"Official" Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 - Believe in the Magic

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    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017 (MVMCP)
    Believe in the Magic


    Welcome to the "Official" 2017 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Thread, where you will get THE most updated information for all of your Christmas needs! Most of this information is from last years party. However, I will update as new information is released. And thanks to @CampbellzSoup who has graciously allowed me to use info from his "Official" 2016 MVMCP Thread.


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    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Frequently Asked Questions

    :santa: What are the dates for the 2017 MVMCP?
    November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28
    December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22
    CM Discounted Parties
    November 9, 12, 14 & 16

    Sold Out Dates: 11/9 (10/25), 11/26 (11/26), 11/28 (11/28), 12/1 (11/21), 12/5 (12/5), 12/12 (12/12), 12/15 (12/15), 12/17 (12/2), 12/21 (12/19) & 12/22 (12/6)

    Disney released Official 2017 MVMCP Dates early morning of 4/6/17. November 8th was originally listed as a party night, but date was removed.
    • On these nights, the Magic Kingdom closes at 6pm to guests who have not purchased tickets for the Christmas Party (Prior to this year, MK closed at 7pm for day guests).
    • MVMCP is from 7pm until midnight.
    Magic Kingdom to test earlier closing on MVMCP Event Nights (6/28/17)
    http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions...s-very-merry-christmas-party-event-nights.htm

    What You Need to Know About the New 6pm Closings on Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Nights (11/1/17)

    On nights where the Magic Kingdom is hosting MVMCP, the park will close at 6pm to day guests who are not attending the party, but day guests will still be able to stay on Main Street U.S.A. (Main St. & the Castle HUB) until 7pm for shopping, dining and to see A Frozen Holiday Wish at 6:15pm. From 6pm on, only guests with MVMCP wristbands will be able to ride attractions.
    To make up for the lost hour in the evening, the Magic Kingdom will be opening at 8am on party days. FP+ will cease to be available after 5:30pm-6:00pm (last FP+ Booking Window), and the 15 minute late grace period will not be given.
    As in previous years, guests with tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be able to enter the park at 4pm. The far right side tap points (turnstiles) will be for party guests only. Party guests will be given their wristband and party map.

    :santa: When do MVMCP Tickets go on sale?
    2017 - Tickets go on sale on May 10th. Tickets were released prior to prices being announced.
    Please note that MVMCP is a "hard-ticket" event. A "hard-ticket" event means you must buy a separate ticket for admission to the party, you cannot use a day of your regular Magic Your Way ticket to attend MVMCP.

    :santa: How much do tickets cost?
    Ticket prices vary depending on the date of the party.
    2017 Prices

    General Purchase Pricing
    November 9 - Adult: $94 + tax, Child: $89 + tax
    November 10, 17, 26 & 28 - Adult: $95 + tax, Child: $90 + tax
    November 12, 14 & 16 - Adult: $89 + tax, Child: $84 + tax
    December 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 & 17 - Adult: $95 + tax, Child: $90 + tax

    December 8 & 15 - Adult: $99 + tax, Child: $94 + tax
    December 9 & 5 - Adult: $96 + tax, Child: $91 + tax
    December 19, 21 & 22 - Adult: $109 + tax, Child: $104 + tax


    Same Day Purchase Pricing

    Annual Passholder Advance Pricing & Disney Vacation Club Advance Pricing

    November 9 - Adult: $87 + tax, Child: $82 + tax

    November 10, 17, 26 & 28 - Adult: $91 + tax, Child: $86 + tax
    November 12, 14 & 16 - Adult: $82 + tax, Child: $77 + tax
    December 1, 3, 5 & 12 - Adult: $91 + tax, Child: $86 + tax


    Military Ticket Prices*
    November 9 - Adult $67.75, Child $64.25
    November 12, 14 & 16 - Adult $64.25, Child $60.75

    *Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and participating members of the National Guard and Reserve. You can purchase additional tickets for up to five (5) family members and/or friends.
    http://www.militarydisneytips.com/

    Where Can You Purchase These Specially Priced Tickets?
    Direct From Walt Disney World
    • These special tickets must be purchased in person (with proper military ID) from Walt Disney World ticket or Guest Relations locations! They cannot be pre-purchased over the phone or internet.
    From Shades of Green
    • You may also purchase these special tickets in person at Shades of Green's Ticket Office.
    • Call 407-824-1403 for details.

    :santa: Where can I buy the tickets? When should I buy tickets?
    Tickets can be ordered by calling 407-W-DISNEY or purchase online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/. Once you purchase tickets, they will be linked to your My Disney Experience account.
    Definitely in advance of the party, especially if you plan to attend one of the last parties, or if there is a specific day you prefer to go.

    :santa: What time does MVMCP start? What time can I enter the park?
    MVMCP officially starts at 7pm. Guests may enter Magic Kingdom using their party tickets starting at 4pm. This practice is not officially advertised by Disney, but it has been exercised for many years and Cast Members will readily confirm this information. None of the party-specific M&Gs or treats will begin until 7pm, with a few M&G exceptions.

    :santa: Do I need a wristband? What if I want to stay without one?
    • Yes, a wristband is included in the cost of admission. All ticket holders for this event will be required to wear a wristband. You may pick-up your wristband and map of the party at designated locations in the MK.
    • Once the party begins at 7pm, Cast Members begin looking for those who do not have wristbands to exit the park.
    • MVMCP Ticket Holders have purchased tickets with "their money" for the party; if you do not have a ticket/wristband make your way to exit the gates by 7pm.
    • As discussed on another thread, there are different color wristbands, so NO Double Dipping to attend another party. Oh, my! I'm already in the park. Do I have to exit and re-enter for MVMCP? No, there are checkpoints within the park to check-in and receive wristbands for MVMCP!
    Locations
    Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    Mickey's PhilharMagic (Fantasyland)
    Buzz Lightyear (Tomorrowland)


    :santa: Are FP+ Reservations available during the party?
    • No, there are no FP+ reservations in the park after the 7 p.m. start of the party. You can, however, make FP+ reservations using your party ticket for the 4-6:30pm time period (FP+ Selections should be booked between 3:30-6:30pm), before the party officially begins. The good news is that most attraction lines will be short enough during the party that you won’t miss FP+ reservations much. New for 2017 with the Magic Kingdom closing @ 6pm to day guests, FP+ will cease to be available after 5:30pm-6:00pm and the 15 minute late grace period will not be given.
    • When Can I Make FP+ Reservations?
      • Staying at a Disney World Resort: 60D in Advance
      • Staying at a Non-Disney Resort: 30D in Advance
    Please note, if you only purchased MVMCP tickets, your FP+ reservation is still based on resort check-in day (60D in Advance).
    :santa: Do you have a map of the party?
    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Map gives you an idea of special foods available, as well as show times for the major entertainment.
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    :santa: What Complimentary Holiday Treats are offered?
    Locations are indicated on the map. There is no limit to how many times you can go back to the same location for more. Several holiday treat locations will be open until midnight during MVMCP.

