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

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  1. Cluelyss

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    Beast used to meet with belle (in her red dress) at MVMCP prior to the opening of BOG. Since then, that’s been the only place to meet him. And since belle now meets in her Christmas dress in Epcot, I’d be surprised if there was any truth in that rumor. If you want to meet Beast, I’d plan to do dinner at BOG.
     
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  2. AMusicLifeForMe

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    I'm really excited for this Party! I am booked for November 9th and December 6th! I have never done MVMCP, but I have been many times between Christmas-New Years. I can't wait to see the Christmas Parade at NIGHT for the first time and Holiday Wishes! :) :cool1: :dogdance:
     
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  4. Dawson'sMom

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    Just got our tickets for Dec 6th...:santa:
     
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  5. monique5

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    I love the Christmas parade at night too! Not the same in the daytime, IMO. Also, talk about crowds to watch the Christmas parade after the last MVMVP at MK during the day. Yikes!! Keep swimming, keep swimming. We just walked on by after leaving CP, not worth the crowds.
     
  6. MinnieMommyof2

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    This is where I start to get nervous. With this being our first Disney vacation, let alone first MVMCP, I don't know how to "plan" the whole evening (starting at 4pm) when we don't know what the schedule of events looks like. We just plan on arriving around 3:45, getting an event list and prioritizing off of that. I didn't make any ADRs or FP for this reason alone.
    Since the party doesn't start until 7pm, I wasn't sure if characters or food items for the party were available prior to that. We have 2 other MK days scheduled so I wasn't too terribly worried about getting in a bunch of rides, but more so going for the holiday events. We loosely have Moana, Judy Hopps/Nick Wilde and maybe Jack Skellington planned if none of them overlap. Hopefully that isn't an issue? I'm really hoping we get a sneak peek into the schedule before we leave. We're going on November 12th, which it looks like is about the 3rd party?
     
  7. monique5

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    Post #1 lists all available MVMCP activities. So that's a good start. You can go to Post #3 for links to 2017 MVMCP Thread, it has times of all shows.There are not many changes year to year. Maybe parade times by 15 minutes, same with stage shows. Characters are listed on Page 1 in regards to what's/who's exclusive to MVMCP. If anything new added, it will be added to Post #1. Free treats and party exclusive treats will be updated. Last year there were numerous changes to treats compared to 2016.

    Sandy Claws, 7D & Moana meet early. Can't remember if Nick & Judy meet early, and I went 2X last year and met them. Ha! Follow MNSSHP pattern (if attending 1st party) until the 1st MVMCP. Party Map will be added to Post #1 when available, please note, refer to Post #1 for locations, party map doesn't list actual locations.

    Happy Planning!:santa:
     
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  8. SG131

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    I usually don’t do an ADR for dinner on party day and just do a quick service. Pick whichever your highest priority is Moana or jack and get in line for them when you get there, both will get huge lines. You may be able to meet the other character during the first parade. Some of the snacks you cannot get until 7. I think I remember the popcorn bucket being sold earlier last time I was there but I’m not sure.
     
  9. twinklebug

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    If the party night is a cold, rainy evening, what locations with seating are most likely to be open until the end of the party to just rest up out of the rain?
     
  10. twix516

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    I just did this when I booked FP this morning. I did all my other days first and then booked the party last and it let me do it. I tried to then book additional FPs to see what would happen, and it said I no longer had tickets to book additional FPs. I'm hoping that this doesn't result in my last day of FPs being cancelled!
     
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  11. meagarunt22

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    Advice please! I see the parade is very close to the castle stage show. It seems silly to start waiting so early for the castle show in a good spot and then immediately after, fight the crowds going to main street to get a good parade view. Here's my question... is near the end of main street a bad place to see the stage show? Then we will have our parade seat and wont have to move, but I'm thinking it's too far from the show. OR I will see the first parade and wait for a later show.
     
  12. EllieBride

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    Does anyone know what time Mary Poppins and Bert start meeting? And do they have a Penguin with them?
     
  13. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

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    Last year they started at 7pm. I do not recall, I'm thinking no.
     
  14. Cluelyss

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    By “end of Main Street” do you mean near the flagpole? If so, you’ll be unable to see the stage show from there. We always plan to watch the midnight show - it’s like extending our party time and is usually not very crowded so you can get pretty close!
     
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  15. EllieBride

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    Thanks... I'm hoping this will be a short line. When we were there two years ago, this was on our list, but they got rained out :(
     
  16. meagarunt22

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    No, I meant the other end of main street. But I like your idea of waiting until the last one. I think I will actually do that. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, they start at 7. I’d plan to line up by 6:30. Haven’t had a penguin with them for a few years :(
     
  18. GatorGirl

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    Touring Plans came through with a 3:35 ressie at the Crystal Palace on our party night.......so do we go in, eat and then come back out only to go back in for the party?

    We only have tickets to the party....
     
  19. mi*vida*loca

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    You won't be able to get in before 4 pm with just a party ticket. Unless you are DVC member and can get in at 2 pm.
     
  20. mi*vida*loca

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    What's the best spot to watch the second parade?? This will be our first MVMCP.
     
  21. GatorGirl

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    Thank you! I was thinking that was the case. Will try again.....
     

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