Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 23, 2011
    David from NH 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 planning to go to Mickey's Christmas Party in Nov. 2011 7pm-12am. Can we arrive late (closer to 8pm) or will the admission area be closed, since the park closes at 7pm to the public? What goes on at this event? Are we free to enjoy all of MK park?

    Welcome to the Moms Panel David!

    You're going to love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP).  You're welcome to come later in the evening. Just keep in mind that there will be lots of things going on that you won't want to miss.

    Although they haven't released the schedule for the 2011 dates, here is the schedule from the 2010 dates: 

    * Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: 8:15 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
    * "Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season" Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
    * "A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas" Show: 7:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:55 p.m. 10:50 p.m. & 11:45 p.m. * "Celebrate the Season" Show: 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m. & 11:20 p.m.
    * Character Dance Parties at The Diamond Horseshoe & Cosmic Rays
    * Special Disney Character Meet & Greets 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    * Cinderella Castle is covered in 1000s of lights
    * It snows on Main Street

    Many of the most popular attractions will be open during the event. During the 2010 events, Guests were able to enjoy these attractions:

    * Swiss Family Treehouse * Pirates of the Caribbean * Magic Carpets of Aladdin * Splash Mountain * Big Thunder Mountain Railroad * Country Bear Jamboree * Haunted Mansion * Peter Pan's Flight * Carrousel * Dumbo  * Mickey's PhilharMagic * "it's a small world" * Snow White's Scary Adventures  * Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh * Mad Tea Party * Tomorrowland Speedway * Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin * PeopleMover * Space Mountain * Stitch's Great Escape * Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

    Be sure to pick up an official MVMCP Guide when you enter the MK to confirm this year's schedule. In the past, I've seen the special event maps posted on unofficial Disney websites within hours of the first night of the event.  Wishing you minnie magical holiday memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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