Holiday Party Tickets Now on Sale for Walt Disney World.

If you are visiting Walt Disney World sometime between August 25th, 2017 and December 22nd, 2017, you may want to consider adding holiday party tickets to your vacation.  Both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party are festive events in Magic Kingdom which offer special character meets, parades, shows, fireworks, delicious treats and more.

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Cinderella’s Castle, brightly lit with thousands of lights during the Christmas holiday season

Having been to both parties for numerous years, our family now considers these festive events a tradition.  The Halloween party offers unlimited, delicious candy and the Christmas party has now added new cookie & drink flavors as options.  Our favorites in 2017 were the candy cane cookies.  So go ahead, treat yourself and buy tickets to these fabulous parties.

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Dates & Prices for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:

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Our candy haul from the 2016 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party

Dates & Prices for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

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Cookies, that we didn’t eat, that we brought home with us from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party.  left to right, you can see… Sugar Cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, pappermint bark cookies, more sugar cookies, and ginger molasses cookies.  Each cookies station served hot cocoa or spiced apple cider.  YUM!!!

Now… who’s ready to celebrate the holidays with Mickey???  I know I am!!!

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2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, Official Dates

Although the tickets have not yet gone on sale, it is great to see the official dates finally announced for these popular holiday parties.

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In 2017 guests can enjoy 53 days of fun this fall at Magic Kingdom® at Walt Disney World® Resort as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party return in all their glory.

For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 32 spook-tacular dates include:

  • August 25, 29
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

Returning to the Magic Kingdom fright-fest are the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus;” Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade; and Happy HalloWishes.

For Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas, 21 holiday-tastic dates include:

  • November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes, A Frozen Holiday Wish and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the ticket sales release.

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Walt Disney World 2016 Holiday Festivities

There is no better place to celebrate the holiday season than at Walt Disney World.  The resorts are all amazingly decorated and the parks are no exception.  Disney prepares all year for the holiday celebrations; watch episode 5 of ‘Inside Disney Parks’ to see how they were busy preparing all the way back in July:

Each Disney Park has its’ own holiday offerings.  Below is a line-up of what is being offered in 2016:

Magic Kingdom Park:
along with the fabulous decorations making Cinderella’s castle the focus of the park, the Magic Kingdom also offers special character meets & holiday treats throughout the park.
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Perhaps the biggest celebration in Walt Disney World is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, offered in the Magic Kingdom on select nights from Nov 11th – Dec 22nd.  Keep in mind that this is a separately ticketed event.  This festive holiday experience is an entire blog article to itself so I will not go into detail here.  You will be able to experience a light snowfall on main street and make your way to various stations to collect collect different cookies and various drinks.  You will need to purchase tickets in advance to be able to attend this marvelous holiday party.  You can find price & date details HERE
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Goodies above from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The Jungle Cruise attraction has now been re-themed to the Jingle Cruise for the holidays.  The attraction now includes holiday decorations and a new story line, dialog and even a few holiday jokes.  It might be cheesy, but still a fun & festive experience.
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Totally Tomorrowland Christmas is a fun dance party stage show in Tomorrowland starring Mike from Monsters Inc and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.  This show usually occurs during the Christmas Party, but is currently listed on the schedule, during regular park days during Thanksgiving week from Nov 20 – Nov 26

A Frozen Holiday Wish, stage show and castle lighting on the stage in front of the castle.  Starring your favorites from Disney’s Frozen, Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff.  As of today this stage show in front of the castle will occur nightly at 6:30 from Nov 7 – Dec 31 2016. CLICK HERE for my video of the full show.  The video, with my little camera, does not do this show justice, be sure to see it in person.  🙂

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Cinderella Castle before and after ‘A Frozen Holiday Wish’ show

Holiday Wishes Fireworks, Celebrate the Season will be showing during the Christmas party but is also currently listed on regular park days for Christmas week from Dec 23 – Dec 31.

