As a blogger, I may be compensated in some way (either pay, product, or experience) for sharing the post below All opinions are my own. ~Heidi
Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing some of the fun you can find at Disney during the holidays.
There is SO MUCH to do at Walt Disney World during the holiday season. Most of it – like the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, the Candlelight Processional, and the lovely decorations at the resorts – are FREE for you to see and enjoy.
So why should you PAY to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?
Good question! And one that I found myself asking when planning for our family’s trip in 2013. In the end, I’m so glad we decided to splurge on the party. And, I think YOU should too!
(For the remainder of this post, we shall abbreviate. MVMCP = Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
What is MVMCP?
MVMCP is an exclusive event held at the Magic Kingdom. It requires not only regular park admission, but also a separate event ticket.
When is MVMCP?
This year (2015) MVMCP will be held from 7pm – 12am on the following dates:
November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 29
December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18
How much does MVMCP cost?
Event tickets range in price (depending on date) from $74-82 per adult and $69-77 per child (ages 3-9).
What makes MVMCP so special?
One of the biggest attractions for my family was meeting some of the rare characters (the ones you don’t often have access to), such as all the princes, the Seven Dwarfs, the Country Bears (and, for me, Jack Sparrow!)
Castle Dreams Lights is a stunning time to take unique photographs of Cinderella Castle.
As a gift to Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother waves her wand, and with a bibbidi-bobbidi-boo enchants the castle with sparkling white lights. Magnificent icicles seem to form instantly over the parapets and towers of the royal palace, as the lights wink and shimmer to a medley of heartwarming Disney tunes.
Those who enjoy Disney parades will be especially thrilled with Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Complete with gingerbread men, elves, and Santa himself, this parade is unlike any other on Disney property. (I only regret that we didn’t stand along Main Street to watch this one!)
There are some exclusive live shows that are filled with Christmas fun, music, and characters.
As if it weren’t enough that the castle is decked out in holiday finery, there’s even a special Holiday Wishes fireworks display that you won’t want to miss!
There are FREE cookies and hot chocolate available throughout the park, so there’s no excuse to say that you’re hungry.
And if all of that isn’t enough, it even SNOWS on Main Street.
You can learn more about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – and purchase your tickets for THIS YEAR’s event – at the official Walt Disney World website.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | Holidays at Disney Loop:
- 1st Stop – The Delightful Life | Merrytime Cruises
- 2nd Stop – Rolling with the Magic | Gingerbread Displays at the Disney Resorts
- 3rd Stop – Mommy to All Girls | Candlelight Processional
- 4th Stop – Frontierland Station | The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
- 5th Stop – Heidi’s Head | Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
*Special thanks to the following for sharing EXCELLENT photos for this post: