Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion is Magic Kingdom’s vacation particular occasion in November & December 2023 at Walt Disney World. This data information gives suggestions, technique, photographs, 2023 dates & ticket costs, and our assessment of whether or not it’s definitely worth the cash based mostly upon attending MVMCP yearly for 15 years. (Up to date October 2, 2023.)
By way of fundamentals, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion options unique fireworks, a parade full with snowfall on Principal Avenue, a wonderful stage present, and different holiday-themed leisure (plus limitless cookies and scorching chocolate). For some individuals, shorter strains at points of interest can also be an enormous draw of the occasion–and the trip roster will embrace the brand new TRON Lightcycle Run this 12 months!
If you happen to’re already desirous to plan forward for the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, the excellent news is that Walt Disney World has already launched some data–and tickets at the moment are on sale. If you wish to be notified when more information is introduced, subscribe to our FREE e mail publication for updates. For now, right here’s every little thing that we do know and what you may count on by way of crowds, tips on how to plan for MVMCP, and extra based mostly on our previous experiences on the occasion…
Walt Disney World has now introduced occasion dates and particulars for the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, so let’s begin by protecting what we all know to this point about this 12 months’s vacation occasion at Magic Kingdom.
Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion could also be bought on-line right here or by calling 407-939-4240. Sadly, dates have already began to promote out. Each of the primary two nights of MVMCP (November 9 & 10) at the moment are unavailable. Moreover, December 14 seems to be bought out (you may nonetheless have success–we’ve seen it come out and in of inventory).
Even with final 12 months setting the document for bought out dates, nothing was gone till September 19, which is when the most cost effective date of the 12 months (and second celebration) bought out. Following that, a scattering of extra dates bought out in late September and one other batch had been passed by the tip of October. All Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion dates bought out final 12 months by November 20.
Our authentic expectation was that 2023 MVMCP tickets would promote considerably slower than final 12 months in mild of “revenge journey” tapering off. We’ve since revised that after seeing Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Occasion tickets (in some way) promote out quicker than final 12 months! Accordingly, we’re anticipating the same development with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion. Maybe it’ll promote barely slower as a result of greater costs and a competing occasion in Disney Jollywood Nights Christmas Occasion at DHS, however we wouldn’t wager on that.
Talking of which, we’ve put our cash the place our mouths are and have already purchased tickets to each the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion and Jollywood Nights. We’d extremely suggest doing the identical, because the probability of many dates for each occasions promoting out earlier than November 2023 even begins is excessive.
Talking of dates, the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion will likely be held on the next evenings this November:
Thursday, November 9, 2023(SOLD OUT) Friday, November 10, 2023(SOLD OUT)
- Monday, November 13, 2023
- Tuesday, November 14, 2023
- Thursday, November 16, 2023
- Friday, November 17, 2023
- Sunday, November 19, 2023
- Tuesday, November 21, 2023
- Wednesday, November 22, 2023
- Sunday, November 26, 2023
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023
- Thursday, November 30, 2023
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion Dates – December 2023
- Friday, December 1, 2023
- Sunday, December 3, 2023
- Tuesday, December 5, 2023
- Thursday, December 7, 2023
- Friday, December 8, 2023
- Sunday, December 10, 2023
- Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Thursday, December 14, 2023(SOLD OUT – MAYBE)
- Friday, December 15, 2023
- Sunday, December 17, 2023
- Tuesday, December 19, 2023
- Thursday, December 21, 2023
- Friday, December 22, 2023
Ticket costs vary from $159 to $199 for the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion.
As at all times, the most cost effective dates are earlier on. The one $159 or $169 nights are all by November 17, 2023. After that, the bottom worth is $179. Events round vacation weeks and peak season are most costly, and there isn’t a single date beginning December 8 that’s beneath $189.
With the elevated recognition of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, crowds have solely gotten bigger regardless of greater costs. A few of this dynamic is attributable to FOMO, in addition to inertia. The occasion continues to coast by itself fame, though it has arguably gotten worse in recent times. This information and assessment can assist you establish whether or not it’s best for you in mild of that. Additionally contemplate studying Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Occasion Value It?
Clearly, that covers the Halloween celebration, however 90% or extra is relevant to the Christmas celebration. That’s particularly worthwhile when you’ve solely attended the After Hours occasions, that are dramatically totally different from these events. Notably, crowds are a lot worse at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, particularly on Principal Avenue round parade, fireworks, and stage present occasions. The remainder of Magic Kingdom normally is way much less busy, however the entrance of the park feels packed.
