Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is one of our favorite events of the year. It is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with festive decor, a Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas parade and a slew of yummy holiday treats. Throughout the Disney parks there are all kinds of yummy seasonal treats only available in November and December, but the complimentary treats that are part of the Very Merry Christmas Party are extra special because they aren’t available anywhere.
This post is sponsored by Disney, but the love for all things Disney treats is my own.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Treat Guide
New for 2018. This year the cookies given out at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are individually wrapped. Previously, they have each been handed out in a napkin, but now they come sealed in their own plastic bag. This is great news for allergies, and great news for folks like me who want to take home a stash of cookies. No more napkins of cookie crumbs at the bottom of my bag, I brought home a handful of sealed cookies.
Don’t laugh. You know you wish you were eating Mickey’s cookies while reading this post like I am while I write this post!
This year there are seven holiday treat stations around the park, each designated by an inflatable candy cane:
- Main Street Bypass – Main Street USA
- Auntie Gravities Galactic Goodies – Tomorrowland
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – Tomorrowland
- Storybook Circus Snacks – Fantasyland
- The Friar’s Nook – Fantasyland
- Pinocchio Village Haus – Fantasyland
- Liberty Square Ticket Office – Liberty Square
- Tortuga Tavern – Adventureland
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Cookies
When we first started attending the Very Merry Christmas Party, Disney offered snickerdoodles and hot chocolate throughout the park. In 2016, Disney decided to start mixing things up to offer a variety of cookies and treats. This year there are five varieties of Christmas cookies available at the Very Merry Party – snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, peppermint chip, ginger molasses and Santa Mickey sugar cookies. I still love the snickerdoodles, but those peppermint chip cookies are quite a treat.
We nearly missed the Mickey Santa sugar cookie this year because it is only available if you come into the park via the Main Street bypass. Caught in the hustle and bustle, we headed down Main Street to enter the park so my sweet husband circled back around to grab us some treats.
I am a cookie fan, and love to stop at each station to enjoy cookies throughout the night. But if you want to try all of the cookies without stopping at each station, Pinocchio Village Haus hands out a variety of cookies – 4 – to each guest. That’s one of each of the snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, peppermint chip and ginger molasses cookies. The variety of cookies are served with orange soda.
The line at Pinocchio looked long when we arrived, so my family opted to ride Small World while I waited for cookies. It moved quickly, and I was sitting at a table enjoying my cookies before my family boarded their boat so I waved to them with my cookie stash.
If you want to hit all the stops, Auntie Gravities Galactic Goodies serves snow cones with chocolate chip cookies, Cosmic Ray’s serves hot coco with snickerdoodles, Storybook Circus Snacks peppermint crunch cookies (no drink), and Liberty Square Ticket Office eggnog with ginger molasses cookies.
Mickey’s Very Merry Non Cookie Treats
For those who want something other than cookies, Disney now serves non-cookie treats. My personal favorite is the soft pretzel shaped like a snowman Tortuga Tavern served with a snow cone. This was our last stop of the night, and the warm salty pretzel was so good after all those sweets.
As I mentioned, you will also find snow cones at Auntie Gravities Galactic Goodies, which are a nice Florida treat for the not-so-chilly evenings. The Friar’s Nook serves Dove chocolates with cold apple cider (apple juice).
Mickey’s Very Merry Allergy Friendly Treats
Although I did not try any of the allergy-friendly treats on this visit, there are allergy-friendly treats available at most snack stations. I didn’t notice any signage for the allergy-friendly treats like at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, but most stations have alternatives available all you have to do is ask.
Mickey’s Very Merry Tips
One of the best things about the treat stations is that cast members are very generous. If you want two cookies, just ask. If you want to go back and get more, go for it. I never had a problem asking for extras, even in Pinocchio Village Haus where it was just me and my toddler. Although there was no way we could eat all of the cookies we gathered during the party, it was a nice treat to take home and enjoy this week.
If you still didn’t get your fill of yummy treats. There are also specialty treats available for purchase throughout the park including a sugar rush jumbo cupcake, a Mickey ornament gingerbread cookie and a Vanellope Eclair. But even I had my fill of holiday sweets with just the complimentary ones.
For more Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tips check out these previous posts: