Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

This article is your complete guide to the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party! Disney recently announced the return of the very popular Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party at Magic Kingdom which is great news for fans of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party! The official announcement has been made and MVMCP will be back in 2022! So cue the music because..it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The truth is it’s never too early to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year in the Most Magical Place on Earth. We’re here to break down all of the joyful surprises that await you at the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom park. 

From party dates to entertainment, and complimentary treats to character meet and greets, there’s a ton to know before you go (or even start planning!). Our team at The Park Prodigy has been attending the MVMCP event since 2012 and it’s one of our favorite special events at The Magic Kingdom. It’s important to note that all Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party nights require a separate ticket which we will cover later in this post!

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For all the information you need on to be prepared for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, read on! 

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Guide 2022

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So let’s start with the most popular question on everyone’s mind and that is, will Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party be back in 2022? And the answer to that is yes! The Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rockin’ back into 2022 and hopefully will be better than ever!

SPECIAL PROMOTION: As a way to help all members of our Disney Community out as much as possible we will be running a promotion on all 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party tickets!

For a limited time we will be giving our clients $5.00 off the purchase of all Disney Very Merriest Tickets! That’s $5.00 per ticket! All you have to do is join our newsletter using the sign up form above!

Related post: Guide to Visiting Disney World at Christmas Time

2022 Mickey’s Very Merriest Christmas Party Dates

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So when are the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party dates? Beginning July 7th, 2022, guests can begin purchasing tickets for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 dates between November 8th – December 22nd, 2022. 

Based on what we know from years past, Mickey’s Christmas Party typically kicks off as early as the weekend after the last Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween partyThat said, we can assume that it will occur 23 select nights from the first week of November to a few days before Christmas Day. 

What are the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates?

2022 MVMCP dates are here and we are so exited to share the news!

  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22

July 2022 Update: All dates on the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party schedule are still available for purchase!

What are the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Prices?

All of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 tickets are sold on the date based ticket pricing system. For those unfamiliar with Disney’s date based system, the ticket price will either be more or less expensive based on the day you chose to attend the party. All tickets listed below are the prices excluding tax.

November: 

  • November 8th – $159/$149
  • November 10th – $149/$139
  • November 11th – $159/$149
  • November 14th – $149/$139
  • November 15th – $149/$139
  • November 17th -$149/$139
  • November 18th – $159/$149
  • November 20th – $179/$169
  • November 22nd – $179/$169
  • November 27th – $169/$159
  • November 29th – $169/$159

December: 

  • December 1st – $169/$159
  • December 2nd – $169/$159
  • December 4th – $169/$159
  • December 6th – $169/$159
  • December 8th – $169/$159
  • December 9th – $179/$169
  • December 11th – $179/$169
  • December 13th – $179/$169
  • December 15th – $179/$169
  • December 16th – $179/$169
  • December 18th – $179/$169
  • December 20th – $199/$189
  • December 22nd – $199/$189

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2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets

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Being that this is a special-ticketed event, we’d like to first call out that a general admission ticket to the Magic Kingdom will NOT grant you access to the Christmas celebration. The cost of  2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets will vary by date, starting at $149 per ticket and can go up to $199 for dates closest to Christmas. When we say “vary by date,” we mean that by depending on how in-demand the tickets are, the higher price you’ll pay. For example, on party dates closer to Christmas, an adult admission ticket will cost you upwards of $199 but in mid November costs about $149. 

Our advice for anyone visiting Disney World on a budget is to plan on attending Mickey’s Christmas Party as early in November as possible. Last year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas tickets sold out early six times, and that doesn’t include all of the times the event sold out in general. We would definitely recommend making your purchase early in advance if you know you plan on attending. This is especially true if you plan to visit one of the first holiday parties or any of the MVMCP events in the month of December. 

How much is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022?

Guests looking to purchase tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party should expect to pay between $149 – $199, with dates farther from Christmas being cheaper with date-based pricing.

