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New Holiday Fun for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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Guess what? The Holidays start this week at Walt Disney World! Friday, November 7, is the first night (of many) for the Magic Kingdom hard-ticket event, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Each year, Disney adds new fun for guests to experience, and this year brings a number of great new experiences for guests to enjoy.

First, we will see new characters in this year’s “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime” Parade. Not only are Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph being added to the mix of holiday merriment, but it wouldn’t be a party now without being able to see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf from Frozen, too!

Speaking of getting to see your favorite characters, among the the biggest aspects of this type of event are the meet and greets. This year, guests will have the chance to meet Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Scrooge McDuck, and Santa Goofy, who are all dressed for the occasion, in Storybook Circus located in New Fantasyland!  Also in Storybook Circus and new for this year, guests will also have the chance to meet Jack Skellington, who will be dressed as “Sandy Claws.”  Be prepared: I expect this meet and greet to be extremely popular, with very long lines.

In addition, it wouldn’t be a hard-ticket event without a dance party…well…two to be exact. This year, guests in Tomorrowland looking to get funky can head to Cosmic Ray’s for “Club Tinsel.” Here, you’ll find Phineas and Ferb getting the party started. Over in Frontierland, guests can take part in the “Holiday Hootenanny!” at the Diamond Horseshoe. Guests will be able to dance with Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, and Clara Cluck, and The Country Bears.

For those looking to get into the holiday spirit, there really is no better way than Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which takes place on select nights from November 7 through December 19.

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Rikki Niblett

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11 thoughts on “New Holiday Fun for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

  • I hope Sandy Claws Skellington will look more like the movie Jack Skellington and less like some grey alien from the cover of Whitley Strieber’s “Communion”. Heck, combine the animation-puppet technology of MILF (Tomorrowland’s most unfortunate acronym) with the back-projection animatronics of Mine Train’s dwarfs, and you could have some really good facial expressions.

    • I saw Jack as Sandy Claws at Disneyland Paris last December. It was a very impressive costume! However don’t expect animatronics!

    • If you’re referring to the “Scream”-shaped head, A. I’m with you, it’s just wrong and B. Yes, Sandy Claws Jack uses the same wrong-shaped head as regular Jack. I don’t get it either. Have the costumer designers SEEN the movie?

  • Sarah

    Will the 7 Dwarves be there for Meet and Greets?

    • Krissy

      That was my #1 question after reading this, too! I hope so, that’s on my birthday trip bucket list!!!

      Only 40 more days!

  • Jamie b

    Where will Jack be?

  • Hasn’t the dance party at Diamond Horseshoe normally included Woody and Jessie? sad they have changed it this year

  • Denise

    Are you saying the story book circus characters will have different outfits during the party than during the day? If so, how would you suggest the touring plan change? Thanks in advance for your response! We are there on Monday the 10th.

  • Thanks for the update Rikki! Love the Phineas and Ferb dance party! I wish that they had kept Woody, Jessie and Bullseye for the younger kids and TS fans though, and to help even out attendance at both parties. Since most people have never heard of the characters that will be present at the Diamond Horseshoe, Phineas and Ferb will draw even more people.

  • I’ve never been to the MVMCP before and want to know which characters are going to be exclusive to the party versus which ones I could see at any time (on any day). Also, will the princes be with the princesses all day, or just during the party? One last thing, can you still get FastPasses+ for during the party (if you have linked the MagicBand)?
    Thanks bunches!

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