2018 Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — it’s time for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It’s one of the most popular Disney parades of the year. Why wouldn’t it be? Who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas with Mickey, Minnie and all of their friends? Here are some fun facts you should know about the parade:
Twice as Nice
This isn’t a one-and-done parade. Instead, guests can watch the parade twice each night and you’ll see some of your favorite Disney characters including Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Christmas traditional favorites such as gingerbread men ad, of course, Ole Saint Nick! This year Ralph and Vanellope from “Wreck-It Ralph” will join the parade, as well as Arendelle with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf from “Frozen”.
Get a set right out front because there’s a new addition to Cinderella’s Castle forecourt show called “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. This show replaces “Celebrate the Season” from two years ago.
The Magic Continues
There are a bunch of rides that remain open during parade time, including; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Splash Mountain; Dumbo the Flying Elephant; Seven Dwarfs Mine Train; and Space Mountain.
Of course, you can’t have a parade without some parade sweets and Tomorrowland Terrace will have holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts for you to enjoy, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, seasonal fruits (Admission is $69 per adult and $41 per child).
Info: For the parade, you need a park ticket and for the Tomorrowland experience you need a parade ticket. This year, the parade runs from November 08 to December 21, 2018. November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 and 30; and December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21. Party fun takes place from 7 p.m.-midnight.
What’s a wintertime Christmas parade without complimentary hot cocoa and cookies — please forget the fact that it’s Florida!
Have Fun with Voiceplay
No, it’s not an interactive speaking game. VoicePlay is a 5-part a capella group that appears 3 times each night in Disney World singing Christmas music. Think of this as the biggest Christmas singalong you ever wanted to do with your family.
Character Meet & Greets
Nothing is as much fun in Disney as character meet-and-greets and one from Mickey’s Winter celebration is a must have. Here you can snap a pic with the man, Jack Skellington in his “Sandy Claws”, outfit as well as other popular characters.
If you know Florida, it’s not ‘really snowing’ but Disney World does a great job of providing snow for their authentic Christmas parade. It’s up to you to use your imagination and enjoy the holiday festivities!