We started our evening off on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin before we headed across the park for a 7pm media gathering on the second floor of Columbia Harbor House. When we left the media gathering we noticed how light the crowds in Liberty Square and Frontierland had become. We made out way to the Golden Horseshoe to check out the Holiday Hootenanny dance party. The DJ was wonderful and it was fun dancing with Horace Horsecollar, Clarabel the Cow and…a chicken! Next we headed to Adventureland to check out the 2014 Jingle Cruise. Last year Disney introduced the Jingle Cruise to the Magic Kingdom, while the new jokes were refreshing, I wanted more. I’m happy to report that this year I got what I wanted…more! More decorations, more jokes and more Christmas fun throughout the 2014 Jingle Cruise so if you visit between now and the end of the year make sure you ride…at least once.
We walked right on to Pirates of the Caribbean and then we headed to Pecos Bills for dinner. The 8:15pm parade was still going on so the restaurant was pretty empty. After dinner we headed back towards the hub to find a spot to watch the 9:15pm Celebrate the Magic Castle Show with holiday tag and the 9:30pm Holiday Wishes Fireworks show. The hub area was crowded, but we found a great spot as we came off the Adventureland bridge.
We decided to try to get a ride or two in before the 10:30pm Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. We headed back to New Fantasyland and took Matthew to do Enchanted Tales with Belle for the first time, he was the footstool. There was no one in this area of the park so we opted to skip the parade and ride some more rides. We rode Under the Sea Voyage of the Little Mermaid, met Ariel in her Grotto, the guys rode Barnstormer and met Santa Goofy before riding Dumbo twice in a row. Lastly we headed to Tomorrowland to get read for the 11:45pm Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show. I love this show and I always try yo see it at least once while I am at the party. Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski, Stitch and a cast of singers and entertainers celebrate the Christmas season with a lot of fun and merriment.
After the show, we wandered down Main Street, USA enjoying the lights and the snow! It was a perfect end to a great night that started a bit rough.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas is held select nights throughout the Christmas season. For more information and tickets visit DisneyWorld.com.