Christmas is a special time for Central Florida theme parks – each park hosts Christmas events and is adorned in beautiful holiday decorations. Walt Disney World, of course, is no exception and hosts Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. This special night-time event is not included with regular Magic Kingdom admission, but is an event that you and the kids will love.
We were able to enjoy the festivities again this year via a media invitation to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Baby boy was able to enjoy a lot more this time since he’s now walking and able to partake in the fun. He and his big sister enjoyed riding several rides, meeting some characters, and of course, snacking on cookies and hot chocolate. I always enjoy seeing Magic Kingdom decorated for Christmas and just walking around taking in the sights. Christmas and Disney World make a good combination, don’t you think?
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party began on November 9 this year and continues through December 21, on select nights. A very family-friendly event, this Magic Kingdom Christmas party includes various holiday-themed fun:
- Cinderella’s Castle is decorated with Christmas lights that change color.
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will be enjoyed by the little ones and they’ll love seeing Santa Claus at the end!
- Exclusive holiday fireworks – Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season – can be seen during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
- Special shows and entertainment featuring Disney characters are scheduled each night of the party.
- Disney characters dressed in their holiday best are available for pictures and autographs. Special characters also tend to make an appearance that normally are not in the parks, such as Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge.
- Complimentary cookies, apple slices and hot cocoa are provided throughout various locations in the park.
- Walking down Main Street, U.S.A. with “snow” falling on you is always fun, especially for the kids!
- Several of the Magic Kingdom rides and attractions are open for you to enjoy with less lines.
- Kid-friendly dance parties with a DJ and Disney characters dancing too!
If you’re local to the area or plan to visit Walt Disney World this December, consider attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party; you still have time as the event will be held several nights in December this year and goes from 7 p.m. until midnight. Several other holiday events are also happening throughout other Walt Disney World parks – see Disneyworld.com/holidays for more information!
What do you enjoy most about Christmas at the theme parks?
Disclosure: We received complimentary admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to experience the fun as a family.