• On Apr 7, 2020
    Nicol from PA 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.

    During Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, can you catch the parade and the fireworks both in one party? Are there other special things that we should try not to miss?

    Hi, Nicol!  It's great to see you back here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are planning to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!  The holiday season is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World Resort, and nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit quite like this festive yuletide event.  There is so much to see and do at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, so it is a good idea to prioritize your must-do activities.  Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show and the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade are the two activities that I make sure to experience every time that I attend this event.  I am happy to tell you that you can definitely catch the fireworks and parade both during one party.

    While the event schedule for this year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party has not yet been announced, I can tell you that during the previous year's parties, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade had two showings.  The first parade took place around 9:00 p.m., and the second parade made its way through Magic Kingdom Park around 11:00 p.m.  In my experience, Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show typically takes place in between the two parades, around 10:00 p.m.  When you arrive at the party, be sure to pick up a party map and double-check the times for these shows so that you can plan your evening accordingly.  If you don't mind staying up late, it's a good idea to plan on attending the later parade performance.  Families with young Mouseketeers often leave the party after the fireworks, so crowds for the second parade tend to be a bit lighter.

    In addition to the parade and fireworks, when I attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, I like to visit some of the unique characters that you don't find in the parks every day.  I also enjoy experiencing the attractions that have special holiday overlays.  Flying through Space Mountain with holiday lighting and music at last year's party was a blast!  I would also recommend catching a performance of A Frozen Holiday Wish.  What could be more magical than watching Elsa transform Cinderella Castle into a glittering ice palace?

    Be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest news and announcements about this year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, including when tickets become available to purchase.  In the meantime, as you dream about your upcoming trip, check out these Disney Parks Moms Panel tips for making the most of the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort.

    See ya real soon!
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