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Review: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party first event of the year

Castle Lighting at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Bill was out selling all the blinky stuff you’d ever need right before the parade.  The Christmas light bulb necklace was a huge seller again this year.  I think they were selling it for $16.  Wouldn’t it be funny if they charged $20 and pocketed the tips?  Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Oh, balloons!  Sorry, couldn’t resist.  The parade marches right through here.  I think they were actually impressed by the little girl on the guys shoulders behind me.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Do you like Mickey and Minnie’s new smiles in the parade?Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016I remember being in awe of seeing Olaf for the first time a couple of years ago, now I’m like “That carrot would be great in a beef stew.”  Some dinners are worth melting for!Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Mad props to the guys who dig for ice in Central Florida.  I wouldn’t be able to survive the brutal summers here without you guys!  Much love fellas.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

How do I trade in my Kia for this?  I could create the first ever Candy Uber.  I guess I’d have to prevent kids from eating my car every day though, huh?Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Free hugs!  Don’t try kids, you’ll get run over by a house.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Kewt, right?Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Some people were freaking out on a message board because they thought Goofy was cut from the parade.  No worries, he is back on top of his candy float for the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.  Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Dopey!!!  Wave at me Dopey!   Hey, guys, Dopey waved at me!Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

We can’t afford full sized horses here these days with all the budget cutting.  We only have ponies.  We rent them out right after the parade for rides.  Okay, they actually are Cinderella’s horses and the rental price is $2000 per half hour, per child.
Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Must be fun, but exhausting to dance in a Disney parade.  I can’t even do the Hokey Pokey very well.  When they tell me to “Put your whole self in” I just fall apart.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Yeehaw!  It’s a parade.  Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Hula hooping anyone?Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

One of many guests favorite parts of this parade is the marching toy soldiers.  If you’re wondering, they actually play real music.  That’s why they don’t have cell phones like that earlier show.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Hey KtP, we got you something for Christmas!Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

The parade always ends with the fat guy in a red suit sitting way up high waving at the throngs.  That whole keeping an eye on you and making a list thing worries me.  It makes me feel like someone at Disney is sitting in a trailer reading every Disney themed social media post that is written, then deciding who gets the stay on the “media” list.  It’s not worth it for the free food.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Santa says, “Hey pirate, I’ve got my eye on you.”Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

After the parade I caught the end of the VoicePlay show in Tomorrowland.  They are very talented and a super nice bunch of guys.  They were willing to take a photo with fans.  Don’t worry guys, no blinkies!Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

I was so excited to be able to SIT on the ground and watch the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas show on the stage.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if everyone would sit for shows and fireworks, then EVERYONE could see.  On another note, isn’t Mike “One Eyed” Wazowski’s outfit pretty cool?
Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

The Buzz Lightyear meets M.C. Hammer portion of this show is always my least favorite, but overall I enjoy the Stitch tries to mess up Christmas before saving the day approach.  Stitch is a good guy with a bad ride that will get gutted eventually.  He’s still standing around the Flag Pole each day for some odd reason.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Ta da!Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

I then dropped into the “Club Tinsel” area inside Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland.  Phineas and Ferb were given the boot and the Reindeer, some Polar Bears and Elves are joined with a live DJ pumping out all tunes.  This is not a hunters convention and there’s no autographs, just dancing and selfies while dancing.Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016 Once Upon a Christmastime at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Carry on to page 4 with Prince and Princess meets and Nick and Judy below!

41 thoughts on “Review: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party first event of the year”

  1. Disney with a 3 and 7 year old dec 11-13… was going to do MK dec 11 which is a party day. Have breakfast at chef mickeys at 10:30 (only time we could get). Should we do MK during the day or just do party that night?? Mainly for rides not characters… thanks!

  2. Can you find Belle in her Christmas dress anymore? (I’m a Character Locator member, and did look there first-I’m thinking since it isn’t listed, it probably doesn’t happen, but did want to ask.) Thank you, Kenny!

  3. Hey Kenny! Thanks so much for the info!!
    So at Princess Fairytale Hall, what time does Flynn start meeting with Rapunzel? Is it right at 7?

  4. Do you know if Nick and Judy line went down to nothing during Fireworks? Do you recommend waiting to see Nick and Judy first (lining up around 5:00PM or trying to see them at the end? If at the end, what time would you recommend going to them? When you say “the hub”, where exactly are you meaning? Thanks Kenny

  5. Thank you so much for all this. Very helpful in planning and I almost choked on my drink only once with an unexpected joke :) I should know by now!!!

  6. Are the costumes for Daisy, Donald, Mickey, and Minnie unique to the Christmas party or can I see them somewhere else in the parks? Thanks?

  7. Is there anything inside Diamond Horseshoe this year? Is the Country Bears a dance party or meet and greet with lines? Thank you for all your hard work Kenny

    1. Maurine, since Diamond Horseshoe is a regular running restaurant now, there is no room for any entertainment.

      The country bears are now roaming characters.

  8. Hi Kenny! Thanks for your review. Did you find that most of the characters had handlers and/or photopass to take pics? I’m going to MVMCP solo.

  9. I saw you skipped the fireworks to see characters. Getting autographs and photos of those party only characters are top priority on my girls list. Just wondering if the fireworks are anything special/different from the normal ones? I think there is a castle show similar to celebrate the magic – but not offered during parties right? so we wont miss that if we skip fireworks and see second parade correct? Just trying to decide if the fireworks are the “skipable”

    1. Yes they are Holiday themed. I mentioned in article that there is no projection show this year during parties, only happened on Sunday this week.

    2. So do you have any recommendation for parents? I want to watch Holiday Wishes, the stage show and the parade. My kids are only 10 and 8 so I am trying to figure out the best order to watching those since the best locations aren’t going to be the same for all. I am starting to lean towards watching Wishes from Fantasyland which we have never done but I don’t know what we would miss out on, is there anyone projected on the castle during the fireworks and is there any music we wouldn’t hear? And if I did that I still don’t know which stage show time would be best.

      1. I would watch Fireworks from the hub (which is easy) and watch the parade and stage show in front of the castle

      2. How early do you think I would need to line up to see the show and parade? And how close to the stage do they let you get?

  10. What do you think of new character looks? It looks like Pluto looks different now too. It will take some time to get used to, just like anything else, I suppose! Great review, thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Can I get a Hail State? I loved the little Mississippi State touch. On the other note, the information was great. I can’t wait to visit in December. It is my first party.

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