The first two Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party nights kicked off the holiday season, and we now have about 200 photos from the Parties on 2 pages (plus plenty of video to watch)! I began with 150 photos after the first Party, I added an extra 50 from the second. This is our 8th year covering the Party, and we just added an article with tips on enjoying Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
Here are photos from previous years to enjoy after reading this article – just click on the year:
Mickey and Minnie sit atop the Magic Kingdom toll booths during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party nights.
This is a good reason to purchase tickets early – sometimes Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party does sell out – as it did for the first two Parties this year.
The banner and sign welcoming guests to Mickey’s Verry Merry Christmas Party.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Cast Members hand out wristbands to guests starting at 4 p.m. The Party itself starts at 7:00 p.m., but guests can arrive 3 hours early and enjoy the park.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2014 guidemap.
Guests can pick up their Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Elsa souvenir spell card beginning at 4:00 p.m.
The Mickey’s Christmas Carol windows on Main Street look nicer than ever, with decorations that include new candles and new books.
We visited Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws early on the first day. This is the first time he’s appeared as Sandy Claws in the Walt Disney World parks! We were in line for 2 hours prior to the meet & greet, so not to spend much Party time in line. We were able to meet him at a few minutes after 7:00 p.m. He is located back in Storybook Circus, where the Fastpass machines are. During the second Party, he was meeting at 6:15 p.m., which is the time he is supposed to start during the remainder of the Parties.
It was worth the wait in line.
Jack waves goodbye.
Jack Skellington shows us around his new digs in this video:
We received very nice autograph cards with the Party logo on one side, and Jack’s signature on the other.
On the second evening, we began with the Jingle Cruise, which is back for a second year. There are a lot more decorations than there were in 2013, and the attraction can be ridden anytime during the season (it is not a Party exclusive).
Here is our video of the Jingle Cruise from last night!
The back of Cinderella Castle is draped in garland.
During our second Party, we met Scrooge, Donald and Daisy. We were asked how long we waited – we arrived 30 minutes early, and were first in line. But there wasn’t really an official line until closer till 7.
Here is our video with Donald, Daisy and Scrooge!
Minnie Mouse was greeting guests in her new Christmas outfit!
We stopped by Club Tinsel, which offers a Phineas and Ferb dance party. Since they were on a short break when we arrived, we went for treats.
Cast Members are ready to serve hot chocolate and cookies!
Hot chocolate, cookies and apple slices.
Phineas and Ferb arrived for the dance party.
This dance party was very popular with guests!
Ferb gets on the floor.
Here is our video of Club Tinsel!
Snowflake decorations in Fantasyland.
The Seven Dwarfs wear scarfs at their meet and greet.
The other dance party is “The Holiday Hootenanny”. The characters here are the Country Bears, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck and Horace Horsecollar.
The Golden Horseshoe is decorated very beautifully for Christmas. A DJ plays a variety of songs, not just country.
Jeff enjoyed posing with the Country Bears.
Artwork on the walls.
Big All waves.
Jeff hangs out with Liverlips McGrowl.
It wasn’t too busy at this time, but the first parade was passing. The first parade is the very best time to do anything else in the early evening hours.
Abu was looking for cookies in Adventureland.
Snowflakes on the ground in Tomorrowland.
The Tomorrowland Terrace is one of the cookie and hot chocolate stops. It was open late last year, but not past midnight this year.
After 2 hours in line for Jack Skellington, we spent nearly 3 hours on top of the Main Street Train Station. This was a great location for the first Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, especially with how crowded it was. It was even better for Holiday Wishes fireworks.
“A Frozen Holiday Wish” started. It plays 2 times per night during the holiday season. From up close to the stage, the lighting didn’t look very impressive – but from far away, I found it enjoyable to watch as the lighting on Main Street changed along with Cinderella Castle.
Blue lighting floods Main Street as well as Cinderella Castle.
Here is our multi-angle version of “A Frozen Holiday Wish”.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade takes about 20 minutes to arrive once it begins in Frontierland. I took a handful of photos from the Train Station, but you’ll find most parade pictures below the Holiday Wishes photos.
Mickey and Minnie with Duffy.
Two years ago, Scrooge McDuck stood at the front of this float. Last year, it was Donald and Daisy. This year? Olaf takes the honors. He debuted in “A Frozen Holiday Wish” this past week and is also new to the parade.
It was a busy night! The second showing of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is always much less crowded – and the rest of the park is mostly empty during the first parade.
Our first look at Anna and Elsa in the parade.
Kristoff takes over the float that Chip & Dale used for many years.
This was our view, and it was spectacular!
The garland on the princess float looks gorgeous from up here. You can’t get the full effect from street level.
Toy soldiers turn their heads as Woody is seen in the background.
The Fairy Godmother looks down on the crowd with Cinderella Castle in the background.
The Fairy Godmother waves.
The lighing changes quite a bit during the parade.
Santa waves to us.
“Celebrate the Magic” now includes the Christmas segment.
Cinderella Castle as gingerbread!
Here are some photos from Holiday Wishes.
Here is the finale of Holiday Wishes as seen from the Main Street Train Station:
I took a quick look at the merchandise inside the Main Street Emporium. It was very crowded after the fireworks, so we’ll stop there early next time to get MagicBand and pin photos.
I highly recommend stopping for treats in the Crystal Palace. The hours there are not as long as other locations, but the decorative Pooh characters are all in winter wear.
Eeyore eyes the cookies.
I had to run to our spot for the second Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. From just after 7:00 p.m. until around 11:30 p.m., we were between the Main Street Train Station and Cinderella Castle. There are areas of the park we still need to see on Monday! This is our favorite view of the parade, from Christmas Tree Point with Cinderella Castle in the background. The lighting on Main Street has never looked better.
Here is our video of the entire Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.
Pluto, Tigger, Pinocchio and more lead the parade.
Peter Pan and Wendy.
Donald and Daisy Duck have new costumes this year.
Mickey and Minnie with Duffy.
The “snow” was falling pretty nicely at this point when the “Frozen” section of the parade arrives. The banners have Anna and Elsa in silhouette.
Anna and Elsa are transported by horse-drawn carriage. This is their first time in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.
Skiers precede Olaf.
“Frozen” has been a big draw this year, including the first look at a walk-around Olaf. I hope he eventually greets guests!
Kristoff is up next.
Guests first saw Kristoff this summer at “Frozen Summer Fun” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Chip and Dale are now part of this baking segment, wearing new costumes.
The gingerbread men are a big favorite of mine in the parade!
Clarabelle Cow is cooking up something “scrumptious”.
Valellope and Wreck-it Ralph made their Magic Kingdom parade debut at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. They are back for Christmas!
Performers with candy canes.
The Seven Dwarfs are always a crowd pleaser.
Snow White and her prince.
Cinderella with Prince Charming in her carriage.
The Royal Court appears before the princess/prince float.
Belle blows a kiss.
Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip.
Jasmine and Aladdin.
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.
Photos continue on the next page!