Yes, I know; it’s not even Halloween, yet.
However, having recently enjoyed Holiday celebrations at Walt Disney World, I maintain that a certain amount of pre-planning can make a very busy (and big-ticket) event into a lasting family memory.
So, when I hear that the Disney Parks Moms panel has outlined their “Must-Do Tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” I listen up.
Earlier today, Lisa Mendillo of the Disney Parks Blog posted:
Join Disney Parks Moms Panelist, Allison V., as she shares her must-do tips for making the most of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park this year. From Elsa transforming Cinderella Castle to a glittering ice palace, to the spectacular fireworks in the park, this party will make even Scrooge McDuck feel a bit more festive!
So, it makes sense that you should also check out the recent DPB post, “Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.”
And, humbly-submitted, my own tips…
- Make sure to bring warm AND cold weather gear to Florida in November and December. It can get quite chilly.
- Endeavor to ride as many of E-ticket attractions as you can during the party. This is the time to try to queue up for the “Mine Train,” “Space Mountain,” and “Peter Pan.” Get there early, get your bracelet, head to the back of the park, and get in line.
- Yes, you will make your way back to the front of the park. However, do NOT shop during the party. Main Street is PACKED! Because of the number of full families enjoying (and taking pictures) on the street, it’s very difficult to move freely. Never mind that everyone is trying to purchase last minute gifts.
- So, and
alongthose lines (that’s a pun), be where everyone else isn’t. If you can stand it: Unless you have very young children, skip the fireworks and parades (because they’re not THAT different from the usual spectacular fireworks and parades) and get into some of the spots you don’t usually see; take pictures together, eat treats, and enjoy the ambiance.
In short: Is the party worth it? Darn-tootin’.
But if you’re a frequent visitor to the park, slow down, look around and take the time to enjoy.
And, if you are an infrequent visitor, be sure that the party is NOT your only foray into the Magic Kingdom on your vacation.
So, what do you think about the Holidays at the Magic Kingdom and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Are they worth the extra money? Do you agree with the Disney Mom’s tips (or mine)?
Let us know in the comments below…