“Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” is the name of the 25-minute stage show that takes place four times nightly during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
This year, the show schedule is:
The following review is based on our experience from 2018, with updated details on timing and pricing for 2019. The general idea is exactly the same, but you may find slightly different food and drink selections throughout the season.
Tony’s Most Merriest Town Square Party returns as an “Enchanting Extra” to this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It promises to offer a holiday spread of food and drink at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant along with reserved viewing for the 11pm Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime (at Christmas) Parade.
Here’s how Disney describes the event:
We pick up our coverage of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with a look at one of the key components of the event with Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, which steps off in Frontierland to the left of Splash Mountain at 8:30pm and 11pm on Party nights through December 22nd. Beginning December 23rd and continuing through December 31st, the same Christmastime Parade steps off at 12pm and 3:30pm for all Magic Kingdom guests. The Festival of Fantasy Parade returns January 1st, 2020, stepping off at 3pm.
Anyone will tell you that the second Christmastime Parade is less crowded than the first. That remains true, even if Disney instructs cast members to pass that tip along to as many guests as possible and the guide map now says as much:
We move on to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to take a look at the 2019 version of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party. While the food and drinks offered are nearly identical to last year, and the viewing area for the projection/fireworks is exactly the same as in 2018, there are a considerable number of changes this year that may impact your decision on whether or not you want to spring for the extra cost of the Dessert Party.
We pick things up at the Magic Kingdom on the afternoon of Sunday, November 10th, 2019. It’s 11:57am and I’m making my way back towards Fantasyland to use my Peter Pan’s Flight FastPass+. In Part One, we started the day with Jingle Cruise and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, in addition to a discussion about touring strategy and what to keep in mind when additional FastPass+ experiences are going to be difficult to secure. Part Two followed with stops at Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with FastPass+, and Liberty Square Riverboat. So far, this is what I’ve been able to do:
- Jingle Cruise: 9:07am – 9:34am
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 9:40am – 10:04am
- Splash Mountain: 10:04am – 10:51am
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with FastPass+: 11:05am – 11:19am
- Liberty Square Riverboat: 11:25am – 11:54am