    Locations
    Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland): Snowman Soft Pretzel and Sno-Cone
    Liberty Square Ticket Office: Ginger Molasses Cookie and Eggnog
    The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland): Silky Smooth DOVE® Chocolate and Sparkling Apple Cider*
    Pete's Silly Sideshow (Storybook Circus in Fantasyland): Peppermint Crunch Cookie and Nestle® Nesquik®
    Pinocchhio's Village Haus: Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and a Variety of Cookies
    Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café: Snickerdoodle Cookie and Hot Chocolate
    Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies (Tomorrowland): Santa Claus Cookie and Sno-Cone

    Note: Alternative healthy and gluten-free options are available upon request.
    Menus and offerings are subject to change and availability.
    *Candies provided by DOVE® Chocolate and J&J Snack Foods.


    :santa: What characters can I meet at MVMCP?

    Main Street, U.S.A.
    Santa Claus at Town Square (Meets During the Day)
    Mickey Mouse (Christmas Outfit) at Town Square Theater


    Adventureland
    Captain Jack Sparrow
    Aladdin (Prince Ali) with Abu (Scarf)
    Jasmine with Genie
    Moana
    Peter Pan (Scarf)

    Liberty Square
    Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws

    Fantasyland
    Tigger and Friends (Scarves) ---Near Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Ariel w/Prince Eric (Across from Ariel's Grotto)
    Princess Tiana w/Naveen and Rapunzel w/Flynn Ryder (Princess Fairytale Hall)
    Cinderella w/Prince Charming and Elena of Avalor (Princess Fairytale Hall)
    Aurora w/Prince Phillip and Snow White w/Prince (Near Princess Fairytale Hall) --- Line up at 6:30pm for this*
    Mary Poppins & Bert


    Frontierland
    Country Bears

    Storybook Circus
    Seven Dwarfs (Holiday Scarves) ---
    Very popular! Line up by 5pm to meet them. (Start Meeting
    @ 6:15pm)
    Scrooge McDuck w/Donald (Lumberjack/Holiday Plaid Hat & Coat) --- Casey Jr.
    Minnie Mouse (Peppermint Dress) & Daisy (Holiday Dress w/Snowflakes)
    Santa Goofy (Near Barnstormer)


    Tomorrowland
    Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps


    Seven Dwarfs, Sandy Claws, Captain Jack Sparrow, Nick & Judy, the Princes with their Princesses (Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Flynn Ryder, Prince Phillip & Prince), and new this year Moana are exclusive to MVMCP.

    Aladdin as Prince Ali, and Peter Pan with scarf are also unique to MVMCP.


    Abu, Genie, Bert & Piglet are other hard to find characters.

    Characters that you can normally find at the park, such as Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, and the Tigger & Friends, are dressed up in Christmas costumes ONLY for MVMCP.

    :santa: How long are the Character Meet & Greet lines?
    It depends. There are a few of the popular characters that will have lines that begin long before the party starts. If you want to see the 7 Dwarfs you will want to line up around 5:00pm. The other M&G wait times will range from 30-45 minutes.
    :santa: Are the attractions open during MVMCP?
    Yes, and the lines for most attractions (except Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) will have much shorter wait times than a regular park day.

    List of Open Attractions

    Main Street U.S.A.
    Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
    Town Square Theater


    Adventureland
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    Swiss Family Treehouse
    Jingle Cruise

    Frontierland
    Splash Mountain (from November 17th)
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    County Bear Jamboree

    Liberty Square
    The Haunted Mansion

    Fantasyland
    Princess Fairytale Hall
    Peter Pan's Flight
    Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
    "it's a small world"
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Mad Tea Party
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

    Storybook Circus
    Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    The Barnstormer

    Tomorrowland
    Astro Orbiter
    Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
    Space Mountain
    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    Tomorrowland Speedway
    Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

    :santa: Holiday Scavenger Hunts During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Fantasyland Gift Shops)
    The gift shops of Fantasyland are each offering Very Merry Christmas Shop scavenger hunts providing families with an incredible opportunity to enjoy some of the amazing details that often get overlooked at these whimsical retailers.

    The rules for the scavenger hunts are simple, each shop will have 3 different friends that Mickey is shopping for. Guests are given a wish list and then must search the shop for each item on the list.

    A lot of the clues can be found in the amazing details and displays that sit above the souvenirs or in areas you normally wouldn’t look.

    Each of the scavenger hunts can be completed quite quickly and guests will receive a celebration button for participating.

    :santa: Should I attend?

    • Is MVMCP worth it? IMO it is most definitely worth the price at least once. I thoroughly enjoyed MVMCP, and we plan to attend 2 parties this year (fingers crossed for dates). It’s definitely worth it if your budget allows.
    • There’s plenty of special entertainment, special decorations and lighting, and lots of unique character meet and greets.
    • If you decide to attend MVMCP, make sure to purchase your tickets in advance, and use any available discounts (i.e. DVC, AP, etc,).
    • Tickets are more expensive on the day of the party, and several nights each year sell out completely.

    :santa: Party Crowds
    MVMCP is a special ticket event with a limited amount of tickets sold. It has been discussed that more tickets are being sold as of late. However, due to Party Entertainment, crowds tend to be more concentrated around the events, especially the parade and fireworks. November party dates will almost always be less busy than December dates, and Tuesdays are usually less crowded than parties offered on other days of the week. Day of the week tends to matter as well, with Monday through Thursday evenings being less busy than the weekend events.

