I was invited by Disney this past weekend to check out some of the holiday offerings around the different parks, including a trip to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. If you’ve spent any time on our blog at all, you know I’m as big of a fan girl for the Very Merry party as I am for both One Direction, and Gilmore Girls, so this was right up my alley.

Treats:

There are plenty of new treats at this year party to try – and we basically only go to Disney to eat, so we’re thrilled about that. Topping our ‘must eat’ list are the two different Yule Logs offered. I’ve never met a Yule Log I didn’t like, but these two has the added benefit of being available at Disney. One is a Pecos Bills, and one at The Main Street Bakery. The one at Pecos Bills has a bit of a spicy kick to it, while the one at The Main Street Bakery is more straight forward chocolate. The Main Street Bakery also has a ‘Wreck It Ralph’ cupcake, as well as a Mickey-gingerbread cookie, and holiday Cinnamon Roll. Sleepy Hollow has several Christmas options, including the Sandy Claws dessert, which is the only offering we tried that we wouldn’t eat again, and the Red Velvet Zero Waffle Sundae, which is fantastic. Another star of the holiday season is the peppermint soft-serve sundae at Storybook Treats, which any peppermint mocha lover will enjoy.

Entertainment:

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration Stage Show
This is a super charming castle show, featuring the fab five and other guests, singing holiday songs in their most festive attire.

Holiday Wishes Fireworks
The Holiday Wishes Fireworks is a completely different fireworks show (unlike the Illuminations Holiday tag), and is set to a compilation of classic Holiday songs. It’s a classic show that shouldn’t be missed, and should be watched from the center of Main Street U.S.A.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade
This parade, in our opinion, is the creme de la creme of Disney entertainment. This parade is everything we love about Christmas and everything we love about Disney combined. They show it twice during each party, and we recommend seeing it both times (because it’s just that good). Try to catch a showing of it on Main Street U.S.A, where you can see the Castle, and all the lights behind the floats while you watch it, for a truly magical Christmas memory.

Atmosphere:

The Atmosphere at the parties is unbeatable. Projections of snowflakes are featured on buildings, while Main Street has continuous “snoap” (snow soap) to add to the ambiance or the green and red buildings. The Castle and Tree are lit, and everyone is wearing holiday colors. It’s truly a Christmas lovers dream night.

Tickets:

As a general rule of thumb, November parties and weekday parties are less crowded (and less expensive) than December parties. That doesn’t mean that December parties are bad options by any means, as any Very Merry Party is better than no Very Merry Party. Tickets are non-refundable, even if there’s rain. It rained during our party last year, and they still did the parade, and the entertainment, and we still had a great time. We brought our umbrella, and things were fine. If anything, the rain drove the crowds out of the park and made things far less crowded.
The party begins at 7 pm, but you can get into The Magic Kingdom with your Very Merry Ticket as early as 4 pm. This allows you to buy one less day of park tickets and spend the morning touring Deluxe Resort Christmas decorations or Disney Springs. You can get into The Magic Kingdom a little early to ride a few rides, and eat some food before the party actually starts.

 

Thank you so much to Disney for providing the tickets and accommodations so I could enjoy this event!