On November 4th the magic Kingdom began an all new nighttime show on the castle entitled ‘Once Upon a Time‘.  This show replaced the ‘Celebrate the Magic’ show and features Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast leading guests through various Disney bedtime stories.  If you want to watch my video of this event, CLICK HERE to find the full video on my YouTube Channel

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Epcot:
In Epcot all of the countries have been included in the holiday celebration.  During Holidays Around the World, you can lean about the holiday customs of 11 different countries throughout the World Showcase.  Each country will have a story teller (usually the Santa for their culture).  This extravagantly costumed person will be scheduled during certain times of the day to share their holiday traditions with guests.  I can attest to the fact that all of these immersive experiences are both entertaining and educational.  Don’t forget to take the time to taste a few of the holiday treats in the different countries.
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In Epcot you will also be able to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus outside of the American Adventure Pavilion
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Each year Epcot holds the Candlelight Processional which tells the biblical story of Christmas by a celebrity narrator surrounded by the rich sounds of a live choir and orchestra.  This is an inspiring and uplifting experience that I highly recommend the next time you visit Epcot during the holiday season.  Some of the narrators for 2016 are Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Curtis Champman, Neil Patrick Harris, Cal Ripkin Jr and more.  This show has become such a HUGE success that I highly recommend reserving seats for a meal through the Candlelight Processional dining package.  This will guarantee you a spot at one of the 3 daily performances: 5:00pm, 6:45pm, & 8:15pm Nov 25 – Dec 30.
CLICK HERE for a full video of the 2016 Candlelight Processional narrated by Steven Curtis Chapman
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Holidays Around the World in Epcot will offer some new food kiosks along the World Showcase from Nov 25 – Dec 30. You will be able to sample some traditional holiday food.  You collect a special food passport (like the passports that they had out during the Food & Wine Festival) and you can follow along and check off your favorites or the samples that you have tasted.

Hollywood Studios:
On November 14th Hollywood Studios will debut a new nighttime holiday show which follows the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular show on some nights & replaces it on other nights.  The ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ show will be displayed on the Chinese Theater and will be lead by the popular elves in Disney’s Prep and Landing.  The projections, fireworks & lasers guarantee to get you in the holiday spirit.  CLICK HERE for my full video of this show on YouTube.
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Hollywood Studios will also have a notable opening that is not holiday related.  The grand opening of Pizza Rizzo on Nov 18th.  This new Muppet themed pizza restaurant will offer personal pizzas and other quick service food.

Minnie’s Holiday and Dine Dinner at the Hollywood & Vine Restaurant will take place daily from Nov 7 – Jan 3.  During this dinner hosted by Minnie Mouse herself her pals Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Santa Goofy will join her all dressed in their Christmas best.  be sure that you make reservations well in advance for this holiday meal.

Animal Kingdom:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will be fully decked out for the holidays and this tree is one of my favorites.  Just look at all of the detail in each one of the larger-than-life ornaments.  Keep your eyes peeled for a meet with Santa Goofy making appearances around the park.
Donald’s Happy Holiday-O-Saurus Dance Party will take place in DinoLand USA from 12/18 – 12/31.  Check the daily times guides for party times.

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Disney Springs:
Not only will the parks be offering spectacular holiday cheer in 2016.  Disney Springs has a new line-up of holiday activities.  A festive atmosphere will welcome guests to this spectacular shopping district.  There will be a nightly tree lighting ceremony, carolers and holiday dance parties.

You can walk along the new Christmas Tree Trail through a gentle snow fall with toy soldiers and carolers. The trail will begin at Once Upon a Toy.  Be sure to admire the detail of the 15 different trees themed after Disney Characters.  The themes announced on Disney Parks Blog will be Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Disney Villains, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, Muppets, Mulan, Cinderella, Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Tangled and Mary Poppins.  The tree tail will run from November 11th through January 8th.

Experience Festival of Toys at the Once Upon a Toy Fountain in the Disney Springs Marketplace.  Toys will magically come alive for an interactive holiday dance party nightly on the plaza.  Plus, there’s a pin trading, nightly tree lighting ceremony and more.

