"Official" 2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: Oh-So-Jolly Holiday Celebration

KSL

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 13, 2011
Handicapped parade/fireworks viewing -- I see the designated areas on the map. Anyone know how early one needs to get there before they fill up?
 
  • monique5

    DVC - BLT & VGF
    Joined
    Apr 30, 2012
    ICYMI

    Closest date to Christmas Day now sold out for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    December 22 is sold out.
     

    KTwiegs

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 25, 2013
    Planning to attend the Thursday December 5th party but kind of wanted to wait to see the forecast for the week so if we need to change party date we could if rain was a possibility.
    how likely is a mid week early December party to selling out?
     

    lvcourtneyy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 24, 2012
    MVMCP 11/8 review

    1:25: entered MK
    1:30: photopass with tree
    1:35-1:58: 7DMT with FP+ (ride had just been down and FP line was seriously backed up)
    2-2:13: MVMCP merchandise at the Emporium (able to shop without party wristband by showing party ticket on MDE on phone. Merchandise was located in 3 different rooms- first room from MK entry had all the pins and magicband, second had passholder shirt and pin, 3rd room had all the other merchandise)
    2:15: attempted to get in line for Jack and Sally and were rudely turned away by a CM who said only DVC could get in line and insisted this was the policy for 3 years even though we said at MNSSHP 1 week ago it wasn't the policy
    2:20-3:05: in line at guest relations for them to eventually call over to TST and tell the CM he was wrong
    3:10-4:42: 5th in line for Jack and Sally who started meeting at 4:30. (turned out 2 of the groups in front of us had the same rude interaction with the CM we did and all left guest relations within minutes of each other)
    4:45-5: pictures in Main Street bypass
    5:04-6:20: 1st in line for Nick and Judy who started meeting at 6:15. The meet and greet area wasn't set up yet when we got there but we managed to form an "unofficial" line off to the side until they had it set up
    6:25-7:16: Snow and her prince and Aurora and Prince Philip: we were maybe the 9th or 10th group back in line
    7:18-7:21: cookie from treat spot at Friar's Nook
    7:28: grabbed spot on Main Street for 1st parade. Main Street was pretty decently filled at this point so when we saw a spot open we just went for it. Glad we did too because we saw the only snow on Main Street we saw that night (I assume because of the rain?)
    7:45-8:05: left DBF holding parade spots and went to check us in for the Plaza dessert party. They started checking people in at 8 and gave me DBF's wristband to bring to him. I grabbed some snacks to bring back to our parade spot and went back.
    8:50ish-9:09: parade reached us and finished. As others mentioned, a small Forky was added to the parade otherwise it was the same.
    9:12-9:35: enjoyed the Plaza dessert party, being out of the rain and off our feet lol.
    9:40-10:15ish: took some dessert over in hot beverage cups and some hot chocolate and coffee to the Plaza garden to watch fireworks. We liked the new show but with the rain and humidity and smoke, the castle was obscured for most of the show.
    10:20-10:45: Scrooge and Donald and Minnie and Daisy in the Dumbo tent. One line to meet them both in pairs, probably about 8 people ahead of us when we got in line.
    10:47-10:50: found that Goofy moved to the train station in Storybook Circus for the rain and met him with no wait.
    10:51: checked on 7d line, still long, as per CM probably about 40 minutes
    10:52-10:55: found Ariel and Eric meeting in the little alcove across from the grotto for the rain, no line at all
    11-11:10: Tiana and Naveen and Rapunzel and Flynn at PFTH, wait was posted at 20 minutes but only 3 people in line
    11:11-11:20: Elena and Cinderella and Prince Charming, wait posted at 10 minutes, only 1 person in line with us.
    11:21: Friar's Nook treat stop, no line at all and they practically threw handfuls of cookies at us
    11:22-11:33 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, moved under cover by the Chesire Cafe for rain, line was short but they went on break as we got there so we alternated going through the treat spot at Cosmic Ray's while we waited
    11:35-11:40: picture on Main Street
    11:41-11:54- Mickey - when we got in line they were still letting people in the Jack and Sally line quoting an hour wait (which I don't believe lol)

    We had planned to watch the last stage show but they'd all been delayed or cancelled all night for the rain and we were over being outside in the rain so we decided to abandon that plan. No idea if the show happened or not.

