• On Oct 17, 2017
    Michael from CT 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.

    We are heading down the week of Thanksgiving this year, staying at the Beach Club. Very excited to be celebrating my 50th birthday with my family there. Question is does Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party happen during the week of Thanksgiving?

    Hi Michael!

    Many families choose the Thanksgiving week as their family vacation time. It has always been a favorite time for my own family and we will once again congregate at Disney for a reunion.

    Because this is an ideal time the parks can become more crowded then during other weeks. Disney will extend park hours allowing guests to spread out their visits and find times when lines are not so crazy. They will not offer Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party during this week because of the crowds. If you can extend your trip by one day it will begin again on Sunday, November 26 and continue on various days until December 22.

    Congratulations on your special birthday and I am sure people will be thinking it is your 29th and not 50th! The holiday Illuminations will start on Friday, November 24 and it is worth stopping by Epcot to see this great show. This would be a fun way to celebrate your big occasion.
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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