Even as Spring has just begun, there’s no better time to start planning for the holiday celebrations announced at Walt Disney World. If Christmastime is your ideal time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth, you’re in luck! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party planning is in full swing, with 2019 party dates released.
The epitome of Christmas at Disney World is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The party is held on select nights throughout November and December at Magic Kingdom. If you love Disney and Christmas, this really needs to be on your Disney bucket list. No one does magic better than Disney, and there simply isn’t a more magical time of year than Christmas.
The ticket prices have gone up again, this year. Party tickets range from $99 USD per adult and $94 USD per child to $139/$134 USD this year. That’s a price increase of $10-$30 per person, compared to last year’s tickets. If you’re looking to save a bit, then it’s definitely in your best interest to visit earlier in the season.
Similar to previous years, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates fall in a fairly predictable order: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. The exceptions are an additional Monday night (November 11th) and, as usual, no party dates around American Thanksgiving (November 28th). Here is the full calendar or dates and prices:
To buy tickets, contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner or head to Disney’s Website for more details
It’s a big jump in price for tickets, this year, which can be pretty tough for a family to justify attending the party. In the past, Lauren and I have chosen not to attend a park during the day – choosing 5-Day tickets instead of 6-Day tickets, for example. Instead, we just buy party tickets, knowing that we can get into Magic Kingdom starting at 4pm and still get a few attractions in before the party starts. The rest of the day, we can spend at the resort or Disney Springs.
We’re hoping that the price increase is Disney’s way of responding to some of the guest complaints from last year. Specifically, the complaints were that the parties were too crowded. If Disney reduced the number of party tickets, but increased the price, they could still earn the same revenue, while enhancing the guest experience all at the same time. Only time will tell, however, if that was their strategy this year. The best way to enjoy the party is to have a plan ahead of time and make sure you know your Must-dos for the evening. Check out our guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for some tips to help in your planning.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, if you’re planning to visit Walt Disney World for Halloween, be sure to check out our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide. Once the Halloween celebrations are over, however, the Magic Kingdom is transformed into a holiday haven overnight. There’s no time to mourn the loss of pumpkin spice when gingerbread and Christmas cheer are here to make you feel warm and fuzzy.
Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World in November or December? What are you most excited about for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year?
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