Having the opportunity to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party was one of the key reasons we decided to go to Disney in December!! It is a special ticketed event and you don’t need park admission for the day. And while the party starts at seven p.m., your ticket will get you in at around four! So, with a morning to burn we slept in (much needed) and headed across the street from our hotel for lunch at Downtown Disney and another jaunt in the Lego store. The Rainforest Cafe is almost as fun as T-Rex with its lively jungle animals! It was even warm enough for the littles to go for a nice long swim after lunch!!
We arrived at the Magic Kingdom right around four and decided we’d each get to pick our favorite thing to do again. The baby chose to visit with Mickey…
I chose Enchanted Tales with Belle, of course :-) This time the PCP was Phillipe the horse, the baby was a magic frame and I was Madame Wardrobe. So much fun and magical even the second time around.
Honey chose to visit with Ariel, his favorite princess, in the new Ariel’s Grotto. We lucked o ut and literally walked right up! It was neat to see her in mermaid form since she’s always in her princess form these days.
And John chose to ride Space Mountain a few more times. While Honey did that with him, the baby and I caught the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas special show that was part of the Christmas party. It was super cute, had a lot of our favorite characters and it snowed at the end!!
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime parade was really the best parade we’ve seen yet. I could hardly believe my eyes when Cinderella’s glass coach came out pulled by miniature white ponies. It was stunning. And as many of the floats when by, the entire parade route started to smell like Christmas trees, peppermints and the like. There were loads of rarely seen characters and Santa himself at the very end. They really thought of everything!
After the parade we caught the Celebrate the Season Show in front of the castle.
The party really cleared out after the show and we were able to hit sooo many things in no time at all. We did Monster Mansion, Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean in about thirty minutes!
And then we headed back over to Storybook Circus where we’d missed Minnie, Daisy and Dumbo the day before. It was so deserted that we rode Goofy’s Barnstormer without even getting off three times in a row and Dumbo twice. We had a gorgeous view of the fireworks as we were up in the air on Dumbo when they started.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how thrilled the littles (and Honey alike) were to pick up their special Christmas party card for the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game.
And we wrapped up our night with hot chocolate and cookies (well, the baby chose apple slices) and the awe-inspiring Celebrate the Magic colors on the castle. Everything in the Magic Kingdom was even more magical than ever with the twinkling lights, glittering decorations and holiday music.
It was a night made for magic!