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  • On May 5, 2024
    Rachel from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would love for my family to experience Magic Kingdom at Christmas but we cannot make it in time to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Are any of the events and festivities available to park guests who visit on the 23rd or 24th?

    Merry Christmas, Rachel! I’m so glad that you came to planDisney with your question! I think I’ve got a great answer for you!

    While Mickey and Minnie haven’t announced plans for the 2024 Christmas party season yet, we can look to the past for some possible (and likely) future plans! So, for this answer consider me the “Ghost of Christmas Past” with an eye to Christmas future!

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate-ticketed event that takes place in Magic Kingdom Park from the beginning of November (usually around November 8-ish) through late December (usually ending on December 22). Those are the dates for which Guests purchase separate tickets to attend the special party from 7:00 PM to midnight.

    Then, on December 23, something kind of magical happens! Some of the entertainment from the Christmas party shifts to the daytime hours for day Guests to enjoy with their regular Magic Kingdom Park admission ticket! This includes things such as Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show, and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks! These events usually take place from December 23 through December 31.

    Rachel, keep in mind that my answer is based on events from the past few years. We’ll have to wait to hear what Mickey, Minnie, and Santa have planned for this year! Keep your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog and Walt Disney World Resort website for information!

    Dreams do come true!

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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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