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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is back in full swing for 2022. All the dates, events and ticket information, plus when your favorite Disney characters are coming back for meet and greets at Walt Disney World.

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is Back for 2022

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is back on 24 select nights November 8 - December 22, 2022. This popular ticketed takes place at the Magic Kingdom and features:
  • Mickey and pals on the Cinderella Castle stage for the ultimate Christmas extravaganza – Mickey’s Most Merriest. The show features holiday music with dance performances.
  • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks will light up the sky, along with castle projections, and seasonal songs.
  • Santa Claus will join Mickey Mouse and friends in the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.
  • As in the past, partygoers will get complimentary cookies and hot cocoa at locations throughout Magic Kingdom.
  • Holiday magic will once again transform the Jungle Cruise into the Jingle Cruise. And, as an exclusive treat, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and Mad Tea Party will all get a special holiday makeover.
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café becomes the coolest place to party when North Pole residents drop by for an intergalactic dance party!
  • You can also dance the night away with favorite Disney characters at the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas on the Rockettower Plaza Stage.
  • Younger partygoers and Disney Junior fans of all ages can head to Storybook Circus during the Disney Junior Jingle Jam as Disney Junior characters take part in a fun-filled dance celebration.
  • In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, part attendees will find three new photo opportunities and will get a special 50th Anniversary holiday-themed commemorative keepsake.
Tickets go on sale July 7, 2022 on DisneyWorld.com. Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels can book in advance on June 30. Tickets range from $149-$199 plus tax. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can get speically priced ticket for select dates.

The party does not require an additional theme park ticket or Park Pass reservation. Event dates are:
  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22
Say Hello to Santa Claus

Santa will make special appearances throughout Walt Disney World. Whether cruising down Hollywood Boulevard in his red convertible at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or voyaging across the Discovery River as part of a festive flotilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park you may see Santa just about anywhere. For individual visits with Santa, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney Springs are where to go. And at EPCOT, Santa Claus will join storytellers from around the world as a part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays beginning November 25, 2022

Enjoy Festive Entertainment Across Walt Disney World
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park will come alive with the return of a Merry Menagerie of winter animals in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets.
  • “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios adds a festive finale, featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf, and songs of the season.
  • At Disney Springs, Town Center will experience a magical snowfall, bringing the spirit of the North Pole to Central Florida.
  • The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays begins November 25 and features the Candlelight Procession, a heartwarming holiday performance at America Gardens Theatre.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will blast off to the tune of an awesome holiday single.
  • Disney PhotoPass will have holiday-themed Magic Shots at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, a new PhotoPass Lens and virtual backdrops at the Disney Springs PhotoPass Studio.
Savor Festive Seasonal Flavors
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll will return to EPCOT this year, it's a sweet scavenger hunt during Festival of the Holidays. There are also special Holiday Kitchens with festive food from around the world.
  • At Disney Springs, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar becomes Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar and will feature yuletide touches along with festive food and craft cocktails.
Immerse Yourself in Delightful Holiday Décor  
In addition to all the twinkling trees, glittering ornaments, tinsel and wreaths, the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll will have themed Christmas trees that draw inspiration from beloved characters. And don't forget the visit select resorts for gingerbread houses and more!

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Walt Disney World Character News
Mirabel is now part of the “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade," as of June 26.

Minnie Mouse will join Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theater, Magic Kingdom Park starting July 6. 

July 6 also marks the return of Chip 'N Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. On July 10, Peter Pan and Snow White will greet guests at Magic Kingdom Park once again.

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Launch Bay returns July 17. You can meet Chewbacca,  encounter BB-8 or run-into Darth Vader himself.

In the coming months, a visit to Magic Kingdom Park will bring chances to meet Aladdin, Jasmine, Merida, Pooh, Tigger and Storybook Circus pals like The Great Goofini in Pete’s Silly Sideshow. Toy Story Land friends will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Donald Duck and friends will rejoin their prehistoric party at “Donald's Dino-Bash!” in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

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Narcoossee's Refurbishment Update
Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort will be unavailable starting July 14, 2022. Reservations will be available through July 13. The restaurant will return next year with an "enhanced experience."

