Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, is it worth it?

I had the opportunity to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on our last trip.  So was it worth the extra ticket cost?  In my opinion, YES!  It was fabulous.  I know it is expensive but if you can afford to do it, then do it.  Some ways that you can help with cost.  Instead of buying a ticket for that day, let this be your ticket.  With MVMCP tickets you can get into the park as early as 4:00 p.m.  Go to Downtown Disney for the day and then head to the party at 4:00.  Go visit some of the resorts and explore or have a pool day and then head over.  There are lots of things to do before you go to the party.

We were waiting on our room to get ready over at the Polynesian so we didn’t head to the party until about 4:45.  It was still crowded from all the people that were already at the parks.  We had dinner reservations at Be Our Guest so we just headed that direction and enjoyed hanging out in Fantasyland until our dinner.

During the party they have special t-shirts and pins just for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  Of course if you miss getting yours you can bring your ticket back to the park the next day and show it to a cast member at one of the shops that was selling the merchandise and you can get it then.  However, you may be out of luck on some of the sizes or out of luck on the pins (I know this because I missed getting it the night before and they had sold out of the adult shirts and were out of a few of the pins).

We watched the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at 8:15 p.m. (that one was VERY crowded so we watched it again at 10:30 p.m.).  The second time we got to see EVERY bit of it.  Wonderful parade – not to be missed.

We also watched Holiday Wishes.  Those fireworks were unbelieveable!  I took so many pictures of the fireworks that night.  I kept thinking this is the last one and each time it was better.  Honestly by the time we watched the 2 parades and the fireworks, we didn’t have much time left to find characters and ride rides.

But let me tell you, after 10-10:30 p.m. the crowds were so thin in the park you pretty much had the park to yourselves.  It was FANTASTIC!  All of the rides we did ride, we pretty much walked right on.  I think at the most it was a 10 minute wait.  We closed the park down that night.  We had about 15 minutes left before the park closed and our son wanted to ride Peter Pan.  So what did we do?  We took off RUNNING (yes, I said running – when can you run in Magic Kingdom?) to get to Peter Pan before they closed.  We did make it – and walked right on.  After that we slowly made our way to Main Street and took some AWESOME pictures of Cinderella’s Castle with no one in the picture but us!

After we finished with our picture taking we headed over to Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (they had were open until 12:30 a.m.) to get our FREE hot chocolate and cookies.  We leisurely walked down Main Street and ate our cookies and drank the hot chocolate and then headed out to call it a night.

The only thing that would have made it better was a listing of what characters were where.  Thankfully we were able to find a cast member that could tell us some of that information.  The main ones we wanted to meet were the Seven Dwarves since they are not usually out.  This night was by far the best night of our whole trip.  We had a great week at Disney but to be able to spend that much time in the Magic Kingdom with SO LITTLE of a crowd, it was so worth it to me and I would do it again!