"Official" 2018 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Holiday Magic

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  1. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

    Apr 30, 2012
    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2018 (MVMCP)
    Holiday Magic

    Welcome to the "Official" 2018 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Thread, where you will get THE most updated information for all of your Christmas needs! Most of this information is from last years party. However, I will update as new information is released.


    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Frequently Asked Questions

    :santa: What are the dates for the 2018 MVMCP?
    November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 & 30
    December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 21

    CM Discounted Parties
    9, 12, 13 & 15

    Sold Out Dates:

    :santa: When do MVMCP Tickets go on sale?
    2018 - Disney released Official 2018 MVMCP Dates early morning of 3/19/18, Disney Parks Blog announced MNSSHP & MVMCP Dates and that tickets were on sale. At the time of the post, tickets only available by calling 407.939.1872. Pricing only available by calling when dates announced. 4/17/18 - Tickets now available online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party/purchase/. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/b...-merry-christmas-party-at-magic-kingdom-park/
    • Disney released Official 2017 MVMCP Dates early morning of 4/6/17. November 8th was originally listed as a party night, but date was removed. Tickets went on sale on May 10th.
    • 2016 Party Dates were announced in the afternoon on March 23rd with ticket prices posting on May 4th. Tickets on sale date was released on May 4th.
    • 2015 Party Dates were announced on February 25th (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...gdom-special-events-tickets-on-sale-in-april/) and tickets sales began on April 8th.
    • 2014 Party Dates were announced on May 5th.
    Please note that MVMCP is a "hard-ticket" event. A "hard-ticket" event means you must buy a separate ticket for admission to the party, you cannot use a day of your regular Magic Your Way ticket to attend MVMCP.

    :santa: How much do tickets cost?

    Ticket prices vary depending on the date of the party.

    2018 Prices (Prices Do Not Include Tax)

    Advanced Purchase Pricing
    November 8, 9, 16, 25, 27 & 29; December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 16: $99 Adult/ $94 Child (Age 3-9)
    November 12, 13 & 15: $95 Adult/ $90 Child
    November 30; December 7 & 14: $109Adult/ $104 Child
    December 18 & 20: $115 Adult/ $110 Child
    December 21: $125 Adult/ $120 Child

    Same Day Purchase Pricing
    November 8, 9, 16, 25, 27 & 29; December 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 16: $109 Adult/ $104 Child
    November 12, 13 & 15: $105 Adult/ $100 Child
    November 30; December 7 & 14: $119 Adult/ $114 Child
    December 18 & 20: $125 Adult/ $120 Child

    Annual Passholder Advance Pricing & Disney Vacation Club Advance Pricing

    November 8, 9, 16, 25, 27 & 29; December 2, 4, 6, 11 & 13: $94 Adult/ $89 Child
    November 12, 13 & 15: $89 Adult/ $84 Child

    Military Ticket Prices* (Prices include Tax)
    November 9, 12, 13 & 15: $71.50 Adult/$66.40 Child

    *Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and participating members of the National Guard and Reserve. You can purchase additional tickets for up to five (5) family members and/or friends.

    Where Can You Purchase These Specially Priced Tickets?
    Direct From Walt Disney World
    These special tickets must be purchased in person (with proper military ID) from Walt Disney World ticket or Guest Relations locations! They cannot be pre-purchased over the phone or internet.

    From Shades of Green
    You may also purchase these special tickets in person at Shades of Green's Ticket Office. Call 407-824-1403 for details.

    All Tickets Are Subject To Availability. Tickets Can & Will Sell Out With Out Notice.
    :santa: Where can I buy the tickets? When should I buy tickets?
    Tickets can be ordered by calling 407-W-DISNEY or purchase online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/. Once you purchase tickets, they will be linked to your My Disney Experience account.
    Definitely in advance of the party, especially if you plan to attend one of the last parties, or if there is a specific day you prefer to go.

    :santa: What time does MVMCP start? What time can I enter the park?
    MVMCP officially starts at 7pm. Guests may enter Magic Kingdom using their party tickets starting at 4pm. This practice is not officially advertised by Disney, but it has been exercised for many years and Cast Members will readily confirm this information. None of the party-specific M&Gs or treats will begin until 7pm, with a few M&G exceptions.

    New in 2018 – Earlier Entry for DVC Members
    This year, Members and their guests can enter Magic Kingdom park starting at 2:00 PM, which is 2 hours earlier than ever before! Simply present your valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card and your event ticket at the main entrance touchpoints to take advantage of this benefit. The benefit is valid for the Member and up to 7 guests with tickets to this event (a total of 8 people).

    :santa: Do I need a wristband? What if I want to stay without one?