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Fourth of July Foodie Guide

Walt Disney World Resort 

Magic Kingdom 

Columbia Harbour House (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Berry Shortcake: Shortcake topped with berries and whipped cream (New) 
Casey’s Corner (Available July 1 through August 11; Mobile Order available) 
  • Chicago-style All Beef Hot Dog: All beef hot dog, traditional "Chicago green" relish, pickles, and marinated diced tomatoes served on a potato bread bun (New) 
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Available July 1 through 4) 
  • Red Velvet Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich: Red velvet cookies, vanilla ice cream, and sprinkles (New)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

Backlot Express and Rosie’s All-American Café (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Apple Pie Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with an apple pie filling, topped with a salted caramel buttercream, and cinnamon streusel, and garnished with rainbow silver sparkle, red, white, and blue Mickey ears
ABC Commissary and The Trolley Car Café (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Red, White, and Blue Raspberry Frangipane Bar: Frangipane layered with raspberry jam (New) 
Woody’s Lunch Box (Mobile Order available) 
  • Fourth of July Lunch Box Tart: Cherry pie filling, vanilla fondant, and star sprinkles (New) (Available July 1 through 4)
  • Lunch Box Parfait: Blue raspberry gelatin, whipped cream, strawberry gelatin, fresh strawberries, and blueberries (New) (Available July 4)
EPCOT  

Connections Café (Available July 1 through 4) d
  • Fourth of July Liege Waffle: Brioche dough with pearl sugar (New) 
Fife & Drum (Currently available) 
  • The American Dream: Frozen Fanta Wild Cherry, vanilla ice cream, and Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry slushy 
Sunshine Seasons (Available July 1 through 4) 
  • Red, White, & Blue Cake Pops: Red velvet cake pops (New)
Disney Springs 

Amorette's Patisserie (Available June 30 through July 4) 
  • Apple Pie Éclair filled with a white chocolate cinnamon apple mousse garnished with whipped caramel white ganache, cinnamon apples, and crispy pearls (New) 
The Daily Poutine (Available June 29 through July 31) 
  • Cheeseburger Poutine: French fries, ground beef, cheese sauce, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and mustard
Resorts 

