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Moms Panel Monday: Top Tips for Making the Most of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

There are still a few more chances to join Mickey and his pals at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this month at Magic Kingdom Park. To help you make the most of this magical event, we have asked the Disney Parks Moms Panelists for their top tips when attending this holiday party.

“Because I absolutely adore Disney parades, my own personal must do for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party would have to be finding a great spot on Main Street, U.S.A. to catch the whimsical Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” explains Jane. “Main Street, U.S.A is the ultimate location to enjoy this festive spectacle which is adorned with dancing reindeers, marching tin soldiers, and of course Santa Claus himself.”

Donyell counts the party as one of her favorite things to do during the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort. One of her best tips is to download the event guide/guide map.

“I tell everyone to use this guide to make your party plans, find character meet and greet spots, dining locations and participating attractions. Without the guide, you might miss something!” she exclaims.

“There are so many merry-must-dos at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that it feels easier to count the ice sparkles on Cinderella Castle than it is to pack all the possible magical merriment into just one party evening. However, one of my top tips is to sip, savor and snack your way around Magic Kingdom Park to sample all the yummy (and complimentary!) treats,” explains Jerry. “You can also shout out with glee while enjoying your favorite attractions available with shorter wait times during the party.”

If you are looking for characters decked out in their holiday best, this party does not disappoint.

“Moana is often greeting Guests during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Since she doesn’t have a regularly scheduled Character Experience at Walt Disney World Resort, she was definitely on my “must-do” list for our trip to the party!” says Crystal. “I recommend that you visit her early in the night or during one of the parade times, as she is very popular. Also, this a great photo opportunity and another reason to add Memory Maker to trip! And remember all character experiences are subject to change without notice.”

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  • Some fantastic ideas. I think the maps are sometimes overlooked as a great source of information. I will use this tip on my next trip.

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