SPECIAL PROMOTION: As a way to help our clients impacted by Covid-19 we are running a special on 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets. 

For a limited time we will be giving our clients $5.00 off the purchase of all 2022 Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party tickets! That’s $5.00 per ticket!

Simply email Mike@theparkprodigy.com & tell him you would like to be notified when next years Christmas party tickets go on sale! You can then use this promotion to purchase tickets as soon as 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket prices are released!

2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Hours

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The 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party hours are from 7:00PM to 12:00AM. This special event ticket also allows guests to enter the Magic Kingdom Park at 4:00 PM. Special Note: Disney Vacation Club members can enter the park as early as 2:00 PM)

This early entry is one of the many perks of attending this special Disney Christmas party. It’s a great addition for any family looking to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Guests can enter the park early and take pictures, ride a few attractions, or even make dinner reservations before the special event starts.

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Entering Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

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The Magic Kingdom park closes at 6:00 PM to regular guests during all 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party nights. We see questions every years asking how Disney handles the transition over to allow for MVMCP guests to stay. This is handled in two ways:

Guests Entering MVMCP after 4:00 PM

Park guests who enter The Magic Kingdom after 4:00 PM will be guided by cast members to specific entrances. Once you enter the turnstile a cast member will give you a bracelet allowing you to remain in the park after 8:00PM. New in 2022, Very Merriest After hours guests were allowed to enter Magic Kingdom at 7:00PM and watch Disney’s Enchantment nighttime show.

Guests Who Spent the Entire Day at The Magic Kingdom

You will not have to walk to the entrance of the park for a wristband if your family spent the day in the park. Simply ask a cast member for the nearest wristband station throughout the park.

You can find the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party wristband stations in:

  • Tomorrowland
  • Fantasyland
  • Adventureland

All park guests without wristbands will be filtered out throughout the park in an organized fashion.

Related post: When Does Disney World Decorate for Christmas?

Planning for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022

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Knowing the dates for the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there are a few questions you can start to ask when planning your trip to Disney! The one thing we do know is that the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party starts on Tuesday November 8th, 2022. This means now is the best time to start to plan your trip to visit MVMCP in 2022!

We always suggest you ask yourself these two questions when visiting:

  1. Do I want to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party in November or December?
  2. Should I visit MVMCP on a weekend or weekday?

You can also take a look at our Disney crowd calendar when planning your trip! The reason being is you might be surprised that the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas parties with the lowest crowds aren’t always in November. They also aren’t always the slowest on the weekdays as we have found some very low crowds on Sunday nights.

Another reason it’s important to pay attention to the crowds when planning your 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party trip is how it will impact non-event nights at the Magic Kingdom. As you can guess if the Magic Kingdom is closed to a select number of guests on nights throughout the Christmas season, the crowds at the park on non-event nights tend be higher than normal. For this reason, we always recommend to plan to visit Magic Kingdom during the week as it tends to have lower crowds during the holiday seasons.

Related Article: Complete Guide to Disney World During Christmas

Best Days to Visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2022

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Ah, the biggest question of them all—when is the best time to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?! If you’re planning your Disney vacation on a strict budget, you’ll want to snag your MVMCP tickets for one of the parties scheduled in late November or early December. 

We typically recommend visiting this event during the first two weeks of December. But If you’re concerned about crowd levels, we’d recommend comparing Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates 2022 to our Disney World Crowd Calendar to get a better understanding of when the event will be the least crowded.

Knowing what’s most important to you and your family (crowds or budget), will help you determine when the absolute best time to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022.  

Cheapest days to visit Very Merriest After Hours Party 2022

Very Merriest After Hours 2022 dates have been released, and we can use that information to tell you the cheapest dates to visit!  If you’re looking for the cheapest dates, going in November would be the best option! We find that that farther you book from Christmas day, the cheaper your ticket price will be!

  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18

  • December: 1, 2

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 Entertainment, Parades and Fireworks 

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With so much fun to be had, it’s important to go in with a game plan based on what you (or your family) want to experience most. Between rare character meet and greets, endless entertainment and tons of special activities, having a plan is critical.

As for a complete Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party schedule 2022, here’s a quick glance at the 2019 shows. 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 special events

  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration – Stage show with Mickey and pals to modern medleys of holiday music
  • Unlimited hot chocolate and snickerdoodle cookies
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade – Special holiday parade with Santa Claus and other holiday favorites
  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks – Holiday magic show with castle projections, fireworks and music. 
  • The Jingle Cruise – Holiday overlay for Jungle Cruise.
  • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas – Intergalactic dance party and show with your favorite Disney characters
  • Club Tinsel – Dance the night away with holiday favorites. 
  • Snowfall on Main Street – Yes, it does “snoap” in Florida in Walt Disney World. Snoap is snow made out of soap, which Walt Disney World blows around on Main Street about every half hour. 

Very Merriest After Hours 2021 Past Schedule:

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories – 9:25pm, 10:35pm, 11:45pm, 12:50am
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Time Christmastime Parade – 9:45pm, 12:05am
  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show – 11:15pm
  • Reindeer Wranglers – 9:25pm, 10:30pm, 11:40pm, 12:35am
  • Club Tinsel – 9:00pm – 1:00am

Related Article: When Does Disney World Decorate For Christmas

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Map 2022

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 Rides 

In between shows, you can easily hop on a quick ride with usually less than a twenty minute wait! Pro tip: during the Magic Kingdom Christmas fireworks, you can catch a really impressive view while riding Snow White’s Mine Train. 

Which rides are open during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? 

  • Town Square Theater
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a small world
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • The Barnstormer
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Space Mountain
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

It’s also important to keep in mind that a select group of rides receive special enhancements during the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party event. Below are all of the special surprises we have seen in years past:

Tomorrow Land Speedway: Guests can enjoy a ton of lights and decorations as they speed through this Disney classic!

Space Mountain: Enjoy holiday lighting and an upgraded Christmas soundtrack on your journey through deep space!

Mad Tea Party: The classic teacups will have an upgraded holiday color scheme and special effects.

Related Article: When Does Disney World Decorate for Christmas

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Snacks & Dining 2022

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You will find an abundance of complimentary (and unlimited!) Christmas treats throughout the Magic Kingdom during the night of your party . For those specialty treat locations, keep your eyes peeled for big inflatable peppermint sticks to signify treat locations.

 Here’s a quick glance at last year’s event-exclusive treats and their locations:

  • Welcome and Exit treat – Chocolate covered peppermint marshmallow
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe – Snickerdoodle cookies and hot cocoa
  • Columbia Harbour House – Snickerdoodle cookies and hot cocoa
  • Pinnochio Village House – Snickerdoodle cookies and hot cocoa
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe -Snickerdoodle cookies and hot cocoa
  • Snack carts throughout – Popcorn, Mickey bars, Mickey sandwiches, water and soda

Special Note: For families with allergy concerns, almost every snack location will offer allergy friendly treats. Definitely feel free to ask a cast member what your options are!

As for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dining 2022, only select restaurants will remain open during the party. In our opinion, it’s best to eat dinner before the party starts so you can take advantage of all the free snacks and save time for entertainment instead of a sit down meal. 

Restaurants open during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022:

  • Main Street Bakery
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Aloha Isle
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Storybook Treats
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Cool Ship

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Dessert Parties 2022

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Special note: There were no dessert parties offered at Very Merriest After Hours party in 2022. These dessert parties are from 2019 at the last Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We hope to see these return at the Disney Christmas party 2022.

Although we are still waiting to receive final word on the 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, Disney has included some special treats in years past. One of the add on options in years past has been the MVMCP dessert party. Just like the special Disney dessert parties held on normal operating nights, these events will provide guests with holiday themed treats as well as a special view for the fireworks.

