VIDEOS of 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a Christmas party like no other, with joyful music, a shimmering Cinderella Castle, characters in their festive finery and the Magic Kingdom decked out and even more magical for merry-making guests of all ages. Disney princes join princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall. Guests can meet Nick and Judy from “Zootopia” in Tomorrowland. The special party – complete with cookies, cocoa and snow flurries – begins at 7 p.m., after regular park hours, but, here’s a tip, guests can enter the Magic Kingdom as early as 4 p.m.  Prices start at $86 for adults, and is held only on select evenings.   Continue reading for VIDEO highlights of the 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party including the star of the show Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade right down Main Street U.S.A. with special appearance from Santa Claus!

Entering early, between 4pm and 7pm allows you to get some rides and attractions completed before the party begins and watch “A Frozen Holiday Wish” (aka, Castle Dream Lights) where Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella’s Castle into a shimmering ice palace (this occurs every evening and is NOT exclusive to the Christmas Party).

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, image courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

New for the 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration – a stage show in front of Cinderella’s Castle. Mickey and his pals host some of their friends for an unforgettable Christmas soiree filled with medleys of delightful classic and contemporary holiday songs, and magical holiday projections on Cinderella Castle building to a sensational, snowy finale (also available Dec. 23 – 31 during regular park operating hours).

For the 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party I changed my usual Main Street filming location to right in front of the Cinderella Castle. The view was extraordinary seeing the parade with the Castle Dream Lights on. A different experience for sure. Here it is, presented in HD 60 Frames Per Second. This parade can be seen during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and other selected days closer to Christmas.

There are usually two performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade during the party – an early parade around 8:00 pm and a later parade at 10:30 pm.  The Holiday Wishes fireworks spectacular takes place at 9:30 pm, and many families with younger children leave after the fireworks.  Therefore, if you can stay for the later parade, you will find it much less crowded.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Duffy wave to Magic Kingdom guests as snow falls on Main Street, U.S.A., during ” Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” at the Magic Kingdom, photo by Ryan Wendler, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort.


We’ll continue to update this post with more videos from the 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party including the “Celebrate the Season” Castle Show, Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, and Holiday Wishes Fireworks Spectacular.

The evening concludes with Holiday Wishes – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks spectacular.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!