During the holiday season Disney Springs will be showing off brand new drone technology as 300 drones light up the night sky in Disney Springs Starbright Holidays; This will occur nightly at 7:00pm & 8:30pm.  See a special sample video by Disney Parks blog HERE

Don’t forget to share your wish list with Santa at Santa’s Chalet.  You will need to check in and will be given a pager by one of the elves.  It will page you when it is time to return to the line.  Be sure that you have a good camera handy or that you have purchased Disney’s Memory Maker package.  There will be a Photopass photographer standing by to snap those precious & unforgettable moments with Santa.
Santa will be greeting guests daily from Nov 25th – Dec 30th from noon to 10:00pm  From Dec 25th – Dec 30th Santa Goofy will greet guests while Santa prepares for next year.
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Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt Stitch has lost his shopping list & needs you to help him complete it.  Pick up a location map and gift stickers at once of 4 locations: Once Upon a Toy, Super Hero Headquarters, Welcome Center or World of Disney information desk.  There are 11 stores on the list to hunt for Stitch & match the stickers to.  Once complete, visit one of the pick up locations for a limited-edition completer button.  THis runs throughout the holiday season from 10:00am until 11:00pm

If you have time for a festive round of golf, be sure to visit Disney’s Winter Summerland Course where you can play on 2 different courses that feature Christmas Decor and Santa.  This course is located just right outside of Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park which will be closed this holiday season for refurbishment.  Unless included with your ticket this course is an added cost
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All of the parks and resorts offer fabulous holiday celebrations and I plan to attend each and every one this holiday season.  be sure to watch my Facebook page, You Tube Channel and blog for my personal reports.

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Disney World Halloween & Christmas Party tickets have been released

I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting this news & here it is….  The tickets for Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party have now been released!!!!  If you are traveling anytime from September through December, consider purchasing these tickets in advance, some of the dates will sell out early.
Hope to see you there!

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns for 29 nights of spooktacular fun beginning Sept. 2, featuring encore performances of last year’s new hit show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”

Plus, the team that brought the Sanderson Sisters back for Halloween is hard at work on another new show for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will make its debut for the 2016 holiday season. In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Guests can look forward to seeing Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more.

Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, this new show features special effects, magical projections and festive holiday music.

Tickets are on sale now for 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, prices by date:
Adults/Children under 10
*tickets always subject to availability
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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, prices by date:
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If you are one of my clients & you would like my assistance purchasing tickets to one of these parties, please contact me.  I will be emailing everyone that will be traveling during these dates in case you are interested.  All tickets must be paid for in full at the time of purchase, will be mailed directly to you & are non-refundable.

If you do not currently have a Disney World vacation booked, but would like to attend one of these magical holiday celebrations, please contact me for a free, no obligation quote.  I have personally attend both of these parties & they have become part of our family holiday tradition.
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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – 2016

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It’s never too early to begin planning for Christmas & there is no better place to celebrate than Walt Disney World.  To top off your ultimate Disney World Christmas, be sure to purchase tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party int he Magic Kingdom.  You will enjoy additional time in the park, shows, rides, parades & even a snowfall on Main Street with cookies & hot cocoa to warm your belly.  If you are a fan of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game, don’t forget to get your free Christmas party Card while you are there.

The party runs on select dates from November through December & the ticket prices will vary depending upon the date.

2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Event Dates
November: 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29
December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22

Price details for the Christmas Party are below.
Adults/children under 10

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Special Event Tickets for Walt Disney World Now On Sale

For everyone that has been waiting to purchase tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, wait no more, tickets are now on sale.  prices & dates are listed below.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Sept. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; Oct. 1, 2015

Advance Purchase Price: $68 for adults/$63 for children (ages 3-9)

Day of Event Price: $74 for adults/$69 for children (ages 3-9)

Oct. 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, Nov. 1, 2015

Advance Purchase Price: $74 for adults/$69 for children (ages 3-9)

Day of Event Price: $79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Oct. 31, 2015: $87 for adults/$82 for children (ages 3-9)

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Nov. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19; Dec. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 2015

Advance Purchase Price: $74 for adults/$69 for children (ages 3-9)

Day of Event Price: $79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Nov. 20, 29; Dec. 4, 11, 17, 2015: $79 for adults/$74 for children (ages 3-9)

Dec. 18, 2015: $84 for adults/$77 for children (ages 3-9)

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2015 Dates Announced for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

It is quite unusual that the dates for these parties are announced so soon, but it is also kind of fun & makes our planning much easier.

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The prices have not been announced and tickets are not yet on sale and are expected to be available sometime in April.

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Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates:

  • September: 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
  • October: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • November: 1
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Thousands of twinkling lights decorate the Magic Kingdom Castle at Christmas time.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dates:

  • November: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
  • December: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18

These holiday events are wonderful, be sure to choose your dates & plan your trip early for the best availability.

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