The Muppet Christmas Carol Features at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Just this week, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has returned to Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort. Despite it being a wet and soggy first evening, Guests were treated to plenty of Christmas fun, including:

  • Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration on the Castle Forecourt Stage
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade through Frontierland, Liberty Square, and down Main Street USA
  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show above Cinderella Castle

Guests can enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa throughout the evening, in addition to speciality Holiday treat options that are available to purchase. Favorite Disney characters can also be found throughout the Disney Park, in their seasonal attire, offering festive meet and greets, and photo opportunities.

Speaking of photos, there are several Disney PhotoPass opportunities available during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that you don’t want to miss out on! Let’s take a look at what they are and where you can take advantage of the Disney PhotoPass magic, through to the final Christmas Party of the season, on December 22.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) shot

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a beloved Christmas movie that tells the classic Charles Dickens story. Said to be the most accurate film version of the story, the Muppets take on roles such as Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Robert Marley and Fozziwig. Despite being a Guest favorite, it’s a movie that is rarely given any sort of acknowledgment in the Disney theme parks… until now!

This sweet PhotoPass Magic Shot is available to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Guests only. It features falling snow, and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Robin the Frog as Tiny Tim, and Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit. Liberty Square provides a perfect backdrop for the photo. You’ll find a Disney PhotoPass photographer near Sleepy Hollow and The Hall of Presidents, who can help capture your festive photo.


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A Present Under the Christmas Tree

The Disney Parks are known for their PhotoPass props, from a Mad Tea Party lantern, to a floating lantern near the Tangled (2010) bathrooms, and more. This year, there’s a new prop being used at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Stop by a PhotoPass Cast Member in Town Square (in the same spot as the Mickey Pumpkin lantern at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party), to get a photo underneath the Main Street USA Christmas tree, with a pretty magical Christmas present.


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Mickey Mouse Lights

If that wasn’t enough magic to experience near the Christmas Tree, there is also a Disney Magic Shot to take advantage of. Magical Mickey Mouse lights will make for the perfect background to your photo.


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Santa Mickey and his Sleigh

I think we’d all love to have a visit from Santa Mickey, and even more so than a visit from Santa Claus! Stopping on Main Street USA to get a photo with Cinderella Castle in the background is a must for any visit to Magic Kingdom Park. It’s even more of a necessity when your photo shows Santa Mickey taking flight over Cinderella Castle in his sleigh.


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Holiday Ornament

This adorable photo opportunity places you and your party in a Holiday decoration that Chip ’n’ Dale are admiring. It’s as cute as it sounds! Stop by a PhotoPass Cast Member in the hub around Cinderella Castle, to take advantage of this Magic Shot.


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Tink’s Lantern

There’s another prop to get a photo with at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Be sure to visit a Cast Member near Pinocchio’s Village Haus, to get a photo with Tinker Bell in her lantern as though she has just been trapped by Captain Hook. We hope this magical prop will feature beyond the Magic Kingdom Christmas Party as we think it’s a prop that’s suitable for use all year round.


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Pixel Stick

Stop by Storybook Circus to take advantage of this exclusive photo. If you love candy canes, then we’re sure that you’ll want this sweet photo, that provides a background inspired by a candy cane.


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If you’re a fan of A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), then you’ll most definitely want to stop by the Haunted Mansion. Whilst this might seem like a strange place to visit during the Holiday season, it’s your chance to get a photo with Zero. This Magic Shot is available in front of the Haunted Mansion with a PhotoPass Cast Member.


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Interactive Photo Frames

In addition to the PhotoPass opportunities in Magic Kingdom Park, Guests will find interactive photos frames that help to create the perfect frame for their photo. The Mele Kalikimaka photo frame can be found in Adventureland, and provides tropical Christmas vibes. Stop by, on your way to the Jingle Cruise! Meanwhile, the Season’s Greetings photo frame is located off Main Street, USA, towards Tomorrowland.

PhotoPass Lenses

Use of Disney PhotoPass is perfect if you intend on purchasing photos or have access to Memory Maker. Otherwise, you may be inclined to spend time experiencing the rest of seasonal fun in Magic Kingdom theme park. You don’t have to miss out on cool photo opportunities though. Users of Disney Genie+ have access to several Christmas PhotoPass lenses, that will make for cute photo memories this Holiday season. The PhotoPass lenses can be used throughout your time with Genie+, not just at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:

  • eating a gingerbread Mickey
  • eating a Christmas Mickey cookie
  • catching Mickey sugar lumps from dropping into hot cocoa
  • wear a matching Christmas bobble hat with Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse

Which of these Holiday photos are you hoping to take advantage of, during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? They’re sure to add to your Disney experience. If you haven’t already secured your tickets, now’s the time to do so. Several of the dates have already sold out, and while some are still available, they may not be for long. Check the Disney Parks website for up-to-date availability.

About Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!