    • Yes, a wristband is included in the cost of admission. All ticket holders for this event will be required to wear a wristband. You may pick-up your wristband and map of the party at designated locations in the MK.
    • Once the party begins at 7pm, Cast Members begin looking for those who do not have wristbands to exit the park.
    • MVMCP Ticket Holders have purchased tickets with "their money" for the party; if you do not have a ticket/wristband make your way to exit the gates by 7pm.
    • As discussed on another thread, there are different color wristbands, so NO Double Dipping to attend another party. Oh, my! I'm already in the park. Do I have to exit and re-enter for MVMCP? No, there are checkpoints within the park to check-in and receive wristbands for MVMCP!
    Locations (Will Update for 2018 When Released)
    Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    Mickey's PhilharMagic (Fantasyland)
    Buzz Lightyear (Tomorrowland)

    :santa: Are FP+ Reservations available during the party?

    No, there are no FP+ reservations in the park after the 6 p.m., the closing time of Magic Kingdom to day guests.

    You can, however, make FP+ reservations using your party ticket for the 4-6:00pm time period (FP+ Selections should be booked between 3:30-6:00pm), before the party officially begins. The good news is that most attraction lines will be short enough during the party that you won’t miss FP+ reservations much.
    New for 2017 with the Magic Kingdom closing @ 6pm to day guests, FP+ will cease to be available after 5:30pm-6:00pm and the 15 minute late grace period will not be given; this is the same for 2018 too.

    When Can I Make FP+ Reservations?
    Staying at a Disney World Resort: 60D in Advance
    Staying at a Non-Disney Resort: 30D in Advance

    Please note, if you only purchased MVMCP tickets, your FP+ reservation is still based on resort check-in day (60D in Advance).

    FastPass+ FAQs

    MVMCP & Scheduling FP+: https://www.disboards.com/threads/mvmcp-and-scheduling-fp-4-6pm.3633529/#post-58193594

    2017 FP+ Canceled/Not Canceled Thread (MNSSHP):

    :santa: Do you have a map of the party?

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Map gives you an idea of special foods available, as well as show times for the major entertainment.
    :santa: What Complimentary Holiday Treats are offered?
    Locations are indicated on the map. There is no limit to how many times you can go back to the same location for more. Several holiday treat locations will be open until midnight during MVMCP.


    :santa: What characters can I meet at MVMCP? (Will Update When 2018 Info Released)

    Main Street, U.S.A.
    Santa Claus at Town Square (Meets During the Day)
    Mickey Mouse
    (Christmas Outfit) at Town Square Theater

    Captain Jack Sparrow
    (Prince Ali) with Abu (Scarf)
    Jasmine with Genie
    Peter Pan

    Liberty Square
    Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws (4:30pm in TST?)

    Tigger and Friends (Scarves) ---Near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (6:30pm for MNSSHP?)
    Ariel w/Prince Eric (Across from Ariel's Grotto)
    Princess Tiana w/Naveen and Rapunzel w/Flynn Ryder (Princess Fairytale Hall)
    Cinderella w/Prince Charming and Elena of Avalor (Princess Fairytale Hall)
    Aurora w/Prince Phillip and Snow White w/Prince (Near Princess Fairytale Hall) --- Line up at 6:30pm for this*
    Mary Poppins & Bert

    Country Bears

    Storybook Circus
    Seven Dwarfs (Holiday Scarves) --- Very popular! Line up by 5pm to meet them. (Start Meeting @ 6:15pm)
    Scrooge McDuck w/Donald (Lumberjack/Holiday Plaid Hat & Coat) --- Casey Jr.
    Minnie Mouse (Peppermint Dress) & Daisy (Holiday Dress w/Snowflakes)
    Santa Goofy (Near Barnstormer)

    Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps (6:15pm for MNSSHP)

    Seven Dwarfs, Sandy Claws, Captain Jack Sparrow, Nick & Judy, the Princes with their Princesses (Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Flynn Ryder, Prince Phillip & Prince), and new this year Moana are exclusive to MVMCP.

    Aladdin as Prince Ali, and Peter Pan with scarf are also unique to MVMCP.
    Abu, Genie, Bert & Piglet are other hard to find characters.

    Characters that you can normally find at the park, such as Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, and the Tigger & Friends, are dressed up in Christmas costumes ONLY for MVMCP.

    :santa: How long are the Character Meet & Greet lines?

    It depends. There are a few of the popular characters that will have lines that begin long before the party starts. If you want to see the 7 Dwarfs you will want to line up around 5:00pm. The other M&G wait times will range from 30-45 minutes.

    :santa: Are the attractions open during MVMCP?
    Yes, and the lines for most attractions (except Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) will have much shorter wait times than a regular park day.

    List of Open Attractions (Will Update for 2018 When Released)

    4/17/18: Only BTMRR, SM, Dumbo, 7DMT, & SM listed. Will continue to monitor.

    Main Street U.S.A.
    Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
    Town Square Theater

    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Jingle Cruise

    Splash Mountain (from November 17th)
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    County Bear Jamboree

    Liberty Square
    The Haunted Mansion

    Princess Fairytale Hall
    Peter Pan's Flight
    Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
    "it's a small world"
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Mad Tea Party
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

    Storybook Circus
    Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    The Barnstormer

    Astro Orbiter
    Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
    Space Mountain
    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    Tomorrowland Speedway
    Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

    :santa: Holiday Scavenger Hunts During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Fantasyland Gift Shops)
    The gift shops of Fantasyland are each offering Very Merry Christmas Shop scavenger hunts providing families with an incredible opportunity to enjoy some of the amazing details that often get overlooked at these whimsical retailers.

