Hannah and I had a ton of fun attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! I wasn’t sure how different it would be from visiting the parks during normal hours or if it would be worth the cost of the hard ticket event but for us it sure was!
Even though the party didn’t officially begin until 7pm our ticket allowed us to enter the park at 4pm. We visited Mickey first and then set out from there. We knew we were going back to the Magic Kingdom later in the week with the grandparents (more on that to come) so when I was looking at what to do rides were not number 1 for this visit although we did some of our favourites for sure!
Hannah’s first request was the Buzz Lightyear Spaceranger Spin ride so we made our way there for some lazer shootin’ fun! From there we took to the sky and checked out the park at night from above. It was really neat to be on the ride as the castle was transformed from one of beautiful lights to the amazing sight it is when the crystal lights burst forth!
When we exited the carousel it was time to get in line for one of the special character meet ‘n greets that is only available during hard ticketed events such as the Christmas or Halloween party….Meeting the 7 Dwarfs!!
I decided we’d skip the crowds of the early parade and aim to attend the 2nd one later. We wandered around and Hannah was thrilled to find it snowing on Main Street! She played here for a long time until the parade was over and the streets became too crowded.
After trying on some Christmas ears just for fun (read: Mommy wasn’t in the mood to pay $21.95 for something she was just ho-hum about!)
we made our way back up Main Street and staked out a great spot for the Celebrate the Magic castle show and Holiday Wishes fireworks. I decided to enjoy the moment with Hannah rather than watch the show through the lens of my camera (thanks for that Daniel!) and it was wonderful! She stood in her stroller with her arms wrapped around my neck and cheek pressed against mine as we ooooed and ahhhhhed together!
Yes, it truly was the very best way to take in these shows! And, in true Hannah fashion, when she was tired, she was done thank-you-very-much. During the fireworks she laid down in her stroller and promptly fell asleep! Heh…so cute! Reminds me of this past August when she did the same at Epcot.
There were still a couple of hours left of the party so I decided to take in some of the events that I could while Hannah was out for the count. I was sure she was gone for the night which is normal Hannah style. I went to another stage show in Tomorrowland and then visited something I had really hoped to do with Hannah – a Disney Dance Party! (We had tried to go to one earlier in the evening but it was during the parade so the lack of characters meant it wasn’t really happening at the moment.) This time when we arrived the party was in full swing even though my sweetie wasn’t.
I’m pretty sure this is something they do on Disney cruises so my ittle Miss and I will wait and take one in then….not that she knows that yet!
By this point it was a little after 11pm so I decided to take my sleeping beauty home. We left the dance party and started towards the front of the park. About 3 mins into the walk she sat up and asked, ‘Mommy, what are we doing next?’ LOL!!
What a great time Hannah and I shared together that evening! We had fun from start to finish and I’m so glad we were able to go! More memories created and Disney moments lived with my amazing daughter!
We’re excited for this upcoming Christmas season and hope that you are too! May we be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas as we prepare the celebrate the Birth of our King!