Welcome to the “Official” 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Thread, where you will get THE most updated information for all of your Christmas needs! Most of this information is from the 2019 party. However, I will update as new information is released.
What are the dates for the 2022 MVMCP?
November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22
CM Discounted Parties
Sold Out Dates: 11/10 (9/19)
When do MVMCP Tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are limited and may be purchased online beginning July 7, 2022. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can begin purchasing tickets as early as June 30, 2022.
Tickets were available to purchase at midnight.
2019 – Disney released Official 2019 MVMCP Dates early morning of 4/8/19, also announcing an all new firework spectacular. MVMCP Dates were released much later than MNSSHP dates this year.
2018 – Disney released Official 2018 MVMCP Dates early morning of 3/19/18, Disney Parks Blog announced MNSSHP & MVMCP Dates and that tickets were on sale. At the time of the post, tickets only available by calling 407.939.1872. Pricing only available by calling when dates announced.
Please note that MVMCP is a “hard-ticket” event. A “hard-ticket” event means you must buy a separate ticket for admission to the party, you cannot use a day of your regular Magic Your Way ticket to attend MVMCP.
How much do tickets cost?
Ticket prices vary depending on the date of the party.
Ticket prices will range from $149 – $199 per person.
Other Christmas happenings!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will come alive with the return of a Merry Menagerie of winter animals realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets.
Just in time for the holidays, “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios adds a festive finale, featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf, and celebratory songs of the season.
At Disney Springs, guests visiting Town Center will experience a magical snowfall, bringing the spirit of the North Pole to Central Florida.
EPCOT will celebrate the return of “Candlelight Processional” during EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays beginning Nov. 25, a beloved long-standing tradition of heartwarming holiday performances at America Gardens Theatre.
This season, the Guardians will trade in their classic hits playlist for a mash-up of seasonal jams at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT. Guests will blast off to the tune of an awesome holiday single, bringing joy to Xandar and Terra, too.
Festival of the Holidays will officially begin in Epcot on November 25!
2019 Party Details
Where can I buy the tickets? When should I buy tickets?
Tickets can be ordered by calling 407-W-DISNEY or purchase online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/. Once you purchase tickets, they will be linked to yourMy Disney Experience account.
Definitely purchase in advance of the party, especially if you plan to attend one of the last parties, or if there is a specific day you prefer to go.
What time does MVMCP start? What time can I enter the park?
MVMCP officially starts at 7pm. Guests may enter Magic Kingdom using their party tickets starting at 4pm. This practice is not officially advertised by Disney, but it has been exercised for many years and Cast Members will readily confirm this information. None of the party-specific M&Gs or treats will begin until 7pm, with a few M&G exceptions.
Back for 2019 – Early Entry for DVC Members
This year, Members and their guests can enter Magic Kingdom park starting at 2:00 PM, which is 2 hours earlier than ever before! Simply present your valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card and your event ticket at the main entrance touchpoints to take advantage of this benefit. The benefit is valid for the Member and up to 7 guests with tickets to this event (a total of 8 people).
Do I need a wristband? What if I want to stay without one?
Yes, a wristband is included in the cost of admission. All ticket holders for this event will be required to wear a wristband. You may pick-up your wristband and map of the party at designated locations in the MK.
Once the party begins at 7pm, Cast Members begin looking for those who do not have wristbands to exit the park.
MVMCP Ticket Holders have purchased tickets with “their money” for the party; if you do not have a ticket/wristband make your way to exit the gates by 7pm.
As discussed on another thread, there are different color wristbands, so NO Double Dipping to attend another party. Oh, my! I’m already in the park. Do I have to exit and re-enter for MVMCP? No, there are checkpoints within the park to check-in and receive wristbands for MVMCP!
A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas (Adventureland)
Fantasy Faire (Fantasyland)
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Tomorrowland) – Near the Exit
Do you have a map of the party?
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Map gives you an idea of special foods available, as well as show times for the major entertainment.
