How BAD Are the Crowds for a SOLD OUT Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World?

It’s FINALLY happening — Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has returned to Disney World!

Magic Kingdom’s Christmas Tree!

This Magic Kingdom event is back for the first time since 2019, and we’ve already taken a look at what we can expect from the party this year like the festive eats and drinks, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, and more. We’ll be sharing everything you need to know during the very first night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party — starting with the crowds!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party technically kicks off at 7PM, but guests with party tickets can enter the parks as early as 4PM! This means that for the first few hours, day guests are still in the parks and things can get pretty crowded. Unfortunately, the night started off pretty rainy...but that didn’t seem to stop the crowds!

All the ponchos

There were LOTS of people in ponchos gathered at the entrance to Magic Kingdom, waiting to get their wristbands and head into the party. Seriously, like A LOT of people. But this area gets congested pretty quickly, so just how bad were the crowds once we headed inside?

Crowds at the entrance

Things are still looking pretty crowded around here, but keep in mind that now we’re mingling with regular day guests until they have to exit the park.

Lots of people

We said hello to some very festive Cast Members greeting partygoers, and then trudged on to see what the rest of the park looked like. Typically, the crowds thin out after day guests exit — some of the best parts about Disney After-Hours Parties are the low wait times we’ve seen in the past!

We spotted some Cast Members greeting the crowds…

Since it was raining, we popped into the Emporium to stay dry, but so did everyone else!


Main Street, U.S.A. was pretty congested as well — but just look at how pretty those lights are! Can you blame people for wanting to just take it all in?

A crowded main street

But, after the day guests started to clear out we were able to get quite the view of Main Street, U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle — with very few guests impeding our view! It seems like once those day guests exit the park, the crowds really do begin to dissipate. This is a sold out night, though, so it’s possible that more guests will show up.

Have you ever seen anything so full of splendor?

Cinderella Castle was all aglow in green, and a good amount of guests had gathered down in front of the castle to take photos and admire the festive decor. We’ll be keeping an eye on the crowds all night long and reporting on everything there is to know about the party!

Cinderella Castle

There were quite a few guests over in Tomorrowland waiting to get their party wristbands…

Wristband line

…but as the night went on, it seemed like this futuristic land started to get a bit roomier — at least over by Space Mountain!

Not too crowded over here!

Keep in mind that this is just what we experienced on the first night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and things could vary depending on when you’re visiting. This is a sold-out night, so that’s worth noting as well!

Stay tuned as we continue to report on the crowds at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Cast Members

Thinking about grabbing a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Check out all the dates that have already sold out here, and see everything announced for the 2022 holiday season in Disney World here!

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