    :santa: Can I purchase Memory Maker for MVMCP ONLY?
    • Yes, Disney PhotoPass now offers Memory Maker (MM) One Day (Disney PhotoPass Website Updated on 3/25/16).
    The Memory Maker Window begins at 6:00am EST on the day you use the 1D theme park admission with which MM is bundled at purchase or if MM was purchased separately, the date the photo selected on the MDE app, or of applicable, on MyDisneyPhotoPass.com when purchasing MM or when linking a previously purchased MM code to your Disney account and ends at 5:59am EST on the following day. (i.e. The 1D Memory Maker can be purchased in the app, after you have a photo loaded into your account, click on the photo, and you will get the option to purchase either the 30-day MM for $169, or the 1-day MM for $59).

    PhotoPass photographers will take Magic Shots during the party where you will pose and when you see the photos afterward, you'll see something magically inserted into the photo.
    Magic Shots

    A Giant Christmas Bulb (Green @ Liberty Square & Red @ Bypass; Castle Hub Area), Mistletoe (Fireworks Plaza & Bridge neat Monsters Inc., Laugh Floor & Most Magic Kingdom
    PP Locations, Snow Globe (Main Street, U.S.A.),
    Ugly Christmas Sweater (Near Ariel's Grotto), Zero, Jack Skellington’s ghost dog from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Haunted Mansion), A Few Jubilant Favorites --Toy Soldiers-- from “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” Welcome You to the Celebration! (Main Street, U.S.A.), Your Favorite Fashionable Fairy (Tinkerbell in Santa Outfit) is ready with a Little Yuletide Pixie Dust (Fantasyland & HUB near Partners Statue, Main Street, U.S.A.), Gingerbread Man & Reindeer (Magic Kingdom Park Entrance), Toy Soldiers from “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” are Marching through the Winter Wonderland (Main Street, U.S.A) --- You’ll receive a Magic Shot and an Animated Magic Shot! & The Kringle Crew doing the Candy Cane Twist (Magic Kingdom Park Christmas Tree).

    2017: MVMCP Stamp on Photo in Memory Maker (Magic Kingdom Park Christmas Tree) & Candy Cane Over Head (Rose Garden Area & Most Magic Kingdom PP Locations) & Various Holiday/MVMCP Props Around the Magic Kingdom .

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    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/11/disney-photopass-opportunities-available-exclusively-during-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party/
    :santa: Are there any Dining Options?
    Dining is available at select counter service and snack locations throughout the park, but is very limited once the party begins. It’s probably wise to eat your main evening meal prior to attending the party.

    Counter Service Dining Locations Open During Party:

    Main Street U.S.A.
    Main Street Bakery
    Plaza Ice Cream
    Casey's Corner


    Adventureland
    Aloha Isle

    Frontierland
    Pecos Bill

    Westward Ho

    Liberty Square
    Columbia Harbor House (to 8pm)
    Sleepy Hollow
    Liberty Square Market (to 9pm)


    Fantasyland

    Storybook Treats

    Gaston's Tavern (to 10pm)

    Tomorrowland

    Cosmic Ray's Starlight cafe (to 11pm)
    The Lunching Pad


    Holiday-themed specialty treats are available at the following locations:
    These treats will only be available within the Magic Kingdom during MVMCP (2017).
    Main Street Bakery: Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll, Yule Log, Peppermint Cupcake
    Sleepy Hollow: Sandy Claws Dessert, Red Velvet Mickey Waffles

    :santa: Snow on Main Street, U.S.A.
    This isn’t “real” snow, it is actually imitation snow. There is a “snowfall” on Main Street before the parades and then at the end of the evening.

    :santa: What are the times for Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade?
    • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade runs at 8:30pm and 11:00pm.
    • It has been discussed that the second parade is less crowded than the first. There are advantages and disadvantages to both depending on your party size/age and party plans.
    • FYI: The parade route begins in Frontierland, follows the waterway until it reaches Liberty Square, crosses the Liberty Square bridge, circles Central Plaza in front of Cinderella's Castle, then heads down Main Street, U.S.A., where it ends next to Harmony Barbershop.
    :santa: What time is Holiday Wishes (Fireworks)?
    • Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season is at 10:00pm on party nights.
    :santa: Transportation
    The Walt Disney World Transportation, including the boat launches, bus and monorail stations, all continue to run during and after Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Disney Springs: One-way bus service from the 4 Disney theme parks operates daily from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM or 2 hours after theme parks close, whichever is earlier.

    :santa: Weather
    • Please note that the party will go on regardless of weather, so even if it's pouring down raining, it will take place.
    • What is the weather like in November and December?
      • Average high temperature: 78°F/72°F
      • Average low temperature: 58°F/51°F
      • Mean temperature: 68°F/62°F
      • Record high temperature: 90°F (1957)/89°F (2000)
      • Record low temperature: 28°F (1970)/19°F (1989)
      • Average Precipitation: 2.14 in./2.89in.
    :santa:Does MVMCP end before Christmas?
    The actual SPECIAL EVENT (MVMCP) does end on the selected date, however, they still have the Christmas Parade for FREE in the Magic Kingdom after the last scheduled MVMCP for you to enjoy in case you cannot attend MVMCP! You should try your best to attend though!

    MVMCP Dining FAQ
    :santa: Can I make ADRs in the Magic Kingdom WITHOUT a party ticket?
    • Yes, you can make your reservations up until 6:00pm. Please note you will be asked to leave the property as soon as your dining experience is complete. If you have not purchased a MVMCP ticket, you can purchase a same day ticket IF the party has not sold out.
    :santa: Should I eat in a Disney Restaurant while the party is going on? Will I miss something?
    • This is subjective, and you will see conflicting opinions posted on various threads. Remember - you can enter the park at 4pm if you have purchased a MVMCP ticket. Most agree that you should eat either before, or during the 4-7pm time periods so you DO NOT waste time/miss the Christmas Festivities.
    • If you choose to make a ADR during during MVMCP:

    At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, 3 of the most popular table-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom park will be open.
    Be Our Guest
    Cinderella's Royal Table
    The Crystal Palace

    Dining reservations are available from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

    • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are required to book dinner or dessert party reservations. No exceptions will be made.
    • Valid tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are required to make reservations and are not included in the price of dining or dessert party packages.
    • Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to arrival.
    • Reservations will not be available through each restaurant’s dining page for the duration of the event.
    • Restaurant menus will remain the same during the event.
    • Crystal Palace Character Dining will remain the same—Character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
    • Disney Dining Plans will be accepted at all 3 participating restaurants.
    • Call (407) 939-3463 to purchase party tickets and make dining/dessert party reservations or book online @ https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/d...eys-very-merry-christmas-party-table-service/.
    :santa: Is there a Premium Dining Package and/or Dessert party?
    Yes, there is a dessert party this year!