    The rules for the scavenger hunts are simple, each shop will have 3 different friends that Mickey is shopping for. Guests are given a wish list and then must search the shop for each item on the list.

    A lot of the clues can be found in the amazing details and displays that sit above the souvenirs or in areas you normally wouldn’t look.

    Each of the scavenger hunts can be completed quite quickly and guests will receive a celebration button for participating.
    :santa: Should I attend?
    • Is MVMCP worth it? IMO it is most definitely worth the price at least once. I thoroughly enjoyed MVMCP, and we plan to attend 2 parties this year (fingers crossed for dates). It’s definitely worth it if your budget allows.
    • There’s plenty of special entertainment, special decorations and lighting, and lots of unique character meet and greets.
    • If you decide to attend MVMCP, make sure to purchase your tickets in advance, and use any available discounts (i.e. DVC, AP, etc,).
    • Tickets are more expensive on the day of the party, and several nights each year sell out completely.

    :santa: Party Crowds

    MVMCP is a special ticket event with a limited amount of tickets sold. It has been discussed that more tickets are being sold as of late. However, due to Party Entertainment, crowds tend to be more concentrated around the events, especially the parade and fireworks. November party dates will almost always be less busy than December dates, and Tuesdays are usually less crowded than parties offered on other days of the week. Day of the week tends to matter as well, with Monday through Thursday evenings being less busy than the weekend events.


    :santa: Can I purchase Memory Maker for MVMCP ONLY?
    Yes, Disney PhotoPass now offers Memory Maker (MM) One Day (Disney PhotoPass Website Updated on 3/25/16).

    The Memory Maker Window begins at 6:00am EST on the day you use the 1D theme park admission with which MM is bundled at purchase or if MM was purchased separately, the date the photo selected on the MDE app, or of applicable, on MyDisneyPhotoPass.com when purchasing MM or when linking a previously purchased MM code to your Disney account and ends at 5:59am EST on the following day. (i.e. The 1D Memory Maker can be purchased in the app, after you have a photo loaded into your account, click on the photo, and you will get the option to purchase either the 30-day MM for $169, or the 1-day MM for $59).

    PhotoPass photographers will take Magic Shots during the party where you will pose and when you see the photos afterward, you'll see something magically inserted into the photo.

    Magic Shots

    A Giant Christmas Bulb (Green @ Liberty Square & Red @ Bypass; Castle Hub Area), Mistletoe (Fireworks Plaza & Bridge neat Monsters Inc., Laugh Floor & Most of Magic Kingdom PP Locations), Snow Globe (Main Street, U.S.A.), Ugly Christmas Sweater (Near Ariel's Grotto), Zero, Jack Skellington’s ghost dog from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Haunted Mansion), A Few Jubilant Favorites --Toy Soldiers-- from “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” Welcome You to the Celebration! (Main Street, U.S.A.), Your Favorite Fashionable Fairy
    (Tinkerbell in Santa Outfit) is ready with a Little Yuletide Pixie Dust (Fantasyland & HUB near Partners Statue, Main Street, U.S.A.), Gingerbread Man & Reindeer (Magic Kingdom Park Entrance), Toy Soldiers from “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” are Marching through the Winter Wonderland (Main Street, U.S.A)---You’ll receive a Magic Shot and an Animated Magic Shot! & The Kringle Crew doing the Candy Cane Twist (Magic Kingdom Park Christmas Tree).

    New for 2017: MVMCP Stamp on Photo in Memory Maker (Magic Kingdom Park Christmas Tree) & Candy Cane Over Head (Rose Garden Area & Most Magic Kingdom PP Locations) & Various Holiday/MVMCP Props Around the Magic Kingdom.


    :santa: Are there any Dining Options?
    Dining is available at select counter service and snack locations throughout the park, but is very limited once the party begins. It’s probably wise to eat your main evening meal prior to attending the party.

    Counter Service Dining Locations Open During Party:
    (Will Update for 2018 When Released)

    Main Street U.S.A.
    Main Street Bakery
    Plaza Ice Cream
    Casey's Corner

    Aloha Isle

    Pecos Bill
    Westward Ho

    Liberty Square
    Columbia Harbor House (to 8pm)
    Sleepy Hollow
    Liberty Square Market (to 9pm)

    Storybook Treats
    Gaston's Tavern (to 10pm)

    Cosmic Ray's Starlight cafe (to 11pm)
    The Lunching Pad

    Holiday-themed specialty treats are available at the following locations:
    These treats will only be available within the Magic Kingdom during MVMCP (2017).
    Main Street Bakery: Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll, Yule Log, Peppermint Cupcake
    Sleepy Hollow: Sandy Claws Dessert, Red Velvet Mickey Waffles
    :santa: Snow on Main Street, U.S.A.
    This isn’t “real” snow, it is actually imitation snow. There is a “snowfall” on Main Street before the parades and then at the end of the evening. There is also snow on Main Street after the fireworks.
    :santa: What are the times for Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade?
    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade runs at 8:30pm and 11:00pm.

