30; and December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21. The party takes place from 7 p.m.-midnight at Magic Kingdom Park.
Visit Walt Disney World‘s website to purchase party tickets!
Have you been to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Did you think it was worth it?