An evening at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will put you in the holiday spirit with beautiful decor, fun shows, a snowy parade, & plenty of sweets!
Thank you to Disney for inviting me to spend a wonderful night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
With just 46 days until Christmas, we headed off to Disney World to get in the holiday spirit at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It was a night full gobbling up sweets, having fun on rides, enjoying some ‘snow’, and singing along to Christmas music. So, so fun!
While I am a ‘one holiday at a time!’ kind of person who doesn’t decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over, I love going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, even in November. I can break my personal rule for some fun with Mickey, Minnie, and their pals as they celebrate the holidays.
Instead of going with Price and Hunter, Autumn and I went with my Mom. She hadn’t been in about 30 years and we had previously talked about how we should go soon, since she is also about an hour and a half away too. The timing worked for her to attend the party for us. Yay! We decided to meet in Kissimmee, and then headed over to the Magic Kingdom for some Christmas fun!
When we arrived inside the Magic Kingdom, we were directed to a pathway, just beyond Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, to start the fun. There were several of fun photo opportunities with decorations, like large ornaments and toy soldiers. But the best part was this was where we received our first treat of the night.
Cast Members were handing out big sugar cookies in the shape of Mickey’s face. Clearly, they were awesome! ha!
The path ended with us walking out into the main area in front of the castle. We happily stumbled upon the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party Autumn had a blast watching the dancers and costumed characters dance around to fun, upbeat music. Everyone was having a wonderful time!
Plus, having Minnie wave right at you… Priceless!
Then we ate dinner at Casey’s. I would love to actually try some other places, but Autumn loves their corn dogs so we keep it simple and always go there just to keep things moving along, and drama free. Plus, I do really like their hot dogs too. We enjoyed dinner and then were ready to go!
After we had our dinner, we decided to check out some rides before the party officially started.
Our first stop was It’s a Small World After All. There was a brief wait there of about 5 minutes or so. Just as we were loading onto our boats, the clock struck 6pm and the big coo-coo clock opened up. That was pretty cool to see.
I hadn’t been on the It’s a Small World Ride in about 30 years, so it was fun to get to see this classic again. As we went along, we pointed out the different countries being represent to Autumn. It was like a kaleidoscope of fun!
When we left the ride, we saw that the wait for Peter Pan’s Flight wasn’t too long so we hopped in lined right then. Autumn hasn’t seen the movie before, but now she wants to because she had so much fun on it.
Splash Mountain broke down during out last Disney trip, so Autumn really wanted to go on it this time. Thankfully, it was running perfectly, and with very little line. We basically walked right on for a fun water logged trip with Be’er Rabbit.
My mom doesn’t really ‘do’ rides, so Autumn did a good job of convincing her that it would be fun. (MUHAHA!!!) Basically, she gets queasy on everything and drops freak her out. But she was a good sport and came along with us. But, let’s just say, I haven’t laughed to much during a ride ever. Every tiny drop made her scream so much that the people in front of us were cracking up too. Autumn was loving every minute of the ride and cracking up at GG’s shrieks. The big drop at the end was hilarious. Even better was Autumn exclaiming “AGAIN!!!!! AGAIN!!!!” Ah, I love her enthusiasm for rides!
By then, the party had just officially started!!
While it was a sell out crowd (per plenty of signs), it didn’t feel too crowded. It was to be expected, but the area in front of the castle was the busiest area, esp at show time. Sure, we bumped into people in various areas of the park during the party, but overall I didn’t think it was NUTS!! Plus, the wait times for the rides (that we did and saw) weren’t bad at all. We waited the longest for Peter Pan’s Flight, and that was just about 15 minutes. We walked right on Splash Mountain, The Little Mermaid Ride, and the Carousel. I wanted to see what the wait time for tor Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but Autumn wanted to do the Carousel. Ah, if only she knew what the typical wait times are for that ride!
There were plenty of locations to get holiday cookies and drinks, but Autumn wanted a Mickey Bar. Who are we to say ‘no’ a yummy ice cream break?
We then caught the end of Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration when we arrived at the castle to get in our spots for A Frozen Holiday Wish.
It was a fun show that even features Clarabell singing Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want for Christmas is You”. It’s upbeat and fun show that will have you singing along before you know it.
Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf came for a visit during A Frozen Holiday Wish! They sing and dance and then Anna turns the castle into a frozen sparkly castle. Their gift to everyone here!
After that we had to decide what we were going to do until we were going to watch the Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season Fireworks (10pm). We decided to skip the parade and go on some more rides. Autumn picked going on the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid ride. She is hooked on Ariel, just like me. Then we talked about meeting Ariel, since the line wasn’t too long, or doing another ride. Again, she picked a ride. So, we took a spin on the Carousel, with just enough time for us to head back to the castle for the fireworks.
I needed a quick pick me up so we grabbed a drink and snack from Starbucks before the fireworks began. We stayed just outside the shop for the perfect spot to watch the fireworks. We had a great view of the castle, great vantage point for the fireworks, and were far enough back that Autumn enjoyed it but wasn’t freaked by the noise. Win Win!
Disney did it’s thing and put on a fantastic fireworks show! The music, light projections, and the big booming fireworks were all so perfect. Even Tinkerbell enjoyed the show from above as she she flew across the sky from the castle. The fireworks cascading from the nigh sky were just so beautiful. Autumn kept asking when it was going to end. She didn’t want the show to be over.
Being at Disney with my family makes me to thankful. I am enjoying time with them, having fun, and just taking it all in!
And then it started to snow!!! Of course, not real snow… it is Florida after all!
Teeny tiny bubbles started to fall from the sky making it look just like it was snowing. Main Street felt so magical.
Maine Street USA just embodied the Christmas season wonderfully. The wreaths, garlands, over-sized bows, and lights were perfect decorations. Of course, they had a Florida and Disney spin to it with Mickey shaped wreaths and citrus decorating them. (Can’t wait for the upcoming citrus season!)
We ended our night with a quick stop in the Pandora shop for a charm for a Disney themed bracelet for Autumn. My mom gave Autumn a Rapunzel charm to add to her Disney themed Pandora bracelet. So cute!
It really was a magical night celebrating Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. The Very Merry Christmas Party is a blast!
Captain Tony says
Nicole, A fantastic description of another wonderful time at Disney land.