    It has been discussed that the second parade is less crowded than the first. There are advantages and disadvantages to both depending on your party size/age and party plans.

    FYI: The parade route begins in Frontierland, follows the waterway until it reaches Liberty Square, crosses the Liberty Square bridge, circles Central Plaza in front of Cinderella's Castle, then heads down Main Street, U.S.A., where it ends next to Harmony Barbershop.
    :santa: What time is Holiday Wishes (Fireworks)?
    Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season is at 10:00pm on party nights.
    Holiday Wishes is Exclusive to MVMCP.
    :santa: Transportation
    The Walt Disney World Transportation, including the boat launches, bus and monorail stations, all continue to run during and after Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Disney Springs: One-way bus service from the 4 Disney theme parks operates daily from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM or 2 hours after theme parks close, whichever is earlier.
    :santa: Weather
    Please note that the party will go on regardless of weather, so even if it's pouring down raining, it will take place.

    What is the weather like in November and December?
    Average high temperature: 78°F/72°F
    Average low temperature: 58°F/51°F
    Mean temperature: 68°F/62°F
    Record high temperature: 90°F (1957)/89°F (2000)
    Record low temperature: 28°F (1970)/19°F (1989)
    Average Precipitation: 2.14 in./2.89in.

    :santa: Does MVMCP end before Christmas?
    The actual SPECIAL EVENT (MVMCP) does end on the selected date, however, they still have the Christmas Parade for FREE in the Magic Kingdom after the last scheduled MVMCP for you to enjoy in case you cannot attend MVMCP! You should try your best to attend though!

    MVMCP Dining FAQ
    :santa: Can I make ADRs in the Magic Kingdom WITHOUT a party ticket?
    • Yes, you can make your reservations up until 6:00pm. Please note you will be asked to leave the property as soon as your dining experience is complete. If you have not purchased a MVMCP ticket, you can purchase a same day ticket IF the party has not sold out.
    :santa: Should I eat in a Disney Restaurant while the party is going on? Will I miss something?
    • This is subjective, and you will see conflicting opinions posted on various threads. Remember - you can enter the park at 4pm if you have purchased a MVMCP ticket. Most agree that you should eat either before, or during the 4-7pm time periods so you DO NOT waste time/miss the Christmas Festivities.
    • If you choose to make a ADR during during MVMCP:
    At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, 3 of the most popular table-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom park will be open.
    Be Our Guest
    Cinderella's Royal Table
    The Crystal Palace

    Dining reservations are available from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
    • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are required to book dinner or dessert party reservations. No exceptions will be made.
    • Valid tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are required to make reservations and are not included in the price of dining or dessert party packages.
    • Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to arrival.
    • Reservations will not be available through each restaurant’s dining page for the duration of the event.
    • Restaurant menus will remain the same during the event.
    • Crystal Palace Character Dining will remain the same—Character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
    • Disney Dining Plans will be accepted at all 3 participating restaurants.
    • Call (407) 939-3463 to purchase party tickets and make dining/dessert party reservations or book online @ https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/d...eys-very-merry-christmas-party-table-service/.
    :santa: Is there a Premium Dining Package and/or Dessert party?
    Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrance
    The Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package costs $84 for adults or $50 for children (ages 3 to 9), tax not included. A separate Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket is also required and is not included in the price of the package. Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium package or book online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/wishes-fireworks-holiday-dessert-party/.

    Treat your senses to fa-la-la-fantastic views of Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks bursting high above Cinderella Castle. Before the fireworks, at a table decked with boughs of holly, discover a host of holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts prepared by our pastry chef, along with a bountiful buffet of sweet treats—like chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, seasonal fruits. So raise a cup of good cheer with sparkling cider, signature lemonades, specialty Christmas drinks, hot chocolate, coffee or tea, and then marvel as the sky above explodes with color, music and light!
    • Guests who have purchased the Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package may check in beginning an hour and a half at Tomorrowland Terrance Restaurant, where they will receive credentials for identification.
    • Guests are advised to return to Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant for the dessert party one hour prior to the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks.
    • Seating will be available at the dessert party on a first-come, first-served basis—though every table features views of Cinderella Castle.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks may be delayed or cancelled. However, the dessert party will occur regardless of the weather.
    Returning for 2018 – Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing
    Location: Dessert party held at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom park, with fireworks viewing in the Plaza Garden.
    Pricing: This experience is $69 plus tax for Guests ages 10 and older, and $41 plus tax for Guests ages 3 to 9.
    How to Book: Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium dessert party package or book online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/d...ickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-plaza-view/.

    MVMCP Entertainment

    A Frozen Holiday Wish
    Queen Elsa from Frozen appears twice each evening to get the Castle Dream Lights lit up for the night in a 7 minute show.
    November 9 - December 31, 2018 (Nightly). The show is typically held at 7pm to kick off the start of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party which is held on select nights beginning November 8.

    Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
    Marching toy soldiers, reindeer, gingerbread men, classic characters dressed in their holiday best and Santa Claus himself appear in this super fun parade. There is a “snowfall” on Main Street before the parades and then at the end of the evening.
    Times: 8:30pm and 11:00pm

    Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
    Times: 10:00pm

    Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration
    Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Look for Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more! “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will be presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.

    A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
    Holiday-themed intergalactic stage show that involves characters from Tomorrowland attractions. Stitch, Buzz Lightyear, and Mike Wazowski join a singing host and cast of dancers to entertain guests with holiday songs. A story about Stitch's efforts to bring Santa Claus to the show from the sky since he doesn't understand the meaning of Christmas.

    A cappella group and stars of THE SING-OFF, VoicePlay, will perform a variety of favorite Christmas songs on the Tomorrowland Stage.

    Club Tinsel Dance Party @ Cosmic Ray's featuring Reindeer, Polar Bears & Elves

    Reindeer Wranglers led by Quickdraw Phillips (New for 2017)
    A group of Reindeer Wrangling Cowboys that will provide comedy and festive song in Frontierland.


    Top-Five Things You Must Do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

    Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

    Exclusive MVMCP Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom Card


    Exclusive Merchandise

    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers a Minnie Mouse festive Holiday costume completed with a coordinating Minnie Mouse Headband.

    Reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (407-WDW-STYLE or 407-939-7895) should be made as far in advance as possible. Available at Disney Springs (Behind Once Upon a Toy) and at Magic Kingdom (Inside Cinderella's Castle). These locations book up fast , especially on Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights!

    Dreaming of a Disney Holiday
    In-Room Celebrations help create magical memories and place you directly into your own Disney story. Holiday dreams can come true for loved ones with these exclusive Disney Christmas Room Celebrations.
    Disney Floral & Gifts - Christmas 2018

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018 at 9:18 AM
  2. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

    Apr 30, 2012
    Holiday Happenings

    :santa: Flurry of Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Nighttime Spectacular
    On select nights in November and December 2018, delight in the sights ‘n’ sounds of this Santa-sized spectacular, jam-packed with special effects, holiday music, fireworks—even snow. With more characters and fireworks this year.
    Dates: November - December

    Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party

    First, step into the Chinese Theatre Courtyard to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While you’re taking part in the festivities, there will even be a special VIP character available for a meet and greet (2017 - Santa Goofy)!

    Before the show, you’ll be escorted to a reserved viewing area where you’ll enjoy “Disney Movie Magic” – a beautiful projection show featuring your favorite cinematic moments and the magic of Disney – followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

    November 6, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
    The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night’s showtime.

    Prices: Tax and Gratuity Included
    November 6 - December 22, 2018; January 2-6, 2019: $79 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3-9)
    December 23 - January 1, 2019: $89 per adult and $49 per child (ages 3-9)

    Reservations are now open and can be made online at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/d...m-holiday-party/?CMP=ILC-DPFY18Q4wo816180010A or
    by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

    Sunset Seasons Greetings - Returns in 2018 with New Additions (Dates)
    As night falls on Disney Hollywood Studios, an unforgettable scene starts to unfold for Guests of all ages. Billboards suddenly begin to move into motion and tell a tale, courtesy of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. Featuring impressive new laser effects and “snow,” holiday magic transforms the famous Hollywood Tower Hotel with spectacular projections of beloved Disney Characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Olaf sharing their favorite seasonal stories.

    Dates: November 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019

    Toy Story Land
    The new Toy Story Land also gets special seasonal fun including holiday songs on Alien Swirling Saucers and more!
    10/16/18 Update: Guests visiting during the holidays can expect to see Woody in a holiday vest adorned with a Christmas tree and presents, as well as a candy cane accessory for his holster. Jessie will also trade in her cowgirl vest for a red holiday vest trimmed in a peppermint pattern, while Buzz Lightyear will add a sparkly Santa hat to his out-of-this-world ensemble. In addition to holiday character greetings, guests visiting Toy Story Land beginning November 8, can enjoy the land’s new holiday decor, including including oversized cranberry-and-popcorn garland, a holiday card “selfie” of “Toy Story” pals, an oversized Hamm sugar cookie, Green Alien ornaments and more.

    Meet Santa at the Once Upon a Time shop (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
    Dates: November 10 – December 24, and Santa Goofy will help the man in red out starting on December 25.

    Minnie's Holiday & Dine Dinner (DHS)
    Minnie’s Holiday Dine is a Christmas-themed character meal at Hollywood and Vine @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Join Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy for a dinner celebration centered on seasonal 'deliciousness' with menu items commemorating winter holidays. Guests can pose for pics with Disney Characters, meet others as they stop by, and participate in table activities geared to the theme. Plus, the party gifts make great souvenirs! Fantasmic! Dining Packages Available.

