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  • On Oct 24, 2011
    Leslie from GA Asked

    Are the characters in their holiday costumes all the time during December or just at Mickey's Christmas Party? What about at Character meals? Do they dress up for the holidays?

    Hi Leslie,

    I just love to see the Disney characters dressed up for the holidays!  In addition to seeing Mickey and friends in holiday garb at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you can also catch them making special appearances at some of the Disney resorts.  For instance, last December Mickey and Minnie appeared at Disney's Wilderness Lodge dressed as carolers.  These appearances are not always scheduled so you have to rely on luck if you're hoping for a chance encounter with the characters.  However, it's also a great idea to look at your Disney resort's events calendar (which you receive upon check-in) to see if they have any character meet and greet events planned during your stay.

    At character dining experiences, the characters typically wear the same thing year-round.  For instance, if you visit Winnie the Pooh and friends at the Crystal Palace, they will be wearing the same things in December that they do at other times in the year.  For instance, Piglet will have on his striped scarf, as usual.  Similarly, at Chef Mickey's, Mickey will be dressed as if he's ready to cook.  I would be surprised to see him dressed for the holidays there.

    There are some outdoor meet-and-greet venues where characters might be donning holiday-themed clothing to protect them from the cooler temperatures of December, but this is not guaranteed.  Check the Times Guide as you enter each theme park to determine when and where the characters will be appearing.

    Your best bet, if you want to see the Disney characters dressed for the holidays, is to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  They'll definitely be in their holiday finery then!

    Thanks for a fun question!

    Jill


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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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