As part of my role as the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider, my family and I took a whirlwind trip to Walt Disney World over the weekend to experience the first night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. And I’ll be the first to admit that I did a terrible job at taking pictures – I was soaking in the fun and to be honest, it was crowded!
This special party requires a separate ticket for admission and even though the party officially starts at 7 p.m., guests can enter Magic Kingdom Park at 4 p.m. Time for more rides and grab a bite to eat before the celebration begins. My girls loved checking out the party map – time to plan a course of action!
The highlight of the night for me was watching Queen Elsa turn Cinderella’s Castle into a sparkling castle of lights. (No pictures, as I was really far away.) The magic of seeing the castle ‘frozen’ in lights just gets me every time – yep, I cried. Just look at it – it’s beautiful!
By the end of the parade, Molly was starting to fall asleep, so we decided it was time to go – but we timed the fireworks show just right. As we boarded the ferryboat back to the Ticket & Transportation Center – the ‘Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season’ fireworks show began in the distance. We timed it just right and watched as we sailed away from the park – and we beat the crowds too.
Have you been to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?
** We attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as part of my role as the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **