Reviews of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kingdom)

Reviews

56

Rating

5.98 / 10

Recommended By

57%



Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 12/11/2019

Rating: (8)
Recommended

Attended on Friday, November 22, 2019. Previously attended in 2016. Easy entry at 6pm. Cast members very diligent checking wristbands for rides. Tweens had fun at dance parties at club Tinsel and under circus top. Took pics with characters at dance parties. Lines too long for Character Meet and Greets. Would help if there were more of them spread out in park. Saw performers on Tomorrowland stage and then did People Mover to see all of the decorations/lights when it was dark. Kids had fun following the snack trail. I appreciated snacks were individually wrapped since we have food allergies in our family, no worries of cross contamination when handed treats by cast members. Beverage cups were tiny; so, kids went back twice for hot chocolate. Great parade and fireworks. We did the second parade. Went on lots of rides easily while other folks were at first parade. Very festive for all ages.

Pros:

short wait times, ample free snacks, great parade, lots to do

Cons:

long wait times for character meet and greets
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Reviewed by LadyDevereaux Review Date: 12/11/2019

Rating: (5)
Not Recommended

Our night was sold out and about as crowded as a summer day. Lines were long for food/drinks. Couldn’t literally move in front of castle for Frozen show. Everyone was shoulder to shoulder.

Pros:

Characters dressed in gorgeous Christmas outfits

Cons:

Way too crowded
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 12/10/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

Loved every minute of it! Was debating on going and it definitely was worth it. I highly recommend to anyone. Although a lot of people say it's crowded, I highly disagree. Looking at wait times for rides the night of the party versus a normal night there is no comparison. We got right on every ride we wanted to, saw the parade from a perfect spot, and got to watch the fireworks from a great place in front of the castle. Of course at the main event times, people are gathered in to one spot so it looks crowded, but overall it's not! It's a blast to walk around and get the cookies and drinks also. We did not have any children with us so I can imagine that having kids in the park all day and then doing the party could be tiring!

Pros:

-ride lines were short -most magical fireworks ever -fantastic parade -low crowds -fun cookies and drinks to collect -everyone is in fun pajamas and holiday clothes

Cons:

IMO nothing! Maybe the cost?
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Reviewed by patroy52 Review Date: 12/08/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

We attended MVMCP on Nov 21,2019. Fantastic. We arrived at 4 o'clock and were escorted in immediately through the backstage entrance, got our first treat and headed straight for the rides. We walked on to almost everything accept 7Dwarfs and Space Mtn witch were 20min. Treat lines moved fast and the Christmas spirit is all around. Can't be beat. If you love Christmas, come the week before Thanksgiving. All decorations are up and Disney Springs is in full Christmas mode.

Pros:

Manageable crowds, great atmossphere

Cons:

Can't think of any
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 12/08/2019

Rating: (3)
Not Recommended

We went on 12/1/19 and paid $115 plus tax per person. Really crowded, we didn't feel it was worth it. Just to get in took almost an hour with security checks and admission lines and bracelets. Long lines for rides, characters and snacks. We were only able to do a couple of things. Snacks were very mediocre, like those cheap, stale cookies you buy at Wal-Mart. We couldn't even see the parade cause it was so crowded at 8:15, we only saw the tops of the floats. So we showed up an hour early for the second showing and were only able to get standing-up spots in the second row on Main Street. So we spent the whole second half of the party standing on Main Street and holding our spots for the parade and waiting for it. Our kids fell asleep right on the pavement while waiting. Earlier, we were able to eat in Tomorrowland and our little girl danced with reindeer, that was fun. Then we went to take pix with Jasmine and Genie, waited about 30 min or so, then got a couple of snacks, but missed all the shows/fireworks during that time. For the number of things we got done and the parade, it was definitely not worth what we paid. The parade was spectacular, but we thought it should have been included with regular day's admission, instead of gouging people and charging over $100 a person to see it during this "very merry party" which turned out not so merry for us. Disney either needs to give people more time for this "party" or sell fewer tickets, which they are not going to do cause of greed. So we will never be doing this again.

Pros:

Parade was wonderful, pretty snow on Main St, party-exclusive character meet-and-greet are great too.

Cons:

Extremely crowded, can only do a couple of things, snacks don't taste that good, not worth the ticket cost.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 12/07/2019

Rating: (8)
Recommended

We attended Mickeys Very Merry Christmas party on November 18,2019. (I have been to this party three other times in the last 10 years and have loved it each time.) We got into the park easily at 4pm. They moved the party crowd in very quickly and efficiently while allowing the regular park guests to exit .The lines are very long for the cookies and hot chocolate but move incredible fast. Not all the attractions or rides are open but most of the popular ones are. We were able to ride our favorites throughout the evening without a long wait time. I was glad to see the cast members checking for party wristbands as it is expensive to attend and many regular park guests were trying to stay in the park for the party. There is truly a different feel at the party versus regular park hours . The cast members are dressed festively and Main Street comes alive with the lights and snow. I highly recommend attending the second run of the parade as it is much less crowded .
If you can't decide if you should attend the party vs a regular park day consider this..... if you don't really care about the snow ,cookies, special parade or some of the special dance shows for the teens and kids then you will likely be happy with just attending the park during regular days and hours. If you only have one day for the Magic Kingdom then you will have more available to you during the regular hours but you will miss the party feel. It is truly a Christmas party as only Disney can do.