Earlier than we dig into the main points of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, we must always observe that this isn’t the one factor Walt Disney World does to get into the spirit of the season. Whereas it’s the flagship Christmas occasion at Magic Kingdom, you may have loads of vacation enjoyable with out paying additional for MVMCP.
To that finish, we’ll begin with a fast plug for a few of our different sources for the vacation season at Walt Disney World. First, our Final Information to Christmas at Walt Disney World, which gives complete recommendation on the vacation season in any respect 4 theme parks, the resort motels, and Disney Springs.
With that out of the way in which, right here’s every little thing else you should learn about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion…
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion takes place from 7 pm to midnight.
Ticket holders are admitted to Magic Kingdom as early as 4 pm on the legitimate date of their ticket–giving them much more time to take pleasure in park favorites earlier than the occasion begins. These date-specific occasion tickets don’t require an extra day theme park ticket or theme park reservation as long as you enter Magic Kingdom at or after 4 pm.
Right here’s the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion schedule:
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
- 7:40 pm, 9:25 pm, 10:35 pm, 11:55 pm
Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks
Reindeer Wranglers at Nation Bear Jamboree
- 7:15 pm, 8:05 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:30 pm, 11:40 pm
Mickey’s As soon as Upon A Christmastime Parade
A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas
- 7:45 pm, 8:35 pm, 9:25 pm, 10:45 pm, 11:35 pm
Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jingle Jam
Membership Tinsel in Tomorrowland
Throughout Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, choose points of interest in Magic Kingdom will function. Right here’s the present checklist of points of interest that will likely be open in the course of the occasion:
- Jingle Cruise – a basic attraction with a vacation twist
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Swiss Household Treehouse
- Massive Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- “it’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mad Tea Occasion
- Below the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Prepare
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Barnstormer
- Astro Orbiter
- Buzz Lightyear’s House Ranger Spin
- Monsters Inc. Giggle Flooring
- House Mountain – with a vacation twist
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- TRON Lightcycle Run
TRON Lightcycle Run will use a digital queue throughout Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, permitting visitors to take pleasure in all of the festivities whereas they wait to enter the Grid. Keep tuned for extra particulars!
We attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion twice final 12 months, each occasions in December. Based mostly upon these two events, we’ve up to date this submit with new photographs, data, and suggestions. Specifically, we’ve added particulars about what’s new: Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks and the Completely Tinsel Tomorrowland Trio of trip overlays.
Most notably, we shared a brand new 1-Evening Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion Plan. We took our years of expertise doing the occasion and put that collectively, testing out just a few totally different approaches to beating the crowds and character strains on the occasion. We’ll be attending the 2023 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion twice, and can have a ton extra from this 12 months’s occasion following these evenings.
By way of what’s comparatively new on the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, first is a substitute for the Vacation Needs fireworks present, Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks. This present is hosted by Minnie Mouse, celebrating the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved vacation songs.
It options “Great Christmas Time” by Paul McCartney and likewise contains “Pleasure to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “Up on the Home High,” “We Want You A Merry Christmas,” and different favorites. Projection mapping additionally options closely, with the tip outcome being that Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks evokes heartfelt moments of residence and household, and the spirit of the season earlier than an unbelievable finale.
Second, there are attraction overlays for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion that debuted just a few years in the past. 4 Magic Kingdom points of interest are receiving particular enhancements only for the vacations, together with what we’ve dubbed the Completely Tinsel Tomorrowland Trio.
First, once you get behind the wheel on the Tomorrowland Speedway, you’ll end up cruising a festive freeway crammed with 1000’s of lights and decorations. That is very well completed, with some stellar scenes, custom-made decorations with a retro-inspired, mid-century fashion, and an incredible background music loop to which the lights dance. It’s a tad just like the Osborne Lights. (It’s unclear whether or not that is returning for 2023.)
Subsequent, the crew at Monsters Inc. Giggle Flooring is placing some “Ha Ha Ha” of their “Ho Ho Ho,” with a brand new present for everybody visiting the Monster World. It is a present that’s extremely straightforward to see at your leisure; we’d suggest doing it early within the evening when every little thing else is busy. (It’s unclear whether or not that is returning for 2023.)
