Halloween may not have passed yet, but Walt Disney World is already gearing up for Christmas, and we are getting our first look at some of the pins that will be available during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year.
The new offerings for this year’s parties, which start November 8, include a design featuring Mickey and Minnie standing on either side of a Christmas wreath with Cinderella’s Castle framed in the middle. The pin, which is a limited release item, also includes the Very Merry Christmas Party logo.
The annual passholder exclusive pin features a disgruntled Donald Duck surrounded by toy soldiers. The word Mickey has been crossed out of the Very Merry Christmas Party logo and replaced with Donald’s name. This pin will also be available as a limited release.
A four pin box set features the Cheshire Cat, Stitch, Jiminy Cricket and Jack Skellington as snowmen. Availability of that set will also be limited, with only 300 released.
The most common design this year appears to include a duo of characters inside a wreath that features the Very Merry Christmas Party logo. Pins in this style featuring Chip and Dale, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Ralph and Vanelope and Peter Pan and Tinkerbell will be sold individually and 5,500 of each will be made available.
There will also be two additional boxed sets featuring the wreath pins. The smaller set, of which 1,000 will be made available, includes a completer pin featuring Woody and Jessie. The second set, which is limited to 500, includes the Woody and Jesse pin as well as an additional pin featuring Grumpy and Snow White under some mistletoe.
New pins will also been released for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, which begins November 18th.
A limited release pin features Chip and Dale rocking Santa hats with an ornament that includes the event logo in the background. A pin celebrating the Candelight Processional includes Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie.
The Disney Vacation Club exclusive pin features Donald and Goofy dressed as nutcrackers and the annual passholder pin features Minnie and Mickey as nutcrackers, but dressed in white. Both of these designs close to reveal an ornament shape with the International Festival of Holidays logo on the front.
The Candelight Processional and annual passholder pins will be released in quantities of 1,500 while 1,750 of the Disney Vacation Club pins will be made available.
Outside of the special event offerings, several new holiday pins will be made available beginning November 29th.
Chip and Dale are featured on two designs; one in which they are counting down to Christmas and another where they are dressed as Santa Claus and an elf.
Donald makes an appearance on a Happy Hanukkah pin while Stitch wishes everyone season’s greetings on another.
There will be a pin that includes Mickey, Minnie and Donald dancing the hula and features the words Mele Kalikimaka, which is the Hawaiian way to say Merry Christmas.
A limited release set features ugly sweaters based on several characters including Snow White, Dumbo, Donald and Baymax, among others.