    Dates: November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019


    :santa: The Plaza Restaurant to Offer Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom (For the Holidays)
    November 4 2018 through to January 5 2019, and is available daily from 8am to 10:30am.
    The Plaza Restaurant to offer breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

    :santa: EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays (Previously known as Holidays Around the World)
    Guests will be able to experience the holiday traditions at all 11 World Showcase nations. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will include live musical productions, seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens, and costumed performers bringing time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase. The best part is that all of this holiday fun is included in your park admission.

    Dates: November 18, 2018

    Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree
    Chip and Dale are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree—and they need your help! To get started, simply purchase a map and sticker from select merchandise locations, including Pin Central, Disney Traders and World Traveler at International Gateway. As you travel around World Showcase, be on the lookout for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Then, take your completed map to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale!
    Maps are $6.99 plus tax, and are available throughout Holidays Around the World at Epcot while supplies last.
    Reflections of Earth
    Will see the addition of the holiday finale.

    :santa: Diwali at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    The magic of nature will receive a holiday touch with the inclusion of Diwali, the holiday Festival of Lights in India, as part of the new live show UP! A Great Bird Adventure. This will begin on November 8.

    :santa: Christmas Tree Trail (Disney Springs - Marketplace on the former Bus Stop Area)
    This delightful addition to the Disney Springs Christmas line-up will be back for its third year. The trail this year will feature an impressive 25 Christmas trees for visitors to view each with a fabulous Disney theme and now includes Santa's Chalet. Disney Springs is promising that the trees will be even bigger than last year’s offerings and will feature themes from such Disney classic films as Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Peter Pan, and Dumbo. If you’re visiting Disney this holiday season you’ll definitely want to head over to Disney’s Downtown Shopping District to check it out.
    Santa Claus is meeting in Santa's Chalet this year from November 8 to December 31 and can be found in the middle of the trail.

    November 8, 2018 - January 5, 2019



    Stitch's Holiday Gift hunt also returns this year.

    :santa: Holiday Displays of Gingerbread and Sweets Across Walt Disney World
    Guests can experience the sights and sounds of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with gingerbread treats and other magical displays that come to life. Stunning gingerbread and chocolate displays are once again being created by the pastry teams at Walt Disney World Resort.

    :santa: Candlelight Processional
    The Candlelight Processional is the re-telling of the birth of Jesus Christ with a live orchestra, mass choir and celebrity narrator that is presented multiple times nightly during the Epcot Holiday’s Around the World Festival.

    Candlelight Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and include a 3-course meal or full buffet (depending on the location). Reservations require a candlelight guarantee. Guests will receive Candlelight Seating badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badge will be for the specific date and show time they have reserved. Park admission is required and is not included in the price of the dining package. Dining Packages on sale July 11th with early booking for AP holders on July 1oth.

    Dates: November 22 - December 30, 2018

    Times: 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm

    Chita Rivera – November 22 to 23, 2018
    Helen Hunt – November 24 to 25, 2018
    Alfonso Ribeiro - November 26 to 27, 2018 (New)
    Neil Patrick Harris – December 3 to 6, 2018
    Whoopi Goldberg – December 7 to 9, 2018
    Bar Millard – December 10 to 12, 2018
    Blair Underwood – December 13 to 14, 2018
    Gary Sinise – December 15 to 17, 2018
    Pat Sajak – December 18 to 20, 2018
    Auli'l Cravalho – December 21 to 23, 2018
    Edward James Olmos – December 24 to 25, 2018
    Jodi Benson – December 26 to 27, 2018
    Cal Ripken, Jr. – December 28 to 30, 2018

    :santa: Christmas In July at Disney Parks, New 2018 Holiday Merchandise

    :santa: First Look At The 2018 Disney Holiday Merchandise
    2018 Theme - Nordic Winter
    October Release, but No Official Date



    These Christmas themed Dooney and Bourke purses were available on the shopParks app and shopDisney website on Black Friday last year. They sold out quickly.

    I love all Holiday themed Minnie Mouse Ear Headbands!


    Other Happenings Around the World During the Holidays

    :santa: 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse
    Limited-Time Celebrations Planned for the 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse
    Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will celebrate Mickey’s birthday from November 16-18 with special merchandise and food & beverage items as well as the chance for guests to celebrate at Magic Kingdom Park during the “Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” Street Party, sing “Happy Birthday” along with the Dapper Dans on Main Street, U.S.A., and join in a special birthday dance party at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Then in 2019, Walt Disney World will continue celebrating when World’s Biggest Mouse Party comes to the resort.

    :santa: Disney Early Morning Magic - Toy Story Land
    With the purchase of our special Disney Early Morning Magic experience and regular theme park admission, Guests of all ages can be among the first to enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the day and ride popular Toy Story Land attractions with little wait time: Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania!. Love photo ops? You’ll also have the chance to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie while you explore this whimsical world.

    For reservations, please make your purchase online or call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7350 for assistance. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

    Prices: Special event admission is available for $79 per adult (ages 10 and older) and $69 per child (ages 3 to 9); tax not included. Please note: regular theme park admission is also required.