Rounding out the Completely Tinsel Tomorrowland Trio, House Mountain is crammed with dazzling vacation lighting and high-energy Christmas music. That is far and away the most well-liked of the trip overlays, and we’ve seen it drawing lengthy waits early within the celebration. Our suggestion right here is to do that proper after the parades or fireworks, however provided that you will get forward of the crowds, as a result of everybody else has this identical concept. If not, do it after 11 pm.
Earlier than these overlays, the final huge addition was a brand new Cinderella Fortress forecourt stage present referred to as “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” which changed “Have fun the Season.”
Overview & Suggestions
Listed below are the principle Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion choices:
- Mickey’s As soon as Upon A Christmastime Parade
- A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas Present
- Completely Tinsel Tomorrowland Trio (vacation trip overlays)
- Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
- Reindeer Wranglers
- Character Dance Events
- Meet and Greets with (some) characters wearing vacation apparel
- Complimentary cookies and scorching cocoa
- Snow on Principal Avenue
- Fireworks Vacation Dessert Occasion at Tomorrowland Terrace
It’s price noting that after December 22, the usual daytime parade within the Magic Kingdom turns into Mickey’s As soon as Upon a Christmastime Parade. This parade is an enormous a part of the draw for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, however it’s simply one of many items of leisure at MVMCP, with others being completely unique to the occasion.
In trade for not having to pay additional to see the Christmas parade after December 22, you’ll face a few of the worst crowds of the 12 months at Walt Disney World. If you’d like the perfect of each worlds, there are another methods you need to use to keep away from crowds throughout Christmas and New Yr’s Eve weeks. So clearly there’s a trade-off.
Now that we’ve set forth what leisure you may count on on the events, let’s offer you some extra particulars, suggestions, and our assessment of whether or not Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion (or MVMCP as many Disney followers understand it) is definitely worth the cash…
Now let’s elaborate on every of the distinctive choices, getting the upcharges-within-the-upcharge out of the way in which first…
Fireworks Vacation Dessert Occasion at Tomorrowland Terrace – We’ll begin with one factor we expect it is best to not do throughout Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, and that’s the dessert events. These embrace a fireworks viewing space and dessert and non-alcoholic drink buffet. It does not embrace admission to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, which is to be bought individually. (This implies you’re paying twice–as soon as for the celebration, as soon as for the dessert celebration.) The dessert celebration additionally does not embrace parade viewing.
For extra particulars together with pricing, see our devoted submit: Eating & Dessert Events at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion.
Occasion-Unique Particular Meals & “Free” Refreshments – Magic Kingdom has a big lineup of Christmas snacks and desserts, which can be found for buy throughout Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion. Moreover, some objects can be found solely in the course of the occasion.
Subsequent, the massive one: the “free” cookies, scorching cocoa, and different vacation refreshments. There are stations to get these all around the park, and totally different cookies are served at every of them. Though affordable minds can differ on this, I feel these free refreshments are scrumptious.
Simply fascinated about them as I write this makes me hungry, and transports me again to reminiscences of many a chilly evening sipping on scorching cocoa to maintain heat (it doesn’t work, however hey, why not attempt?!). Traces for refreshments can get unhealthy close to the entrance of the park close to the parade-time and in the course of the first half-hour of the occasion.
One of the best place to go for the free refreshments is Cosmic Ray’s, which serves scorching chocolate, Fanta, and a wide range of vacation cookies. Different areas usually solely serve one cookie every. My favourite of the cookies is the Peppermint Crunch–anybody who doesn’t like that cookie is simply plain unsuitable.
Mickey’s As soon as Upon A Christmastime Parade – Given the wonderful lighting, ambiance, oh, and SNOW on Principal Avenue, USA, it’s probably the greatest locations from which to view the parade (which steps off in Frontierland).
We usually get a spot on the finish of Principal Avenue so the Fortress is immediately in entrance of us as we watch the parade. A lot of the photographs on this web page had been taken from that location, or close to that location. You actually should view this parade from Principal Avenue. Nowhere else even begins to check.
Word: this location is now the reserved viewing space for the Tony’s Most Merriest City Sq. Occasion in the course of the 11 p.m. parade. Sometimes, it’s also reserved for different functions in the course of the earlier parade, as nicely.
Actually, any location on Principal Avenue will do by way of getting this vacation card-perfect view of the parade. An ideal different is, paradoxically sufficient, virtually immediately in entrance of Tony’s City Sq. Restaurant. (See above.)
