|Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Planning Guide|
|General Info||Dates & Cost||Characters||Shows|
|Know who you want to see!|
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NOTE: Look for Mary Poppins, Bert and Penguin for 2013 near the Prince Charming Carousel! Wendell and Shaker will join Big Al and Liverlips. Daisy and Donald will join Scrooge in Storybook Circus. Minnie will move to Fantasyland Castle Wall.
It’s important that your family makes a plan of the things they wish to experience during the party so they don’t spend their time wandering around the park. When it comes to characters you should pick the ones you find have the greatest importance. To some people, meeting with the 7 Dwarves will rank high, while others may wish to see Captain Jack Sparrow and another family may want to visit with every Prince at the party. Know who you want to see and set a reasonable goal. It’s not impossible to meet every character, but you won’t have time for any other element of the party to attempt this.
HIGHEST PRIORITY CHARACTERS:
These characters may have lines of one hour or more or take multiple meets to see them all
If you wish to meet the 7 Dwarves, (Snow White doesn’t meet with them, she meets with her Prince in Town Square Theater) you’ll want to line up no later than 6:15 pm. The line for the Dwarves actually begins to form at 5:30-6:00 pm. Why would I recommend spending all that time in line? Well, if you don’t line up early, you’ll still be in that line later and you’ll miss precious party time. By lining up early, you’ll have the full 5 hours to do the other things you wish during the actual party.
Santa meets next to City Hall and creates very long lines. However, you can meet him during the day in the same location or in Epcot with Mrs. Claus and save yourself a lot of waiting at the party.
Captain Jack Sparrow:
Captain Jack is very popular, but he also tend to be fashionably late. I stood in line one night hoping he’d arrive at 7:00 pm sharp only to find out later that he wouldn’t arrive until after 8:00 pm. I recommend going to see him immediately after the SECOND Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. They disband his line for parades, so many people don’t want to wait twice.
Princesses with their Princes:
If the Dwarfs aren’t your highest priority, you may wish to line up for these Lords and Ladies early. You’ll find Aurora with Prince Phillip, Snow White and her Prince and Rapunzel with Flynn Rider. I’ve found the line typically begins to form around 6:30 and begins right at 7:00. Flynn Rider is VERY popular and VERY chatty, so even with all the Disney Magic, he still builds a long line. If you don’t wish to arrive early, come back around 11:00pm or right after the second parade for the shortest waits.
MODERATE PRIORITY CHARACTERS
Aladdin & Abu, Jasmine & Genie
Aladdin was typically meeting with Abu and Jasmine with Genie. There were one or two sets around parade times some nights where Abu and Genie met together. The lines for these characters were typically about 20-30 minutes. You may line up for one set and actually meet the other set.
Minnie has moved to the Fantasyland Wall. Minnie has moved out of the Town Square Theater and will now meet by the Fantasyland Castle Wall for 2013.
Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet
This picture is from Animal Kingdom, but the party has all four of the Pooh characters together in one meet. Each are wearing a festive scarf like the one above. They typically have a 30 minute wait and often see their line cut before they even arrive for the next set. Be sure to ask the Cast Member about the schedule.
Donald, Daisy & Scrooge McDuck
Scrooge McDuck met in Fantasyland next to Storybook Treats last year, but he will move to Storybook Circus and be joined with Daisy and Donald who met inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow last year.
LOWEST PRIORITY CHARACTERS
There’s really no reason to arrive early for either Dance Party. Just walk right in, dance until you’re tired and take some photos. You can ask a Cast Member what time a certain character will appear. We often end the night at one of the dance parties.
Big Al and Liverlips will again be joined by Wendell and Shaker for 2013 parties. They appeared randomly in Frontierland. I never saw a long line to meet these characters.
VISIT DURING THE DAY CHARACTERS
It’s my opinion that I don’t waste my precious and expensive party time visiting characters that I could easily see during the day in the same costuming. Perhaps you only have one day at Walt Disney World or you aren’t planning to be in the Magic Kingdom any mornings, in those cases it would make sense to visit these characters if they are important to you. Those who meet in the exact same costume during the day include:
- Mickey Mouse – “Talking”
- Peter Pan & Wendy
- Phineas and Ferb – meet them in Hollywood Studios.
- Tiana & Naveen
- Tinker Bell
|Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Character List||(Click links to view photos)|
|7 Dwarfs||Fantasyland Wall|
|Aladdin & Abu||Adventureland – Agrabah Bazaar|
|Aurora & Prince Phillip||Princess Fairytale Hall|
|Belle||Enchanted Tales with Belle *Not regular meet|
|Big Al, Wendell, Shaker and Liverlips||Frontierland – Near Country Bears|
|Bullseye, Jessie & Woody||Diamond Horseshoe Dance Party|
|Chip n Dale, “Santa” Goofy, Pluto||Cosmic Ray’s Dance Party *NO autographs|
|Cinderella & Prince||Princess Fairytale Hall|
|Eyeore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh||Fantasyland – Next to Pooh Ride|
|Jack Sparrow||Adventureland – near Pirates|
|Jasmine & Genie||Adventureland – Agrabah Bazaar|
|“Talking” Mickey||Town Square Theater|
|Minnie Mouse||Fantasyland Wall|
|Peter Pan & Wendy||Fantasyland – Prince Charming Carousel|
|Phineas & Ferb||Tomorrowland – next to Buzz ride|
|Rapunzel & Flynn||Princess Fairytale Hall|
|Santa Claus||Main Street – next to City Hall|
|Donald, Daisy & Scrooge McDuck||Storybook Circus|
|Snow White & Prince||Princess Fairytale Hall|
|Tiana & Naveen||Liberty Square – Glade|
|Tinker Bell & Periwinkle||Adventureland – Tinker Bell’s Nook|