The two MVMCP Dessert Party Options are:

  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza View
  • Minnies Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Dessert Party with Tomorrowland Terrace view

The pricing options for both parties do range from $69-$84 for adults and $41-$50 for kids aged 3-9. It’s also important to note that this is in addition to the price of your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party ticket. Although we do love the fireworks at this event we simply don’t find the dessert party worth it at this price point. Especially when you consider that free cookies are included with your MVMCP ticket. 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Character Meet and Greets 2022

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Rare character meet and greets are a huge perk to attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Once you get your wristband, you’ll be able to line up for any special very merry Christmas party meet and greets you have your heart set on. In our opinion, don’t run to the very merry Christmas party meet and greets when you first arrive. This is especially true for the most popular characters such as the seven dwarfs, Santa Goofy, and Mickey Mouse. We recommend you wait until later in the night, specifically after Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks at 10 p.m. You’ll experience significantly shorter wait times then for most very merry Christmas party meet and greets! 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party meet and greets available: 

In the past, guests could meet many different characters at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, at Very Merriest After Party, there were different characters.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Characters

  • Santa Claus 
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Sally 
  • Aladdin + Abu, Jasmine + Genie 
  • Captain Jack Sparrow 
  • Moana
  • Peter Pan 
  • The Country Bears 
  • Mary Poppins and Bert
  • Ariel and Prince Eric 
  • Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Tiana and Naveen, Princess Elena of Avalor 
  • Snow White and her Prince, and Aurora and Prince Phillip
  • Belle 
  • Pooh and Friends
  • Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum
  • The Seven Dwarfs 
  • Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck
  • Santa Goofy 
  • Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps

Very Merriest After Hours Party Characters 2021

Very Merriest After Hours party in 2021 looked a little different with fewer characters than years prior. We are unsure as to how 2022 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party characters will look, but can keep you updated as soon as we find out!

  • 50th Anniversary Mickey Mouse
  • Santa Clause
  • Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
  • Winnie the Pooh and friends
  • Princess Tiana and Rapunzel
  • Captain Hook and Smee
  • Santa Stitch
  • Country Bears
  • Chip and Dale

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 FAQ

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Q: Is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party worth it?

A: In our opinion, there is no better way to celebrate the Christmas season than at The Most Magical Place On Earth. For the one-of-a-kind experiences that this event has to offer, it’s 100% worth the extra splurge if it is something that fits into your vacation budget. Beyond great snacks, seeing the characters dressed in their holiday best, live shows and exclusive firework shows, the sight of Cinderella’s Castle all lit up with decorations hung from every rooftop is an unforgettable memory in and of itself. 

Q: When does Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party start?

A: In 2021, Very Merriest After Hours party started at 9:00PM, allowing guests to enter at 7:00pm.

Q: How much does Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party cost?

A: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party tickets will be between $149 – $199 this year, with tickets earlier in the year being cheaper.

Q: Are Mickey Very Merry Christmas Party tickets refundable?

A: No, unfortunately all Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets are non refundable.

Q: When are the dates released for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?

A: While Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2022 dates have not yet been released, we will be posting them here as soon as Disney makes the announcement! Our best guess is mid April or early May, so definitely check back here every so often throughout that time period. 

Q: Will Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party return in 2022?

A: Yes! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party will be returning in 2022. While last year we did have Very Merriest After Hours Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is making a comeback for the winter of 2o22 and we couldn’t be more excited.

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Michael Belmont is the owner and chief editor at Theparkprodigy.com, an authorized Disney and Universal travel agent. He specializes in Disney and Universal theme park tickets and vacation packages, as well as daily park plans to help optimize vacation time. Michael and The Park Prodigy have been featured on ABC’s Florida affiliate, WTFV, as well as over 10 Disney focused blogs. As owner, Michael manages The Park Prodigy blog and social media, a Disney themed podcast, and a Disney and Universal focused YouTube channel. Prior to starting The Park Prodigy, Michael was a long time Disney and Universal enthusiast, frequent visitor of the parks, and even served as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in Orlando, Florida!