This spot provides you with a view of the floats as they not far away coming down Principal Avenue with the Christmas tree within the background, it has good lighting, and also you’ll nonetheless be within the neighborhood of snowfall. It’s additionally the final a part of Principal Avenue that fills up with individuals, making it simpler to get a great view right here.
Mickey’s As soon as Upon A Christmastime Parade is completely superior. Most individuals I do know choose the Boo to You parade over it, however I feel I’m within the minority who prefers the Christmas parade. It has marching toy troopers, dancing reindeer and gingerbread males, and ever the massive man himself, Ole Saint Nick!
The floats are cool, Chip & Dale are mischievous, and Mickey & Minnie are dressed of their vacation finery. I’ll admit that I’ve a comfortable spot for something associated to Christmas, however c’mon, how may you not love this parade?!
Ralph and Vanellope from “Wreck-It Ralph” are within the parade, as is a procession of holiday makers from Arendelle with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf from “Frozen” will once more be showing in Mickey’s As soon as Upon a Christmastime Parade.
So far as touring goes, the second parade is normally much less crowded, however we at all times like to look at each showings of the parade, because it’s actually that good. If you happen to watch the second displaying and actually take pleasure in it, you may’t return in time and watch the primary, so it’s possible you’ll need to contemplate watching the primary when you suppose you may need to see it twice.
A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas Present – A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas is a weird little stage present in Tomorrowland specializing in Sew’s efforts to trace and seize Santa Claus, with appearances by Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski, and human singers and dancers.
Relying upon your perspective, A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas is tacky and lame or kitschy and oddly endearing. We’re unapologetic followers of A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas and like it in unironically. Severely. It’s not really the best factor ever (there’s nary a dinosaur in sight, in any case), however it’s fairly superior.
There are in all probability solely a handful of individuals on the planet over the age of 8 who will admit to having fun with A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas, and we’re each amongst that handful. When it initially debuted a number of years in the past, changing Mickey’s Twas the Evening Earlier than Christmas, we had been each irritated. Since then, it has slowly received us over, and has attained must-do standing on the Christmas Occasion for us.
We predict A Completely Tomorrowland Christmas is enjoyable, loopy, and downright foolish, however general, gratifying. We additionally acknowledge that it’s an acquired style, and never everybody will take pleasure in it. We’d encourage you to present it an opportunity earlier than writing it off–it’s possible you’ll like it like we do.
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration Stage Present – This new-ish present changed the Have fun the Season present a few years in the past, which was enjoyable, however previous its prime. The premise of the Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration is that it’s days earlier than Christmas, and Mickey throws a Christmas celebration at his home, inviting all of his buddies, who sing Christmas Carols earlier than the present is “is Christmas-wrapped up in a single sensational, snowy, show-stopping finale.”
We actually take pleasure in this present…for probably the most half. To not spoil it for you, however there’s one “odd” tune that ought to actually be lower; eradicating it could enhance the present considerably. That has but to occur (in all probability as a result of it appeals to youngsters even when ‘ole curmudgeons like us dislike it), however setting that apart, that is an improve from “Have fun the Season,” and we expect most individuals will like it!
This present is extremely fashionable, and the viewing space might be irritating when you’re shorter. We’d suggest watching one of many earlier reveals from a distance after which returning for the final displaying of Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. Not solely will you will have the bottom crowds for that present, however you’ll additionally successfully “lengthen” the celebration past its midnight finish time!
Character Dance Events – There are usually two of those, one in Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and one in Storybook Circus. The latter is the “Junior Jingle Jam,” which options some type of childlike vampire character (I’m clearly out of contact with what the children take pleasure in lately).
The opposite celebration is Membership Tinsel in Tomorrowland’s Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. This one options elves and knock-off Coca Cola Polar Bears–it’s fairly strong. If it’s a chilly evening, this can be a great spot to go inside and heat up for a bit, plus the strains for warm cocoa and cookies are normally pretty brief right here.
Fireworks! – One of many highlights of the evening is the fireworks present, which up to now has been Vacation Needs. Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks are a current addition, and showcase pyro plus projections. As with its predecessor, Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks thematically incorporates fireworks so that they match the accompanying tune lyrics.
