New free cookies and drinks at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November 7, 2016, 2:34 PM ·
Walt Disney World is switching things up for this holiday season. We already told you about the new Once Upon a Time castle projection show at the Magic Kingdom, and now the park is making changes at its after-hours Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, too.
For years, one of the attractions at the hard-ticket party has been the free unlimited snickerdoodle cookies and hot chocolate available to guests. Don't worry — Disney still will offer those long-time favorites at this year's parties. But Disney's adding some additional options to the free-cookies-and-drinks line-up, at long last.
You'll be able to find the original snickerdoodles and hot chocolate at Adventureland's Tortuga Tavern. But Disney's offering different treats at other locations in the Magic Kingdom this year:
Eggnog and Gingersnap Molasses Cookie at Heritage House in Liberty Square
Snow Cone and Snowman Sugar Cookie at Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland
Spiced Apple Cider and Snowman Sugar Cookie at Pete’s Silly Sideshow Storybook Circus in Fantasyland
Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Cookie at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland
The potential downside? With different treats at each location, now people have more of an incentive to go to every one of them, instead of just hitting up whichever location was closest to the other stuff they wanted to experience during the event. That likely will lead to longer lines at each location. But, hey, for free egg nog and peppermint bark cookies, we'll wait.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party starts tonight and runs 21 selected nights though Dec. 22. Prices range from $86 to $99 for adults.
Over at Disney Springs, Disney's renovated shopping and dining area is teasing a new nighttime display for visitors.