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Festive Disney PhotoPass Opportunities During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Emily Southard

by , Communications Specialist

I know what you might be thinking: HO-HO-HOld on, it’s only early November! But part of the magic of the season at Walt Disney World Resort is that it comes a little early for those of us whose Christmas spirit can’t fit into just one month. If you’re one of those people, I bring tidings of comfort and joy: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party begins tomorrow at Magic Kingdom Park!

During the party, while you’re feeling the warmth of the Christmas season (and it’s not just the Florida weather), Disney PhotoPass photographers will be making your spirits even brighter with merry photo opportunities! Below are the special photo ops you’ll find during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

 Mickey Mouse Cookie and Candy Cane Magic Shots

Have a taste for sweet Magic Shots? The Mickey Mouse Cookie Magic Shot is available in Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland, while the Candy Cane Magic Shot can be found in front of Cinderella Castle and on the bridges leading to Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, and Fantasyland.

Disney Photopass Magic Shot featuring a cheerful reindeer and gingerbread man

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is a beloved party staple, and if you love it as much as I do, you’ll adore these photo opportunities featuring a few parade favorites! The Toy Soldiers can march into your photo on Main Street, U.S.A., and the photographer at the entrance to the park can offer a Magic Shot featuring a cheerful reindeer and gingerbread man.

Tinker Bell Magic Shot with Disney Photopass During Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney Characters can make an appearance in your photos too! A Magic Shot featuring a festively dressed Tinker Bell will be available on Main Street, U.S.A., and look for Olaf to pop into photos taken on the bridges leading to Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, and Fantasyland.

For photos with a traditional Christmas vibe, visit any Disney PhotoPass photographer in the park (except for those at Character Experience locations) to take a Mistletoe Magic Shot, and get a special Animated Magic Shot when you meet Santa Claus.

At various locations around the park, photographers will be offering holly-jolly props for you to include in your photos, including the new Tinker Bell lantern! You’ll find this new pixie-dusted prop in Fantasyland near Enchanted Tales with Belle.

Holiday Props from Disney Photopass Photographers

And finally, photographers will also be capturing your memories at Character Experience locations during the event.

If you want to deck your halls with all of your photos taken during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, purchase Memory Maker One Day* and apply the entitlement to the day you attended the party! With Memory Maker One Day, you’ll receive digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos linked to your account that were taken on the one day of your choice. Memory Maker One Day is available in the My Disney Experience mobile app once you’ve linked at least one Disney PhotoPass photo to your account from the day to which you plan to apply the entitlement. You can also purchase it inside Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom Park.

There’s just no place like home for the holidays, and if your home is Walt Disney World Resort, I hope these photos will always serve as a reminder of the joy and magic you find here, especially at this time of year!

Parks, attractions, entertainment or character experiences may change operating hours; close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather, special events, character availability or other reasons; and otherwise change or be discontinued without notice and without liability to the owners of the Walt Disney World Resort.

*Memory Maker is subject to the applicable terms and policies. Includes photos taken during the applicable Memory Maker Window as defined in such terms (generally, photos taken (i) within one day for Memory Maker One Day or (ii) within 30 days from the date of first activation for standard Memory Maker). A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.


  • Are there any magic shots coming to Disneyland? I always feel like we get the short end of the stick on those.

  • Will there be photographers on the bridges by the castle like in the past? I’m hoping to be able to get a certain shot and those locations would be perfect

  • Hi
    I was wondering if you could help me.
    I was reading on this link about the merry memory maker.

    Is there a memory maker for mickeys Halloween party ? We attended 2 weeks ago. Or is it to late.

    Thank you in advance for you help

    • If your photos haven’t expired, it’s not too late! You can still purchase Memory Maker One Day in the My Disney Experience mobile app and apply the entitlement to the day you attended the party.

  • We have annual passes, do we still need the memory maker to take advantage of these photo opportunities??

    • Hi Laura! If you have a qualifying Walt Disney World Annual Pass that includes Disney PhotoPass downloads, you can download these Magic Shots, Animated Magic Shots, and prop photos once they’re linked to your account.

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