    2017 – Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrance
    The Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package costs $79 for adults or $47 for children (ages 3 to 9). A separate Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket is also required and is not included in the price of the package. Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium package or book online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/wishes-fireworks-holiday-dessert-party/.

    Treat your senses to fa-la-la-fantastic views of Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks bursting high above Cinderella Castle. Before the fireworks, at a table decked with boughs of holly, discover a host of holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts prepared by our pastry chef, along with a bountiful buffet of sweet treats—like chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, seasonal fruits. So raise a cup of good cheer with sparkling cider, signature lemonades, specialty Christmas drinks, hot chocolate, coffee or tea, and then marvel as the sky above explodes with color, music and light!
    • Guests who have purchased the Holiday Wishes Dessert Premium Package may check in beginning at 4:00 PM at Tomorrowland Terrance Restaurant, where they will receive credentials for identification.
    • Guests are advised to return to Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant for the dessert party one hour prior to the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks.
    • Seating will be available at the dessert party on a first-come, first-served basis—though every table features views of Cinderella Castle.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks may be delayed or cancelled. However, the dessert party will occur regardless of the weather.
    New for 2017 – Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing
    Location: Dessert party held at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom park, with fireworks viewing in the Plaza Garden.
    Pricing:
    This experience is $59 plus tax for Guests ages 10 and older, and $35 plus tax for Guests ages 3 to 9.

    How to Book: Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium dessert party package or book online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-plaza-view/.


    MVMCP Entertainment

    A Frozen Holiday Wish

    Queen Elsa from Frozen appears twice each evening to get the Castle Dream Lights lit up for the night in a 7 minute show.
    Times: 6:15pm & 8:15pm

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    Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

    Marching toy soldiers, reindeer, gingerbread men, classic characters dressed in their holiday best and Santa Claus himself appear in this super fun parade. There is a “snowfall” on Main Street before the parades and then at the end of the evening.
    Times: 8:30pm & 11:00pm

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    Holiday Wishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
    Times: 10:00pm
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    Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

    Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Look for Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more! “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will be presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.
    Times: 7:40pm, 9:25pm, 10:30pm & 11:55pm
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    A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show
    Holiday-themed intergalactic stage show that involves characters from Tomorrowland attractions. Stitch, Buzz Lightyear, and Mike Wazowski join a singing host and cast of dancers to entertain guests with holiday songs. A story about Stitch's efforts to bring Santa Claus to the show from the sky since he doesn't understand the meaning of Christmas.
    Times: 7:45pm, 8:35pm, 9:25pm, 10:45pm & 11:35pm

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    VoicePlay

    A cappella group and stars of THE SING-OFF, VoicePlay, will perform a variety of favorite Christmas songs on the Tomorrowland Stage.
    Times: 8:10pm, 9:00pm, 10:20pm & 11:10pm

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    Club Tinsel Dance Party @ Cosmic Ray's featuring Reindeer, Polar Bears & Elves
    Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am


    Reindeer Wranglers led by Quickdraw Phillips (New for 2017)
    A group of Reindeer Wrangling Cowboys that will provide comedy and festive song in Frontierland.

    Times: 7:15pm, 8:05pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm & 11:45pm


    Exclusive MVMCP Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom Card

    2017
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    The journey begins at the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A., where you can pick up everything you need to play. This special event card will be distributed separately (and in addition to) the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs you’re given at this location. Guests must register to play with their party ticket and event wristband in order to get one.
    Time: 4:00pm - Midnight

    2017 MNSSHP reports state guests w/wristbands could at anytime pick up the SotMK card @ MK Guest Services.

    Exclusive Merchandise
    Disney always has exclusive MVMCP merchandise available to purchase during their parties. It has been mentioned that the easiest place to find items is The Emporium. Items include limited-edition MVMCP trading pins, event t-shirts, a special edition MagicBand, and other collectibles.
    Party-exclusive merchandise is available at the following locations:
    Main Street, U.S.A. – Emporium (apparel, retail MagicBand, pins, ornament)
    Storybook Circus – Big Top Souvenirs (apparel, retail MagicBand, pins, ornament)
    Tomorrowland – Mickey’s Star Traders (apparel, logo pin, ornaments)
    Liberty Square – Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe (apparel, logo pin, ornaments)
    Fantasyland – Fantasy Faire (apparel, logo pin, ornaments)
    Frontierland – Frontier Trading Post (pins and retail MagicBand)

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    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/11/mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-2017-inspires-festive-merchandise-at-magic-kingdom-park/


    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers a Minnie Mouse festive Holiday costume completed with a coordinating Minnie Mouse Headband.

    Reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (407-WDW-STYLE or 407-939-7895) should be made as far in advance as possible.
    Available at Disney Springs (Behind Once Upon a Toy) and at Magic Kingdom (Inside Cinderella's Castle). These locations book up fast , especially on Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights!
    Holiday Minnie Package
    $149.95 plus tax



    Dreaming of a Disney Holiday

    In-Room Celebrations help create magical memories and place you directly into your own Disney story. Holiday dreams can come true for loved ones with these exclusive Disney Christmas Room Celebrations.

    Disney Floral & Gifts - Christmas 2017
    http://disneyworld.disneyfloralandgifts.com/category/holidays/christmas.do?nType=1
     
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    Holiday Happenings

    :santa: “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Nighttime Spectacular Is Returning For 2017 (DHS)
    On select nights in November and December 2017, delight in the sights ‘n’ sounds of this Santa-sized spectacular, jam-packed with special effects, holiday music, fireworks—even snow. With more characters and fireworks this year.