Pros:

Great Christmas Party feeling . Special parade. You can enter at 4 and it closes at 12 leaving you plenty of time in the park.

Cons:

Everyone had the same idea on how to spend the time before the party began at 4... and that was to go to the Grand Floridian and look at the beautiful gingerbread house and decorations. The lobby of the hotel had many people just hanging around until closer to 4 and the lines for the monorail were the longest I've seen. They moved quickly but the lines were still long.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 12/07/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

I highly recommend going. I wasn’t interested in meeting characters but it’s worth it for the short wait times alone, plus fun shows and festive atmosphere.

Pros:

A Frozen Wish is fun to watch and the fireworks were amazing! (We watched frozen Storybook Circus) We got on everything we wanted to with short lines abs the few cookies we got were great!

Cons:

The parade is definitely not the best.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 11/15/2019

Rating: (3)
Not Recommended

Not the happiest place on earth! Over sold, too crowded to even see the parade, cancelled shows and rude cast members. Will be never go back and would not recommend this to anyone unless less tickets are sold. It was obvious that greed overtook customer experience.

Pros:

Snack lines moved well. Decorations were pretty!

Cons:

Too many tickets sold! Shows all delayed or cancelled!
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Reviewed by DisneyRobin Review Date: 11/11/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

Here’s a rundown of our night at the 1st Xmas party on Nov 8.

It was a drizzling in the evening and then the rain kept picking up throughout the night. Luckily, we brought rain jackets!

We arrived at the party at about 7pm. (Today, we did mk in the morning, ak in the afternoon, rested at our room in the contemporary for a while and then walked over to the party).

We walked up the back street behind Main Street where they handed out cookies, had lots of photo ops and had Xmas music playing - very festive!

We picked up some cookies at a few places on our way over to splash mountain. We walked right on twice in a row and then went on btm and just waited about 5 mins to ride.

After that, it was about 7:45 so we decided to watch the 1st parade. We walked up to a great front row spot in frontier land - right across from town hall. I videoed and took lots of pics. Fantastic parade as usual! Loved it!

Then, we picked up some more treats as we walked over to Tomorrowland for the speedway, Space and Monsters Xmas overlays. The speedway was festive but the rain was not that much fun - although it probably helped to keep the wait time down - only about a 5 min wait. We sat in a puddle and had a driving rain in our faces. Lol. We still had fun.

Space mt was about a 20-30 min wait but we were just happy to be out of the rain for a bit. We heard that the ride was having tech difficulties but it was up and running again. Super fun with the Xmas music and Xmas lights... it was much brighter inside than usual so we could see the tracks very well. Almost seemed like we were outside!
We missed the fireworks while we were on SM but it was pouring out so we didn’t mind.

Monsters inc was lots of fun with a Xmas theme to all of the jokes.

Club tinsel was cute. We had some treats and enjoyed watching the reindeer dance.

Then, we walked right on Winnie the Pooh and under the sea and at 11:20 waited about 15-20 mins for SDMT. Our last ride of the night was jingle cruise which we walked right on and had a very funny skipper! Great way to end the wet night.

On our way out, we danced to the Xmas music in the hub and took lots of pics as we walked down Main Street.

This was such a fun way to kick off the Christmas Season!

Pros:

Short lines, festive atmosphere... lots of fun!

Cons:

It rained:(
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 11/10/2019

Rating: (3)
Not Recommended

We are annual passholders and have done the Christmas party in the past, so we thought we had a good idea of what to expect. This is the first time I can say we were truly disappointed at that party on 11/8. Despite rain for the whole event, crowds were intense everywhere. We enjoy these events because the kids can experience so much more in the short amount of time. We only had success with our fast pass rides and on the teacups. It was nearly impossible to get thru the lines for the complimentary snacks, the stage performances were all cancelled or delayed, and we waited a considerable amount of time for a bus to take us back to the resort (I feel like Disney usually does a good job of anticipating crowds leaving and are prepared with bus departures). At first, we thought maybe we just had some bad luck this trip, but after talking to other guests and guest relations, the feedback we heard was all generally the same as ours. What a disappointment and waste of money 🙁

Pros:

Festive atmosphere, exceptional cast members

Cons:

Long lines for food and attractions, cancelled performances
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