We had the opportunity to review Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We loved every minute we were at this party. We arrived Dec 2nd at about 2 pm and did not leave the park until midnight when it closed.
This is a special event. It runs at a separate price in addition to park entrance if you go early. If you are military you can get a 4 day park hopper pass for 138.00 per person. Which is an awesome rate. This is what we did. The cost of these tickets are $53.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $47.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9); Day-Of Event Prices: $59.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $53.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9). I am telling you it is worth every single penny you will spend.
What is nice about this event is it runs from Seven to Midnight and it a limited number of people allowed in the park. They give you special wrist bands and they do check. If you don’t have them you will be escorted out. From what we were told when we asked a park employee. We loved how much more accessible the characters were. My kids love the fact that they personally got to dance with Woody, Jesse and Bullseye. As did all the other kids who attended the Tavern that night. We are a week later and my kids are still carrying on about how mom got to do the electric slide with Jessie. I do have to say that was pretty fun and wished Paul had gotten that on video. We also had those lovable redneck Country Bears crash the party and Dance with us.
All the characters were out roaming about. Some in a few stationary positions but most you can walk up and say hey here’s my book and can we do a photo. They were happy to oblige. My kids were ecstatic. One our first stops was the speedway. Kids get to drive the cars around the track. Warning you will receive whip lash if you let your five year old drive you. We met the White Rabbit again and a few others from Alice and Wonderland. Did you know that Mickey gives out licenses to five year old? He sure does and now our youngest is convinced he can drive mommy’s car. He also did his first roller coaster and received a card and sticker for that. Was so proud of that little man for facing his fear.
The lines were next to nothing. We got on every ride fairly quickly. We hit the its a small world ride just in time. The fireworks were coming on and we didn’t have the ear plugs. Paul had put them in storage by mistake. We made it out for the finale. The ride operator let me out and put them back through with no questions asked. The finale was fantastic! So pretty.
If you were cold there were plenty of hot coco and cookie stands. If you don’t like hot coco they have apple juice and other drink available. It was delish. We grabbed a cup of coco and got ready for the Mickeys Once Upon a Christmas Parade. His guest was none other than Santa himself. How fantastic. I have to say it was a beautiful parade. There was one dancing couple. I don’t know if they are real life partners or not but the chemistry between the two was just magical.
On our way out we enjoyed the snow on main street and the Dapper Dans singing Christmas songs. There were live performances from the Disney Characters. It was really a magical night. One that I know our family is going to carry in our hearts and memories forever. We plan to do this event again. Paul and I both agree it was a great way for this family to continue to reconnect after being separated for so long. This was our huge Christmas event this year since we aren’t able to do a whole lot with our move.
If you are looking for that little bit of magic for your children this season. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is where it is at. All four of us absolutely loved the castle all lit up. Blake asked when we could live there? I told him never. The castle was just breath taking through out the night.
FTC: Disney provided us with complementary tickets to this event. All opinions are my own.