    Dates: November 9 - December 31, 2017


    Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party
    Indulge in a jolly spread of specialty sweets and sips before settling in to watch a Santa-sized spectacular from a reserved viewing area. Relish holiday-inspired snacks, delicious desserts, wine, beer, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages—and mingle with a VIP Disney Character. Then, wrap up your merry evening in a reserved viewing area for 2 shows—the all-new Disney Movie Magic & Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam!.

    Dates: November 9 - December 31, 2017

    Prices:
    November 9 to December 15, 2017: $79 per adult; $45 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax & gratuity included)
    December 17 to December 31, 2017: $89 per adult; $49 per child ages 3 to 9 (tax & gratuity included)


    :santa: Minnie's Holiday & Dine Dinner (DHS)
    Minnie’s Holiday Dine is a Christmas-themed character meal at Hollywood and Vine @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Join Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy for a dinner celebration centered on seasonal 'deliciousness' with menu items commemorating winter holidays. Guests can pose for pics with Disney Characters, meet others as they stop by, and participate in table activities geared to the theme. Plus, the party gifts make great souvenirs! Fantasmic! Dining Packages Available.

    Dates: November 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

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    :santa: Candlelight Processional

    The Candlelight Processional is the re-telling of the birth of Jesus Christ with a live orchestra, mass choir and celebrity narrator that is presented multiple times nightly during the Epcot Holiday’s Around the World Festival.

    Candlelight Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and include a 3-course meal or full buffet (depending on the location). Reservations require a candlelight guarantee. Guests will receive Candlelight Seating badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badge will be for the specific date and show time they have reserved. Park admission is required and is not included in the price of the dining package.

    Dates: November 24 - December 30, 2017

    Times: 5:00pm, 6:45pm & 8:15pm


    NEW! Laurie Hernandez – November 24 to 26, 2017
    NEW! Matt Bomer – November 27 to 28, 2017
    Ana Gastayer – November 29 to 30, 2017
    Whoopi Goldberg – December 1 to 3, 2017
    NEW! Pat Sajak – December 4 to 5, 2017
    Jodi Benson – December 6 to 8, 2017
    NEW! Kurt Russell – December 9 to 11, 2017
    NEW! Warwick Davis – December 12 to 14, 2017
    Trace Adkins – December 15 to 17, 2017
    Neil Patrick Harris – December 18 to 21, 2017
    NEW! CCH Pounder – December 22 to 24, 2017
    Jaci Velasquez – December 25 to 27, 2017
    Chandra Wilson – December 28 to 30, 2017


    :santa: Joyful! A Gospel Celebration (Epcot)
    Part of Epcot's winter holiday offerings, Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season is a Christmas musical act put on a few times per day by a Central Florida group called D'Vine Voices. Live instruments and powerful voices put a unique spin on holiday favorites.

    :santa: Jingle Cruise (Jungle Cruise)
    This popular attraction will return to Disney World starting November 2017! You will be able to enjoy this Christmastime overlay of the Jungle Cruise through January 2018.

    Opens November 2nd for the 2017 Christmas Season at the Magic Kingdom.

    Each year the Jungle Cruise at Disney’s Magic kingdom is magically transformed into the Jingle Cruise as the boat ride’s skippers set out on a holly jolly journey across the rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. And just like last year, the Jungle Cruise Skippers are homesick for the holidays so they have decided to add some holiday cheer to the job site! Guests taking the cruise will come across a queue and boathouse decked out with homemade decorations, gifts and items from back home. Each Jungle Cruise boat has also been temporarily renamed with a holiday moniker and the always funny Skippers are ready to entertain with their seasonal jokes.


    :santa: Sunset Seasons Greetings - NEW! (November 9th-December 31st)
    As 2017 draws to a close, and night falls on Disney Hollywood Studios, an unforgettable scene starts to unfold for Guests of all ages. Billboards suddenly begin to move into motion and tell a tale, courtesy of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. All the while, the Hollywood Tower Hotel—a.k.a. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror—magically transforms, bringing to life the characters’ stories.
    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/hollywood-studios/sunset-seasons-greetings/

    Times: 6:30-9:00pm




    :santa: EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays (Previously known as Holidays Around the World)
    November 19 - December 31, 2017

    Guests will be able to experience the holiday traditions at all 11 World Showcase nations. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will include live musical productions, seasonal food & beverage specialties at the expanded Holiday Kitchens, and costumed performers bringing time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase. The best part is that all of this holiday fun is included in your park admission.
    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/holiday-festival/

    Epcot Holiday Decorations: http://www.wdwmagic.com/events/holi...ernational-festival-of-the-holidays-decor.htm & http://www.chipandco.com/christmas-decorations-starting-go-epcot-288735/


    Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree
    Chip and Dale are collecting ornaments for their Christmas tree—and they need your help! To get started, simply purchase a map and sticker from select merchandise locations, including Pin Central, Disney Traders and World Traveler at International Gateway. As you travel around World Showcase, be on the lookout for Chip and Dale as they gather ornaments from holiday decorations in each World Showcase pavilion. Once you spot them, add the corresponding ornament sticker to your map. Then, take your completed map to Disney Traders and exchange it for a festive surprise, courtesy of Chip and Dale!

    Maps are $6.99 plus tax, and are available throughout Holidays Around the World at Epcot while supplies last.

    Holiday Kitchens at the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays
    A Taste of the Holidays for Everyone!
    Explore the tastes of the holidays around the world as each marketplace celebrates a different nation.

    American Holiday Table
    From the tender roast turkey to the tasty pork tenderloin, memories of grandma’s kitchen will come flooding back when you visit this salute to the great flavors of America.

    Feast of the Three Kings
    Dine like royalty as you enjoy scrumptious foods and delicious drinks from the Caribbean at this holiday kiosk inspired by the story of the Magi. While you nibble, learn about the celebration of Three Kings’ Day, El Día De Los Reyes Magos!

    Holiday Sweets and Treats
    From decadent desserts to savory snacks and merry libations, you’ll be in full swing of the season at this festively-appointed holiday kiosk. Enjoy the view here at Showcase Plaza, meet up with friends or just take a moment to unwind.