    With the rain, some of the photopass moved to under the train station which let you get a shot with the whole Christmas tree and up at the train station which got the tree and castle so it was nice to get some different angles!

    We got our last photopass at the entrance at 12:26 and left.

    Overall thoughts: We're not new to the parties and the rain didn't hold us back from enjoying ourselves. A lot of people seemed to leave after the 1st parade and fireworks because of it and the second half of the party was so empty. If it is raining on your party night, try to tough it out and have a good time anyway! The second parade on our night was a rainy day cavalcade version so if seeing the parade is important to you, keep that in mind. If you wait for the 2nd and it's cancelled, there won't be another chance.

    The Plaza dessert party- the desserts were nice, the fireworks viewing was good and nice to have but we won't do it again during a party. We like to watch the 1st parade to hit shorter character lines at the end of the night and the party doesn't fit into this well enough for us.
     
  • HSchramm

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 21, 2016
    MVMCP 11/8 review

    1:25: entered MK
    1:30: photopass with tree
    1:35-1:58: 7DMT with FP+ (ride had just been down and FP line was seriously backed up)
    2-2:13: MVMCP merchandise at the Emporium (able to shop without party wristband by showing party ticket on MDE on phone. Merchandise was located in 3 different rooms- first room from MK entry had all the pins and magicband, second had passholder shirt and pin, 3rd room had all the other merchandise)
    2:15: attempted to get in line for Jack and Sally and were rudely turned away by a CM who said only DVC could get in line and insisted this was the policy for 3 years even though we said at MNSSHP 1 week ago it wasn't the policy
    2:20-3:05: in line at guest relations for them to eventually call over to TST and tell the CM he was wrong
    3:10-4:42: 5th in line for Jack and Sally who started meeting at 4:30. (turned out 2 of the groups in front of us had the same rude interaction with the CM we did and all left guest relations within minutes of each other)
    4:45-5: pictures in Main Street bypass
    5:04-6:20: 1st in line for Nick and Judy who started meeting at 6:15. The meet and greet area wasn't set up yet when we got there but we managed to form an "unofficial" line off to the side until they had it set up
    6:25-7:16: Snow and her prince and Aurora and Prince Philip: we were maybe the 9th or 10th group back in line
    7:18-7:21: cookie from treat spot at Friar's Nook
    7:28: grabbed spot on Main Street for 1st parade. Main Street was pretty decently filled at this point so when we saw a spot open we just went for it. Glad we did too because we saw the only snow on Main Street we saw that night (I assume because of the rain?)
    7:45-8:05: left DBF holding parade spots and went to check us in for the Plaza dessert party. They started checking people in at 8 and gave me DBF's wristband to bring to him. I grabbed some snacks to bring back to our parade spot and went back.
    8:50ish-9:09: parade reached us and finished. As others mentioned, a small Forky was added to the parade otherwise it was the same.
    9:12-9:35: enjoyed the Plaza dessert party, being out of the rain and off our feet lol.
    9:40-10:15ish: took some dessert over in hot beverage cups and some hot chocolate and coffee to the Plaza garden to watch fireworks. We liked the new show but with the rain and humidity and smoke, the castle was obscured for most of the show.
    10:20-10:45: Scrooge and Donald and Minnie and Daisy in the Dumbo tent. One line to meet them both in pairs, probably about 8 people ahead of us when we got in line.
    10:47-10:50: found that Goofy moved to the train station in Storybook Circus for the rain and met him with no wait.
    10:51: checked on 7d line, still long, as per CM probably about 40 minutes
    10:52-10:55: found Ariel and Eric meeting in the little alcove across from the grotto for the rain, no line at all
    11-11:10: Tiana and Naveen and Rapunzel and Flynn at PFTH, wait was posted at 20 minutes but only 3 people in line
    11:11-11:20: Elena and Cinderella and Prince Charming, wait posted at 10 minutes, only 1 person in line with us.
    11:21: Friar's Nook treat stop, no line at all and they practically threw handfuls of cookies at us
    11:22-11:33 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, moved under cover by the Chesire Cafe for rain, line was short but they went on break as we got there so we alternated going through the treat spot at Cosmic Ray's while we waited
    11:35-11:40: picture on Main Street
    11:41-11:54- Mickey - when we got in line they were still letting people in the Jack and Sally line quoting an hour wait (which I don't believe lol)

    We had planned to watch the last stage show but they'd all been delayed or cancelled all night for the rain and we were over being outside in the rain so we decided to abandon that plan. No idea if the show happened or not.

    With the rain, some of the photopass moved to under the train station which let you get a shot with the whole Christmas tree and up at the train station which got the tree and castle so it was nice to get some different angles!

    We got our last photopass at the entrance at 12:26 and left.

    Overall thoughts: We're not new to the parties and the rain didn't hold us back from enjoying ourselves. A lot of people seemed to leave after the 1st parade and fireworks because of it and the second half of the party was so empty. If it is raining on your party night, try to tough it out and have a good time anyway! The second parade on our night was a rainy day cavalcade version so if seeing the parade is important to you, keep that in mind. If you wait for the 2nd and it's cancelled, there won't be another chance.

    The Plaza dessert party- the desserts were nice, the fireworks viewing was good and nice to have but we won't do it again during a party. We like to watch the 1st parade to hit shorter character lines at the end of the night and the party doesn't fit into this well enough for us.
    Is 8:00 pm the standard time for when they will let you check in for the dessert party?
     
  • CampbellzSoup

    Son. Husband. Father.
    Joined
    Oct 4, 2014
    Well I’m going on 11:17 with my family!

    I’m gonna to get all the holiday photos I can get with photopass get Pooh and Friends and MAYBE Jack and Sally but u got themat Halloween so very uninterested. Strike that I’ll just do Pooh Mickey and Minnie I think that’s a good mix.
     

