• On Oct 15, 2019
    Amy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will there be Christmas shorts playing in the Philharmagic Theater during the 2019 MVMCP? My adult son with Autism LOVED the Halloween shorts played there during the 2018 MNSSHP. I'm trying to prepare him for the party. Thanks!!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amy!

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is my very favorite holiday event at the Walt Disney World Resort. I walk around with the biggest, goofiest smile on my face all night, and I really feel like a child on Christmas Eve as I see snow falling on Main Street, U.S.A., have cocoa and cookies around Magic Kingdom Park, and hear my favorite festive songs in the various shows and attractions around the park. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I am counting down the days until I’m there next month!

    Aren’t those Halloween shorts that play in Mickey’s PhilharMagic at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party so fab-BOO-less? I’m so glad your son loved them, and my kiddos do too – it’s such fun to see the classic shorts (ghost Goofy is the BEST), and they add so much spooky magic to the night. I love the idea of doing the same at the Christmas party, as there are so many lovely holiday shorts (my favorite is Chip n’ Dale in Mickey’s tree). To my knowledge, Christmas shorts have not played during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the past, but I’m sending lots of red and green holiday pixie dust to you and your son and hoping this is the year it happens!

    My advice is to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, as they will share news about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as we get closer to the very first party on November 8, 2019. As soon as that first party happens, do an internet search for party reports, because lots of bloggers attend that first party and share details about what was new and different (but keep in mind that blogger reports are not official information, and things are always subject to change). You could also call Guest Services at (407) 939-2273 or Disability Services at (407) 560-2547 the day after the first party. In my experience, they don’t always have information in advance of the party, but calling after the first party of the season should work.

    Amy, my dear friend Missy recently shared advice she learned from visiting Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with her kiddo who is on the autism spectrum, and I hope you find it helpful. I’m sending warm wishes that you and your son have so much festive fun at the party!

    Wishing you a merry and magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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