No trip to Central Florida is complete without visiting Disney World, we know this but during the holiday season the Magic Kingdom transforms into a real wonderland for all to see.
I was so excited that we were able to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year.
The special event does need a separate ticket for admission because it’s held after normal park hours from 7pm-midnight on select nights in November-December. Your event ticket does get you into the park at 4pm so you can enjoy some day light before the real event starts. We chose to skip this and just show up about 10 minutes before the Christmas Party started.
Everywhere you look you see gorgeous lights and hear the sounds of Christmas music. You don’t expect to see snow when you come to Florida but Disney has made it happen by constantly showering you with snow as you walk down Main Street. It’s definitely fun to let the kids play in it but there were so many people it was hard to really let my daughter run around. The day we chose happened to be a sold out night (joy).
The night was packed with some planning but I think it all turned out pretty good. There is so much to do that I think some planning before going is definitely necessary or you might end up missing a lot.
To start we met Minnie and Mickey in the front entrance Theater. The Princesses were there but we decided to skip them. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade runs twice a night and to get good seats you really need a find a spot a good 1-2 hours before hand. Yes, 1-2 hours because believe me if fills up fast and if you want that perfect spot then you have to grab it early. If there are things that you want to do like grab food then I suggest you and the people you came with trade-off to save the spot. I love sitting right on Main Street. It’s where the parade ends but I like it better than watching it in Frontierland.
While you are waiting for the parade you will be able to watch the Celebrate The Season’s show at Cinderella’s Castle and again see the fireworks show that directly follows the parade. So it’s a lot of staying in one spot but after you see these things you are free to explore the rest of The Magic Kingdom.
The “Celebrate The Seasons” fireworks show was in one word – AMAZING! The castle lights and music, the fireworks. You can see them where ever you are in the park, unlike other shows where you almost have to be in front of the Castle to see anything.
“A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” takes place on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. This high-energy show mixes comedy, pop music, dancing and more current Disney Characters like Buzz Lightyear and Stitch. We arrived with about 20 minutes to spare and had front row seats. The kids loved it and so did I. It was so fun.