By way of viewing the Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks, you’ll need to choose a location with an unobstructed 180-degree view of Cinderella Fortress. This implies wherever in the course of Principal Avenue is out, because the buildings to every aspect of you’ll impede your view.
For Minnie’s Great Christmastime Fireworks, we’d extremely suggest the inexperienced areas in our Finest Magic Kingdom Fireworks Viewing Places. Moreover, the yellow areas which can be nearer to Cinderella Fortress additionally work, however are barely much less fascinating.
Character Meet & Greets – If you wish to a number of the characters on the Occasion, that is one space the place you may need to make use of a little bit of technique. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion options a mixture of party-exclusive characters, party-exclusive costumes on common characters, and common characters.
Wait occasions for these meet & greets differ considerably, and rely upon the extent of exclusivity. For a ‘common’ character you may wait 10 minutes, whereas the wait may very well be 150 minutes for characters who don’t seem outdoors of MVMCP. Typically talking, these waits have spiked in recent times as ‘character looking’ has grown in recognition. Traces additionally have a tendency to maneuver slowly–even when there are “solely” a pair dozen individuals in entrance of you, the wait may exceed an hour.
Of those meets, Jack Skellington in his “Sandy Claws” apparel and Sally are the most well-liked. Their meet and greet is positioned in City Sq. Theater, and if you wish to do it, it is best to do it, it is best to get in line early–nicely earlier than the celebration even begins.
Jack and Sally usually begin assembly shortly after the unofficial begin of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion (usually between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.), and solely visitors who have already got their wristbands could line as much as meet them. Throughout the center of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, you may count on to attend 2+ hours for Sandy Claws and Sally.
Different characters who will not be unique to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion however that can be discovered sporting their vacation finery meet outdoors in Storybook Circus. We usually do one or two of those meet & greets per celebration (lining up round 6:30 p.m. earlier than the celebration formally begins or ready till after 11 p.m.), skipping Sandy Claws because of the absurd strains.
There are a number of different character meet & greets and character dance events that aren’t almost as doable, so it’s not all lengthy waits if you wish to meet characters. The celebs of the celebration, the Nation Bears, hardly ever appeal to crowds (extra like, “who’re you?” questions) as they wander Frontierland, and they’re an unbelievable quantity of enjoyable when you stick round to ‘play’ with the bears.
If you happen to occur to seek out them, you may actually have some enjoyable with them as there isn’t a ton of visitor demand for them. Most individuals who see these famed stars of Nation Bear Christmas don’t know who they’re, which is admittedly unlucky, as Nation Bear Jamboree is among the finest points of interest in Magic Kingdom and principally a UNESCO World Heritage Website.
Moreover, you’ll additionally discover the Reindeer Wranglers in Frontierland. It is a nation music string group performing variations of basic Christmas songs. They normally solely draw a small crowd (or entertain visitors alongside the parade route), however they’re price in search of out. Typically, the Nation Bears will be a part of their act for a little bit of enjoyable, too!
Mickey & Minnie are most accessible close to the very finish of the celebration, nevertheless, there might be small “rushes” on them as visitors determine to go to them on their approach out of the park. Hold this in thoughts when considering when it is best to go to them and Santa Claus.
Other than this, we don’t actually have many character meet & greet suggestions for the Christmas Occasion. In contrast to the Halloween Occasion, MVMCP will not be all about meet & greets (not less than not for us), and though there are extra meet & greets than regular in the course of the celebration, outdoors of the uber-popular meet & greets, they aren’t as huge of a draw throughout this celebration.
Snow on Principal Avenue – From what I perceive, this isn’t “actual” snow. Though there are persistent rumors that Disney imports actual snow from the Swiss Alps, that is really imitation snow, however it positive does look actual.
Youngsters and adults alike watch in amazement as snow falls on dry pavement in Florida. That is actually a particular sight, and between this, the fantastic music, and the decorations, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion actually does have that Christmas feeling!
Like I mentioned above, we’re big Christmas followers. We’ve been to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion nicely over a dozen occasions since 2007 (sure, which means a number of occasions some years–we prefer it that a lot), even in mild of the numerous worth will increase.
Anyway, it must be clear that we completely love the Christmas Occasion. The Magic Kingdom will get decked out for the celebration, with cool decorations, snow, a wonderful lighting package deal, and even totally different background music. It’s these little particulars that hold us going again yearly.
