Magic Kingdom

2017 Dates

  • November 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28

  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Add some very to your merry at the merriest Christmas party of the season. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom hosts 21 nights of yuletide cheer from Nov. 9 – Dec. 22, 2017. From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. during select nights at Magic Kingdom park, this annual ticket event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment.

See the 2016 MVMCP guide map HERE.

Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets can enjoy the spectacular holiday splendor, along with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. Special holiday entertainment during the event includes Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas! Dance Party, “Celebrate the Season” musical stage show starring favorite Disney characters, and “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks spectacular.

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, to be performed on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Mickey and his pals host some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas soiree filled with medleys of delightful classic and contemporary holiday songs, and magical holiday projections on Cinderella Castle building to a sensational, snowy finale. (This show will also be available Dec. 23 – 31 during regular park operating hours.)

Disney characters dressed in their Christmas best will be available for meet and greets throughout the park. In addition, don’t miss Queen Elsa from “Frozen” as she uses her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle nightly into a glistening ice palace for the holidays during “A Frozen Holiday Wish” castle lighting show.

Also for the holiday season, the iconic Jungle Cruise will temporarily transform into “Jingle Cruise” for Magic Kingdom guests. Festive decor in the attraction queue and boathouse gives guests a bit of Christmas cheer. The Jingle Cruise boats each are given a unique holiday name, and the Skippers share a slew of seasonal holiday jokes throughout the tour.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party features:

* A Frozen Holiday Wish
* Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade
* Holiday Wishes Fireworks
* A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
* Meet and greet opportunities with Disney Characters
* Character Dance Parties
* Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa
* Many of the most popular Magic Kingdom attractions


The official hours of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) are 7 p.m. to midnight. However, guests attending the party are admitted as early as 4 p.m. The turnstiles on the right side are used for party guests and the turnstiles on the left are used for day guests. Note: Even though you may enter the park before the party starts, the special events do not begin until 7 p.m.

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2017 MVMCP shows, parade and fireworks:

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration: 7:40pm, 9:25pm, 10:30pm & 11:55pm

A Frozen Holiday Wish 8:15 pm Cinderella Castle Stage

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: 8:30pm and 11pm (begins in Frontierland)

Holiday Wishes Fireworks: 10pm

“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” Show: 7:45pm, 8:35pm, 9:25pm, 10:45pm & 11:45pm

Voice Play: 8:10pm, 9:00pm, 10:20pm, 11:10pm Rockettower Plaza Stage

Character Meet & Greets: 7:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Club Tinsel dance party with Reindeer! (Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland): 7 p.m. – midnight

Special Disney Character appearances including:

  • The Seven Dwarfs gather together for a group photo with you! LONG LINES
  • Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws – Liberty Square (also has long lines)
  • Scrooge and Donald – Storybook Circus
  • Abu and Prince – Adventureland
  • Nick and Judy Hops – Tomorrowland

2017 Holiday Treat Locations — all open until Midnight!

Tortuga Tavern Adventureland – Snowman Soft Pretzel and Sno-Cone
Liberty Square Ticket Office Liberty Square – Ginger Molasses Cookie and Eggnog
Friar’s Nook Fantasyland – Silky Smooth DOVE Chocolate and Sparkling Apple Cider
Pete’s Silly Sideshow Fantasyland – Peppermint Crunch Cookies and Nestle Nesquik
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – Tomorrowland – Snickerdoodle Cookie and Hot Chocolate
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – Tomorrowland – Santa Claus Cookie and Sno-Cone

2017 Magic Kingdom attractions that will be in operation:

Main Street
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom – be sure to pick up your special Sorcerer Card!
Town Square Theater

Pirates of the Caribbean
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Swiss Family Treehouse
Jingle Cruise – special holiday version

Splash Mountain
Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square:
The Haunted Mansion

it’s A Small World
Peter Pan’s Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
The Barnstormer
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Mad Tea Party
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Princess Fairytale Hall

Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Space Mountain
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Tomorrowland Speedway
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

2017 Dining Locations Open (food for purchase)

Main Street:
Casey’s Corner
Main Street Bakery
Plaza Ice Cream

Aloha Isle

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Liberty Square:
Sleepy Hollow
Liberty Square Market (closes at 9:00 PM)
Columbia Harbour House (closes at 8:00 PM)

Storybook Treats
Gaston’s Tavern (closes at 10:00 pm)

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Lunching Pad

Assorted Snack Carts

2017 Ticket Prices
(prices do not include tax)

Advance Purchase Tickets

November 12, 14, 16 – Adult $89, Child $84
November 9 – Adult $94, Child $89 (SOLD OUT)
November 10, 17, 26, 28, December 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 – Adult $95, Child $90
December 15, 17 – Adult $99, Child $94
December 19, 21, 22 – Adult $109, Child $104

Day of Event Tickets

TBA if available.

Annual Passholder Advance Purchase Tickets

November 12, 14, 16 – Adult $82, Child $77
November 9 – Adult $87, Child $82 (SOLD OUT)
November 10, 17, 26, 28, December 1, 3, 5, 12 – Adult $91, Child $86

Disney Vacation Club Advance Purchase Tickets

November 12, 14, 16 – Adult $82, Child $77
November 9 – Adult $87, Child $82 (SOLD OUT)
November 10, 17, 26, 28, December 1, 3, 5, 12 – Adult $91, Child $86

Visit or call 407-W-Disney for more info or to purchase tickets.

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This sounds like a lot of fun, but is it overly crowded?

WDW limits the number of tickets sold and many nights do sell out in advance. Check out the Reader Comments!

I have never been, what tips can you give me?

Buy a Disney Holiday Hat and Join in the Fun! Santa Hats with Mickey Ears and Reindeer Horns with Mickey Ears are Available.

Decide what your priorities are and have a plan before you arrive!

Take advantage of the 4pm entry time for ticket holders.

Enjoy the special shows.

Take in the Snow on Main Street!

Visit the characters later in the evening.

Make sure to watch the Special Fireworks!

Watch the second showing of the parade.

Pace yourself!

I’m not sure I want to spend the money for MVMCP. Is it a must-see?

If you are on a budget, there is no need to attend MVMCP. Most all the decorations are out during normal operating hours. What you will end up missing (until right before Christmas) is the Christmas Parade and special fireworks.

Trivia Information regarding MVMCP

The very first MVMCP was held on December 16, 1983.

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