Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Walt Disney World: Is it worth the money?

From Joe Brown
Posted August 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is an option for us during our stay. Have any of you been to this before and is it worth the extra money? We have 2 adults, a 9 yo, and 3 yo.

From Tim W
Posted August 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM
Definately worth the money. I had a great time last Christmas. The decorations are great and the special activities are fun for the little ones. I will advise you, however, it is still busy at this time in the park. So don't expect to be getting on rides at 7 o clock with no wait. You have to wait till the last hr or 2 in order for most to leave. The special parade and fireworks are awesome. And lighting of the castle is breathtaking. You can also get some exclusive merchandise at the event. The only thing I would suggest with your young children is to take a nap that day in order to experience the whole night and get your money's worth.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 29, 2010 at 2:21 PM
Yes, It is a great time and worth the money! Make sure to see the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. Now that should cost more! Breathtaking and free (except to get into the park of course).

I have memories of the Christmas events, including Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

From Rob P
Posted August 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM
Oh yeah. For sure it's worth it. The magical Christmas experience that MVMCP gives you is memorable. The snow falling as you walk up Main Street to the lit castle. The hot chocolate and cookies. The shows. The special firework display.
Have I said enough ? Book your tickets NOW !!

From Joe Brown
Posted August 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM
You've twisted my arm :)
As soon the wife's boss OK the vacation we are booking inlcuding the Very Merry Christmas Party. I think we are going too early for the EPCOT event though.

From James Koehl
Posted August 30, 2010 at 2:30 PM
Joe, just be aware that when they say they have a limited number of tickets sold to the event, while I don't know exactly what that number is, when we were there it seemed to equal the population of Indiana. There will be lots of people, especially at the parades (we waited for the second one and still couldn't see most of it), and we never did find the free cookies and hot chocolate- and nobody in here has ever told me where to find them! You should still have a great time, and the Castle is amazing to see.

From Tim W
Posted August 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM
The free cookies and cocoa were in about 5 or 6 of the restaurants including Rick's Starlight Cafe and Columbia Harbor House. And yea definately be aware that it will still be busy. Be sure to allow time to get your place for the parade! The second is usually less busier, but is still very busy! It's really a great time and hopefully you have a great time!

From Rob P
Posted August 31, 2010 at 1:25 AM
James and Tim are right about the crowds. But if you use the itinerary they hand you then you can pretty well plan your evening without too much bother. I did find that we had no time for rides at all 'cos we were determined to see every show and christmassy bit on offer.
The hot choc and cookies were available all over the Park so shouldn't be too hard to locate and you get your photo taken for free too. ( if that's still happening ).

From Pyra Dong
Posted August 31, 2010 at 4:37 PM
Last year I went the second week of December... DANG it was crowded, but I was able to go on 90% of the rides there AND eat the free snacks three times AND watch the shows and parades. (someone said majority of the visitors are Disney natives and are more interested in the Christmas events than the rides which explained the short lines)

BEST HINT! I think the Christmas party starts 7pm... but your tickets get you in the park at 4pm!!! So use that extra time to visit things you can't do at night.

From Rob P
Posted September 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM
We had to almost jog from one show to the next to fit them all in so to see those AND go on the rides you would have to be in the Park long before the 7pm opening..................which is no different to riding them any other day. Pointless.

If I went again I might consider mixing it up a little by going on one or two select rides and only seeing the best shows. But it's all about Christmas for us and not simply doing the usual attractions.

My advice would be to soak up all that holiday spirit.

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