Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets to attend this event. Regardless all opinions are my own and I never recommend anything my family doesn’t enjoy. Also, note some photos are complimentary from Disney World website please do not use without permission.
Christmastime at Walt Disney World is an exciting, and festive experience. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed event that can be busy and overwhelming without a plan. It can also be very scary for someone with a mobility issue to take on if you are not prepared.
As a mom, and woman living her best life with Multiple Sclerosis I know from experience attending this party without a game plan can be overwhelming. That is why I am excited to share my knowledge and love for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with you.
5 Best Tips For Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Holidays at Disney are magical and none more so than the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It is a special ticketed event that happens select nights beginning in November. This special ticketed event allows guest to enjoy some really special magical Christmas moments.
Arrive Early ~ The party officially begins at 7 PM but with your party invitation (ticket) you can arrive at 4 PM. This is great because you can secure a great seat to watch Elsa use her magical powers to light the castle. Also, note if you are already in the park prior to party beginning, be sure to visit a cast member for your special bracelet this allows cast members to know you are one of Mickey’s invited guest.
Make a Plan ~ When I say make a plan I mean have a list of what you want to do and who you want pictures with. So you’re not running around trying to decide what everyone wants to do. there are many special characters meet and greets like the Seven Dwarfs, Judy Hops and of course Santa Clause. Plus it’s a great time to visit the Princess hall as wait times are not a long. Take note that if rides are your thing stay as long as you can as between 11PM and 12AM there is practically no wait time for most rides.
Closer Isn’t Always Better ~ After many fireworks show at Disney, I have learned closer isn’t always better when viewing fireworks. Truth is the further back you are the grander the view is. Plus you don’t get such a kink in the neck from looking up. Also, consider watching the parade from Adventureland they have some of the best handicap seating in the park plus tend to be a little less crowded than Main Street U.S.A. Don’t forget to catch a show this is a great way to rest for a few moments and catch your breath.
Slow and Steady ~ Now I know this may contradict every other guide out there to doing Disney however, after years of going to Disney I have learned that sometimes slow and steady win the race. By pacing yourself not only do you save your energy and quite possibly your sanity but it also sometimes allows for you to have special moments that you may have missed by rushing through everything. Like a few years back my son and I were strolling through the party on our way to catch Elsa and friends on the main stage when we happen to see to our delight Captain Jack. Of course, I being a Pirate Princess at heart was in complete awe. To our amazement Captain Jack, himself stopped for a moment to say hi. I was beside myself with delight. It was and is a moment I will cherish. So take your time and enjoy the moments that are happening.
Free Is the Word ~ Finally, my last tip is to be sure to get your free cookie and cocoa. There are cookie stations all through the Magic Kingdom that provide you with a yummy fresh-baked cookie and warm hot chocolate to make your night complete. If you want a healthier snack they do offer apple slices and apple juice instead. Also, take advantage of all the holiday sights, sound, smells and merchandise that can be had. More importantly, make memories that will last a lifetime.
Do you have a tip for attending the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?