If you’ve listened to our podcast, you’ll know that I’ve talked extensively about how much we loved Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but I can’t quit talking about it so here we are.
If you’re not familiar, Magic Kingdom in Florida hosts this hard ticket event on certain nights during November and December. There are special fireworks, parades, and even lots of goodies included in the price of admission.
First things first, this is huge. Are there still a lot of people there? Yes, but the party is a hard ticket event and only so many tickets are sold so you’re guaranteed to have fewer people in the park and that really helps. The park felt so much more open and spacious without the mass of bodies you typically encounter on a normal park day.
Once Upon A Christmas Parade
This parade was amazing! The floats are really well done and the characters are all in their holiday best. They include some of the lesser known characters like Wreck It Ralph which we loved. My youngest daughter is 4 and she just loved the parade. Watching her during it was definitely worth the price of admission.
They run the parade twice during the party so if you miss the early show, be sure to get a spot for the later one.
Cocoa and Cookies
Another fun part of the party is the cocoa and cookies they provide as party of admission. There are several locations set up throughout the park and you can walk up and get some treats. We happened to get ours at Tomorrowland Terrace and there was no line. The cocoa and cookies were both delicious. They also had cold apple juice because this is Florida and it’s not always cold enough for cocoa!
No FastPasses Needed
One of the best parts about the Christmas party (and this goes hand in hand with the low crowds) is that no FastPasses are offered during the party because you don’t need them! We walked on almost every single ride we wanted because there really weren’t any lines. The only attraction we wanted to do and decided not to wait for was Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and that wait was only 30 minutes, which is practically nothing.
Special Family Memories
At the end of the day, my favorite part of the Christmas party was the special time I got to spend with my family. I don’t know if there was extra magic in the air or what but we just had the best time. No one fought, no one complained, everyone was cheerful, the weather was great. I would absolutely recommend this party to anyone looking for a special experience at Disney. Disney at Christmas is already amazing so this is just the shining star on top.