    Mexico
    Watch mariachi dancers celebrating a Feliz Navidad, while imbibing on the zippy spices of Mexican cuisine. The carnitas tacos and horchata margaritas will have you singing, “olé!”



    :santa: Echo Lake Christmas Decorations (New for 2017)
    This holiday season, the Echo Lake area of Hollywood Studios will also receive a Christmas inspired facelift which will include a colossal Christmas tree, giant ornaments and most importantly a special Santa hat for Gertie the Dinosaur.



    :santa: Christmas Tree Trail (Disney Springs - Marketplace on the former Bus Stop Area)
    This delightful addition to the Disney Springs Christmas line-up will be back for its second year (Soft Opening on November 9th). The trail this year will feature an impressive 25 Christmas trees for visitors to view each with a fabulous Disney theme and now includes Santa's Chalet. Disney Springs is promising that the trees will be even bigger than last year’s offerings and will feature themes from such Disney classic films as Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Peter Pan, and Dumbo. If you’re visiting Disney this holiday season you’ll definitely want to head over to Disney’s Downtown Shopping District to check it out. Santa Claus is meeting in his new chalet this year and can be found in the middle of the trail. Guests interested in meeting him can sign up for a return time via text message at the entrance to the tree trail.

    Dates:
    November 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    Times:
    12:00pm - 10:00pm
    (Extended Hours Debut on 11/29/17 ---See Below)
    Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday – Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

    Christmas Eve, 12/24: 10:00am - 11:00pm
    Christmas Day, 12/25: 10:00am - 11:00pm


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    :santa: Meet Santa at Disney Springs (See Christmas Tree Trails)
    While you’re out at Disney Springs buying Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest, be sure to stop by Santa’s Chalet and find out whether you’ve made the naughty or nice list. PhotoPass photographers will be on hand to take your photo with Santa. Guests should also note that this Santa Meet and Greet is wildly popular and the wait can sometimes be several hours. With this in mind, this location offers a pager option, allowing you to continue doing your Christmas shopping around Disney Springs and return when you’re called!
    Santa Meet & Greet:
    November 10 - December 24, 2017
    Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

    :santa: Holidays @ Disney Springs
    November 11 - January 8

    Snowflake & Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers Roaming throughout Disney Springs:
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Holiday Carolers in the Marketplace: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Meet Santa @ his Chalet in the Marketplace across from Ghirardelli: 12:00pm -10:00pm (thru December 24)
    Meet Santa Goofy @ the Santa Chalet in the Marketplace across from Ghirardelli: 12:00pm-10:00pm (December 25-30)
    Starbright Holidays - An Intel Collaboration: 7:00 & 8:30pm



    :santa: Flurry Of Fun Snacks at Hollywood Studios

    ‘Tis the season to be hungry – this holiday season brings a merry array of goodies that are sure to have you smiling from ear to ear. To help you find everything on your wish list, I’ve put together a complete foodie guide to Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And while Flurry of Fun officially kicks off on Nov. 9, as a special surprise, these festive sweets and treats will actually be available throughout the park for you to enjoy starting on Nov. 5!
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    Holiday Hot Cocoa Flight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    :santa: Holiday Displays of Gingerbread and Sweets Across Walt Disney World
    Guests can experience the sights and sounds of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with gingerbread treats and other magical displays that come to life. Stunning gingerbread and chocolate displays are once again being created by the pastry teams at Walt Disney World Resort.
    Date: Beginning November 9th
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    Life-sized Gingerbread House

    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Hotel Lobby)

    Gingerbread house decorating demos are conducted in front of the gingerbread house daily. This year, the gingerbread house pin will feature penguins from Mary Poppins and celebrates its 19th year.

    Life-size Holiday Carousel
    Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

    This life-size, edible spinning carousel is holiday tradition at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort celebrating its 18th year. Lilo & Stitch-themed carousel horses with coordinating, hand-painted holiday characters join handcrafted gingerbread snowman and snowflakes and spin round and round. This year, 18 hidden Mickeys will be added to commemorate each year of this beloved tradition and the holiday pin will feature Lilo & Stitch.

    Cinderella Castle
    Disney’s Contemporary Resort (3rd Floor) –- NEW THIS YEAR

    Cinderella Castle recreated in a Mary Blair-style set on an “It’s a Small World” backdrop, with oversized gingerbread cookies depicting Cinderella and Prince Charming greeting guests from the Castle forecourt. The 18’ tall display is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate.

    Gingerbread African-Inspired Marketplace
    Tusker House Restaurant, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

    A 3-foot long Gingerbread African-inspired Market Place located at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This sweet display includes 25 lbs. of dark chocolate, 23 lbs. of bread flour, 10 lbs of confectioner’s sugar and plenty of holiday spirit!

    United States Capitol Building

    Epcot, The American Adventure Pavilion

    This historic U.S. sites comes to life in a sweet way with over 50 lbs. of gingerbread, 20 lbs. of icing, handcrafted chocolate holiday trees, a pond made entirely of sugar and 6 hidden Mickeys. This year, the Lincoln Memorial will make its delectable debut to the display.

    Gingerbread Disney Springs Icons
    Amorette’s Patisserie, Disney Springs – NEW THIS YEAR

    Represents the story behind the iconic Town Center at Disney Springs and includes 45 lbs. of bread flour, 15 lbs. of dark chocolate, 10 lbs. confectioners’ sugar, 15 lbs. eggs, 15 lbs. honey and one hidden heart.


    :santa: Disney Previews New Holiday - Themed Merchandise for Winter 2017
    http://www.chipandco.com/disneys-previews-new-holiday-themed-merchandise-winter-2017-276920/
    http://thedisneyblog.com/2017/07/27/walt-disney-world-2017-holiday-merchandise-preview/

    Disney Pin Trading (MVMCP, Christmas):
    http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/pins/november-2017-new-pin-releases-at-disneyland-and-walt-disney-world-resorts/

    Navidad All Year Long!
    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/08/disneyfamilia-navidad-all-year-long/

    You can celebrate the holidays any day of the year at WDW. Disney has several stores around the resort where you can find ornaments, stockings, décor and even clothing, all themed to the holidays.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: It’s a Wonderful Shop
    Here you can find art, collectibles and all sorts of gifts with a festive theme and a hint of Old Hollywood glamour.

