By Dopey Diva
Two of my favorite things are Christmas decorations and Disney World. So you can imagine how excited I was when I found out my family and I would be able to go to Disney World in December last year. It was only a short trip, 4 days total but I had been dreaming of seeing the Magic Kingdom decorated for Christmas and especially wanted to see Cinderella Castle lit up with Christmas lights. We were lucky to be able to go the first week in December while the crowds were still low and the weather was still warm. As soon as we had checked in to our hotel room we headed straight over to the Magic Kingdom. I was in awe of how beautiful the park was. Main Street was completely transformed into an amazing Christmas wonder land. Not only were the streets and lamp posts decorated but the windows featured Christmas themed displays as well.
We spent the afternoon walking around the park and admiring the decorations. Of course we got some ride time in as well. It happened the be the grand opening week of the New Fantasyland which made the trip even better. After grabbing a quick bite to eat it we realized it was getting dark. We hurried over to find a spot close to the castle so as not to miss the lighting of Cinderella castle. There is a short show featuring the fairy godmother. As a gift to Cinderella she waves her wand and with a bibbidi-bobbodi-boo lights up the castle. This was beyond anything I had imagined! I had dreamed of seeing this for so long. It actually brought tears to my eyes! My pictures cannot truly show how beautiful this is in person.
After this it was time to enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This is a special event on select nights during the months of November and December. During Mickey’s Christmas party there are special spots where you are able to get complimentary cookies and hot chocolate or cider. There is a special Holiday Wishes fireworks show. There are special character meet and greets such as these:
There is a special Christmas parade featuring Christmas themed floats, gingerbread men, drummer boys and other Christmas themed characters including Santa in his sleigh. This parade is one of my favorites. Not only is it Christmas themed but some of the floats are also scented, smelling like fresh baked cookies.
There are also special dance parties, one in Frontierland and one in Tomorrowland, where you are able to dance with some of your favorite characters. Even the cast members have special Christmas themed clothes.
Christmas time at the Magic Kingdom is something every Disney lover should experience at least once in their lifetime. It was by far one of the most magical experiences I have had the pleasure of enjoying at Disney World and I hope to be able to enjoy many more. By the way, they even make it snow on Main Street. Who wouldn’t love to see that?