Mickey’s Xmas Party Strategies

curry767

Member
Now that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has been announced for November and December, I am trying to plan around it for our upcoming December Trip.

Whilst it was pleasing to see a price drop from last year’s event, the change in operating hours is going to cause a few issues in my opinion.

If I understand correctly Magic Kingdom will now close at 6pm on the nights the Party is being held. This means the only way to see the fireworks or night time entertainment on those days is to pay the extra ticket price. I think the knock on effect is that the nights where there is no party, the crowds at MK will be massive. Considering the party is basically every second day, those non party days are going to come under significant crowd pressures IMHO.

So whilst I will be attending one Party, I am thinking that I want to completely avoid the MK on the days the parties are not being held.

Keen to hear everyone’s thoughts.
 

Smiley/OCD

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My DW and I will be there from 12/8-12/15…she’s buying the party for our second night 12/9…from what we read, the park will close to regular guests at 7, and the park will be open until midnight. The good thing is that it’s going back to the original party (unlike last year when it was somewhat abbreviated). Enjoy!!!
 
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curry767

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With the party being an hour earlier this year, I thought that may have changed visitors behaviour. Previously with the party starting at 8, the non-party goers got to enjoy some night time entertainment including the fireworks. This won’t be the case this year.

Do the online bookings open at midnight eastern time on the 30th for resort guests?
 
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yensid67

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Just a question...
Does a guest have to have a park ticket and reservation for either of the parties? Or can a guests buy a ticket to the party and be all set?
 
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curry767

Member
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Where does one go to buy online?

My understanding is the booking window opens for resort guests in a few hours but I can’t seem to find anywhere online that indicates this is the page where the tickets are sold. Sorry for the basic question but it’s been a while since I have purchased an event ticket.
 
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nickys

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Where does one go to buy online?

My understanding is the booking window opens for resort guests in a few hours but I can’t seem to find anywhere online that indicates this is the page where the tickets are sold. Sorry for the basic question but it’s been a while since I have purchased an event ticket.
For anyone who is still looking for the link:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/
 
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pdude81

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Does anyone know if they typically have the same cap for each of the events, except for maybe the first one if working out bugs? I'm considering whether to go for the second or third party based on my trip dates. I sort of expect them all to be mobbed, so if they'll all be equally crowded I'll party on Friday and spend more of thursday in parks with shorter lines.
 
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MissingDisney

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With the party being an hour earlier this year, I thought that may have changed visitors behaviour. Previously with the party starting at 8, the non-party goers got to enjoy some night time entertainment including the fireworks. This won’t be the case this year.

Do the online bookings open at midnight eastern time on the 30th for resort guests?
The MVMCP has always started at 7 pm.

“After-hours” events started later but that is a completely different event.
 
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