Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On Nov 7, 2022
    Jacque from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The first day of our trip will be December 2nd, we will be at EPCOT, I have tickets to MVMCP for that night as a Christmas gift for my grandchildren - I was wondering if you might have a suggestion as how to surprise them while at EPCOT ?

    Ho-ho-ho! Hello there, Jacque, and welcome to planDisney! I'm so excited, because Christmas, EPCOT, and surprises are a few of my favorite things. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    First of all, I have to say that you picked a wonderful gift for your grandchildren! I'm sure that you're all going to have the most magical day. Now, I think I have an idea! EPCOT is an amazing backdrop for a surprise, so why not make the announcement with the help of our Disney PhotoPass Cast Member friends?! I think that the kids would love it if you surprised them right by the EPCOT Christmas tree. It's definitely my favorite one!

    Jacque, all you need to do for this to work is line up behind the Cast Member who's taking pictures by the tree, and let them know that you're planning on surprising your grandkids with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets. Use a small note to let them know just in case the kids are within hearing distance! Now, you'll pose for a few pictures and then... SURPRISE! You could pull out some Minnie ears, light-up necklaces, Christmas sweaters, special ornaments, or any other holly-jolly extras that you can think of from your backpack, and tell them that they get to enjoy the party later that night. The best part about this kind of surprise is that you'll get to remember the moment forever, because the PhotoPass photographer will have captured the entire thing for you!

    I recommend purchasing the Memory Maker service in advance of your trip so that you're able to download all the photos from your magical vacation. If you do, you can also take advantage of the special Holiday-themed backdrops and Magic Shots found at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! I love Memory Maker, because I can relax and forget all about taking pictures during my vacation. The talented PhotoPass photographers will do all the work for you! I encourage you to make the most out of the service by taking as many pictures as you possibly can. One time, my dad and I hunted down every single PhotoPass location in Magic Kingdom Park, and we ended up with well over 300 pictures from a single day!

    I hope that you have a jingle-bell-swell time at the Most Magical Place on Earth, Jacque. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach back out to us!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

    Ana Paula
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Meet the Panelist: Ana Paula, Mexico

¡Hola from Mexico City! I love to sing, hang out with my dogs, listen to Disney music, read, and watch Frozen on repeat. I am also an English teacher, and I love surprising my students with pixie dusted lessons and warm hugs whenever I can! I am thrilled and excited to share my knowledge about EPCOT and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort–in English and Spanish–with you. ChEARS! Learn More About Ana Paula

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