If Disney can make an event out of something, they will. In fact, Disney World is just wrapping up its 50th anniversary. Meanwhile, The Walt Disney Company just started its 100th anniversary celebration. They also have seasonal parties for Halloween and Christmas. Now, the Disney World’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is starting in June in 2023.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is quite the party. The price of the tickets for the event range from $149-$179 for adults and $139-$169 for kids (ages 3-9). The Christmas party is full of fun events from Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show. There are also plenty of unique character meet and greets and Christmas overlays to attractions.
Disney goes hard when it comes to Christmas. In 2022, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties ran from November 8th to December 22nd. This is almost a two-month-long Christmas celebration. In 2022, there were 24 different nights for the event. In 2023, Disney will double that number. However, this may be the last year it is named after Mickey since Disney announced he will no longer be their mascot in 2023, which we reported here. So be sure to enjoy it this year.
Why is Disney Starting the Christmas Party in June?
It’s not hard to understand why Disney would start their Christmas parties in June. First off, each year, people celebrate Christmas earlier and earlier. Ever been to Target in September and seen Christmas decorations? Disney is hopping on that trend. However, the main reason comes down to money and the upside of hosting Christmas parties for seven months of the year.
Disney World’s private events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party generate the most revenue and profit for Disney. The reason is they close the park early and can make extra revenue from these parties. The park is full of normal ticketed paying customers most of the day, then at night, they make additional profit by charging people extra to visit the parks for a few hours.
Because of this, Disney is going to have 50 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties in 2023. As mentioned, the parties will start in June and run through December. That said, about half of them will occur in November and December. The other half will be spread out from June to October, with the frequency increasing as it gets closer to Christmas.
Will Christmas Decorations be Up in Disney World in June?
Because June is a little early to start the Christmas season, Disney will have their Christmas decorations up on select nights. The night before the Christmas parties, Disney will put up the Christmas decorations. Then, they will take them down as soon as the guests clear the park after the event before the park opens the next day.
Luckily, Disney has mastered installing Christmas decorations and can transform the park from Christmas to not Christmas in only a few hours. This allows them to have Christmas parties in the summer, yet not overwhelm guests with Christmas during this time. Obviously, some guests will still be upset that there are Christmas decorations up in June and July at Disney, but Disney is willing to take the risk.
Additionally, this only applies to Magic Kingdom where the party is. The other Disney World parks will not put up their Christmas decorations until November 1, 2023. That is also the same date Magic Kingdom will have its Christmas decorations installed permanently until the end of the year. So if you don’t want to see Christmas at Disney over the summer, you may be able to avoid it.
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