Why You Won’t Pay $200 For A Disney Christmas Party

Magic Kingdom is welcoming back its parties this year, which means the park will get very merry this holiday season.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to Magic Kingdom for the first time since Disney World shut down in 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic. And the party promises to bring the holiday spirit, courtesy of festive décor, “snow” on Main Street, U.S.A., entertainment, and free cocoa and cookies! But is the price tag ($149-$199 per person ) worth the dose of holiday cheer? We asked our readers to weigh in.

We took to Facebook to ask our readers, “Do you think that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is worth the cost?” Here’s what they said!


We got a pretty even sprinkling of answers. Those who believe the experience is worth the cost shared the same sentiment — the party is “magical!”

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019

One reader said, “The parade, fireworks, treats & practically walking onto rides makes it so worth it!” Many other comments agreed, with one sharing to do it “at least once.”

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Another reader shared a great hack for those hoping to attend the party and save a bit of money. “Get your park tickets for one fewer day than you originally intended. Then use your party tickets as one of your MK Days. If you only get one MK day, consider 4PM as “rope drop” that day. Use your daytime hours as a resort/Disney Springs day.” We suggest trying this out too!

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Others didn’t feel the offerings are worth the cost. We received tons of comments that shared Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the better option, and actually worth the ticket price.

Fireworks at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Someone said Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party would cost them “another $1,000 to go as a family,” so they don’t find it to be worth that high of a price.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Main Street, U.S.A.

Another hack was shared for those uncomfortable with the party’s price — “go on a non party night and buy your own hot cocoa and a cookie; same experience.” This is a good idea for those who don’t mind missing the party-exclusive offerings, like Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks. 

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And there ya have it — that’s what our readers think about the price of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. For more information about the party, check this out. Or, if the Halloween Party is a better option for you, check out this post about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. 

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2 Replies to “Why You Won’t Pay $200 For A Disney Christmas Party”

  1. I got my ticket. I’m supposed to land at 2pm, and go to the party that night. Did the same with the Halloween party. It’s a great way to start the trip.

  2. To me, there’s two sides to this argument that lead to very different answers…

    – If you are on an extended WDW vacation, with passes purchased for your trip (or annual passes), it’s very difficult to justify the cost of attending the Christmas party as the cost of Christmas Party tickets is totally on top of the cost of the passes for the other days. It all comes down to whether the extras (special fireworks/parade, somewhat lower crowds, etc.) are worth the cost to you. Personally, my answer would probably be no. Cutting down your extended passes by one day and just doing the party on that day helps a little bit with cost, but in reality gives you limited savings because of the way the multi-day tickets are priced (and obviously isn’t an option for annual pass holders).
    – If you are in the area of the parks and do not have other park tickets, the Christmas party provides an opportunity to visit MK at an inflated rate, but you get all the extras included for that higher price.

    We went to the Christmas party last year, and will do so again this year, because it will be a one day visit to WDW around a special event we are attending at Universal. We are from out of state and normally do a longer visit in the Spring/Summer where we have time to do all the parks, so the idea of adding one special day in WDW between regular visits is very appealing to the family. I’m sure we focus more on rides during the Christmas party than most, but from 4pm – midnight we can do all of our favorites in the park while taking a bit of time away from the rides to view the fireworks/parade and have some snacks. It works for us! We’ve also had some great experiences and different angles by simply finding viewing for the fireworks/parade at the last minute, wherever we happen to be.