What Complimentary Holiday Treats are offered?
Locations are indicated on the map. There is no limit to how many times you can go back to the same location for more. Several holiday treat locations will be open until midnight during MVMCP.
Market Street (Magic Kingdom Bypass) – Until 8pm: Welcome Holiday Treat
Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland): Fanta and Snowman Soft Pretzel
Jungle Jingle Cruise: Ginger Molasses Cookie
Golden Oak Outpost: Snickerdoodle Cookie
Diamond Horseshoe Saloon: Eggnog and Chocolate Chip Cookie
The Friar’s Nook (Fantasyland): Chocolate Chip Cookie
Storybook Circus Snacks Cart in Fantasyland (Near Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jingle Jam): Snowman Pretzel
Pinocchhio’s Village Haus: Hot Chocolate, Fanta Fruit Flavored Soda and Snickerdoodle Cookie
Miner’s Cove: Peppermint Crunch Cookie
The Launching Pad: Apple Cider and Ginger Molasses Cookie
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and Peppermint Cookie
Available until 12:00am
Note: Alternative healthy and gluten-free options are available upon request.
The alternative to cookies are Apple GoGo squeeZ and Life Mini Cookies.
Menus and offerings are subject to change and availability.
What characters can I meet at MVMCP?
Main Street, U.S.A.
Santa Claus at Town Square (Meets During the Day)*
Mickey Mouse (Christmas Outfit) at Town Square Theater
Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws with Sally at Town Square Theater (Starts Meeting @ 4:30pm & Wristbands distributed in line if you’re already in the park.)
Captain Jack Sparrow
Aladdin (Prince Ali) withAbu (Scarf)
Jasmine with Genie
Moana (Starts Meeting @ 5:45pm)
Peter Pan (Scarf) – Roaming
Mary Poppins & Bert
Tigger and Friends (Scarves) —Near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Starts Meeting @ 6:20pm)
Ariel w/Prince Eric (Across from Ariel’s Grotto)
Princess Tiana w/Naveen and Rapunzel w/Flynn Ryder (Princess Fairytale Hall)
Cinderella w/Prince Charming and Elena of Avalor (Princess Fairytale Hall)
Aurora w/Prince Phillip and Snow White w/Prince (Near Princess Fairytale Hall) — Line up at 6:30pm
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum (Next to the Mad Tea Party)
The Country Bears – Roaming
Seven Dwarfs (Holiday Scarves) — Very popular! Line up by 5pm to meet them.(Starts Meeting @ 6:15pm)
Scrooge McDuck w/Donald Duck (Lumberjack/Holiday Plaid Hat & Coat) — Casey Jr.
Minnie Mouse (Peppermint Dress) & Daisy Duck (Holiday Dress w/Snowflakes)
Santa Goofy (Near Barnstormer)
Timon, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina & Fancy Nancy (Disney Junior Jingle Jam)
Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps (Starts Meeting @ 6:15pm)
Seven Dwarfs, Sandy Claws, Captain Jack Sparrow, Nick & Judy, the Princes with their Princesses (Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Flynn Ryder, Prince Phillip & Prince), and Moana are exclusive to MVMCP.
Aladdin as Prince Ali, and Peter Pan with scarf are also unique to MVMCP.
Abu, Genie, Bert & Piglet are other hard to find characters.
Characters that you can normally find at the park, such as Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, and the Tigger & Friends, are dressed up in Christmas costumes ONLY for MVMCP.
Santa will start meeting daily at Town Square starting Nov 28th through Dec 24th from 10am to 5pm in addition to MVMCP.
How long are the Character Meet & Greet lines?
It depends. There are a few of the popular characters that will have lines that begin long before the party starts. If you want to see the 7 Dwarfs you will want to line up around 5:00pm. The other M&G wait times will range from 30-45 minutes.
Are the attractions open during MVMCP?
Yes, and the lines for most attractions (except Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) will have much shorter wait times than a regular park day.
