Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 16, 2012
    Kristen from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our 1st vist to wdw 11/24-12/1 staying at AOA. Two kids girl 8 & boy 5. Which is better, the Very Merry Mickey Christmas party or the, Pirates & Pal wishes cruise? Trying to stay on budget, so we need to choose only one. Thanks for you help!

    Kristen, unlike most dilemmas in life, this question only has good answers. Either choice will be a fun filled experience for your family.

    Just last week I sailed with my family on the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. Snacks, Captain Hook, and Smee are part of the fun before you even board the boat. Once aboard you are entertained by Patch while sailing across the Seven Seas Lagoon to an amazing viewing spot for the Magic Kingdom fireworks. My favorite aspect was the up close view of the Electrical Water Pageant. I love the catchy music and blinking lights of this classic show!

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party has hot chocolate and cookies, special shows, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, fireworks, characters in their Christmas finery, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., and most major attractions are open. This party is a blast and shows off the beautifully decorated Magic Kingdom. The event does offer many more choices of rides and entertainment than the pirate voyage.

    Is your five year old son obsessed with pirates? Then consider the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage.Do your children love the Magic Kingdom and its many rides? Then extra hours of enjoying the park in the dark might be your best choice. Also consider that MVMCP is only offered on select evenings during the holidays while the fireworks cruise is offered almost every night year round.

    Remember either choice is an awesome one. Enjoy your magical vacation during the holidays!

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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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