On Thursday, December 11, 2014 we attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for the second time this trip. Honestly if you want to do all that the party has to offer you need at least two days.
The party officially begins at 7 PM but with the party ticket you can get into the park at 4 PM. We had already been in the park with our annual passes so it didn’t much matter. After we got our wrist bands we used our fast passes for Peter Pan’s Flight. We then played a bit more of Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom and got our daily cards. They also gave us the Very Merry Christmas Party card which is Elsa since we had our wrist bands.
The first official Christmas Party event we did was to watch “A Frozen Holiday Wish”. This is where Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf come out to greet everyone on stage and Elsa freezes the castle. It does look quite beautiful.
Next we went to the Aladdin area to wait for the characters to come out. We met with Aladdin & Abu. Aladdin was in his Prince outfit and Abu had a Christmas scarf. We then went back into line as they change out the Aladdin characters every half hour. By the time we got through it was Jasmine and Genie. Jasmine was in her winter dress and Genie had a Christmas scarf.
We stopped by the Holiday Hootenany at the Diamond Horseshoe and I had pictures with Clara Cluck, Horace HorseCollar and Clarabelle Cow. All of these were first time meets for me.
It was then time to visit Peter Pan who had Wendy with him at the Adventureland Veranda which is Peter’s usual meeting spot. Both were wearing their winter outfits.
Next we had a late dinner at Casey’s and we ate outside as the first parade was finishing up. From there we also watched Celebrate the Magic and then Holiday Wishes–Celebrate the Spirit of the Season. Carey’s is a great spot for the fireworks but not so great for Celebrate the Magic since you can only see the top half of the castle.
I then went over to the Pirates of the Caribbean area and they had a pirate band playing. When they were done Captain Jack Sparrow came out and I got a picture with him for the first time ever.
New Fantasyland was my next destination where I had my picture taken with two Christmas elves in front of a giant ornament. The Haunted Mansion had a soft opening and there was no wait so I walked right in. The initial scene had started so I missed a few seconds of Master Gracey’s transformation. Overall the ride seemed more crisp but no major changes. I asked if the hitch hiking ghost magic band experience was up and running but no cast member I talked to seem to know so it will be a surprise when I log on to my account.
There was only a 20 minute wait for the Seven Dwarfs so I jumped in and got a picture. By this time, the 11:20 showing of Celebrate the Season was about to begin. The crowd was sparse so I was very close to the stage.
At that point I called it a day!