List of Open Attractions
Main Street U.S.A.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Town Square Theater
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Swiss Family Treehouse
Jungle Jingle Cruise
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
County Bear Jamboree
The Haunted Mansion
Princess Fairytale Hall
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
“it’s a small world”
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mad Tea Party
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
2019 – Magic Kingdom Park Attractions Get an All-New Holiday Twist for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
For the first time ever during MVMCP, select Magic Kingdom attractions are receiving special enhancements just for the holidays!
When you get behind the wheel on the Tomorrowland Speedway, you’ll find yourself cruising a festive freeway filled with thousands of lights and stylized décor.
The crew at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor is putting some “Ha Ha Ha” in their “Ho Ho Ho,” with a new show for everyone visiting the Monster World during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Space Mountain launches you on a trippy jaunt through the cosmos, filled with dazzling lighting and high-energy holiday tunes.
The Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland becomes a wild and wacky Christmas party, as you spin your teacups to one of four new holiday combos of lights and music.
Should I attend?
Is MVMCP worth it? IMO it is most definitely worth the price at least once. I thoroughly enjoyed MVMCP, and we plan to attend 2 parties this year (fingers crossed for dates). It’s definitely worth it if your budget allows.
There’s plenty of special entertainment, special decorations and lighting, and lots of unique character meet and greets.
If you decide to attend MVMCP, make sure to purchase your tickets in advance, and use any available discounts (i.e. DVC, AP, etc,).
Tickets are more expensive on the day of the party, and several nights each year sell out completely.
Top Five Things You Must Do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
MVMCP is a special ticket event with a limited amount of tickets sold. It has been discussed that more tickets are being sold as of late. However, due to Party Entertainment, crowds tend to be more concentrated around the events, especially the parade and fireworks. November party dates will almost always be less busy than December dates, and Tuesdays are usually less crowded than parties offered on other days of the week. Day of the week tends to matter as well, with Monday through Thursday evenings being less busy than the weekend events.
Can I purchase Memory Maker for MVMCP ONLY?
Yes, Disney PhotoPass now offers Memory Maker (MM) One Day (Disney PhotoPass Website Updated on 3/25/16).
The Memory Maker Window begins at 6:00am EST on the day you use the 1D theme park admission with which MM is bundled at purchase or if MM was purchased separately, the date the photo selected on the MDE app, or of applicable, on MyDisneyPhotoPass.com when purchasing MM or when linking a previously purchased MM code to your Disney account and ends at 5:59am EST on the following day.(i.e. The 1D Memory Maker can be purchased in the app, after you have a photo loaded into your account, click on the photo, and you will get the option to purchase either the 30-day MM for $169, or the 1-day MM for $69).
PhotoPass photographers will take Magic Shots during the party where you will pose and when you see the photos afterward, you’ll see something magically inserted into the photo.
Email: [email protected] or Call 407-560-4300
Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be available to capture Special Holiday Themed Magic Shots at the Main Entrance, Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A., the Castle Hub and in front of The Haunted Mansion.
There are some returning options this year and new options for 2019.
(See Post # for Full Details)
Are there any Dining Options?
Dining is available at select counter service and snack locations throughout the park, but is very limited once the party begins. It’s probably wise to eat your main evening meal prior to attending the party.
Counter Service Dining Locations Open During Party:
Main Street U.S.A.
Main Street Bakery
Plaza Ice Cream
The Crystal Palace (to 8pm) – Table Service
Pecos Bill (to 11pm)
Columbia Harbor House (to 8pm)
Liberty Square Market (to 9pm)
Gaston’s Tavern (to 10pm)
Be Our Guest Restaurant (to 10pm) – Table Service
Cinderella’s Royal Table (to 10pm) – Table Service
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
The Lunching Pad
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Holiday-themed specialty treats are available at the following locations:
These treats will only be available within the Magic Kingdom during MVMCP.
