Christmas on Main Street
  • On Oct 8, 2022
    Regina from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are trying to decide between Mickey's Halloween party or Mickey's Christmas Party is one better than the other and why?

    Hiya Regina, 

    Welcome back to planDisney. This is a fantastic question! I love visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the later months of the yEAR and one of the reasons is because of the great special events that take place. This of course includes these two special ticket events that occur at Magic Kingdom, on select evenings, from mid August through mid December. 

    Both events offer Guests a chance to enjoy numerous things that are only offered during the parties. This includes time to enjoy favorite attractions with typically smaller crowds and shorter wait times. There are a number of entertainment options, like stage shows, an awesome parade, and a fantastic fireworks show that cannot be seen outside the parties. Additionally, there are plenty of character interactions (sometimes with characters not often seen), holiday treats and party merchandise.

    There are a few differences between the two parties, with the first being the theme and decorations. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party encourages Guests to come in their favorite Halloween costume (with a few guidelines to follow) and trick or treat throughout the park. You just may encounter the Headless Horseman and some of the attractions have a great Halloween overlay added. On the flip side, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is the perfect time for your favorite Christmas sweater and holiday cheer. You will want to be on your best behavior as Santa Claus has been known to appear and you just may see some snow mixed with those twinkling lights on Main Street U.S.A. 

    You really cannot go wrong with either choice! We have been lucky enough to attend both parties and always have a great time. However, if I had to pick just one, I would need to go with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The main reason is simply because of all the other amazing holiday events going on throughout Walt Disney World Resort at this time of the year. While the Halloween season is festive and fun, Disney World is simply breathtaking during the Christmas holiday. A visit to the theme parks and Disney Resorts during November and December will give you a chance to enjoy all the beautiful decorations and additional special events underway, including the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and the simply amazing Candlelight Processional

    No matter which choice you make, I would recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as you are able. Both events are extremely popular and since tickets are limited, they sell out quite early. If you were hoping to visit this yEAR, there are still dates available for Mickey's Very Christmas Party but Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is sold out for the remaining dates and it is to early to know if the party will return next year. If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    Hope to see ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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