With that mentioned, the celebration is undeniably costly. We used to suggest that those that may afford to take action splurge on the celebration as soon as as a result of it was that good. With costs beginning at $149/grownup and crowds rising yearly, we will not make that unequivocal suggestion.
Sure, it’s a number of enjoyable. Is it ~$150+ per particular person enjoyable? That actually relies upon. Tickets at the moment are virtually as costly as 1-day tickets, and that’s on prime of the multi-day tickets you’ve (in all probability) already bought. That’s some huge cash, particularly for households with youngsters.
Even when you aren’t on a good price range, you won’t need to spend that a lot cash for the celebration. We will completely relate to that, and at this worth level it’s arduous to say the Christmas Occasion gives “good” worth for cash. (Except you examine it to equally overpriced leisure like NFL video games or the opera to justify it to your self.)
What it actually comes all the way down to is whether or not you actually need to do it. That’s the key. There’s no logical technique to break this down by way of worth–it comes all the way down to need.
For us, the “need” continues to be there. We actually love Christmas (have we instructed you that but?!). We love the ambiance of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, love the parade, love the fireworks. For us, there’s a sure vitality to the celebration that places smiles on our faces–from the snow on Principal Avenue to households wearing matching ugly Christmas sweaters, we will’t resist it.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion is an virtually “magical” expertise–not less than we expect so. Possibly that makes us suckers, however that’s my trustworthy tackle why we hold going again. I can’t justify it by way of any type of cost-benefit evaluation. You may really feel equally concerning the Christmas Occasion, otherwise you won’t. It’s really a private factor.
In case you are fascinated about going, and wanting a little assist justifying the massive expense, right here’s a technique…
Buy your Walt Disney World tickets for one fewer day than you in any other case would, and do our FREE self-guided resort lodge tour the morning of MVMCP (so that you don’t use a standard park ticket day). Then, head to the Magic Kingdom at 4pm, which is the time you may enter the park for the Christmas Occasion.
You’ll need to go to the resort motels to see their decorations, anyway, so in impact you save your self from having to buy at some point in your tickets by doing this (in different phrases, when you usually would purchase a 5-day ticket in your journey, purchase a 4-day ticket and observe this plan as a substitute).
Granted, that extra day to your ticket that you just in any other case would have bought would have solely added on $10-30 in value to your complete package deal, however each little bit helps. To avoid wasting much more cash on multi-day Walt Disney World tickets, we suggest studying our Suggestions for Saving Cash on Walt Disney World Tickets submit. Between the day much less in your tickets and the quantity you’ll save by buying by a certified ticket vendor, the price of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion is a little more palatable.
Whereas some contend that you just’re higher off saving the cash and seeing the parade free of charge after December 22, that is actually simply a part of what the events provide. The ambiance and different little particulars are what make these events nice. If you happen to’re on a restricted price range and your journey contains dates earlier than and after the Christmas Occasion ends, it is best to contemplate skipping the celebration, however it’s undoubtedly not the identical expertise.
It’s additionally price noting that these arduous ticket events was once “recognized” for low crowds and, in consequence, brief waits. That is nonetheless true on sure nights, however it’s not the rule. Many celebration nights are simply as crowded as a standard evening within the Magic Kingdom. Crowds are nonetheless lighter on the events than the insane Christmas-week crowds, however on no account “mild.” So, when you haven’t been to a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion shortly, that is one thing that may have modified since your final Occasion.
Along with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion, there are a number of nice free choices at Walt Disney World in the course of the Christmas season, from Candlelight Processional and EPCOT’s Competition of the Holidays to Merry Menagerie at Animal Kingdom and past, however we nonetheless really feel the Christmas Occasion is definitely worth the cash to do as soon as in case your price range permits. If the particular choices listed right here don’t attraction to you, I’d strongly advise you not to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion.
With all of that mentioned, if Christmas leisure and ambiance does attraction to you, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion is a strong occasion at Walt Disney World. If you happen to’ve by no means been to the celebration, love Christmas, and aren’t keen on Christmas-week crowds, it’s undoubtedly for you, and an occasion we’d nonetheless suggest in case your price range permits and you will get previous the sticker-shock.
For complete suggestions for planning your Christmas-time journey to Walt Disney World, take a look at our Final Information to Christmas at Walt Disney World. For Walt Disney World journey planning suggestions and complete recommendation, ensure to learn our Walt Disney World Journey Planning Information and associated articles.
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