    :santa: Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package
    Are you searching for a magical way to celebrate the holiday season this year? How about exclusive access to some attractions, holiday experiences, a special dining opportunity, and more? Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets withPark Hopper® Option and some exclusive experiences here at the Walt Disney World Resort during their stay.

    Take a look at the yuletide offerings included in this festive package:
    Exclusive Nighttime Access to TSL on Dec. 17
    MVMCP on Dec. 18
    Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select DAK Attractions on Dec. 19
    Exclusive Early Morning Access to shopping at World of Disney Store & DS Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20
    Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at EP on Dec. 21

    :santa: Thanksgiving and Christmas Dining Meal Locations Announced for Walt Disney World
    Reservations are already available for all of these locations, so you will want to get yours while you can. Holidays at Walt Disney World are extremely popular, so you may have trouble finding a spot if you wait too long!

    Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall: Lunch and Dinner
    Biergarten Restaurant: Lunch and Dinner
    Coral Reef Restaurant: Lunch and Dinner
    Le Cellier Steakhouse: Lunch and Dinner
    Cape May Cafe: Dinner
    Whispering Canyon Cafe: Lunch and Dinner
    California Grill: Dinner

    Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room: Lunch and Dinner
    Sanaa: Lunch and Dinner
    Trail’s End Restaurant: Brunch and Dinner
    Ale & Compass Restaurant: Brunch and Dinner

    Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
    Ale & Compass Restaurant: Brunch and Dinner
    Biergarten Restaurant: Lunch and Dinner
    Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room: Lunch and Dinner

    Sanaa: Lunch and Dinner
    Whispering Canyon Cafe: Lunch and Dinner

    :santa: Filming Dates Set For 2018 Holiday Specials at Walt Disney World
    Disney has established the dates for the filming of the annual 2018 Holiday Specials at Walt Disney World. In the same fashion as 2017, the actual parade portions will be filmed at Disneyland while Walt Disney World will host a variety of singers.

    The filming dates will be November 7-11, weather permitting.

    Musical acts for 2018 have not been released yet.

    :santa: Date Set For Vampirina's Meet and Greet to Open in Hollywood Studios

    Vampirina has been slowly phased into Walt Disney World. First, she was added to the Disney Junior Dance Jam for MNSSHP, then she began meeting guests at H&V. Soon, she will begin offering a regular meet and greet at Hollywood Studios.

    Here’s the details.
    Beginning October 21, 2018, Vampirina will begin offering regular meet and greets in the Disney Junior Courtyard in the same area as Doc McStuffins, Pluto and Sofia the First. She will have an all new set design that replaced the meet and greet where Jake used to greet his fans.

    :santa: The All-New ‘Disney Junior Dance Party!’ Show Opens December 22 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    The all-new “Disney Junior Dance Party!” live show will rock the park with high-energy songs, dazzling special effects, new friends and beloved characters including Mickey Mouse himself.
    In the show, DJ Deejay and host Finn Fiesta invite everyone in for the party, creating an incredible interactive atmosphere for kids to sing, dance and play along with favorite Disney Junior stars like Doc McStuffins, Timon from “The Lion Guard,” and Vampirina from the hit Disney Junior series, “Vampirina.” And of course, Mickey Mouse races in from “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” just in time for the big finale!

    :santa: Epcot Resort Area Friendship Boats to Close For a Couple of Weeks

    The “Friendship boats”, which serve as a water taxi service for Epcot resorts, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will not operate for a couple of weeks. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort recently posted a notification that the Friendship boats water taxi service on Crescent Lake will not operate from November 28 through December 18, 2018.

    Magic Kingdom Decorated for the Holidays
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  4. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

    Apr 30, 2012
    Ghost of Christmas Past
    "Official" 2017 MVMCP Thread

    2017 MVMCP Dates
    November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28
    December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22

    Sold Out Dates: 11/9 (10/25), 11/26 (11/26), 11/28 (11/28), 12/1 (11/21), 12/5 (12/5),12/12 (12/12), 12/15 (12/15), 12/17 (12/2), 12/21 (12/19) & 12/22 (12/6)

    2017 Ticket Prices

    General Purchase Pricing
    November 9 - Adult: $94 + tax, Child: $89 + tax
    November 10, 17, 26 & 28 - Adult: $95 + tax, Child: $90 + tax
    November 12, 14 & 16 - Adult: $89 + tax, Child: $84 + tax
    December 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 & 17 - Adult: $95 + tax, Child: $90 + tax
    December 8 & 15 - Adult: $99 + tax, Child: $94 + tax
    December 9 & 5 - Adult: $96 + tax, Child: $91 + tax
    December 19, 21 & 22 - Adult: $109 + tax, Child: $104 + tax

    Annual Passholder Advance Pricing & Disney Vacation Club Advance Pricing
    November 9 - Adult: $87 + tax, Child: $82 + tax
    November 10, 17, 26 & 28 - Adult: $91 + tax, Child: $86 + tax
    November 12, 14 & 16 - Adult: $82 + tax, Child: $77 + tax
    December 1, 3, 5 & 12 - Adult: $91 + tax, Child: $86 + tax

