New fireworks show coming to Disney World's Christmas party

June 3, 2019, 12:21 PM · Walt Disney World's annual Christmas party is getting a new fireworks show, the resort announced today. Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks will replace the Holiday Wishes show during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party — the after-hours, hard ticket event that starts on November 8 this year.

The new fireworks show will be hosted by Minnie Mouse and "will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from 'Joy to the World' and 'Deck the Halls' to 'Up on the House Top' and 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas,'" according to Disney's press release. It's one of several shows presented during the event, which also features unlimited free holiday cookies and snacks in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. If you've not been before, here is our review of last year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

The 2019 dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are:

Ticket prices vary by date and range from $99-139 a night for adults, up from last year's $95-125. (That compares to one-day ticket prices of $117-$139 during the party's run.) The party runs from 7pm until midnight each evening, but you can enter the Magic Kingdom starting at 4pm on your party ticket, with no regular Magic Kingdom admission required. Regular ticket holders to the Magic Kingdom that day will have to leave the park by 7pm, which is when the free treats come out at stations around the park.

Just for old times sake, here is our recording of the Holiday Wishes show that the new performance will replace. Disney is saying that the new show "can be enjoyed across the park," which suggests that it will be less dependent upon castle projections and lighting effects as Disney's other recent fireworks productions.

Walt Disney World today also announced its first slate of narrators for the Candlelight Processional show at Epcot's American Gardens Theatre. That presentation of the Bible's Christmas story includes a live orchestra and massed choir behind the night's celebrity narrator. It runs three times nightly from November 29 through December 30. This year's narrators will include:

The show is included with Epcot admission, but buying a Candlelight dining package is strongly recommended if you don't want to have to wait in a long standby queue for less-than-optimal seat.

Epcot also will be featuring its annual International Festival of the Holidays food event from November 29 through December 30. (The annual Food & Wine Festival runs through November 23 this year.) The holidays kick off at other Walt Disney World theme parks on November 8, including Sunset Seasons Greetings and the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the first-ever Holidays at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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Replies (4)

June 3, 2019 at 12:41 PM

With Galaxy's Edge opening on both coasts this year, I'm waiting patiently for Disney to announce a projection show of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

June 3, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Oh. My. Gosh. I'd pay major credits to see that happen. Well, no I wouldn't, but I love it.

June 3, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Life Day on Batuu. Make this happen, Disney.

June 3, 2019 at 11:15 PM

I dug around to find the newspaper column in which I pitched this idea a couple of years ago: Would Disneyland ever do a Christmas overlay based on the horrible ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’?

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