Available at Various Pool Bars and Lounges across Resorts (Available July 1 through 4) 
  • Sparkling Strawberry: Prosecco and strawberry puree garnished with a strawberry (New) 
  • Stars and Stripes: Bacardi Raspberry Rum blended with flavors of coconut, pineapple, raspberry puree topped with a float of blue curaçao (New)
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 
World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Firecracker Push Up Pop: Layers of strawberry cake and lemon buttercream with sprinkles (New)
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort 
Landscape of Flavors and Everything POP Shopping & Dining (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Star-Spangled Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with watermelon basil curd with lemon buttercream and white chocolate stars (New) 
Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort  
Beach Club Market and Market at Ale & Compass (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Berry Blast Trifle: Layers of strawberry mousse, blueberry compote, vanilla cake crumbles, and whipped cream (New)
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
BoardWalk Bakery (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Freedom Cheesecake: Red velvet brownie base, vanilla cheesecake, sweet cream, crisp pearls, and white chocolate garnish (New) 
  • Independence Day Cupcake: Cinnamon cupcake, apple pie filling, and vanilla mascarpone cream (New)
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 
Centertown Market (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Caribbean Sticky Ribs: Orange-chili sticky spareribs with crispy tostones and a side creamy mango slaw (New) 
  • Firecracker Brownie: Graham cracker crust and chocolate chip fudgy brownie topped with a brown butter caramel mousse, popping candy, and chocolate décor (New) 
Spyglass Grill (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available)
  • Firecracker Brownie: Graham cracker crust and chocolate chip fudgy brownie topped with a brown butter caramel mousse, popping candy, and chocolate décor (New)
Disney’s Contemporary Resort 
Contempo Café (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Fourth of July Fruit Tart: Blackberry custard topped with fresh berries and a vanilla panna cotta popsicle (New) 
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa 
Gasparilla Island Grill (Mobile Order available) 
  • Red, White, and Blue Cookie Sandwich: Vanilla-scented buttercream sandwiched between two gluten free chocolate chip cookies (New) (Available July 1 through 4) 
  • S'mores Marshmallow Pop: Marshmallow pop enrobed in dark chocolate with graham crumble (New) (Available July 1 through August 29)
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside 
Riverside Mill Food Court and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (Available July 1 through 4)  
  • Sweet & Spicy Ribs: Tender pork ribs with sweet & spicy BBQ sauce, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, and coleslaw
  • Firecracker Brownie: Graham cracker crust and chocolate chip fudgy brownie topped with a brown butter caramel mousse, popping candy, and chocolate décor (New)
Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 
Good’s Food to Go and The Artist Palette (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Fourth of July Layer Cake: Layers of red velvet cake with white and blue buttercream filled with a patriotic sprinkle surprise (New)
Disney’s Riviera Resort 
Le Petit Café (Available July 1 through 4) 
  • Fourth of July Firecracker: Milk chocolate mousse with morello cherries
Bar Riva (Available July 1 through 5 and July 14 through 17)  
  • Patriotic Wave: The Mediterranean Wave with the addition of blue curaçao and hibiscus
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Roaring Fork (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Lemon Mousse Cake: Lemon cake and white chocolate lemon mousse with a blueberry compote center and chocolate star décor (New)
Disneyland Resort 
Disneyland Park 
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Fourth of July Cupcake: Spiced cake with apple filling and red, white, and blue buttercream
Red Rose Taverne (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Star-Spangled Stuff: Blue shortbread cookie, red velvet cake, raspberry, and star sprinkles
Disney California Adventure Park 
Hollywood Lounge (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Red, White, and Blue Cocktail: Blend of Spiced & Silver Rum, tequila, blue curaҫao, tropical fruit juices, and Italian bitters
Pym Test Kitchen (Available July 1 through 4; Mobile Order available) 
  • Test 0615: Fowl Play: BBQ turkey leg and red particle sides (marble potato salad and pickled vegetables) (New) 
  • Experiment 0341: Red, White and Blue Slush: Lemon-lime and blue raspberry slush topped with grenadine and cherry flavor-filled boba (New)
Downtown Disney District 
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes (Available July 1 through 4)
  • Red, White and Blue Shake: Vanilla rim with red, white, and blue sprinkles topped with a Fourth of July cupcake, firecracker popsicle, whipped cream, red, white, and blue sprinkles, and a cherry
Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs (Available July 4 through 10)
  • Firecracker Hot Link: A hot link dipped in batter, rolled in Panko crumbs, and drizzled with a spicy sriracha mayo and hot cheese puff dust (New) 
California Churro (Available July 4 through 10) 
  • Firecracker Churro rolled in strawberry sugar, drizzled with marshmallow fluff, and sprinkled with red and blue candy pieces (New)
Sprinkles (Available July 1 through 4) 
  • Stars and Sprinkles Red Velvet: Southern-style light chocolate cake topped with cream cheese frosting and celebratory red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Fourth of July Decorate At-Home Kit: Includes two cupcakes, frosting, decorations, and sprinkles
  • Fourth of July Bake-At-Home Kit: Includes signature cupcake mix, scratch-made frosting, decorations, and sprinkles
Wetzel's Pretzels (Available through July 10)
  • Frozen Striped Lemonade: This drink celebrates Independence Day with a mixture of fresh lemonade, blue raspberry, and kiwi strawberry (New)
Hotels of the Disneyland Resort
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 
Holiday Cart (Available June 30 through July 4) 
  • Layered Cake Pop: Vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream and red, white, and blue sprinkles (New) 
  • Mickey Fourth of July Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookie dipped in white chocolate topped with fondant stars (New) 
  • Fourth of July Cookie Shot with Milk: Choice of milk, lowfat milk, strawberry, or chocolate milk (New)
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