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  • On Jul 13, 2012
    Kimberly from TN Asked

    Hi Krista, coming 12/13-12/20. Are there any character meals that are holiday themed? Would love one where the characters are dressed for the season. Thanks so much for your help.

    Hi, Kimberly! At character dining experiences, the characters typically wear the same thing year-round.  For example, at Chef Mickey's, Mickey will be dressed in his chef's whites and his toque (traditional chef's hat) even during holiday times. 

    I, too, love to see the Disney characters dressed up for the holidays!  Holiday-styled characters sometimes make special appearances at some of the Walt Disney World Resorts. 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 pixie dust if you're hoping for one of these chance encounters.  However, be sure to look at your Disney Resort's events calendar (which you will receive upon check-in) to see if they have any character Meet and Greets planned during your stay.

    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, either.  Check the Times Guide as you enter each theme park to determine when and where the characters will be appearing. 

    Your best best for finding Mickey and friends in holiday garb is at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. They'll definitely be in their holiday finery then!  There are several party nights during your travel window.  This is a hard ticket event (requires separate admission from regular park tickets), but there are Advance Purchase savings available.  Get your tickets early as nights often sell out.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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