    monique5

    DVC - BLT & VGF
    Joined
    Apr 30, 2012
    MVMCP 11/8 review

    1:25: entered MK
    1:30: photopass with tree
    1:35-1:58: 7DMT with FP+ (ride had just been down and FP line was seriously backed up)
    2-2:13: MVMCP merchandise at the Emporium (able to shop without party wristband by showing party ticket on MDE on phone. Merchandise was located in 3 different rooms- first room from MK entry had all the pins and magicband, second had passholder shirt and pin, 3rd room had all the other merchandise)
    2:15: attempted to get in line for Jack and Sally and were rudely turned away by a CM who said only DVC could get in line and insisted this was the policy for 3 years even though we said at MNSSHP 1 week ago it wasn't the policy
    2:20-3:05: in line at guest relations for them to eventually call over to TST and tell the CM he was wrong
    3:10-4:42: 5th in line for Jack and Sally who started meeting at 4:30. (turned out 2 of the groups in front of us had the same rude interaction with the CM we did and all left guest relations within minutes of each other)
    4:45-5: pictures in Main Street bypass
    5:04-6:20: 1st in line for Nick and Judy who started meeting at 6:15. The meet and greet area wasn't set up yet when we got there but we managed to form an "unofficial" line off to the side until they had it set up
    6:25-7:16: Snow and her prince and Aurora and Prince Philip: we were maybe the 9th or 10th group back in line
    7:18-7:21: cookie from treat spot at Friar's Nook
    7:28: grabbed spot on Main Street for 1st parade. Main Street was pretty decently filled at this point so when we saw a spot open we just went for it. Glad we did too because we saw the only snow on Main Street we saw that night (I assume because of the rain?)
    7:45-8:05: left DBF holding parade spots and went to check us in for the Plaza dessert party. They started checking people in at 8 and gave me DBF's wristband to bring to him. I grabbed some snacks to bring back to our parade spot and went back.
    8:50ish-9:09: parade reached us and finished. As others mentioned, a small Forky was added to the parade otherwise it was the same.
    9:12-9:35: enjoyed the Plaza dessert party, being out of the rain and off our feet lol.
    9:40-10:15ish: took some dessert over in hot beverage cups and some hot chocolate and coffee to the Plaza garden to watch fireworks. We liked the new show but with the rain and humidity and smoke, the castle was obscured for most of the show.
    10:20-10:45: Scrooge and Donald and Minnie and Daisy in the Dumbo tent. One line to meet them both in pairs, probably about 8 people ahead of us when we got in line.
    10:47-10:50: found that Goofy moved to the train station in Storybook Circus for the rain and met him with no wait.
    10:51: checked on 7d line, still long, as per CM probably about 40 minutes
    10:52-10:55: found Ariel and Eric meeting in the little alcove across from the grotto for the rain, no line at all
    11-11:10: Tiana and Naveen and Rapunzel and Flynn at PFTH, wait was posted at 20 minutes but only 3 people in line
    11:11-11:20: Elena and Cinderella and Prince Charming, wait posted at 10 minutes, only 1 person in line with us.
    11:21: Friar's Nook treat stop, no line at all and they practically threw handfuls of cookies at us
    11:22-11:33 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, moved under cover by the Chesire Cafe for rain, line was short but they went on break as we got there so we alternated going through the treat spot at Cosmic Ray's while we waited
    11:35-11:40: picture on Main Street
    11:41-11:54- Mickey - when we got in line they were still letting people in the Jack and Sally line quoting an hour wait (which I don't believe lol)

    We had planned to watch the last stage show but they'd all been delayed or cancelled all night for the rain and we were over being outside in the rain so we decided to abandon that plan. No idea if the show happened or not.

    With the rain, some of the photopass moved to under the train station which let you get a shot with the whole Christmas tree and up at the train station which got the tree and castle so it was nice to get some different angles!

    We got our last photopass at the entrance at 12:26 and left.

    Overall thoughts: We're not new to the parties and the rain didn't hold us back from enjoying ourselves. A lot of people seemed to leave after the 1st parade and fireworks because of it and the second half of the party was so empty. If it is raining on your party night, try to tough it out and have a good time anyway! The second parade on our night was a rainy day cavalcade version so if seeing the parade is important to you, keep that in mind. If you wait for the 2nd and it's cancelled, there won't be another chance.

    The Plaza dessert party- the desserts were nice, the fireworks viewing was good and nice to have but we won't do it again during a party. We like to watch the 1st parade to hit shorter character lines at the end of the night and the party doesn't fit into this well enough for us.
    Does anyone have a pdf of the Christmas map showing each listed character’s location?
    The party map never has each character's location, just the Mickey Head showing general location. A few years ago a fellow Diser had such a map for MNSSHP, it was not an official public map. Refer to Post #1 for character locations and times.
     

    monique5

    DVC - BLT & VGF
    Joined
    Apr 30, 2012

    Scoobie

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 31, 2017
    My daughter and I are also going to the Orlando Informer Meet-up! We have tickets for both Friday and Saturday night, so we're staying at Universal on Friday and Saturday then heading to Disney on Sunday for the Christmas party (and her 10th birthday is on Monday the 16th). We're going to be exhausted.
    I already had the trip planned when the OI dates came out - we'll be at Uni first, then switch to DW. So the OI event lands in our DW time, but we'll just Uber over like we did last year. Going both nights (Dec. 13 &14), then sleeping in on the 15th to get ready for the xmas party that night. I don't drink a lot of caffeine, but it's going to be my best friend on this trip!!
     

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