    Magic Kingdom: Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
    In Liberty Square, where you can ‘shoppe’ for your favorite Disney ornament.

    Epcot: Die Weihnachts Ecke
    You can find unique hand-made crystal ornaments in the Germany pavilion. Literally “the Christmas corner,” this store is a great place to learn about the famous ‘pickle’ ornament and other German Christmas traditions.

    Disney Springs Marketplace: Disney's Days of Christmas


    Other Happenings Around the World

    :santa: The MK will close @ 4:30pm on November 30th for the CM Celebration.

    :santa:
    Disney World's Minnie Van Service

    Minnie Vans were rolled out in July 2017. It operates via the Lyft app on smartphone and costs a flat rate of $20 for a one-way trip to any location on Disney property. The Minnie Vans will be driven by Disney Cast Members on park property only. Minnie Van holds up to six passengers and also has two versatile car seats available for use. The Minnie Van service will be available between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. As with everything, those hours are always subject to change.


    Locations
    (Now Available @ All Deluxe Resorts 10/2/17)

    Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Bay Lake Tower
    Beach Club
    Boardwalk Inn
    Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge Contemporary Resort
    Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Wilderness Lodge
    Grand Floridian
    Polynesian Village Resort
    Wilderness Lodge
    Yacht Club
    Old Key West
    (11/21/17)


    :santa: Tiana's Riverboat Party - Ice Cream Social & Viewing Party (Extended through December) - Magic Kingdom
    Treat your senses to a Liberty Square Riverboat “sundae fun-day” and reserved viewing of one of our grandest processions.
    Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen are throwing an unforgettable party… and you’re invited! The occasion begins on the dock as your royal hosts welcome you and your sweet tooth to an ice cream social, complete with ice cream and toppings, drinks, and sweet treats.

    Then board the Liberty Square Riverboat and relax while enjoying the
    Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade—all from the comfort of your special viewing location!
    After the parade, Tiana and Naveen will join you to continue the party as you all cruise around the Rivers of America, circling Tom Sawyer Island.

    Dates:
    November: Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays

    December: Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays through December 21, 2017
    Extended to include select dates through January 6, 2018, but will take place daily from December 23 to December 31, 2017.


    Times: 1:30pm

    Please check in at the Liberty Square Riverboat entrance 45 minutes before the parade begins.

    Prices: $49 (ages 10 and up) & $29 for children ages 9 and under (tax included).
    For reservations, you can book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.
    Separate MK admission is also required.


    :santa: Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot World Showcase
    Satisfy your sweet tooth with Frozen-inspired treats during a seated viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot. Then, enjoy a special opportunity to ride the Frozen Ever After attraction.
    IllumiNations may be changed or canceled without prior notice. This is not a Character meet-and-greet experience. Characters of the movie Frozen will not appear.

    Dates: The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party will be held select evenings beginning July 17, 2017 (Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays).

    Times: 8:00pm
    Please meet the greeting Cast Member at World Showcase Plaza, located next to Port of Entry and adjacent to the Mexico Pavilion.


    Prices: Admission is $79 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $47 per child (ages 3 to 9), including tax and gratuity. Separate Epcot admission is also required.



    :santa: Disney Gift Card Deals (Saving Money)
    A thread where everyone posts about the deals they are finding on Disney gift cards.

    :santa: Introducing the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package
    Celebrate the magic of the holidays in the most magical place on earth. Arrive on December 21, 2017 and depart on December 26, 2017, and enjoy an itinerary full of festive fun— including exclusive experiences just for Guests on this package!

    Take a look at all the unique Yuletide offerings included in this offer:

    • Tickets to Mickey’s Very Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom park on December 21, 2017
    • Exclusive nighttime access to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park on December 22, 2017
    • An exclusive holiday Character experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 23, 2017
    • An exclusive Christmas Eve dinner celebration at Epcot on December 24, 2017
    • A special holiday gift delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room on December 25, 2017

    Prices: This offer also includes a 5-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort hotel, plus 4-day theme park tickets with a Park Hopper Option. Starting at $139 per person, per night, a family of four can stay in a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for a total package price of $2,775.


    Important Details
    • Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
    • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
    • Advance reservations required.
    • One holiday gift per room.
    Book now through December 10, 2017 and start ushering in a new era of holiday traditions with your family! To book by phone, call (407) 939-7886.
    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/ultimate-christmas/

    :santa: Experience Holiday Magic Together with a Dashing Family Room and Ticket Package
    Dates: For stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from October 9 through December 14, 2017. Book by October 7th.

    Packages Include: With this offer, you can enjoy a package that includes a 4-night stay in a standard room at a select Disney’s All-Star Resort and 4-day Magic Your Way base tickets for as low as $1,942. Sample package price is valid for a family of 4.

    To book by phone, call (407) 827-7398 or online,

    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/family-holiday-stay/.


    :santa: Free Dining 2017
    Dates: Book through July 7th. Disney Visa Cardholders & Canadian travelers may be able to book dates as early as August 13th.
    Travel Dates:

    August 21 through September 30, 2017
    November 14 through November 20, 2017
    November 25 through November 27, 2017
    December 8 through December 23, 2017

    Packages Include: Room, Tickets & Dining Plan
    If you stay at a
    Value or Moderate Disney World-owned Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining Plan for FREE. (Note: You can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

    If you reserve a Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive the standard Dining Plan for FREE. (Note: You can upgrade to the Deluxe Dining Plan by paying the difference in cost per night).


    Minimum/Maximum Days: You must book a minimum stay of 3 nights/maximum stay of 14 nights at a Disney-owned resort. Minimum 2-day Magic Your Way Disney World ticket with a Park Hopper AND/OR the Park Hopper Plus Option.

    Please note that the offer excludes: Campsites, 3-Bedroom Villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Some sources are reporting more exclusions.


