Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 13, 2012
    Janet from IA 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 visiting early December for a week with a party of six--3 adults, 3 teen girls. Is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party worth the extra cost?

    Hi, Janet!

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite holiday traditions.  I love the snow on Main Street, the free cookies and hot cocoa, the beautiful Cinderella Castle Dream Lights, and the amazing fireworks.

    While the party officially starts at 4, historically they will let you enter sometime around 4pm. To make the most of the party, I suggest getting into the park before 5pm, grabbing an early Quick Service dinner, then get ready for the festivities!  Make sure to get a Times Guide for the party so you know where to find cookies, where the dance parties will be, and what time to be ready for the parade and fireworks.  Bring your camera for some wonderful holiday photos - almost every year we snap the best pictures for our Christmas cards!

    If you have the time and the extra money in your budget, I would definitely go!  If you are a bit worried and want to skip, make sure to at spend a non-party night at the Magic Kingdom so you can enjoy the Castle Dream Lights.  It is a sight you will never forget!

    Whatever you decide, have a wonderful vacation and very Merry Christmas!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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