As anyone who has grown up in the United States can tell you, the mention of Orlando, Florida tends to evoke images of a giant mouse, roller coasters and fantastical architecture. In fact, Walt Disney World® is as much an integral a part of Orlando as palm trees and alligators. So, if you’re planning an Orlando vacation over the Christmas holiday, be sure to take a trip to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The spectacle of 200,000 lights is a sight for all eyes.
On select nights from November 7 through December 22, the Magic Kingdom will be transformed into a breathtaking Christmas wonderland, complete with wreaths, bows, garlands and sky-high celebrations. The already magical place is made more marvelous with Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, fireworks displays and a special appearance from Santa, wishing you a “Merry Christmas!” from his colorful sleigh! Needless to say, there is also plenty of live entertainment by guests and beloved Disney characters.
Every night of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party begins with the ceremonial lighting of Cinderella Castle. Upon flipping the switch, the castle is transformed into a crystalline Winter Wonderland scene. The soft blue lighting of the towers creates a beautiful backdrop for the hundreds of thousands of white lights that drape the steeples. The illuminated castle becomes a distant centerpiece for the entire park, helping to create the feeling that you are living in that enchanted world of Disney, complete with elves, princesses and giant, talking mice.
New to 2016 is Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, a joyous stage show with more than a dozen songs, all your favorite Disney characters and shimmering snowflakes everywhere. Also check out A Frozen Holiday Wish, an enchanting performance featuring Elsa and Anna.
Participating in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a must-do for any Orlando visitor or resident, regardless of age. It is family friendly, but, like most children’s movies today, entertaining for the adult viewer. Don’t let the fear of fantasy keep you away from such a beautiful sight. Orlando wouldn’t be Orlando without Magic, and a traveler wouldn’t be a true tourist without visiting Disney.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party requires a separate admission ticket. Be sure to purchase your ticket early to receive a discount on select nights!