Is The Price Tag Worth the Short Wait Times at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World?

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is BACK in Magic Kingdom!

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks

With exclusive treats, entertainment, and more festive fun, the after-hours event is a popular one (as evidenced by multiple sold-out nights!). The event requires an additional ticket in order to get in, but that extra money comes with exclusives for guests, and there are usually also some shorter wait times. But, were the wait times on the first night worth the extra price?

The party lasts from 7PM to 12AM on select nights at Magic Kingdom, though guests are able to get into the park with their ticket at 4PM.

The party has started!

For the cost, it varies based on date:

November 2022

November 8th — $159 for adults — $149 for kids (ages 3-9)
November 10th — $149 for adults — $139 for kids
November 11th — $159 for adults — $149 for kids
November 14th — $149 for adults — $139 for kids
November 15th — $149 for adults — $139 for kids
November 17th — $149 for adults — $139 for kids
November 18th — $159 for adults — $149 for kids
November 20th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
November 22nd — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
November 27th — $169 for adults — $159 for kids
November 29th — $169 for adults — $159 for kids

December 2022

December 1st — $169 for adults — $159 for kids (ages 3-9)
December 2nd — $169 for adults — $159 for kids
December 4th — $169 for adults — $159 for kids
December 6th — $169 for adults — $159 for kids
December 8th — $169 for adults — $159 for kids
December 9th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
December 11th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
December 13th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
December 15th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
December 16th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
December 18th — $179 for adults — $169 for kids
December 20th — $199 for adults — $189 for kids
December 22nd — $199 for adults — $189 for kids

During the first night of the party (which was sold out), we kept up with the wait times throughout the night. At the beginning of the party, there were relatively low wait times.

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Almost all of the rides had 25 minute wait times or less, except for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Jingle Cruise, and Peter Pan’s Flight, along with meeting Mickey Mouse.

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At 8PM, it was the same deal, only those 3 rides had wait times over 25 minutes, and even then, there wait times were still significantly lower than we usually see during normal park hours.

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At 9PM we even saw Splash Mountain have no wait at all!

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Jingle Cruise also went down to 5 minutes, as did other popular rides like Space Mountain. Keep in mind 9PM is also when the parade began in the park, so a lot of people might’ve been busy watching that instead of waiting in line for rides.

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The longest wait times were to meet the princesses!

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At 10PM is right around when the fireworks began, and the wait times remained low.

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But, Jingle Cruise did go back up to 30 minutes.

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At 11PM, the wait times were still VERY low, including Peter Pan’s Flight at 25 minutes, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at 25 minutes, and Jingle Cruise at 30 minutes.

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So, is the price of the party worth it? Well, that depends on what your group is looking for. The hard ticketed event doesn’t just come with shorter wait times, but also includes entertainment, snacks, and lower crowds throughout the park in general. Since you can get in at 4PM, you can be in the parks for eight hours with your ticket — though only five of those hours will be with party-only guests.

Haunted Mansion

If you’re looking to get a lot of rides done, you probably can with these kinds of wait times. The value of the ticket compared to how much you accomplish really depends on which day you go to the party. If it’s one of the cheaper days, you’re kind of getting a better deal than if you were to go on the more expensive days.

Space Mountain

So, if you want the ability to walk on a lot of rides or even ride things over and over again, then the price could definitely be worth it to you. But, keep in mind that if you want to see a lot of entertainment too, you might not be able to do every single thing you want during the party.

Mad Tea Party

For more on the party, like entertainment and food, you can check out our post documenting the party throughout the night.

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2 Replies to “Is The Price Tag Worth the Short Wait Times at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World?”

  1. No…definitely not worth the ridiculously over priced ticket especially when we already have a multi day admission ticket….the times you posted for rides was NOT what we saw a few years ago when we tried…the place was mobbed…the line for these meager refreshments of a cookie and some hot cocoa was over 1/2 hour…would never do this again….this was the 2nd time years apart…we thought maybe we missed something first time…nope…still a waste of money

  2. No, I went to the Halloween Party on one of the cheapest days and the lines and crowds were unbearable, couldn’t hardly ride anything cause the lines so long,so I am not willing to take that chance again at Christmas time!