• On Oct 24, 2016
    Tamera from VA 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.

    How does Mickey's Very Merry Christmas work? Does the park close beforehand? What does VMC offer that we can't see other nights that we are there? Is there a parade/fireworks every night or only VMC nights? Just trying to decide on tickets.

    Hello Tamera,

    It is good to hear that you are doing your research as you plan your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. I am so glad you came to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to seek our advice on Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I am a huge fan of Walt Disney World during the holidays. The spirit of the season comes alive with all the extra touches and the festive surroundings.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a ticketed event on select nights. On the evenings of the party, there is not a closure then re-opening, but those guests without a ticket will be asked to leave once the party has begun. Some of my favorite aspects of the party are the complimentary cookies and hot cocoa at different locations around the park, the "snow" on Main Street, USA, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime parade, and Holiday WISHES nighttime spectacular. These are things you would not see during a regular day or evening in Magic Kingdom. There are fireworks on non-party evenings, however, it is not the same show. On party nights, it has a holiday theme. You will also find your favorite characters in their holiday attire, which is also unique to the event.

    I hope this helps with your decision making. Have a magical time and a jolly holiday!
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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