    :santa: Disney Launches New Vacation Gifting Site :santa:
    It’s a new way to gift someone something as little as a $25 gift card, all the way through to an Adventures by Disney vacation or membership with Disney Vacation Club. You can choose from Disney Gift Cards, Theme park tickets, and entire vacations with Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort.

    As a special introductory offer, available now through November 15 2017, you can purchase a special Walt Disney World Resort package for any time during the 2018 calendar year. The package consists of a 6-Night/7-Day room and ticket package at one of Disney's All-Star Resorts for $96 per person, per night. The resort package will be delivered in a special holiday gift box, and delivery is guaranteed before December 15 2017.

    :santa: Disney's Magical Express
    Disney's Magical Express will begin picking up guests earlier than normal, effective November 17 2017.

    Due to enhanced Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security measures, Orlando Airport is now advising travelers to arrive at least 3 hours before their departure time.
    To accommodate that new requirement, Disney's Magical Express will pick up approximately four hours prior to departure time, this includes both domestic and international flights.

    Resort airline check-in desks at resort hotels will operate from 4am to noon daily, and guests using the resort airline check-in service must now check in for the flight at least four hours prior to departure.

    Orlando International Airpot expects to be operating the enhanced security through early January 2018.
     
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    "Official" 2016 MVMCP Thread
    https://www.disboards.com/threads/o...ave-yourself-a-very-mickey-christmas.3476594/

    2016 MVMCP Dates
    November: 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 & 29
    December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 & 22

    Sold Out Dates: November 18 (11/16); December 16 (12/15), 18 (11/30), 22 (11/29)


    2016 Ticket Prices
    Advance Purchase Pricing
    November 10, 13 - Adult $86, Child $81
    November 18, 27, 29 - Adult $92, Child $87
    December 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 - Adult $91, Child $86

    Same Day Purchase Pricing
    November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15 - Adult $91, Child $86
    December 1 - Adult $91, Child $86
    November 18, 27, 29 - Adult $96, Child $91
    December 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 - Adult $96, Child $91
    December 16, 18, 22 - Adult $99, Child $94

    Annual Passholder Advance Pricing
    November 7, 8, 11, 15 - Adult $84, Child $79
    November 10, 13 - Adult $79, Child $74
    December 1 - Adult $84, Child $79

    Disney Vacation Club Advance Pricing
    November 7, 8, 11, 15 - Adult $84, Child $79
    December 1 - Adult $84, Child $79
    November 10, 13 - Adult $79, Child $74
    November 18, 27, 29 - Adult $89, Child $84
    December 6 - Adult $89, Child $84


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    krissym01 Earning My Ears

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    Oh yeah!!! I can't wait. We went to our first MNSSHP October 18 last year. It was so much fun and would definitely do it again. This year is our first MVMCP. We plan on going to WDW right after Thanksgiving - November 25 to December 2. I'm hoping there will be a party on November 28 (November 26 is our alternative date). I am very impatient to confirm the dates of the party and buy tickets.
     
  6. jimmiej

    jimmiej I invented the Naked Segway Tour

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    Thanks for the info. We've been twice, including the first party of 2016. Always lots of fun. Planning to be at WDW same time this year. Maybe we'll go again. Since there's currently no night parade at MK, I like to see the Christmas parade.
     
  7. Trap

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    we should going to one on nov 28 if they keep them on tuesday
     
  8. monique5

    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

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    Yes, I'm ready for the dates to be released. We attended MNSSHP last year on the 30th & 31st, it was awesome! Going back for Christmas this year, 12/16-12/27. Hope to do 2 parties. :santa:
     
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    Waiting for dates to be released so we can start firming up plans for everything else. Love the parties we did the dessert party for the first time in a addition to the reg party last year so that was a lot of fun.
     
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    monique5 DVC - BLT & VGF

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    Yes, need those dates! We did the Dessert Party too in 2014 (MVMCP), it had some additions last year. We did the Halloween Dessert Party the night of the 30th last year (MNSSHP), my family enjoyed it!
     
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    Smooth_80 Earning My Ears

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    This is the thread I've been waiting for! :yay:
     
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    tinkerbell1991 DIS Veteran

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    I can't wait to go this year for the first time
     
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    EXCELLENT thread and I can't wait to see what this year entails! Time goes by so quickly it'll be here before we know it.

    I'm hoping for some kind of shake up in terms of entertainment or maybe something a bit more compelling...

    NOTHING beats watching the parade on main steeet with your family and snow going all around you that's something you can't quite compare to...
     
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    Hoping for the Tuesday after thanksgiving. We are a big group of 14. This wil be my immediate family's first time at the Christmas party.
     
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    YAY!! Planning on going during the second week of December and can't wait to try all of the holiday events for the first time!
    Can't wait for those dates to be announced!
     
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    Mcert01 Mouseketeer

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    We are going in late November. Can't wait! I have a question. How does the multiple Frozen Holiday Wish lighting work? Do they shut off the castle lights sometime between 6:30 and 8:15, or just before the 2nd lighting? Just curious. The answer will help with an ADR decision. :)
     
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    Hooray!!!! Thanks for starting this!!!
    I have been lucky enough to have been to wdw a few times over the past several years, but never at Christmas!!!

    We are going this year Nov 11-18, and I am positively giddy!!!

    So excited to see the decorations and of course, the party!

    242 more days!

    :banana::cool1::cheer2::dancer:party::dogdance:

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  18. indyannamom

    indyannamom Mouseketeer

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    Soooo excited!!! We're in WDW for 12 days over Christmas and New Years and hoping for some magical pixie dust that they do a late party like they did this year. Thank you for starting the thread! Can't wait for the dates to be released!
     
  19. abnihon

    abnihon Mouseketeer

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    We'll be there!!!! Staying at AKL Dec 5-11.
    My 4 year old son is obsessed with Prince Phillip so our big goal for the party is to Disneybound as Briar Rose and Phillip and get a picture with them!!!
     
  20. Skallywag Steph

    Skallywag Steph Mouseketeer

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    How late does the park stay open on these nights?
     
  21. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

    Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina DIS Veteran

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    The party hours are officially 7 pm to midnight. Party guests can enter the park as early as 4 pm with their MVMCP ticket.

    After midnight, snow continues to fall on Main Street while Christmas music plays and people are making their way out of the park.
     
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