While most are still finishing off our Halloween candy, the Magic Kingdom is already if full Christmas swing with the first of many Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties which take place on select nights between Nov. 7th and Dec. 19th.
The MVMCP to me has always been a unique experience to enjoy the park and the special entertainment offerings along with all the hot chocolate and cookies you can eat!
As with the past 2 years guests of the MVMCP are given the chance to pick up a special Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game card, this year is of course themed to Frozen.
The party goes from 7pm to midnight which gives plenty of time to enjoy such holiday themed attractions as the Jingle Cruise, which is also open during the regular parks hours, and some of the Holiday dance parties.
New this year is a special meet and great with Sandy Claws, Jack Skeleton from Nightmare Before Christmas in his Santa outfit, which proved to be very popular having up to a 2 hour wait. Thankfully to help with the wait, Sandy Claws had signature cards made up, the way Walt Disney used to, which cuts back on autograph time.
Of course no holiday party at the Magic Kingdom would be complete without a special fireworks show and parade only to be seen by guests of the party. By far, one of the highlights has to be the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. This year, with the addition of Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, and everyone’s favorite snowman Olaf along with Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph, the parade is alive and new for returning guests and made more than a few little ones extra excited!
Of course, the big moment for everyone is the Holiday Wishes fireworks, I have seen these fireworks more times than I can recall, but every time “I’ll be home for Christmas” plays, I always tear up a little.
Really, if you are in Walt Disney World over the next month and a half, do yourself a favor and take a night with your family or close friends and visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and remember how much fun the holidays really are!
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