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The article below is for 2009. To read about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party for 2010, CLICK HERE and see what changes have been made for this year.
This year at Walt Disney World they have decked out the resort and theme parks early with their Christmas decorations and lights. Normally they put up all Christmas lights and trinkets the night after Thanksgiving. But this year Disney has transformed the resort into a Christmas winter wonderland already!
Because of that they are having more nights for their special Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, held at the Magic Kingdom theme park here in Orlando. This is a special Christmas party held between 7:00 PM to midnight nightly on selected nights.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is an amazing display of Disney magic, with several shows, parades and special entertainment. For starters you can see all the Christmas lights and decorations throughout the Magic Kingdom park. Disney really knows how to transform the park into a spectacular, magical sight with fantastic Christmas lights and holiday displays.
Each night with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Micky, Minnie and friends perform the Cinderella’s castle and tree lighting ceremony. After a short show the Disney castle comes to life with thousands of glowing Christmas lights that sparkle and change color. It’s a display you can’t describe and something you don’t want to miss. The giant Christmas tree at the front of the park also comes alive with fantastic holiday lights.
Next is Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas time Parade, complete with a special appearance by Santa Claus himself! All of the parade floats are Christmas themed with all your favorite Disney characters in their holiday best. Many floats are lit up with wonderful Christmas lights and displays you can’t see at any other time of the year.
Throughout the Disney park will be meet and greet stations where you and your kids can have pictures taken with your favorite Disney characters. There also will be live shows, all Christmas themed of course. Christmas is not the same without snow, and you can find a magical snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A. at different times of the night.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party also features Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, yum yum! Last but far from least will be an exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza named Celebrate the Spirit of the Season. It’s a holiday fireworks display unlike any other, bursting from behind the lit up Cinderella’s castle!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event that requires a special ticket; standard Magic Kingdom theme park admission tickets are not good for this event. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is held from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight on the following nights of 2009:
* November 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
* December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18