    Military Ticket Prices*
    November 9 - Adult $67.75, Child $64.25
    November 12, 14 & 16 - Adult $64.25, Child $60.75

    "Official" 2016 MVMCP Thread

    2016 MVMCP Dates
    November: 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 & 29
    December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 & 22

    Sold Out Dates: November 18 (11/16); December 16 (12/15), 18 (11/30), 22 (11/29)

    2016 Ticket Prices
    Advance Purchase Pricing
    November 10, 13 - Adult $86, Child $81
    November 18, 27, 29 - Adult $92, Child $87
    December 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 - Adult $91, Child $86

    Same Day Purchase Pricing
    November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15 - Adult $91, Child $86
    December 1 - Adult $91, Child $86
    November 18, 27, 29 - Adult $96, Child $91
    December 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 - Adult $96, Child $91
    December 16, 18, 22 - Adult $99, Child $94

    Annual Passholder Advance Pricing
    November 7, 8, 11, 15 - Adult $84, Child $79
    November 10, 13 - Adult $79, Child $74
    December 1 - Adult $84, Child $79

    Disney Vacation Club Advance Pricing
    November 7, 8, 11, 15 - Adult $84, Child $79
    December 1 - Adult $84, Child $79
    November 10, 13 - Adult $79, Child $74
    November 18, 27, 29 - Adult $89, Child $84
    December 6 - Adult $89, Child $84

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
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  5. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

    Apr 30, 2012
    MVMCP Exclusive Merchandise

    MVMCP 2018 Limited Edition Pins

    Christmas Merchandise

    Merry Christmas! Disney Holiday Merchandise Has Arrived! (10/18)
    Christmas has arrived at World of Disney in Disney Springs! The beautiful Disney Parks Christmas collection has arrived, and we’re giddy with excitement.

    Minnie Mouse Ears

    Re-imagined Ugly Christmas Sweater Minnie Ears


    Red Velvet Ears

    Sequns and Plaid Minnie Ears


    Ornaments Fit for a Princess

    $21.99/3 for $60
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    Four Parks Mickey Globe Ornament

    This ornament can be found at various places in the parks and in Disney Springs. Days of Christmas in Disney Springs and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom have the most stock. It retails for $27.99 and does not appear to be online or on the app just yet.
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  6. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

    Apr 30, 2012
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  7. CookieandOatmeal

    CookieandOatmeal DIS Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Can't wait for the dates to be announced. I'm hoping that we can make the 22nd (if they have it) for our Christmas trip!
  8. Mrs~Incredible

    Mrs~Incredible Mouseketeer

    Feb 18, 2015
    I’m here!! Thanks again @monique5 for coordinating this post-
    We are going again this Nov (hooray :) ) but undecided if we will do mvmcp again.

    Looking forward to following your updates!
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  9. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

    Apr 30, 2012
    Hi! My plan is to go to the last one before Thanksgiving week. I hope it works out with the dates.
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  10. catfan98

    catfan98 DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2015
    Woot woot! We are there Dec 16-23 so hoping to hit either the Tuesday or Thursday party if they have them on those days again!
  11. mshanson3121

    mshanson3121 DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2015
    Very excited about this!
  12. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

    Dec 20, 2014
    :thanks:, @monique5!! You’ve begun another perfect, award-winning thread! :santa:
  13. ruthies12

    ruthies12 DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2011
    Fingers crossed that they release dates soon so I can get planning!!
  14. Queen of the WDW Scene

    Queen of the WDW Scene DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2016
    Going December 7-11 and hoping for a December 9th party date.
  15. NikkiDP

    NikkiDP Mouseketeer

    Aug 2, 2017
    Thanks for putting together this thread! We will (hopefully) be going to our first party during our November trip!! Once the dates are released, we will know for sure!
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  16. reluctantredhead

    reluctantredhead Mouseketeer

    Jan 8, 2018
    Joining! Going December 20-27 and hoping that we'll be able to squeak in on the last MVMCP date. :)
  17. dachsie

    dachsie DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2014
    Am going 11/29-12/4 so planning to catch a party
  18. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

    Jan 21, 2003
    We are debating whether or not to go this trip, Dec 11TH-19TH. We have been to the parties on two previous trips and had a great time, but may just save the money this trip.
  19. blueant315

    blueant315 Earning My Ears

    Mar 5, 2018
    I'll be there 12/2-12/11 and planning for the party on the 9th as well! So excited for this thread and can't wait to get all my planning complete.
  20. giftcard

    giftcard Mouseketeer

    Sep 12, 2006
    Oh yay! I've been waiting for this thread! We're hoping to catch a party before we do our Very Merrytime cruise in mid-November.
  21. kangamangus

    kangamangus Mouseketeer

    Jan 6, 2008
    So excited to attend our first MVMCP!! Hoping for the Sunday after Thanksgiving :jumping1:
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