Main Street Bakery: Holiday Cinnamon Roll (Mickey shaped cinnamon roll garnished with red and green icing and Mickey Santa hat) and Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate (Gluten friendly chocolate cake, layered with chocolate crisps, chocolate panna cotta and marshmallow fluff)
Casey’s Corner: Snowflake Brownie (Chocolate brownie decorated with a snowflake, piped with icing)
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: To Be Jolly Float (Minnie Mouse inspired peppermint iced coffee, vanilla ice cream, topped with crushed peppermint and a Minnie Mouse chocolate bow)
Sunshine Tree Terrace (Adventureland): An Orange Bird Christmas (Orange scented white chocolate mousse filled with orange curd, a candied orange peel on top of a citrus almond cream)
Aloha Isle: Cherry & Pistachio Float (Cherry and Pistachio flavored soft-serve swirled together, served on top of cold hot chocolate) and Kakamora Float (Coconut soft-serve served on top of pineapple juice, blue curacao syrup and garnished with a chocolate Kakamora cake pop)
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Frontierland): Sven’s Carrot Cake (Carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing, sugar carrots and a Sven chocolate piece), Jolly Tamale Christmas (Three house-made tamales filled with shredded chicken and a trip to the fixings bar) and Christmas Churros (Mini churros topped with red and green sprinkles)
ODV (Outdoor Vending) Churro Carts: Christmas Churros (Mini churros topped with red and green sprinkles)
Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square): Santa Mickey Waffle Sundae (Red velvet Belgium Mickey Santa waffle served with mint chocolate chip ice cream drizzled with caramel, candied pecans and powdered sugar)
Gaston’s Tavern (Fantasyland): Gaston’s Cheese Dip (Beer cheese dip with smoked bacon served with antler shaped breadsticks)
Storybook Treats (Fantasyland): Gingerbread Sundae (Gingerbread soft-serve sundae topped with whipped cream, biscuit pieces served in a Minnie dot boat with a Minnie waffle wafer topper)
Auntie Gravity’s (Tomorrowland): Christmas Cookie Sundae (Cookie flavored soft-serve, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles and a chocolate piece served in a Minnie dot boat) and Christmas Cookie Milkshake (Cookie butter flavored milkshake topped with whipped cream and a Mickey marshmallow straw)
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Tomorrowland): Carved Turkey Sandwich (Oven Roasted Turkey BLT- Roasted Turkey, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Garlic Aioli, Lettuce, and Tomato on a Roll served with French Fries or Apple Slices) and Deck the Halls (Frozen Eggnog and Confetti Sprinkles topped with whipped cream and a novelty light up Christmas bulb)
Cool Ship: Tis the Season (Jet chilled orange Fanta mixed with cranberry juice and green apple boba)
Throughout the Park: Popcorn (Popcorn Carts) & Red and Green Sugar Churro (Churro Carts)
Treats Offered All Day, Every Day Throughout the Holiday Season
Casey’s Corner: Snowflake Brownie
Main Street Bakery: Olaf’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Cake, Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Red and green icing garnished with a Mickey Santa Hat)
Storybook Treats (Fantasyland): Gingerbread Sundae
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Tomorrowland): Deck the Halls
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (Tomorrowland) – Closes @ 5pm on Party Nights: Christmas Cookie Milkshake, Christmas Cookie Sundae
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Frontierland): Christmas Churros
Outdoor Vending Churro Carts: Christmas Churros
Aloha Isle (Adventureland): Cherry & Pistachio Float
Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square): Santa Mickey Waffle Sundae
Foodie Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019 at Magic Kingdom Park
Snow on Main Street, U.S.A.
This isn’t “real” snow, it is actually imitation snow. There is a “snowfall” on Main Street (Between Casey’s Corner & the Emporium) before the parades and then at the end of the evening. There is also snow on Main Street after the fireworks. It can snow intermittently on Main Street, but there is not snow during A Frozen Holiday Wish or the Fireworks. There is also snow in Tomorrowland immediately following A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show.