On December 10, 2009 Aaron, my 16yo son and I attended a media event at Walt Disney World (I have 2 additional posts about the event coming in the next few weeks). As the event was ending at about 7:30pm we were offered tickets to attend that evenings Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that was going on at the Magic Kingdom. After a few text messages to hubby to let him know we would be home really late, we headed over to the party.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select nights in November and December from 7pm-midnight at the Magic Kingdom. It is a hard ticket event which means it is not included in the cost of your regular park ticket. For 2009 adult advance purchase tickets cost $55.38 and children’s tickets were $48.99.
I have attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party twice prior to this visit. In 1994 Aaron was 1 1/2 years old and I was pregnant with Jordan and it rained all night and then again when the boys were older, and it rained all night. This time it was cold but the rain had stopped a few hours earlier! After entering the turnstiles at Magic Kingdom we received our wristbands and map and headed in to the party.
Our main focus of the night was to see some of the shows that are unique to the party. When we stepped on to Main Street USA is was packed with people finding their spots for the 8:15pm Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas Time Parade. Since the parade ran again at 10:30pm we decided to catch it then and we headed toward Tomorrowland. First up we took a quick spin on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and for the record Aaron beat me. Next we found our spots for the 8:45pm Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show at the Rockettower Plaza Stage. This high energy, high tech show featured singers and dancers as well as Tomorrowland residents Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski and Stitch. It was a great show with a cute storyline of teaching Stitch about Santa Claus.
After that show we headed back towards Main Street USA and the hub to get ready for Holiday Wishes. Wishes is my all time favorite Disney fireworks show and Holiday Wishes is even better! Next we headed towards Liberty Square. We noticed that there were only a few minutes before the next show at the Hall of Presidents and we had yet to experience it since it re-opened in July. All political and historical thoughts aside, the new show is well done. We stopped in the Diamond Horseshoe to pick up our complimentary holiday treats-sugar cookies and hot chocolate! We enjoyed our treats as we waited for the parade to begin.
Disclosure: We were given tickets to the event as part of a media event at Walt Disney World Resort. Thanks s to Charles Stovall and his team for including us in this event. If you have any questions please refer to my Disclosure Policy at the bottom of the page.