Disney World during the holidays is one of the most magical things anyone will ever experience. When you visit the most magical place on earth at the most magical time of the year you will be blown away. I recently visited Walt Disney World in early November for a family vacation. This time no kids were allowed, adults-only to enjoy the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot and of course enjoy an evening at The Magic Kingdom to be a part of the magic for Mickey’s Verry Merry Christmas Party. My mother, aunt, cousin and I made it a girls’ getaway weekend. Who says, Disney World is just for kids. Aren’t we all kids at heart.
Having never attended Walt Disney World during the holidays, I was in awe to see all the decor in person. Seeing it in photos is one thing but seeing the trees, lights, and costumes and so much more is breathtaking. I visited over Veteran’s Day weekend and while it was crowded it wasn’t anything compared to visiting over Christmas break. If you can visit any time before the week of Christmas you will no feel so overwhelmed by the crowds and the waits for some rides if you were able to secure your fast pass.
What’s a Little Rain when You’re at Disney World During the Holidays?
In preparation for our evening of attending MVMHP my family and I were dressed in holiday colors and ponchos. Yes, it rained the entire evening not just your typical Florida afternoon rainstorm.
When you arrive at The Magic Kingdom be prepared to enjoy the magic, have fun and eat lots of cookies and drink some hot cocoa. We entered around 4 pm a little trick to let you enjoy more of the evening even though your tickets say 6 pm you can enter earlier. We chose only to visit the Magic Kingdom at night and not use another ticket during the day. MVMHP is a separately ticketed event and is not part of your regular park hopper tickets. If you are planning on attending buy your tickets early as these special events do sell out and you don’t want to miss out.
While you are caught up in the magic in attending don’t forget to pick up a map, even if you have been to the Magic Kingdom you before you will want to check out all the locations for Disney yuletide sweets and seasonal beverages. No need for a Mickey pretzel this evening, well unless you want to they are so good. **Allergy-friendly options are available upon request.
During the event, you can pick up selected themed merchandise and decor at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe. If you are a pin collector don’t forget about pin trading at the Frontier trading post. You can see all themed items at a handful of spots in the park the Emporium, Big Top Souvenirs, and Star Traders.
We were all so excited to see Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade however due to the rain and for the safety of performers we were treated to just a sprinkling of the parade. the rain never let up that evening so all of your favorites were being driven down Main St.
If you are a Space Mountain fan you have to ride it during MVMHP, the lights are changed to red and green while holiday music is being played while you are launched into space.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
Cinderella’s castle is transformed by Queen Elsa to create a shiny shimmering castle centerpiece for the evening. The sight is magical. We were still able to enjoy the fireworks, but due to the rain, it was getting very foggy and difficult to see. However, the rain didn’t dampen our spirits. It made us enjoy it even more. Just being together laughing and having a good time. Sharing these memories that will last a lifetime.
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Thank you to Walt Disney World for the complimentary tickets for the evening to attend Mickey’s Verry Merry Christmas Party. All thoughts and opinions are my own.