With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about plans to travel, explore, and enjoy quality time with the entire family in tow! A trip to Orlando is always great in December for those looking to leave the snow and cold behind while they focus exclusively on the fun. Making plans to visit Orlando over the holidays also puts you right on track to make the most of participating in Mickey’s Christmas Party in Orlando. This beloved and highly anticipated park event returns again in 2023 and will be hosted on select evening dates between November 9 and December 22 at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It’s an all-ages and fun-for-everyone event that gives guests an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season alongside Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Santa, and all of your other favorite Disney characters too!
A Magical and Merry Christmas Experience for All
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Orlando is a fan-favorite Disney World event year after year with good reason. During this festive time, Magic Kingdom is lit up in holiday lights and Christmas music fills the air. Everywhere you look you’ll find iconic Disney characters donning their Christmas best attire, ready to take pictures and sign autograph books too. Main Street, U.S.A. will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with “snowfall” during this event while the elaborate holiday decorations throughout the park are sure to thrill visitors from near and far. While the festive event and activities are always a highlight of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Orlando, booking a ticket for the fun also means guests can enjoy access to some of the most beloved Magic Kingdom park attractions as well without having the same crowds to contend with they would encounter during regular park hours. This is an opportunity to check out some of the most appealing attractions on-site like The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, the Swiss Family Treehouse, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, It’s a Small World, Mad Tea Party, Under the Sea, The Barnstormer, Tomorrowland Speedway, and the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor—all with minimal lines thanks to limited ticket sales!
Festival Entertainment to Look Forward to Enjoying
While each evening of Mickey’s Christmas Party in Orlando is a one-of-a-kind experience, there are some staple events on the lineup that are well worth looking forward to! Among them is Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show which is designed to inspire a sense of merry and bright seasonal joy among guests. The fireworks extravaganza is set to classic holiday carols for a display that’s thrilling and nostalgic in equal measure. Another top event that many guests of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Orlando look forward to is Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. This parade winds through Main Street U.S.A., Frontierland, and Liberty Square and features fan-favorite characters like Minnie, Mickey, and even Santa! Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration is also on the calendar for the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. To make the most of the fun, guests will want to make their way to Cinderella’s Castle to enjoy a yuletide stage show that’s one-of-a-kind. This performance includes dancers, singing, beloved Disney Characters, and of course shimmering snowflakes to top it all off in magical Disney style.
If you happen to be visiting Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with little ones in tow, you won’t want to miss out on the Disney Junior Jingle Jam. This is a party designed specifically for young visitors and is hosted by Disney Junior Characters like Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and the Lion Guard, just to name a few of many. Kids are invited to dance alongside Fancy Nancy to some of their favorite Disney Junio and holiday tunes. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for the party schedule to make sure you don’t overlook this exciting event! Club Tinsel is another dance party on-site to enjoy music with holiday friends at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Orlando so if you’re feeling up to dancing, head this way.
Seasonal Park Attractions to Check Out
In addition to the many festival activities that will be happening during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom will host seasonal attractions to elevate the holiday fun. There will be a number of festival photo booths set up throughout the park so guests can snap a holiday-themed moment to remember their visit. Cookies and cocoa will also be served at designated locations throughout the park free of charge to festival ticket holders. Even some of the more traditional attractions on-site like Space Mountain enjoy a holiday makeover for the festival while Jungle Cruise becomes Jingle Cruise, especially for this family-friendly event!
Tickets and Festival Times
When you purchase a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Orlando, the fun will kick off at 7:00 pm on your selected evening and run through midnight. You can enjoy entrance to the park with a ticket in hand as early as 4:00 pm to check out rides and attractions before festival fun begins. Ticket prices range from $159 to $199 for adults and from $149 to $189 for kids depending on the date you enjoy the festival fun. If you happen to be an annual pass holder, you can save up to $10 on tickets on select nights as well.
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