• On May 5, 2016
    Talisa from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Mickeys Christmas party... If we are not planning on watching the parades do you still recommend us going to this and on nights at MK where there is no party are the Christmas lights still on?

    Hi Talisa! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite extra ticket events. I love how this party really gets me feeling the spirit of the Holiday Season. My family especially loves spending time together on Main Street, U.S.A. while it snows with a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie in our hands. The Holiday Wishes fireworks display is absolutely beautiful and we love being in the Magic Kingdom park late into the evening for this event.

    One of our favorite events during this party is the parade. In my opinion this parade is so worth seeing. There is something so magical about seeing the Toy Soldiers marching right in front of your eyes and Santa waving to you saying “Merry Christmas!” I have to admit that if I personally wasn’t planning on watching this parade I don’t know that I would attend this party, however I know that there are a lot of people that do go to the party without watching the parade. In the past Cinderella Castle has been lit up on non-party nights. As a matter of fact there has also been a show prior to Castle lighting!

    Whatever you decide to do I hope that you and your family have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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